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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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.
Guy Fawkes day is on the fifth of November, and in honor of that, Anonymous has allegedly been busy launching some attacks. It looks like PayPal and Symantec have been victims of the attacks, although neither company has confirmed that these attacks have happened. In fact, PayPal has denied that anything has been compromised, but Anonymous has posted, and since removed, a document listing information from 27,935 accounts.
There are plenty of apps that allow us to just stream music without even having to sync with iTunes. With apps like Spotify, Rdio, and the one I’m going to talk about today called MixerBox, it made it even easier to listen to music on the go. MixerBox uses the power of YouTube and Facebook to find lots of music to listen to whenever you want. Best if all, the app is normally $4.99, but you can pick it up for free for a little while.
Editing photos is an important task. Whether you run a website and need to put together images for posts or you just want to put your best foot forward for the photos you share on social networks, editing images is key. Of course, it can be time consuming, and top-end photo editing software can be […]
For all the electronics builders out there, Circuits.io allows you to create and test all kinds of circuits and electronics. It’s easy to use and it allows anyone with some knowledge in electronics to build and test circuits of any kind. It looks good and it has an easy to use interface that anyone can figure out […]
Windows 8 introduced some awesome new features. Some key ones are the mouse and touch gestures that allow you to perform important system functions with ease. They will most certainly make your life easier, and this cheat sheet will show you the most important ones. If you find this cheat sheet helpful, take a moment […]
I still remember when Apple rolled out folders in iOS. It is, without question, my favorite addition to the interface since the mobile operating system came into existence. Personally, I like to install a lot of apps, but I always hated having pages and pages of apps to scroll through, so I found myself deleting them just to keep the number of pages down. Then, folders launched, and that was not a problem for me anymore.
One of the coolest things ever invented for playing guitar is tabs. They make it a lot easier to learn to play famous songs by popular artists. Instead of reading music, tabs are much quicker to understand. If you are a guitar player, I am sure you have played with tabs at one point or another. Once you understand how to use tabs, you can quickly learn how to play almost anything with your guitar.
Google has just rolled out some awesome new features for Google+ Hangouts. The first, and most obvious of these features is the changes to the interface. Hangouts have received a new sidebar that contains useful information to improve the experience of getting together and video chatting with your friends. The sidebar shows invites, apps, and chat right where you can see it quickly. If you don’t like this new feature, fear not, because you can hide it with a simple click.
For most people, the features of Windows Explorer do more than enough. But some users need more. They need deeper features that allow them to do more with their files. Well, if you are looking for a program with lots of features that is available for free, then FileMind is a great option. It’s packed […]
Something many users may not be aware of is that when a photo is shared on social networks with an iOS device, the quality is greatly reduced. For example, a photo shared to Facebook goes from the device’s native 8MP to .7MP. This is a major quality loss. Why have a device with such a […]
If you own an iPhone, you are probably happy with the interface. Apple has done a fantastic job of making its iOS interface clean, easy to use, and functional. Personally, I think it’s the best user-interface ever designed on a smartphone. The simple icon interface offers users enough control, while keeping everything streamlined in way that even the least tech-savvy users can pick up the device and figure out how to use it.
Do you run a small team that is looking for a better way to communicate and stay connected? It’s no secret that teams that communicate with each other are more successful. Hall.com is a program with all the tools necessary for teams to get together and chat while working remotely. Having people work in different parts of […]
Are you looking for a way to share large files? Gygan might be the perfect solution for you. It’s a free piece of Windows software that allows you to share large files of any size without worrying about bandwidth. It’s incredibly easy to use, and it runs on any PC with Windows XP and above. […]
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.