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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Internet Explorer Users Could Be Vulnerable To A Huge Security Hole [Updates]

18th September, 2012

Internet Explorer users may have a reason to jump ship and head over to Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or any other browser. It was recently revealed that there may be a large Zero-day exploit causing problems for IE users. If an Internet Explorer user visits a malicious site that exploits this security hole, the results could be quite bad for them. This issue will not cause a problem for users of Internet Explorer 10. Only users running IE version 7,8, or 9 on a machine running Windows XP, Vista or 7 are at risk.

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Special All AskReddit Edition And A Subreddit of the Week [Best of Reddit]

15th September, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages; welcome to another fun-filled edition of the Best of Reddit. This is the weekly column where we look at some of the coolest shenanigans taking place on Reddit and share them with all of you. This week we have a special all r/AskReddit edition. AskReddit is one of my favorite places to dig into the mind of the Reddit community. It is a place full of entertainment and crazy stories. Of course, we also have a Subreddit of the week.

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Amelita: Add A Smart Context Menu To Your Mac Menu Bar

14th September, 2012

The menu bar on the Mac is a great place for getting quick access to the things you need most. Many apps use this as a quick way to get access to key functions for the app at any time. Amelita is a Mac app that adds a smart context menu to your menu bar […]

MyScript Calculator: A Handwriting Recognition Calculator [Android]

14th September, 2012

Almost all smartphones come with some sort of calculator installed. These are great for performing basic math, but when you need to enter advanced formulas and calculations, things become a bit more complicated. Typing in fractions and exponents on a smartphone calculator is never fun. Now, Android users can download the free app called MyScript […]

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Google Brings Back Power Searching Class – Sign Up Now For Free [Updates]

13th September, 2012

Most Internet users know how to go to Google and type in what they are looking for and get some results. For most instances in daily life, this is perfectly acceptable. You will probably find the site you are looking for, and everything will be great. That being said, there are instances where you may need to use advanced search techniques to find exactly what you are looking for, and that is why Google is bringing back their Power Searching class.

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MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter – The Best Weight Loss App On The iPhone

13th September, 2012

Everyone knows that losing weight is difficult. It requires a certain level of commitment that not everyone is prepared for. However, when you meet those weight loss goals, it is one of the most satisfying things in the world. I am currently on a diet, as I need to drop about 20 pounds. It is not fun, but seeing the results helps me stay motivated. Of course, losing weight is easier with help.

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JustFamily: A Place For Families To Share With Only Each Other

13th September, 2012

Most of the major social networks have a family feature built-in. With Facebook, you can add people as aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. With Google+ you can create a circle for just your family. However, the important things your family shares will still get lost in all the other noise that comes with these social networks. […]

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PhotoRaster: Bring Photoshop-like Features To Your Browser

12th September, 2012

Photoshop has long been regarded as one of the greatest photo editing applications, and I don’t see any program dethroning them. However, a program like PhotoRaster offers something that Photoshop does not, and that is convenience. It offers some of the deep features you get from Photoshop for editing pictures, but it does it right […]

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Everything You Need To Know About The Newly Announced iPhone 5 [Updates]

12th September, 2012

Today is the day we have all been waiting for. Apple finally jumped on the stage and announced everything. Months of rumors and speculations have finally been revealed. Apple finally announced the iPhone 5. As it turns out, most of those leaked iPhone 5 images were right on the money.

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Stitcher Updates Their iOS App With Offline Listening And More [Updates]

12th September, 2012

Stitcher has just launched a huge update for their iOS app that adds a bunch of awesome new features that should have hardcore users rejoicing. These features include a new offline listening mode, episode comments, better social integration and more awesome stuff. If you are a fan of Stitcher, this is the update you have waited for.

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Jumpshare: Share & View Shared Files In A Matter Of Seconds

12th September, 2012

Do you need to share files with people? Are you looking for the easiest way to do it? Well if so, you should check out Jumpshare, which allows you to upload a file without creating an account and share it with friends instantly. The file will sit there for two weeks so people have time […]

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Avocado: Share Everything With Your Significant Other [iPhone]

12th September, 2012

Do you have someone special in your life with whom you want to share everything? Are you looking for a special place the two of you can come together to chat, share photos, to-do lists and more? Well if so, you guys need to check out Avocado on your iPhone. It is a great place […]

5 Video Game Characters I Wish I Could Hang Out With In Real Life [MUO Gaming]

11th September, 2012

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to meet up with your favorite video game characters in real life? There are some really cool characters in the video game world, and some of them seem like they would know how to have a good time if they could jump out of the game and enter the real world. Obviously, that is not going to happen, but it is still fun to pretend.

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Amazon Decides To Let Kindle Fire HD Owners Opt-Out Of Ads [Updates]

10th September, 2012

In spite of how cool Amazon’s HD tablet with 4G connectivity is, there was a major piece of news from Amazon that had everyone in an uproar. People were not thrilled that ads on the device could not be removed, even for a fee. Thankfully, Amazon changed their mind on this issue. Users can now choose to opt-out of the ads for a one-time fee of $15.

FindTheData: Find Interesting Facts & Comparisons About Almost Anything

8th September, 2012

Are you a trivia junkie? Are you doing research where you need to find out what is the biggest something or the best something? Well if so, you need to check out FindTheData. At the very least, it will entertain trivia junkies for a long time to come. With FindTheData, you can look up interesting […]