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.
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Windows has always had some awesome keyboard shortcuts designed to make our lives easier. Well, with Windows 8, they’ve added some awesome new shortcuts, but this will take Windows users a little while to get used to, and that’s where our new Windows 8 keyboard shortcuts cheat sheet comes in. This cheat sheet has all […]
I know they say that when it comes to receiving gifts, it’s the thought that counts. That being said, wouldn’t you rather that the thought and the quality of the gift count? Well, if your friends and loved ones consistently seem to get you gifts for which you have no use, the iPhone app Toast could be […]
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you can’t find your parked car? It happens sometimes, and it can be a real annoyance. You find yourself wandering around aimlessly, pressing your keyless entry remote’s buttons hoping your car will beep and tell you where it is. Well, with Park Me Right, that will […]
There is one tweak that is the unsung hero of Cydia. Activator is the backbone of so many Cydia tweaks because it allows for gesture-based controls of almost anything. It can launch apps and do almost whatever you can imagine. It sits in the background on your iOS device and offers a slew of options. It may not receive the praise of some other tweaks like MyWi, Dreamboard, Winterboard, and others, but without Activator, many other tweaks would not be able to work.
Workout Randomizer Brings You Random Total-Body Workouts With No Equipment Needed [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]
One of the most important ways to stay healthy is with a good workout. It keeps your body active and makes you feel great – once you get through the pain and suffering of the actual workout, of course. Getting motivated when your workouts are boring can be difficult. It can feel like you keep doing the same thing over again because you know it works, but that’s really no fun. Working out everyday to the same few routines can be a real bother.
The kings of mobile gaming are at it again, and this time they are bringing the world-famous Angry Birds to the worlds most beloved science fiction franchise. That’s right, Angry Birds Star Wars is available now. Best of all, Rovio is releasing the game on almost every platform you could imagine, so it’s almost a certainty that you will have a device that is capable of playing the new game.
One of the coolest things about the Internet is the multitude of ways to consume your favorite media. A cool thing you can do with the Internet is listen to radio. No longer do you need to be in the car or sitting around with a tiny boombox to listen to radio. The problem with […]
One of the coolest things touchscreens brought to cell phones is the ability to draw on the phone and create your own masterpieces without paper and paint making a mess. Draw and Daub Free is a great app for creating your next masterpiece on iOS. It’s not designed to be the most advanced drawing application on the […]
It’s been a little while since superstorm Sandy ripped its way through the east coast of the United States, and unfortunately, people out there are still suffering. Popular bed and breakfast finder Airbnb is teaming up with New York City and Mayor Bloomberg to help people displaced by Hurricane Sandy find a warm place to sleep. It’s good to see a company like Airbnb giving back to the community during a time of need, and it’s even better to see the number of people who are willing to loan their property to help suffering individuals.
Many cell phone carriers offer the ability to tether, but some don’t, and many of the ones that do charge insane amounts per month. Sharing your Internet connection with another device is incredibly useful and can be a real lifesaver if you need to get some work done and you happen to find yourself somewhere without a Wi-Fi connection. If your carrier does not offer tethering, and your iPhone is jailbroken, there is a way to get tethering without a monthly charge.
There are a slew of applications on iOS that allow you to share photos with friends and loved ones. In order for me to stand up and take notice of a photo sharing app, it has to have something that makes it special. It needs to do more than simply upload photos to a social network or apply some simple filters that make a photo look rustic. I want to see an app that actually does something cool with my photos. With Pixntell, you get an app that actually brings something new to the table.
Facebook has just rolled out a big update to its iOS app that brings some slick new features. The first new feature comes in the form of Facebook Messenger, which essentially integrates features from the standalone app into the main app. Users can swipe left at any time to see a complete list of all their friends online. The update also lets users add certain friends to the favorite bar for quick chatting access.
Do you work in Ruby? Rubular is an awesome tool that allows you to text Ruby expressions in your browser as you write them. This can save a lot of time because you know the expressions are accurate before you go forward with your work. There is nothing worse than making a mistake and not […]
Twitter clients are a dime a dozen on iOS devices. However, just because they are so common, doesn’t mean that there is not room to innovate. Twheel takes the standard way of viewing tweets and flips it on its head. Instead of viewing a list of tweets and endlessly scrolling through them, twheel shows them to […]
First-person shooters (or FPS) have long been a genre that is based around competition. Ever since the invention of multiplayer gaming, it only made sense to have shooters as a key genre. I once wrote an article about the best multiplayer shooters here on MakeUseOf, and while I stand by my choices, I think some shooters get lost in the shuffle. Not all first person shooters are about connecting to the Internet and shooting people with your friends.