Dave LeClair (Twitter) is MakeUseOf's gaming editor, who has a love for console, PC, mobile, handheld, and any electronic device that is capable of playing video games!For game review requests, shoot him an email at the address below.
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Are you terrible when it comes to spelling? It’s okay, plenty of people out there cannot spell to save their lives. Of course, computers did not help matters since everyone has a professional-grade spell checker at hand whenever they are unsure how to spell a word. Still, there is something to be said for knowing how to spell properly on your own. At some point, you may have to write words with pen and paper.
Last week we talked about the PlayStation Vita games that make the portable console worth owning. In the short life of the system, some solid games have found their way to market, and the future for the PlayStation Vita looks like it could be bright. Of course, rumors abound about how poor the sales of the device might be. Sony is not helping matters by refusing to release any real sales data.
There are plenty of solutions for transferring photos from your mobile device to your computer, but most of them need a little effort on your part. The fact is, we all enjoy making things quicker, easier, and more efficient. If you are looking for the easiest way to transfer your photos from your mobile device […]
Lots of popular websites have widgets available on Google Play, but there are plenty of good ones that do not. What do you do if you want to use part of one of these websites as a widget? The answer is actually quite simple. All you need to do is boot up Meta Widget on […]
We live in a world where we share everything. We post what we are doing with Twitter, where we are with Foursquare and what is entertaining us with Glue. This is fine, if you want everyone to know every detail of your life, but what if you want a way to take control over what […]
One of the hardest things about planning an event with large of group of people is getting everyone to agree on a time and date. Everyone has their own schedules, and it can prove challenging to get everyone to find a time they can all agree with. SelectTheDate is designed with this in mind. It allows you […]
Facebook has launched a new feature for developers that allows them to show a playable preview of their game directly in the news feed. This new feature, called Feed Gaming, will allow them to show off their game without the player having to install anything. This could be a great way for developers to get new people engaged in their game.
While browsing around the app store I discovered this awesome app called Magic Tate Ball. It is a really cool app that “reveals the hidden connections between art and your everyday life.” If you like art, and you want to connect the art with the world around you, this free app is something you should look at.
Google is really stepping their game up as far as Google+ on mobile goes. Only a couple of weeks ago they issued a fantastic update for their social network on iOS, and now they have launched a huge update for the Android app. The app adds all kinds of awesome features and makes Google+ on mobile a more enjoyable and beautiful experience.
Are you an absolute Instagram junkie? Or maybe you are just someone who likes looking at beautiful photos? Either way, Instagram is a pretty fantastic place to see the best pictures from people all around the Internet. However, Instagram is primarily a mobile place, so looking at stuff from a desktop is never the easiest […]
Microsoft has just launched So.cl, their own version of a social network, but it is a little different from what you typically see from social networks. Generally, a social network is a place to share status updates, locations, photos and general information about what is going on with your life. Microsoft’s social spot is all about sharing web searches.
Do you record many videos with your iPhone? The latest versions of the device can record video in 1080P, so if you are not, you are missing out on one of the nicest features of your device. When cool things happen in the world, you want to make them into memories, and one of the best ways to do this is to take a video. That being said, what if there was one particular moment in the video that you wanted to make into a still image?
Do you own a Facebook page? Well if you do, and you need to manage it while on the go, you’ll be pleased to know that Facebook has finally launched their Page Manager app. It grants page owners the power to keep their fans up to date on all the latest happenings while on the go. For people that run their own page, this application is exactly what they need.
The Page Manager application allows admins to keep track of multiple pages from one app. If you own multiple blogs, or manage one for your own blog and one for someone else, this is incredibly useful.
Recently, the buzz around the MakeUseOf gaming office has been all about the PlayStation Vita. I have just finished a lengthy review on the device, and so far, I could not be happier. While the Vita does all kinds of cool stuff with the integration of a web browser and apps, its primary purpose in life is to be a gaming system, and to be a good gaming system, you need good games.
There are a million way to capture screenshots. Screen Capture is one of the few that is available as a Chrome extension, and it is the only one I know that was developed by Google themselves. It is actually a really great piece of screen capture software. It has all kinds of options that make […]