The well-designed QuickBooks Point of Sale Pro 4.0 is a cash register on steroids--a hardware and software system for managing a retail business.
System Mechanic 4.0 Professional offers a better selection of tools and technical support than Norton SystemWorks Professional does.
Google's music service received major updates revealed at the Google I/O conference that add new streaming options through its All Access service.
Spybot is both free and adaptable for both beginning and power users, but it left behind several known spyware apps.
The new Ubuntu Touch operating system for phones and tablets blows away rivals Firefox OS and Tizen -- and it may even be better than iOS and Android.
As it's a free upgrade that gives you more apps, improved features across the board, and better performance, there is really no reason not to get Mavericks on your Mac.
At an event in San Francisco, Google today unveiled the next version of Android, and while it doesn't appear to be a major departure from the last, it does bring its share of improvements, including mult-user restricted profiles.
Mozilla's mobile operating system, unveiled at Mobile World Congress, won't win over many iOS and Android faithful. But it's credible for low-budget feature-phone owners.
Aplus.Net's shared Web hosting plans offer a lot of value, but its entry-level plan lacks a few fundamentals.
Chrome OS struggles with the delineation between apps and Web sites, even though they are fast growing together. Great for students and casual home use, the day is coming when it'll be competitive, but it's not yet a replacement for a more mature OS.
Kaspersky Internet Security 2009 provides adequate protection, but the program itself could use some work in telling the user what's going on.
Take a good, hard look at Mac OS X 10.2 if you're adding a Mac to a Windows network--Jaguar's new tools can't be beat. But home users, beware the $129 upgrade price if you're not looking for networking options.
This powerful accounting package is best for small-business owners who are familiar with the ins and outs of accounting.
Voxer Walkie-Talkie is an excellent communications app with all the tools you need to get in touch quickly.
Amazon Instant Video is only instant if you're a Prime subscriber or once you've already purchased content from Amazon's Web site, but the lower cost for some videos might make it worth your while.
McAfee Internet Security Suite 2006 packs a powerful protection arsenal--but it's far too slow. Loyal McAfee users should upgrade for the automatic spyware and phishing blockers, but the rest of us should seek security elsewhere, such as ZoneAlarm Internet Security Suite 6.
Better than Instapaper and other competitors, Pocket is the app to beat when it comes to bookmarking and managing links.
Pandora Radio is not only easy to use, but it's also scary good at getting to know your musical taste. Download it and start creating stations as soon as possible.