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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Login Helper is a really nifty app that helps makes the Windows login experience much more pleasant. It simplifies setting up the auto-login process through one handy little application. You can use it to enable automatic login and automatic lock, as well as fine tune the settings for these Windows features to make them work […]
Are you a voracious reader? Do you spend much of your free time curled up with a good book? Reading is a great way to spend your time. It helps get your brain working and it is downright fun. Have you ever wanted to compare your reading speed and comprehension to others? Well with this […]
Part of what makes Foursquare so cool is that it allows you to check in wherever you are, and when others come they can see that you have been there. However, what if you do not want your name attached to a place, but you still want to leave your mark for others to find? […]
I am a huge hockey fan. I have been playing hockey for well over 15 years, and watching it on TV for even longer than that. The Stanley Cup Playoffs are nearing their end, and watching these entire hockey playoffs made me think about what might be some cool and useful applications on iOS for hockey lovers. So, I dug deep in the App Store and found some of the coolest apps.
The folks at The Weather Channel have issued a massive update for their iOS application that completely changes the way it functions. They have added a beautiful new feature where the background of the main screen shows an image that reflects the conditions. For example, if it is cloudy you will see clouds in the background. The moment you launch the app you will start seeing the changes.
Windows 7 is one of the best iterations of Windows, and it offers some really cool features that can be used in conjunction with other programs. With Kwerty Gmail Notifier you can use some of the awesome aspects of Windows 7 to make Gmail better, and easier to get access to. With this handy app, […]
There is some fantastic news for Google Chrome users this week, as the latest version of the browser has just gone live, and is available for download right now. Version 19 of Chrome adds tab syncing built-in to the browser, which is a feature Chrome users have waited for. This new version of Chrome is available for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame operating systems.
Today, we’ll be taking a look at the PlayStation Vita (specifically the 3G/Wi-Fi model), Sony’s latest entry into the portable gaming space. How will it hold up? Read the review to find out. Plus, we’ll be giving away a brand new, identical PlayStation Vita. Join the giveaway to be in the running to win it.
Halloween may not even be close, but that does not mean we cannot still enjoy some good old-fashioned zombie applications on our iOS devices. After all, The Walking Dead just ended, and fans of the show need a way to let off some zombie steam. Thankfully, zombies are so popular; there is no shortage of zombie applications to help you get your fill.
Do you ever need to deal with editing a large amount of images? At MakeUseOf, we do it all the time for article screenshots. Editing the dimensions of each image can be an inconvenient task, and having an easy to use app for changing the image size and adding suffixes is a life-saver. A great […]
Sega may have left the console development business, but that does not mean that I have forgotten the days when I would pick up my giant spaceship controller on my Dreamcast, or spring around with Sonic on Genesis. For you see, I was a Sega backer. In the great race between Nintendo and Sega, I backed the wrong horse. I threw down my money on Sega to win, and well, we all know how that turned out.
Users of Twitter can now sign up for a handy digest that will be delivered to their inbox once a week. Twitter’s new feature will help users who do not follow every single Tweet that comes across their feed. This email will highlight the best of Twitter in the previous week, so users can stay […]
Creating and taking polls is great fun. You can use creating a poll to find out what people think about a certain subject. You can take polls to let your voice be heard. Clip Choose takes the idea of polling people to a new level by incorporating video into the mix. For example, if you […]
It was not long ago that everyone believed that Macs were impenetrable by hackers and viruses. Of course, that was a common misconception, and a couple of malicious viruses have served as a grim reminder of that fact. It never hurts to hide your private information a couple of layers deeper, and WalletX for Mac […]
The staff at Spotify have been busy as of late. To go along with their long-awaited iPad app, they just launched a brand new version of their desktop applications for Mac and Windows with some great new features. The first feature, long-awaited by many users, is the ability to create a radio station from a […]