Fast and exciting strategic gameplay makes Kingdom Rush Origins a must-have pick for tower-defense fans.
Apple iLife '09 is a great application suite for simple media organizing and editing, and the addition of features like face recognition, geotagging, and music lessons makes it worth the update.
Microsoft's has built a new, Modern browser for Windows 10.
Project Spartan is now available for testing on Windows 10.
Lyve is a fast and hands-off way to organize your photos if you don't want to do it yourself.
There's a ton of great technology in Opera, and it's free to compete with Mozilla Firefox.
Once it's up and running, McAfee Internet Security 2009 is competitive with Norton on speed, detection, and removal of malicious software.
Choose InDesign for the most sophisticated desktop publishing tasks. Sorry, Quark. InDesign is our new DTP of choice.
Adobe Lightroom 6/CC remains a fine photo-editing and organizing tool, but the new version doesn't rise much past its predecessor.
While the updates to its Shake Stabilizer is welcome, the rest of the program's updates don't feel terribly compelling.
GarageBand users who want more sounds and instruments are better off with Apple/M-Audio's USB MIDI keyboard.
Overall, Microsoft Office Standard 2007 is a worthy upgrade if you need to make sleeker-looking documents and presentations to share with others, and Outlook is better than ever, but you can stick to your current software if you don't feel that it lacks anything.
Corel WordPerfect Office X3 is a very good productivity suite with enough enhancements to warrant an upgrade. Microsoft Office users, though, should wait for Microsoft Office 12.
Faster, easier to use, and more powerful than the previous version, Dreamweaver 8 is a worthy upgrade for professionals, but amateurs should stick with a less complicated app, such as HomeSite.
Mozilla is the best free alternative to Microsoft IE. And it's faster, to boot.
Apple's Photos for Mac OS X Yosemite combines an iOS-like interface with advanced editing tools familiar to desktop users. CNET takes a closer look at the developer release.
Windows XP's first service pack is a worthwhile download--if only for the security patches--as long as you have the bandwidth. If not, you're better off piecing together XP fixes in smaller, single downloads.
Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003