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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PhotoBeamer: An Easy Way To Share Photos With A Nokia Lumia Device

11th December, 2012

As mobile phone owners, we are always looking for new and exciting ways to share photos with friends or loved ones. Gone are the days of taking pictures to a local pharmacy to get them developed and then ordering duplicates to send to friends and family. Instead, we use apps and social media to share […]

3 Nintendo 3DS Games That Will Make A Splash In Early 2013 [MUO Gaming]

11th December, 2012

Nintendo recently released the Wii U, and that seems to be the hot item that gamers are talking about. However, Nintendo has another fairly new console sitting in the background that seems to be mostly forgotten. The Nintendo 3DS is quietly doing its thing, and it has some really good games ready to hit the market. While 2012 was not exactly a landmark year for the 3DS, Nintendo’s price drop kicked it in gear a little more.


Skype Shortcuts for Mac OSX

11th December, 2012

Skype is one of the most popular ways to communicate with friends and loved ones. One of the features people often miss out on is the handy keyboard shortcuts, simply because they cannot remember them all. Well, with our handy cheat sheet, you will be able to see all the useful shortcuts at a glance! […]

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BrushFX Is A Fun Way To Enhance Your Photos With All Kinds Of Brushes [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]

10th December, 2012

If there is one type of app that there is no shortage of on the App Store, it is photography apps. It seems like everyday a new photo app hits the market that does something cool. Of course, there are plenty of apps that leave much to be desired in terms of features. However, just because there are a lot of them, does not mean that there are not still apps worth checking out. BrushFX is a great example of a photography app that is worth playing with.

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Vimium: Control Your Browser Entirely With Your Keyboard

9th December, 2012

Are you looking for a Chrome extension that makes browsing the web a faster, more efficient process? The fact is, we’ve all grown accustomed to using our mouse and keyboard in combination with each other, but taking your hands off the keyboard to reach for the mouse can actually slow you down. That’s where Vimium […]


Mouse Hunter: Scroll Inside Inactive Windows On Your Computer [Windows]

9th December, 2012

If you have a large monitor or even a dual-display set up, then you probably have lots of windows open at one time. Managing them all can be a pain, and constantly switching the window that is in focus can be a tremendous waste of time. Macs have the ability to scroll in an inactive window out […]


Trading Card Creator: Create Trading Cards To Help Kids Demonstrate Knowledge

8th December, 2012

Sometimes learning can be tedious for kids. Generally, children would rather do something fun instead of spending time reading and studying. The trick for educators is to find ways to make learning fun and exciting. Well a cool program called Trading Card Creator could be just what kids need. It allows them to create trading […]


2zip: Convert Compressed Files Into More Common Compression Types

8th December, 2012

Do you have some obscure compressed files that you want to share, but are afraid that friends will not know what to do with the files because they are not in a simple ZIP format? That can be a problem, but with 2zip, the problem is solved. It allows you to upload any compressed file […]


Looking To Relax? Tiny Wings Is One Of The Most Peaceful Video Games You Can Find [iPhone]

8th December, 2012

Tiny Wings is my favorite game when I need to relax. Sure, it features a good level of challenge, but the core gameplay is not intense. Instead, it’s simple, and honestly, it’s downright soothing. Every detail about the game is built to be tranquil, and that is something that is truly a rare find in the world of video games. Of all the iPhone games on the App Store, Tiny Wings is easily in my top five.


TwitterTicker Screensaver: See Your Twitter Timeline In Your Screensaver [Mac]

7th December, 2012

Are you looking for a Mac screensaver that does something more than just show you some pretty pictures or animations? Sure, there is nothing wrong with those, but sometimes, you need something a little cooler. How about a screensaver that shows you the latest tweets from your timeline in real-time? That is exactly what TwitterTicker […]


Eye In Sky Weather: A Weather App With A Cool Interface [Android]

7th December, 2012

One of the more competitive app types is weather. Not only are there lots of apps that can tell you the latest weather forecasts, but most devices actually have built-in software for predicting the weather. So in order for a weather app to be worth using, it needs to be really good. The app Eye […]


FlightBoard Lets You View Departures & Arrivals Like You Were At The Airport [iOS, Free For A Limited Time]

7th December, 2012

Traveling via airplane can be a real headache. There are so many factors to consider and so many things to remember when it comes to heading to the airport and getting on a flight. Personally, anything that can make the process of flying a little less painful makes me happy. Thankfully, the advent of the smartphone has made the traveling process a whole lot easier with all of the awesome applications.


Google Improves Travel And Voice Features On Google Now [Updates]

7th December, 2012

Google has dropped a huge update for Google Now and Google Search on Android that adds a ton of new features. The bulk of the update are features aimed to benefit users who are traveling. If you are heading out to see the world, Google Now can tell you the weather of your destination. Knowing whether you need shorts and t-shirt or a jacket and mittens is important when planning a trip, and Google Now has you covered.

AppFlow App Discovery: Find New Apps With Ease [Windows Phone]

7th December, 2012

Mobile apps tend to have a short shelf life. Sure, they exist on their app stores for as long the developer wants to leave them there, but people only tend to talk about an app for a short while after its release, and then they move on to the next best thing. If you don’t […]


Sumo Paint Is As Close As You Can Get To Photoshop In Your Browser [Chrome]

6th December, 2012

Photoshop is one insanely powerful program. It has so many features that it is honestly hard to wrap your head around it. Unfortunately, it also comes with a price tag and learning curve that reflect the load of features and options. After all, there are entire classes dedicated to just learning the program, and once you do, you will have to run out and drop hundreds of dollars to have it installed on your own computer.