Dave LeClair

Joined June 2011

Dave LeClair (Twitter) is MakeUseOf's gaming editor, who has a love for games on console, PC, mobile, handheld, and any electronic device that is capable of playing video games! For game review requests, shoot an email to the address below.

Feel free to contact at dleclair@makeuseof.com

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2012-10-30 20.05.17

Offline Pages Pro Lets You View Websites Without Internet [iOS, Free For Limited Time]

31st October, 2012

Sometimes, you need to go places where you don’t have data available on your iPhone. Whether its due to a bad cell signal or lack of a Wi-Fi connection in the area, facing a situation where there is no data is often unavoidable. For me, the worst part of this is being bored. I feel like there is nothing to do on my phone without data. Sure, I can play a game, but sometimes, that just does not cut it. Usually, I prefer to read something interesting on the Internet to kill time.

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Noise Remover: An Easy Way To Remove Noise & Sharpen Images In Browser

31st October, 2012

Do you have some photos that have a little bit of noise that you would love to see gone? Maybe your photos are not quite as sharp as you would like them to be? Well if this is a problem for you, Noise Remover is a great browser-based tool for you to try. It allows […]

The Free 3D Models: Download 3D Models

31st October, 2012

Are you messing around with 3D¬†animation? If you are, then this site offers lots of 3D models created by its users for you to download and play with. The Free 3D Models features lots of original creations as well as creations of many popular characters from TV, movies, and video games. If you are a […]

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Pandora Updates iOS App To Version 4.0, Android Coming Soon [Updates]

30th October, 2012

Pandora just released version 4.0 to iOS users, with an update for Android coming in the next few weeks. This new update adds some awesome new features that users of these devices should be rather excited about. Pandora’s goal for this update is to offer a better overall listening experience to its users.

3 Things Video Games Do Too Often To Break The Sense Of Immersion [MUO Gaming]

30th October, 2012

With the launch of the current console generation, video games have adapted a serious emphasis on immersion. They are all about finding a way to make players feel like they are part of the game. Game developers want players to feel like they are entering a world. This helps make the game more enjoyable for players, which is always great, but the real motive is keeping players in the game and away from the competition.

Symbolab: The Scientific Equation Search Engine

28th October, 2012

Math is complicated. Anyone who has ever dealt with advanced mathematics knows that it’s not easy, and the amount of formulas required is staggering. Well this new website called Symbolab hopes to help soften the blow a little by offering a¬†semantic search engine for equations. What’s a¬†semantic search? It means it does more than just […]

iPad Mini Website Simulator: See What Your Website Looks Like On The iPad Mini Screen

28th October, 2012

Apple just announced the iPad Mini, and the Internet has been¬†positively¬†buzzing from the news. People either love it or hate it. For website developers, they need to make sure that their websites are ready to adapt to the tablet’s smaller screen.¬†iPad Mini Website Simulator is a cool website that will show any URL on a […]

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Google Adds More Detailed Geographical Features To Google Maps [Updates]

27th October, 2012

The team behind Google Maps have most certainly been busy over the month of October. They’ve added tons of pictures to Street View, and they’ve even gone to the Grand Canyon with Street View cameras strapped to their backs. They are looking to keep that momentum going with the addition of more detailed geography to Maps. This will help users get a more realistic feel for the maps on the service. It will allow them to better find out about the diverse features all over the Earth.

SmartDeblur: Remove Blur From Images In A Way You Never Thought Possible

27th October, 2012

One of the most difficult photography problems to solve is a blurry image. Usually, when you go back and look at a photo that’s blurry, you simply delete it and move on with your other photos. It’s generally regarded as a point of no return, where an image is just not worth saving. Well, that […]

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3G Unrestrictor 5 Lets You Take Control Of Your iPhone’s Data [Cydia, iOS]

27th October, 2012

Some iPhone users are grandfathered into having unlimited data on their devices and the limitations of not being able to do what they want with their data is really annoying. If you are paying for unlimited data shouldn’t you be able to use it to download large applications and play any game on the Internet? Personally, I think you should, even if your friendly local cell phone provider would be quick to disagree with me.

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Inkly Cards: Create Printed Greeting Cards [iPhone]

27th October, 2012

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means it’s time to run out to your favorite store and pick up greeting cards to mail to friends and loved ones. Or is it? What if you could mail greeting cards with your handwriting in them without ever leaving your house? Well with the iPhone […]

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Should I Sleep: Make Your MacBook See & Hear You To Prevent Sleeping

26th October, 2012

Have you ever been reading something long on your MacBook only to have the monitor dim because you are not touching the mouse or keyboard? This is definitely annoying, and it can break you out of your concentration. Well with Should I Sleep, that won’t be a problem anymore. It uses the available detection devices […]

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Barnes And Noble Retail Store PIN Pads Hacked In The US [Updates]

26th October, 2012

Barnes and Noble has been hacked, and not in the way we are so used to seeing in this Internet-fueled world. Attackers have actually hacked the PIN pads at retail stores. When a customer used one of the hacked credit card terminals, attackers were able to get access to credit card numbers and PIN codes for debit cards. In all, 63 retail locations around the United States were attacked.

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Microsoft Shows Off New Windows 8 Version Of Skype [Updates]

25th October, 2012

Microsoft has just revealed the new Skype for Windows 8. It’s a major change in design for Skype, and it looks beautiful. For all the Windows 8 naysayers, the new version of Skype might get them to change their tune a bit. Skype describes the new version as “simple, fast and beautiful,” and based on what they’ve shown, that seems to be an apt description for the new version.

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SafeGmail: Easily Encrypt Email Messages Through Gmail [Chrome]

25th October, 2012

Do you need to send private emails containing¬†sensitive¬†information over Gmail frequently? If so, it is in your best interest to encrypt the data and prevent unauthorized people from reading the emails. Whether we want to accept it or not, hackers are out there, and they could easily attack your email and gain access to your¬†sensitive¬†information. […]