Alan StaffordContributor, PCWorld

Alan Stafford is a frequent contributor to Macworld and PCWorld.

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Premiere Pro CC 2014 review: New features allow video editors to do more

Adobe provides even more tweaks and features to its video editor -- all of which make for a better program.

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Dreamweaver CC 2014 review: Web design and development tool gets even more visual

Adobe adds even more visual aids--so many that it might be possible to produce Web content without even looking at the application’s code view.

Review: Adobe Premiere Pro CC moves to the cloud

Nothing about Premiere Pro CC screams "gotta have it," with the possible exception of the new closed-captioning capabilities, but Adobe certainly checked several things off of the request list. And if it has fully embraced the cloud, additional tweaks should be appearing frequently.

Review: Adobe Dreamweaver CC makes CSS more visual, less coder-friendly

Adobe Dreamweaver CC debuts with weak cloud features and an overstuffed interface, but it still leads in Web design innovation.

Review: Nitro Pro 8 gives Adobe Acrobat XI a run for its money

If you're looking for an application that can get most of their PDF-related tasks done without many extras, then Nitro Pro 8 is worth checking out. It costs a fraction of what the Adobe program does, too.

Review: Adobe Acrobat XI Pro advances the paperless office concept, but also highlights obstacles

Trees will find a lot to like in the new Acrobat, but Adobe's implementation of a paperless workflow may not make it easy enough for businesses to change their ways.

Pinnacle Studio 16: Ultimate Video-Editing Software?

Pinnacle Studio 16 Ultimate is a better product than Pinnacle Studio versions of the past, and picking between Studio and VideoStudio (also from Corel) is difficult.

Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12: Video-editing software is still solid, but adds little oomph

Among consumer-level video-editing applications, Sony's Movie Studio Platinum is one of the more capable, with more features than most competitors. With so much already in place, however, version 12 has few new features to add over the previous edition.

Adobe Creative Suite 6 Taps More HTML5 Power

With the new version of its Creative Suite, Adobe updates its Web design toolkit for the HTML5 future—and just as important, it remains in a class by itself.

Adobe Dreamweaver CS6 Review: Mobile App Development, the HTML 5 Way

For HTML5 websites and mobile applications, Dreamweaver has the tools to get the job done.

Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 Review: Speed and Interface, Enhanced

Unmatched performance and updated interface keep Premier Pro at the top of its game.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Review: Faster Performance, Useful Editing Enhancements

The latest Photoshop now has GPU acceleration, which enables fast performance and fancy new features.

Wondershare PDF Converter Pro Review: Fewer Features, Mixed Performer

Simple to use, but this PDF conversion app has too few features, at too high a price.

Soda PDF 2012 Pro + OCR Review: The Basics of PDF Conversion

Excellent OCR scanning and solid PDF conversion app, but competing apps do more.

HDR Expose 2.0 Review: Refined High-Dynamic-Range Image Creation

This second-gen app for making high-dynamic-range images provides useful tools at a good price.