Alan StaffordContributor, PCWorld

Alan Stafford is a frequent contributor to Macworld and PCWorld.

Corel VideoStudio Pro X2

This video editor is a great choice for those with underpowered PCs, and a pretty good choice for those with fast systems, too.

Adobe Premiere Elements 7 Video Editing Software

The newest version of Elements is Webbier than ever--with online backup and syncing, Internet-refreshed tutorials, and downloadable content--but to get a usable amount of storage space, you'll have to pay $50 a year.

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Image Editing Software

Photoshop users may take a while to move to the new 64-bit version of Photoshop CS4, but it's an important development; meanwhile, CS4 offers plenty of other significant upgrades to keep 32-bit users happy.

Eye-Fi Explore Wireless SD Card

The Explore takes an innovative concept one step further with geotagging and hotspot uploading, but it's still ultimately a kludge.

Essential HDTV Accessories

An HDTV is just a TV with a pretty picture until you add a few important accoutrements. The dozen add-ons shown here will greatly enhance your HDTV watching experience.


Sony Embraces Cable-Without-the-Box Technology

The consumer electronics giant puts its weight behind Tru2Way, which uses a small card in the TV to communicate with your cable provider.


Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 12 Video-Editing Software

Feature for feature, Studio Ultimate 12 gives you more tools than any other video editor, but some problems detract from its versatility.


In Pictures: Top 10 Inkjet MFPs

The latest inkjet multifunction printers, which combine a printer, scanner, copier, and (sometimes) a fax machine, often don't cost any more than a stand-alone printer. Our latest review of inkjet MFPs includes models that cost as little as $80; here are the highest-rated products from that review.

HD VMD to Battle Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD

Players and discs using a new high-def format will appear soon--but will consumers make room for yet another combatant in the HD format wars?