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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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Use Xbox Live Dashboard To Keep Track Of Your Friends From Google Chrome

Browsers

Use Xbox Live Dashboard To Keep Track Of Your Friends From Google Chrome

Xbox Live is arguably the most popular online gaming platform, and for me personally, it is the one where I do almost all of my online gaming. Since Xbox Live is such a social gaming platform, it isn’t just about getting on and playing games. Sending messages and seeing what your friends are up to is just as integral a part of Xbox Live as actually playing the games.

16-09-2011
Use Xbox Live Dashboard To Keep Track Of Your Friends From Google Chrome
iPhone 5 Cases Are Arriving In Retail Stores [News]

iPhone and iPad

iPhone 5 Cases Are Arriving In Retail Stores [News]

For the last few months everyone has been clamoring for any information on the iPhone 5. Rumors are all over the place claiming all kinds of crazy things about the new phone. People say it will be thinner, some say it will look the same and just be like an iPhone 4. Apple has been playing their cards close and not releasing any information about the device.

15-09-2011
iPhone 5 Cases Are Arriving In Retail Stores [News]
The 6 Best Sub-Reddits You Should Be Checking On A Regular Basis

Internet

The 6 Best Sub-Reddits You Should Be Checking On A Regular Basis

I have made it known that, other than MakeUseOf, Reddit is my absolute favorite website on the Internet. I have lost track of the amount of hours I have spent hanging around the darkest corners of the Reddit universe. Reddit is nice and neatly divided into Sub-Reddits, but for the uninitiated user who doesn’t know what Sub-Reddits they should be checking, this can be very intimidating.

14-09-2011
The 6 Best Sub-Reddits You Should Be Checking On A Regular Basis
5 Reasons Why You Should Not Give Up On Pokemon Games Even As An Adult [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Give Up On Pokemon Games Even As An Adult [MUO Gaming]

Welcome to another installment of MakeUseOf Gaming. This week I will be talking about Pokemon, and why the Pokemon games are not just child’s play. People tend to think of Pokemon as being just for kids, but as I have mentioned in a previous article about Pokemon websites, I respectfully disagree.

13-09-2011
5 Reasons Why You Should Not Give Up On Pokemon Games Even As An Adult [MUO Gaming]
New Version Of Facebook For iPhone Hits The App Store With Several Improvements [News]

iPhone and iPad

New Version Of Facebook For iPhone Hits The App Store With Several Improvements [News]

With all the updating going on with the Facebook website, it only stands to reason that their mobile apps would receive an update as well, and now that update is here. Facebook for iPhone version 3.5 has the hit the App Store and it improves the mobile Facebook experience a great deal.

08-09-2011
New Version Of Facebook For iPhone Hits The App Store With Several Improvements [News]
The 3 Best Multiplayer First Person Shooters Of All Time [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

The 3 Best Multiplayer First Person Shooters Of All Time [MUO Gaming]

Welcome to the first installment of MakeUseOf Gaming. On tap today we will be taking a look at the three best first person shooters in the history of gaming. First person shooters are one of the biggest genres in the video game world today. With games like Call of Duty setting sales records across all of entertainment, not just gaming, I think it is safe to say first person shooters are here to stay.

06-09-2011
The 3 Best Multiplayer First Person Shooters Of All Time [MUO Gaming]
Use Podcast Player Pro To Play Your Favorite Podcasts While Browsing [Chrome]

Browsers

Use Podcast Player Pro To Play Your Favorite Podcasts While Browsing [Chrome]

When I listened to podcasts in my browser I would always go to the website hosting the podcast and play it from there. This was a major pain, but no longer. Podcast Player Pro is a convenient app available from the Google App Store that rescued me from having to seek podcasts the hard way.

05-09-2011
Use Podcast Player Pro To Play Your Favorite Podcasts While Browsing [Chrome]
Use Magazinify To Turn Your Favorite Articles Into Easy To Read PDF Files

Internet

Use Magazinify To Turn Your Favorite Articles Into Easy To Read PDF Files

Have you ever been in the middle of reading a really amazing article only to have to run out? This can be frustrating and annoying. Thankfully, Magazinify has the solution. Their awesome service takes any article on the Internet and converts it to a beautiful PDF file for later reading. Each day all the articles saved in your queue are emailed to you as a handy little magazine that you can read on at your own leisure.

02-09-2011
Use Magazinify To Turn Your Favorite Articles Into Easy To Read PDF Files
Grow Your Photos With Google’s Photovine [iOS]

iPhone and iPad

Grow Your Photos With Google’s Photovine [iOS]

Photovine is like Flickr in that it allows users to share their photos in a social way. It is designed to make sharing and uploading photos easy and fun. It also makes it easy to find photos that interest you because of the inclusion of Vines. Vines are similar to tags in Flickr. They are groups of pictures that are similar.

29-08-2011
Grow Your Photos With Google’s Photovine [iOS]
Google+ Now Has An Ignore Feature [News]

Internet

Google+ Now Has An Ignore Feature [News]

Users on Google’s fast growing social networking service Google+ will now be able to ignore users. From the launch of the service Google offered the means to block users totally. However, the problem with this is that it completely cut them off; they could not see what you were doing, and you could not see anything about them.

27-08-2011
Google+ Now Has An Ignore Feature [News]
Watch All Of Your Favorite HBO Programming For Free With HBO Go

Internet

Watch All Of Your Favorite HBO Programming For Free With HBO Go

HBO is probably the hottest premium TV channel running right now. They have hit shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm, Entourage, True Blood and Game of Thrones. They also run lots of hit movies and sports programming. When it comes to boxing, there is really nothing better than HBO. Watching TV on the go is very popular, so why not merge the two?

26-08-2011
Watch All Of Your Favorite HBO Programming For Free With HBO Go
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