Dave LeClair

Joined June 2011

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.

Feel free to contact at dleclair@makeuseof.com

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Microsoft Shows Off New Windows 8 Version Of Skype [Updates]

25th October, 2012

Microsoft has just revealed the new Skype for Windows 8. It’s a major change in design for Skype, and it looks beautiful. For all the Windows 8 naysayers, the new version of Skype might get them to change their tune a bit. Skype describes the new version as “simple, fast and beautiful,” and based on what they’ve shown, that seems to be an apt description for the new version.

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SafeGmail: Easily Encrypt Email Messages Through Gmail [Chrome]

25th October, 2012

Do you need to send private emails containingĀ sensitiveĀ information over Gmail frequently? If so, it is in your best interest to encrypt the data and prevent unauthorized people from reading the emails. Whether we want to accept it or not, hackers are out there, and they could easily attack your email and gain access to yourĀ sensitiveĀ information. […]

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5 Key Apps To Help You Find a New Home With Your Smartphone

25th October, 2012

Shopping for a home can be an incredibly stressful event. Not only is a house the single most expensive thing most people will ever purchase in their lives, it is also hard to find a house that suits your needs perfectly. When you are spending potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars on something, you do not want to feel like you are settling. You want the house you end up with to be a place you can be happy and live your life without regret.


Apple Announces New iPad Mini [Updates]

23rd October, 2012

In what can only be described as the worst kept secret in the history of the Internet, Apple finally decided to announce the iPad Mini. Apple’s newest member of the iPad family comes with a smaller 7.9-inch screen, whereas the original iPad had a 9.7 inch screen. The device is a nice step down in […]


Fantasy Storm: Become A Storm Tracker [iOS]

23rd October, 2012

Are you a weather enthusiast? Do you like tracking storms and figuring out the possible path a hurricane might take as it ventures across the ocean and possibly up the coast of the United States? If so, you will love this iPhone app called Fantasy Storm. It is the perfect app for tracking and predicting […]

NES Games With Prices That Will Blow Your Mind [MUO Gaming]

23rd October, 2012

Old video games have reached the point of being collectibles What used to be a fun family activity has become a gold mine for collectors. Sure, there are plenty of NES games that you can pick up for a dollar, and they are still fun to play, but there are some games that are worth absolutely insane dollar amounts. Some games are so valuable that they cost substantially more than most cars.

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YouTube Allows Content Creators To Take Control Of Ads On Older Videos [Updates]

22nd October, 2012

YouTube is rolling out a new way to help content creators make more money from their videos. In April, YouTube added a brand new feature that allowed content creators to choose which format of ads are displayed on newly uploaded videos by default. They could then choose to have the TrueView in-stream ads, which are […]

Screen Standby: Turn Your Screen Off When Phone Hooked To External Display [Android]

21st October, 2012

One of the most annoying things about hooking an Android device to a TV screen through HDMI is that the phone’s screen keeps running, even though there is no reason to need it on. Well, if you have a rooted Android device, Screen Standby can make that a non-issue. It allows you to set your […]


Punch: Easy Time Tracking For Freckle & Harvest

21st October, 2012

Freckle and Harvest are among the most popular ways to keep track of your time spent working. Whether you are tracking time for a client or just for your own purposes, these programs help make it easy. Punch actually makes tracking your time with these programs even easier. Instead of logging into the websites for […]


Windows 7 Search Tips

20th October, 2012

Is your PC full of files? Are you stumped while searching for the file you need? Our Windows 7 cheat sheet is just what you need. It has all the important search phrases that help you find the exact file you need, when you need it. If you find the cheat sheet helpful, take a […]


MailBait: Fill Your Email Inbox With Junk Email For Testing Purposes

20th October, 2012

How would you like an email inbox full of newsletters and other junk mail that you never want to read? In most cases, this would be rather undesirable. However, if you need to test spam filters or a new mail server, making a temporary email address and filling it with junk mail could be exactly […]


imgur Is A Fantastic Chrome Extension For Uploading And Sharing Photos [Chrome]

20th October, 2012

imgur is a fantastic way to share photos for many reasons. It loads extremely fast, is easy to use, and does not have all the restrictions that some other photo sharing sites have. There is a reason that the picky folks at Reddit use imgur as their go-to place for sharing the latest memes and other awesome photographs.


WordTalk: A Free Text-To-Speech Converter [Microsoft Word]

20th October, 2012

Personally, I find proofreading articles is much easier if it’s read back to me. Hearing it helps me spot mistakes that my eyes sometimes do not catch while reading it to myself. There are plenty of add-ons to accomplish this task in a browser, but for desktop programs like Microsoft Word, they are a little […]

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Whims: Create Status Updates With Style [iOS]

19th October, 2012

Whims is a cool application for iPhone that allows you to create status updates that break out of the same old stuff and into the more creative realms. It allows you to create fun statuses with a dose of visual flair that you don’t get by just typing what you are feeling into a text […]


Google Play Adds Wishlist, Improved Notifications And More [Updates]

19th October, 2012

Google Play on Android has just rolled out an update that should make device owners quite happy. The biggest new feature of this update is the addition of Wishlists. With this new feature, users can browse around Google Play and save apps that catch their attention for later. If you are hesitant on purchasing an application, you can save it to Wishlist and come back later when you make a final decision. Without Wishlist, you might forget the name of the app and when you decide you want to buy it, you might not be able to find it again.