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.
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iCloud is Apple’s cloud storage solution. It works really well for storing your backups and other key data from your iOS device. What it is not particularly good for is actually accessing the files stored there from your Mac. In fact, most users probably don’t even know that it is possible to access it at all, since […]
iPhoto is a really slick program for keeping your photos organized on your Mac. It comes with a slick user interface that anyone can pick up and start using right away. It comes installed with a Mac out of the box, so it’s one all Mac users should be taking advantage of. That being said, there […]
Recently, many Facebook users received an email message coming from people claiming to be Facebook’s legal department. If you get an email from email@example.com talking about a settlement, and you actually want to go through the process to get a share of the money from this class action lawsuit, don’t just delete the email. To get more information on the lawsuit, visit fraleyfacebooksettlement.com.
There is really nothing wrong with the music player on iOS. It has plenty of features and options that are able to do what you need them to. It is easy to use, and anyone who grabs an iOS device for the first time can easily play their music without any skill required. While that is all well and good, some users might be interested in grabbing something a little different to play the songs in their library.
Generally, when you want to share your screen with someone, you might turn to a projector or remote desktop application. Many of the solutions for sharing a screen are cumbersome and not the easiest thing in the world to get up and running. Whether you are connecting cables or running complicated software, the process just […]
A big trend on Google Play is apps that make it easier to find other apps. Just like iOS, the marketplace is incredibly cluttered with all kinds of apps that may or may not be of interest to you. These types of apps help you narrow down the massive amount of choices and find the exact ones […]
Are you looking for a way to make your Android device run a little faster? Sometimes smartphones can become filled up with junk, and that can have a really negative impact on the way your phone runs. Thankfully, there are applications available on Google Play that are designed to help you clean up your phone […]
Games are designed to be fun. No matter what other motivations you have when you sit down and play a game, the number one motivator is always going to be having fun. Of course, while fun might be the primary motivator, there are some other reasons to boot up a game as well. Maybe you just want to kill time. Perhaps you are looking to be told an interesting story. Maybe you want to see a world you would otherwise never experience.
Do you have something on which you want to get the opinion of others? Polling members of a community can be really helpful for figuring out what the right choice is. Maybe you are having an argument with your friends about something that is more of an opinion than fact? In that case, Wikipedia cannot […]
Game Your Video is an iOS video editor worth messing with. It is packed with all kinds of awesome features, and it’s incredibly easy to use. We all know there are plenty of ways to edit photos directly from your iOS device, but if you want one of the few good ways to edit videos, Game Your Video might be the perfect app for you.
Twitter has launched a video service in the form of a cool new app called Vine. For the time being, using Vine to create videos is only available with the Vine iOS app, but Twitter has made it clear that Vine will be coming to other platforms soon. Videos created with Vine must be under six seconds long.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is teaming up with the hit television show White Collar to try to solve real-world crimes. The FBI and USA Network (the channel on which White Collar airs) created the aptly named “Real Life White Collar Crimes” to let viewers of the show contribute to solving crimes and recovering missing items.
When you are on the go, one of the most important pieces of information to have is currency conversions. After all, you need to know how far your money will go where you are. Are you getting a positive conversion or a negative one? How much of a hit will you take and will you need to bring more money to compensate for the conversion? Thankfully, the aptly named iPhone app Currency has all the conversions you need in one place.
In the United States, there was a time not long ago when everyone with an iPhone had unlimited data. It was actually a requirement with AT&T. If you wanted to walk into an AT&T store and walk out with an iPhone, you had no choice. Now, most cellular carriers in the US are not even offering unlimited data, and for those grandfathered in, the carriers are even working on ways to remove the unlimited data you already have.
I think at this point, all gamers have accepted that playing and buying video games is an expensive hobby. Between the cost of games, consoles, and accessories, it’s easy for a gamer to drop a large portion of their income on gaming. This is to be expected, as we are involved in a hobby that often uses the latest and greatest technology, which is bound to cost a pretty penny. In some cases, the cost of being a gamer gets a little crazy.