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.
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Sometimes, in your travels around the Internet, you may encounter a website written in a language you do not understand. If you frequently need to translate text you encounter on the web, than you have probably used Google Translate to get the job done, and in most instances that works perfectly. Sometimes, you come against a situation where Google Translate is not the optimal tool for the job.
Google is adding panoramic underwater views to Google Maps. Maps users can now get access to some of the most stunning underwater images at any time. Google says this is just another step towards their goal of providing “people with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world.” This update to Google Maps adds six of the world’s living coral reefs. Users can feel like they are swimming with some of the most beautiful underwater scenery without strapping on an oxygen tank.
Video games are able to capture much of the emotion and feeling that comes with movies and other forms of entertainment. That being said, video games always seem to struggle with making people laugh and scaring them. I have covered games that actually made me laugh out loud in a previous post (I would like to add Saint’s Row 3 to that list), and today I am going to dig into games that actually scared me.
Stop motion is a fun kind of animation that is created by linking a series of still images with subtle movements together. Some of the best films of our time have relied on stop motion to create the illusion of movement. Even Star Wars used a little stop motion animation. If you want to play […]
Have you ever wished you could change the color scheme of a website? For one reason or another, the look of a website just might not appeal to you visually, and changing the color scheme can be a great way to rectify the situation. Thankfully, there are ways to fix this and Colorific is a […]
Are you one of those users who loves to mess around with your Android? Do you find simply using it is no fun, so you need to create and install custom ROMs to make the device your own? Well if you do, and your Android is rooted, you need to check out UniFlash. It has […]
Would you like to be the President of the United States? While I would not mind his paycheck, I do not think I could deal with the stress of his job. Meeting deadlines as a writer is plenty of stress for me. If you want to pretend, you can use this fun site called Adomatic […]
Ever since extensions and apps were launched for web browsers, they have consistently improved in quality and become more feature-rich. Almost any major web-based service has some kind of extension or app available for Google Chrome and other web browsers. Of course, Facebook is no exception to that rule. The problem with a service as popular as Facebook is the abundance of junky Chrome extensions that no one in their right mind would actually use.
Have you ever wanted your life to be a video game? Well that is impossible, but you can apply some game-like principles to your life with the help of SuperBetter. It uses goals and achievements that are very similar to those of video games to help you improve your life. If you need a little […]
Grooveshark recently launched an HTML5 version of their popular music player. With this new web app, you can get access to Grooveshark’s massive library of music from your mobile device without downloading an app or paying any kind of monthly subscription fee.
Evernote has put a lot of work into their popular image editor known as Skitch recently. They have just launched version 2.0 and it adds some great new features to their desktop application. They have also rolled out an iPhone and iPod touch version of the app.
There is no shortage of applications designed for listening to music on the iPhone. There are premium apps like Spotify and Rdio that allow you to listen to any song you want for a monthly fee. Apps like Pandora give you the ability to listen to randomly generated radio stations based on an artist or […]
Encrypting confidential data on your PC can be an important and time-consuming task. Making it as easy and safe as possible is the goal of any Windows user, and R-Crypto looks to be a great option. Not only does it offer deep encryption for protection, but it allows you to create entire virtual drives of […]
Wunderlist is one of the simplest ways to keep track of what you need to do. It has an elegant user interface that just makes sense. Anyone can pick it up and figure out how to use it with little or no direction. That is why I use it every day to keep track of my tasks here at MakeUseOf. I love that I can simply log in, type myself a quick description of the task at hand and save it for later.
Hackers are all over the Internet trying to steal personal information. It’s unfortunate, but security online is more important than it’s ever been. A huge part of security comes from generating passwords that are not easy to brute force or guess. Secure Passwords is a web-based app that generates complicated passwords for you, and has […]