January 2006

Cyber News and Reviews is a monthly column published for parents, teachers & business owners featuring kids educational software reviews, business software reviews (small business & home business), games and entertainment articles, a free resource since 1995.


New Software for the New Year

by Howard Berenbon

Math Blaster from Knowledge Adventure

Knowledge Adventure, originator of the "Blaster Series" of educational software is always introducing new and update software for their award winning educational software series.  Look for updates and new titles in 2006.

DeLorme Mapping

DeLorm Mapping is one of the first to offer street mapping for personal computers, introduced in the early 1990s with Street Atlas USA (reviewed here). Now the new Street Atlas USA® 2006 Product Suite offers advanced mapping, routing and GPS capabilities.

Microsoft Streets & Trips

Microsoft is also in the game of street mapping now with their newest title Microsoft Streets & Trips 2006.  Get accurate trip directions for your drive to your distant destination.  Let's you explore the area and services for trip planning (www.microsoft.com).

Microsoft Money 2006 Premium

Microsoft Money 2006 Premium is a personal finance program with money and investment tax tools. It also includes educational software to teach your kids about money.

Also, a new Microsoft Office will be released in 2006 updating the latest version released in 2003.

AutoCAD 2006 from AutoDesk

One of the best computer aided design programs for the engineering design professional updated for speed and efficiency.  A widely popular and professional program for any engineering designer.

Finale 2006 from Finale Music

The newest edition music notation program from Finale Music.  Gives you complete control over every aspect of the printed page while providing full MIDI capabilities and audio output.

Act 2006 Contact Manager Software from Sage Software

The new Act 2006 business contact manager software has been released for 2006.  Act is one of the best software packages for customer contact information management.

QuickBooks 2006 from Intuit Inc.

The latest version of one of the best small business accounting software packages, QuickBooks 2006,  has been released by Intuit Inc.

Adobe and Macromedia

New Adobe Design, Web and video bundles are the latest software offerings for 2006 from Adobe and Macromedia.