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Dave LeClair

Alternative Monetization Manager / Joined 28 June, 2011

Dave LeClair (Twitter) loves games on console, PC, mobile, handheld, and any electronic device that is capable of playing them! Check out his podcast on Twitch.

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Download & Try Aurora 9 – A.K.A. Firefox 9 – For Free [News]

Browsers Mac

Download & Try Aurora 9 – A.K.A. Firefox 9 – For Free [News]

The folks over at Mozilla have released Aurora 9, which will eventually go on to become Firefox 9. Simply head over to their website and download the latest release and give it a try. Obviously, this isn’t a final version, so there will be some bugs hidden in there. That said, this is a great way to see what is coming in Firefox down the line.

05-10-2011
Download & Try Aurora 9 – A.K.A. Firefox 9 – For Free [News]
Apple Officially Announces iPhone 4S – Features, Price & Release Date [News]

iPhone and iPad

Apple Officially Announces iPhone 4S – Features, Price & Release Date [News]

The conference started off slow, with Apple pretty much talking about how great they are and how much their products sell. Which is all fine and good, but they know why everyone was there – to finally find out all about the new iPhone. The first big piece of news to come out of the conference is that iOS 5 is releasing across all newer (back to 3GS) Apple devices on October 12th 2011.

04-10-2011
Apple Officially Announces iPhone 4S – Features, Price & Release Date [News]
Three iPhone Games That Blur The Lines Between Console & Mobile Phone [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Three iPhone Games That Blur The Lines Between Console & Mobile Phone [MUO Gaming]

Ever since Apple launched their app store, games have been big business. Some game development houses have dedicated 100% of their resources to just making iPhone games. It took a little time, but eventually some iPhone games became so good, and so in-depth, that they successfully blurred the lines between console games and games on a mobile phone.

04-10-2011
Three iPhone Games That Blur The Lines Between Console & Mobile Phone [MUO Gaming]
Famigo Launches To Help Families Find Appropriate Smartphone Apps For Kids [News]

Android

Famigo Launches To Help Families Find Appropriate Smartphone Apps For Kids [News]

Anyone with kids know they when they bring out the iPhone or Android they immediately want to grab it and play with it. The question is, once they have it, what applications are acceptable for them to play with? Well Famigo realized that this was a problem, and they have built a website specifically designed to find applications that are appropriate for kids to play with.

03-10-2011
Famigo Launches To Help Families Find Appropriate Smartphone Apps For Kids [News]
Five More Annoying Things People Do On Twitter [Opinion]

Internet

Five More Annoying Things People Do On Twitter [Opinion]

As I said in my first post about Twitter, I love Twitter and have used it since 2007, but there are some things people do on there that get under my skin. Facebook has been making a lot of changes lately that seem to making some of the users angry, and this could lead to an influx of new Twitter users. Hopefully letting them know some Twitter bad habits will keep them from doing them themselves.

30-09-2011
Five More Annoying Things People Do On Twitter [Opinion]
5 Video Game Franchises That Need To Make A Comeback [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

5 Video Game Franchises That Need To Make A Comeback [MUO Gaming]

All too often great video game franchises fade away for one reason or another. Some of these franchises need to stay dead because they weren’t so good to begin with, whereas some franchises are sorely missed and need to make a comeback. After all, if Duke Nukem can take 47 years in development and still see the light of day, why can’t some of these other franchises do the same?

27-09-2011
5 Video Game Franchises That Need To Make A Comeback [MUO Gaming]
Open Apps & Perform Actions on iPhone By Dialing Them [iPhone]

iPhone and iPad

Open Apps & Perform Actions on iPhone By Dialing Them [iPhone]

Some users pack their iPhones full of so many applications that finding and opening them can become quite a process. Have you ever wished for an easier way to open the applications you use a lot, without having to remember the folder you placed them in? No? Well me neither, but that was before I discovered AppDialer, and I realized how much of a convenience an application like this is.

23-09-2011
Open Apps & Perform Actions on iPhone By Dialing Them [iPhone]
Gmail Web App Receives Update For iPhone Users [News]

iPhone and iPad

Gmail Web App Receives Update For iPhone Users [News]

For some time now Google has supported a feature that allows users to sign into multiple Google accounts at the same time. I use this feature on a daily basis on my computer, but it was not supported on the iPhone web app. Thankfully, that has changed. Google has pushed an update through that allows users to sign in with multiple Google accounts from the same device.

23-09-2011
Gmail Web App Receives Update For iPhone Users [News]
Apple To Hold Media Event October 4th – Likely To Be New iPhone 5 Unveiling [News]

iPhone and iPad

Apple To Hold Media Event October 4th – Likely To Be New iPhone 5 Unveiling [News]

The wait could finally be almost over. Apple has played their cards so incredibly close to the chest when it comes to any information about their next phone. Apple fans (myself included) have waited intently for any little piece of information about the elusive iPhone 5. Finally, it looks extremely likely that Apple will announce their next iPhone entry on October 4th.

22-09-2011
Apple To Hold Media Event October 4th – Likely To Be New iPhone 5 Unveiling [News]
4 Reasons I Won’t Leave When Twitter Adds Adverts

Internet

4 Reasons I Won’t Leave When Twitter Adds Adverts

Twitter is a massive website. In fact, according to Alexa rankings, it is in the top ten websites on the entire Internet. Obviously, that means Twitter gets a lot of eyeballs, and when something gets those kind of views, advertisers go crazy. I mean, what company wouldn’t want to have an advert right in the middle of Twitter for all those millions of daily users to see?

21-09-2011
4 Reasons I Won’t Leave When Twitter Adds Adverts
Google+ Now Available To the Masses [News]

Internet

Google+ Now Available To the Masses [News]

The time has finally arrived for Google+ to be available for everyone. If you have not been able to get a Google+ beta invite from someone, you no longer need to worry. Google is finally ready to truly go head to head with other social networking giants like Facebook and Twitter. According to Google, they have made exactly 99 improvements to Google+ and the 100th is making Google+ available to everyone.

20-09-2011
Google+ Now Available To the Masses [News]
3 Games I Am Most Looking Forward To For Holidays 2011 [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

3 Games I Am Most Looking Forward To For Holidays 2011 [MUO Gaming]

Every year the holiday season is like a gamer’s personal heaven, or personal hell, depending on your financial situation. This is because the holiday season leads to a massive influx of new games hitting store shelves every week. This is great if you are made of money and you can afford to get all of them, but if you can’t, you need to figure out which games are the best for you and which games to skip.

20-09-2011
3 Games I Am Most Looking Forward To For Holidays 2011 [MUO Gaming]
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