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Microsoft Office 2008

Does Office 2008 deliver the goods?

PowerPoint 2008

The new features in Microsoft’s presentation application actually make it fun to create engaging slides.

Microsoft Entourage 2008

Microsoft makes a strong case for Entourage.

Microsoft Word 2008

Microsoft’s popular word processor follows the trend forged by Apple’s Pages.

Atebits Scribbles 1.1.1

Scribble me this illustration tool.

ArtRage 2.5.9

Rage against the big-dollar machine.

Rita 1.1.2

A solid, low price alternative to Adobe Illustrator.

Ray Aguilera's picture

  Truth be told, the necessity of the screensaver is behind us. Since CRT monitors have gone the way of the 12-inch Powerbook, most people don't need to worry about screen burn. Yet we still love screensavers. Why? Some of them do useful things. Others are pure eye-candy. Your friends couldn't care less about seeing TPS reports on your new Cinema Display, but fire up one of these cool screensavers and watch as everyone becomes mesmerized.

M-Audio KeyRig 49

A little too basic for super serious composers, but it should be just right for everyone else.  GarageBand brought low-cost home recording to the average household Mac, giving weekend rock stars the opportunity to create musical masterpieces. But pecking out notes with a mouse cursor on an onscreen keyboard is no way make music. To really harness the power of GarageBand, you need a MIDI keyboard controller.

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Scrabble

 We like traditional Scrabble for its physical feel almost as much as the crossword game itself. We carefully arrange letters between turns, sometimes petting a groove into a treasured tile like rubbing Buddha’s belly. Scrabble for the iPod loses that physical touch, but it brings the game to turbulent flights and the family truckster without the danger of losing tiles under the seat.