Matthew Hughes

Joined June 2013

Matthew Hughes is a software developer, student and writer from Liverpool, England. He is seldom found without a cup of strong black coffee in his hand and absolutely adores his Macbook Pro and his camera. You can read his blog at and follow him on twitter at @matthewhughes.

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Xcode 6 Beta With Swift Now Available Free, Here’s Why This Matters

1 day ago

Apple has released the latest beta of its Xcode development environment to the general public, and with it Swift, the company’s latest innovation in programming.


GOG Has Landed On Linux: Here Are 5 Of The Best Games You Can Get Right Now

2 days ago

GOG has started to support Linux games, with 50 Linux-compatible titles available at launch. For a limited only, GOG’s Linux Offerings are 75% off. But not sure what to buy? Read on.

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Monkey Kit Review And Giveaway

3 days ago

Laziness isn’t exactly a bad thing. In fact, it’s been said that laziness is a virtue. And laziness brought us the Monkey Kit.


Canvas Fingerprinting Will Track You Everywhere You Go. Here’s Why You Should Be Worried

4 days ago

There’s a new way for advertisers to track you. And there’s almost nothing you can do to stop it. It’s called Canvas Fingerprinting, and it can be found on almost five percent of the top 100,000 websites, from, to dating site Plenty Of Fish. It allows websites to ‘fingerprint’ the browsers of their users, […]

Got Shared Hosting And Worried About Security? Here’s What You Need To Know

5 days ago

Shared hosting. It’s the cheap option, isn’t it? And for a huge swathe of the population, it’s all they’ll ever need to host their website or web application. And when done well, shared hosting is scalable, fast and secure. But what happens when it’s not done well? Well, that’s when dangerous security issues start to […]


The Raspberry Pi B+ Is Here. What’s Changed?

2 weeks ago

The Raspberry Pi Model B has been a hugely successful product, having shifted hundreds of thousands of units, and becoming an important platform for the education of computer science in schools. And it’s just received a much needed upgrade. The new configuration of the Raspberry Pi Model B is known as the Model B+, and will […]


Flying To The US, Canada or UK? Here Are The New Rules Regarding Flying With Electronics

2 weeks ago

Flying to the UK or US? Make sure your laptop and cell phone are sufficiently charged, as new, tighter security checks could see passengers potentially separated from their gadgets.


Fast. Reliable. Powerful. Here’s Why You Should Try Bitdefender Total Security 2015 [Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Giveaway]

10th July, 2014

This is the latest refresh to the Bitdefender antivirus package, which also comes packing some other features that make using your computer significantly more secure, without killing your performance.


No Overdubs Here: Catch Exclusively Recorded Live Music On Daytrotter

9th July, 2014

There’s something quite magical about live music. But what if you live in a town where bands seldom tour to, or if you struggle to keep track of bands touring in your area? Or what if your schedule makes it impossible to attend live music, or if you simply can’t afford the high ticket prices […]


How Does Apple’s New Programming Language Affect Me?

8th July, 2014

From the get-go, developers knew Apple’s new Swift was going to be big. But why should you care?


Create Amazing Screencasts With Bandicam

7th July, 2014

Screencasting is an awesome way to illustrate the use of software or games. Bandicamp distinguishes itself from other tools through simplicity and speed. And you can get it for free via MakeUseOf Rewards.


What Is Uber And Why Is It Threatening Traditional Taxi Services?

4th July, 2014

Uber has landed, and it’s fundamentally changing inner-city transit. And some might say, not entirely for the better.


Declutter Your iTunes With Tune Sweeper

3rd July, 2014

You literally bought into iTunes and wish it could do more. Install the Tune Sweeper plugin to add album art and track information or remove duplicate files and orphaned data. Free with MakeUseOf Rewards.


5 Refreshing Uses For A VPN

2nd July, 2014

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) like Private Internet Access is a way of pushing your network traffic through a remote server, allowing you to send and receive data as though you were from somewhere else. These have traditionally been the workhorses of the enterprise, allowing workers to remotely connect to the corporate network when away […]


The EU Just Made Using Your Phone Abroad Cheaper. Here’s Why.

1st July, 2014

Thank EU! Rules introduced by the EU designed to control the cost of using mobile phones abroad take force from the 1st of July.