Dave LeClair

Joined June 2011

Dave LeClair (Twitter) is MakeUseOf's gaming editor. He loves games on console, PC, mobile, handheld, and any electronic device that is capable of playing them! For game review requests, shoot an email to the address below. Check out his podcast on Twitch.

Feel free to contact at dleclair@makeuseof.com

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Flutter Is Like Kinect For Your Computer’s Webcam [Mac]

28th March, 2013

Kinect may not be the best way to play games on an Xbox 360, in spite of the fact that some games for the platform are pretty good. However, one place Kinect does shine is in controlling the Xbox interface. It features all kinds of cool gestures that make it easy to control the console without touching the controller. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could get functionality like that on your Mac? With Flutter it’s actually possible.

Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder: Record Microphone Or System Sounds In Your Browser

27th March, 2013

Do you need to use your computer to record various sounds? Generally, making this happen involves downloading some pretty advanced software to your system. However, we have discovered an easier way, and it can be done right from within your favorite web browser. This cool tool is called Apowersoft Free Online Audio Recorder, and, as […]

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Facebook Adds Threaded Comments To All Facebook Pages [Updates]

27th March, 2013

No more messy comments? Facebook has made a significant step towards improving comments for Pages and famous users, by finally adding comment threading. Anyone who owns a Page on Facebook knows that the abundance of comments from users can get overwhelming. The ability to directly reply to comments can go a long way to keeping things more organized.

ContactMonkey: See When & Where Your Emails Are Being Opened (20 Free Licenses)

26th March, 2013

Do you send out emails for business purposes, and need to know whether the recipient is actually opening the emails you are sending? Maybe you are in sales, and want to see if the emails you are spending your precious time crafting are actually being seen at all? Whatever your reason for wanting to see […]

The Best Video Game Reboots In Recent Video History [MUO Gaming]

26th March, 2013

Often, video game franchises will attempt a reboot. Essentially, this means they take an established franchise and move it in a new direction. Whether it be a major shakeup to the main character, a dramatic shift in setting, or a complete rethinking of the way the game actually plays, reboots can often inject new life into a beloved franchise. After all, a game franchise can only hang around in the same form for so long before gamers are going to move on to something else.

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Evernote Updates Android App With Camera Mode, New Shortcut Menu, & More [Updates]

26th March, 2013

Evernote users with Android devices are in for some awesome news today, with a major update to the note-taking app on Google Play. The update includes some slick new features and improvements, such as a new shortcut menu, a photo mode, and support for Evernote Smart Notebooks.

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WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe: Convert Video, Download YouTube, And Burn DVDs [Windows, Easter Giveaway]

24th March, 2013

Are you looking for a single program that can handle most of your video needs. Whether you need to burn DVDs, convert HD videos, or download videos from YouTube, WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is the perfect program for you. It takes popular functions that would typically be found in three different programs and combines […]

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Apple’s Less-Than-Stellar Podcasts App Has Just Gotten A Lot Better [Updates]

24th March, 2013

When people talk about Apple apps gone wrong, Maps is usually the first one that gets brought up. However, we must not forget about the equally terrible Podcasts application that Apple barely seemed to care about. Thankfully, Apple finally released an update for its Podcasts application that adds some useful new features and actually makes the application worth using.

Moreflicks: Find TV Shows And Movies Across Popular Streaming Services

24th March, 2013

One of the hardest questions to answer is “what do I want to watch?” The fact is, the Internet offers us so much interesting content spread across so many different services that it almost seems like there is actually too many choices available to us at all times. Of course, this is not necessarily the […]

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Jolidrive: Organize All Your Cloud Storage In One Place

24th March, 2013

There are so many websites out there offering you a place to store your data in the cloud. It can be hard to keep track of everything, and logging into each site individually can be a serious pain and time waster. The cloud is meant to make life easier, but logging into a lot of […]

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Desktop Curtain Is An Awesome Way To Hide A Cluttered Desktop [Mac]

23rd March, 2013

Of course, there is no magic way to stop procrastinating, but we’ve come across a solution that might be able to help. A useful program called Desktop Curtain hides as much or as little as you want behind a curtain, so you can focus on exactly what you need to do, with those pesky distractions tucked away for later. It’s even featured on our Best Mac Apps Page, so you know it’s good.

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Apple Fixes Lock Screen Bug With iOS 6.1.3, Only To Encounter Yet Another One [Updates]

21st March, 2013

iOS 6.1.2 had a couple of nasty bugs that allowed unauthorized access through a device’s lock screen, which meant private information was available to people looking at a phone without the owner’s permission. Thankfully, those bugs have been squashed with the release of iOS 6.1.3, but it seems that new ones have emerged, even on this version of iOS.

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TV For Reddit – An Awesome Way To Watch Videos [iOS]

21st March, 2013

When people think of Reddit, generally, funny pictures and memes are the first thing that comes to mind. It’s true, pictures are a big part of what makes Reddit tick. The world famous Ask Me Anything posts are another big part of Reddit. Celebrities and people from all walks of life jump on r/IAmA and fill us in on whatever we all want to ask. There is another level of entertainment on Reddit, and that comes in the form of videos.

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Pinterest Rolls Out A Significant Redesign To All Users [Updates]

19th March, 2013

After teasing its new look during the recent launch of its Web analytics service, Pinterest has started rolling out a complete redesign of its website to all users. The invitation to the new look will arrive as an email from Pinterest, but you can head over to pinterest.com right now and check if you can switch to the new look from your settings menu.

How Microsoft Can Outdo Sony’s Announcement [MUO Gaming]

19th March, 2013

Sony’s PlayStation 4 announcement has come and gone. Most of our lives have gone back to normal, and gamers have returned to blissfully enjoying the latest awesome games on their current generation consoles, content to hang out and wait for the holiday season when the next round of consoles will make their way onto store shelves (and promptly sell out due to inevitable supply issues). However, there is one group of people who cannot just kick back and relax.