If you're looking for gee-whiz features, you won't find them here. But there are still some nice enhancements.
While the updates to its Shake Stabilizer is welcome, the rest of the program's updates don't feel terribly compelling.
A free-with-registration iPhone app that produces attractive text-overlay-on-image graphics for social media, Adobe Post is fun and easy to use.
Nero 7 adds significant new features to this already impressive suite, furthering its reach to the living room and giving users a true bargain.
Android 9.0 is already on some Android phones. Here's what you can expect when it comes to yours.
Valve's app for streaming games to TVs, phones and tablets does exactly that, but the "mobile" aspect doesn't make much as much sense when you're tethered to a location.
For mobile professionals, Sprint Mobile Broadband offers a compelling alternative to hot-spot services.
AutoCAD LT is perfect for draftspeople, engineers, and technical illustrators who don't have to work in 3D. For 3D work, you'll need AutoCAD 2002.
Nero 8 shows off a new interface for getting started that makes the many tools easier to find from the get-go. Some welcome new features include HD support, although this rich suite can still confuse.
EarthLink DSL service is perfect for the home user who wants broadband speed without paying cable prices.
Brinkster offers a reasonable amount of bandwidth and storage for a low price, but its above-average technical support makes it stand out.
Photoshop CS remains the choice for professional image editing, and it's worth the upgrade, although some new features could be better implemented.
PayCycle serves businesses with an affordable, easy-to-learn online payroll system.
SurePayroll is a convenient service for white-collar businesses--though it's pricier than PayCycle and slightly harder to use.
Flash becomes friendlier and more fun to explore as CS4 introduces a faster approach to animation, making this a worthwhile upgrade for both beginners and seasoned programmers.
Apple Safari RSS, the default Mac OS X browser, beats Opera, Firefox, and Internet Explorer as the best Web browser for Mac users.
Mozilla Thunderbird 2 is a fine, free, extensible e-mail client and a solid alternative to pricey Microsoft Outlook 2007 or the free Windows Live Mail.
Home media buffs will find what they need in this versatile and stable suite for authoring and editing DVDs and CDs, but pros may want more.