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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Hide Find Bar: Hide The Finder Bar After A Period Of Inactivity [Firefox]

21st August, 2012

Hide Find Bar is the perfect Firefox add-on for anyone who uses the browser’s built-in find on page function. All you need to do to open the find bar is press “CTRL-F” or “F3.” However, once you have it open, it does not go away until you manually close it, and it shows on all […]

4 ‘Non-Gaming’ Companies That Are Shaping The Future Of The Video Game Industry [MUO Gaming]

21st August, 2012

When you think about the video game industry, you often think about Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, Activision and EA as the big names. After all, they are the developers of the consoles and many of the best selling games. Obviously, their influence over the video game industry is vast. Currently, we are waiting with baited breath for the announcement of the next console generation. This puts the attention firmly on Microsoft and Sony.


Draw Me Something, Musical First Timer, Subreddit Of The Week And More [Best of Reddit]

18th August, 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 draw me anything, a man hearing music for the first time, some interesting things I learned, the Subreddit of the week, and more juicy bits of Reddit goodness.


NoSleep: Stop Your MacBook From Sleeping When You Close It

16th August, 2012

Have you ever wanted to close the screen of your MacBook and have it stay awake? Maybe you are downloading a large file and you want to keep it downloading while the screen is closed. Maybe you are hooked up to an external display and you want to make sure it stays awake while closed. […]


Evernotify.me: Receive Evernote Notifications In Your Inbox

16th August, 2012

Evernote is a great place to keep track of your thoughts, cool things you find on the web, and ideas as they come to you. It can also make a great place to keep track of the tasks you need to accomplish, but it is lacking any sort of notification feature to actually remind you […]


What Ports To Look For When Shopping For Gadgets

16th August, 2012

When shopping for a tablet or laptop, there are so many ports and connectors, it can be confusing for the uninitiated consumer. Knowing the right ports to purchase for your individual needs can make a huge difference in how much enjoyment you get from your new (probably expensive) toy. You might think everything is perfect […]


YouTube Rolls Out A Shiny New App For PlayStation 3 [Updates]

15th August, 2012

YouTube is finally bringing an official application to the PlayStation 3. The new application is available to download now, from the PlayStation Store. As you would expect, it is free, and offers much of the important functionality users expect from YouTube. The PlayStation 3 has a browser, so it has always been possible to watch videos on YouTube, but this app is poised to take that viewing experience to the next level.


Twitter Audit: Find Out If Your Followers Are Real

14th August, 2012

Are you curious if the people following you on Twitter are a bunch of bots? What good is it to have lots of followers if most of them will never actually see anything you post? A new tool called Twitter Audit is designed to scan your followers and find out what percentage of them are […]


Grooveshark Downloader: Download And Play Your Favorite Songs

14th August, 2012

Grooveshark is one of the best ways to stream your favorite music for free. However, it does not offer any way for you to download the music and take it on the road. That is where a third-party program like¬†Grooveshark Downloader comes into play. It allows you to download any song from any artist and […]

Dave’s 4 Steps To Becoming A Better Gamer [MUO Gaming]

14th August, 2012

I have made no secret in my time at MakeUseOf that I am a huge video game fan. In fact, it is one of my favorite things to do in both the virtual and the real world. However, things are not always great in the video game world. There are plenty of problems, and most of them come in the form of what I like to call “bad gamers”. Most of this has nothing to do with their skill at actually playing games.


imo.im Announces Free Voice Calling For iOS Users [Updates]

13th August, 2012

Popular instant messaging service imo.im just announced that they are rolling out a massive new feature for iOS that will allow their users to make voice calls to other imo users over 3G, 4G and Wi-Fi without using any of their carrier’s limited minutes. The key to this announcement is the promise of quality. While using the imo network, quality will be no less than that of your carrier’s regular network.


DuckDuckGoog: Get The Best Of Google And DuckDuckGo In One

13th August, 2012

Google and DuckDuckGo are both fantastic search engines. Google is by far the most used search engine on the Internet. It’s results tend to be the best for what you are looking for, and they do a fantastic job of making sure the quality content gets to the front page. DuckDuckGo is also a great […]


RunReviews Workout Creator: Create Workouts And See Expected Results

12th August, 2012

Have you ever wanted to know the approximate results of a run before you start? This is useful because you can make sure to optimize your workout before you begin. The last thing you want to do is waste time working out if you could do it more efficiently. With this handy web app you […]

Bandito: Bringing Pandora Radio To Your Menubar [Mac]

11th August, 2012

Are you one of the people not interested in paying for a Pandora¬†subscription? Would you still like an awesome way to play Pandora on your Mac without having to run it in your browser all the time? If so, you should really take a look at Bandito. It is a beautiful Pandora client for Mac […]


WordPress iOS App Receives Huge Update With Over 180 Improvements [Updates]

11th August, 2012

Some apps are quick to call an update huge when there is only a few new features. That is not the case with the WordPress app. Their latest update hits the app store with an absolutely staggering 180 new features and improvements. The most obvious change is the completely redesigned user interface. The new version uses a slide out menu, which will look familiar to anyone accustomed to Facebook’s iOS applications. This makes editing your blog quick and efficient.