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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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.


Moviebeem: Drag & Drop Movie Files To Download Subtitles

11th August, 2012

Are you looking for a quick and easy way to download subtitles for a particular movie? If so, Moviebeem is an incredibly easy to use option. All you need to do is open the webpage and the folder where your movie is stored and drag and drop it on the page. It will automatically scan […]


Bill Nye, A Chance Meeting, Subreddit Of The Week And More [Best Of Reddit]

11th August, 2012

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages; welcome to another fine edition of the Best of Reddit. On the agenda for today, we have some science guy, really stupid bad people, a Reddit of the week and more. It is time to kick back, relax and get ready to be entertained by the best of the crazy stuff Reddit has to offer.

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Master These Universal Keyboard Shortcuts For Text Editing

9th August, 2012

After months of practicing, you have finally boosted your typing speed above that of a snail. You have finally got the hang of not looking at the keyboard for each character. You are no longer “hunting and pecking” to find the keys you need. Good, these are important steps in your journey towards becoming a computer master. However, there is much more to learn, and I am here to show you a way to speed up your typing efficiency by a huge margin.


Spotify Finally Launches An Official Kindle Fire App [Updates]

8th August, 2012

Kindle Fire owners dreaming of the day when Spotify will officially launch an app for their beloved device need not dream anymore. The application is available now from the Amazon App store. As with all Spotify apps, the app is free, but users are required to have a Spotify premium account to use the service after their trial period has expired. It seems like only yesterday that Spotify launched on iPad, and now it is spreading on to the Fire.


FOUNDD: Your Personal Entertainment Recommendation Engine

8th August, 2012

Sometimes, coming up with the perfect thing to watch can feel impossible. When you are sitting around somewhere where you can’t watch a movie, a million ideas come to mind and then, as soon you get home to actually indulge in a film, all those ideas fly out the window. We’ve all been there. FOUNDD […]

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Family Ribbon Lite: Teaching Internet Beginners How To Browse & Use Popular Web Services [iPad]

8th August, 2012

Are you or someone you know new to using the Internet? If so, it can be a daunting place for the uninitiated. Family Ribbon Lite is an app for the iPad designed to integrate some of the most popular web services into one easy to use place. For someone who is not accustomed to using Facebook, Gmail and […]

What Is The Nintendo 3DS XL & Should You Get One? [MUO Gaming]

7th August, 2012

The buzz around Nintendo’s Wii U has been rather lackluster. Much like the Wii, people seem confused by the new controller that is looking to revolutionize gaming, as we know it. In an effort to add to consumer confusion, Nintendo is rolling out a new handheld system called the 3DS XL. But what is the 3DS XL?

Fruji: Complete Analytics Of Your Twitter Followers

7th August, 2012

Do you want to know more about who follows you on Twitter? More specifically, do you want to know how influential and powerful your Twitter followers are? If so, Fruji is an incredibly powerful platform for finding out this valuable information. You simply log in with your Twitter account and it does the rest. Running the report on […]

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Archy: Easy To Use Google Drive Manager [Mac]

7th August, 2012

There is already an official Google Drive app for Mac, so why would you want a third-party application instead of the one made by Google? Well of course it is a matter of preference, but the official Google app is not the most user friendly program out there. If you are looking for some a […]