Tim Brookes

Joined July 2010

Tim is Mac and iOS editor for MakeUseOf and can currently be found living in Melbourne, Australia. You can check out his website at timbrookes.co.uk or find him on Twitter.

Mac, iOS, Creative Editor

Feel free to contact at tbrookes@makeuseof.com

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Tim's Latest Posts


iCloud Sync Problems? Resolving Common Cloud Storage Issues

3 days ago

Having problems getting iCloud to sync your data between two instances of the same app? You’re not alone…


It’s Finally Time To Ditch MacKeeper: Replace It With These Free Tools

1 week ago

Apparently your computer is riddled with problems, junk files and wide-open to attacks that only MacKeeper can protect you against — but we know that’s not the case.


The Best DJ Software For Every Budget

1 week ago

Good mixing software can make all the difference in your performance. Whether you’re using a Mac, Windows, or Linux, every level of skill and budget is catered for if you want to start DJing.

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Apple Watch Review & Giveaway

2 weeks ago

The new Apple thing is finally out, but everyone was talking about the Apple Watch long before it was officially announced. Starting at $349 – we take a look, and have TWO to give away!


MacBook Air Overheating? 5 Things You Can Do

30th April, 2015

You might think your MacBook is overheating if it sounds like a hairdryer and feels like a grill. Here are some things to try when you can no longer stand the heat.


5 iOS Shortcomings Apple Needs to Address

27th April, 2015

We spend so much time with our devices that it’s possible to start feeling like unpaid software testers. I’ve been “testing” iOS for about five years now.


How to Access iCloud Drive Files from Any Device

27th April, 2015

iCloud Drive is a handy tool, but accessing your files can be a little confusing. Today we’ll show you how to get file system access to iCloud Drive, whatever your operating system.


AirDrop Not Working? Troubleshoot Your File Transfer Woes

22nd April, 2015

Having troubles with AirDrop? We can step you through all of your available options.


How to Use Custom Icons in Mac OS X (And Where to Find Them)

17th April, 2015

Brighten up your Mac by installing your own custom icons for favorite software and system components — it’s easy!


How to Use Multiple Desktops in Mac OS X

8th April, 2015

Multiple desktops were originally added Apple’s desktop operating system in 2009, but a large number of users are still surprised to find the feature exists at all.

Dying on Mars, the Drone Wars, and More Must-See 3-Minute Documentaries

2nd April, 2015

Britain’s The Guardian marries hard hitting journalism with a compact format Âş perfect for dipping into even when you’re meant to be working.


Grouvi Is the New WhatsApp for Topic-Based Chats [iPhone 6 Giveaway]

24th March, 2015

Grouvi brings people with common interests together using a simple mobile app, and we think the potential is massive.

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Moov Fitness Tracker Review and Giveaway

17th March, 2015

While most fitness trackers demand to be worn at all times, today we’re taking a look at one that doesn’t: the Moov.

How To Respond To Fallacious Arguments On The Internet [Stuff to Watch]

17th March, 2015

These eight videos are a polite way to point out fallacies. Happy conversing, Internet!

The Pollution Documentary China’s Government Doesn’t Want You To See [Stuff to Watch]

13th March, 2015

Watched 100 million times in 24 hours before Communist Party officials started removing it from the Chinese web, this viral anti-polution documentary is now on YouTube.