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.

Feel free to contact at tbrookes@makeuseof.com

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Tim's Latest Posts

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Lynch, Gilliam & Fellini: Famous Directors Make The Best Adverts [Stuff to Watch]

20 hours ago

Sometimes even famous directors have to pay the bills, which means even the most non-commercial of directors has dabbled in advertising.

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The Best Free & Cheap Audio Editors For Mac OS X

1 day ago

Considering Apple’s media-savvy approach with free apps like iMovie, it’s surprising that there’s not a simple audio editor bundled with OS X.

Save Big On Plex, Sunrizer Synth, 3D Puzzler Lost Toys & More [iOS Sales]

4 days ago

Did you know that some people only buy apps when they’re on sale? Regardless of your buying habits, you can save a bundle with this week’s iOS app sales.

Watch Recorded Live Shows From Metallica, James Brown & More with Music Vault

1 week ago

Do you remember your first live gig? Wouldn’t it be cool if you found footage of the occasion on the Internet? Music Vault might just have it.

Get Assassin’s Creed Pirates Free & Cheap KORG Apps [iOS Sales]

2 weeks ago

This week’s sales lean heavily toward the gaming side of things, but that’s not a problem as we’ve got some of the App Store’s finest time-wasters on offer.

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Live Speedruns Let You Experience Your Favourite Games In Record Time [Stuff to Watch]

8th July, 2014

Super Mario 2 finished in 10 minutes, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 in four, and Super Mario 64 in under two hours. Seriously.

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Light Your Home the Smart Way With Philips Hue

7th July, 2014

If you can afford the initial expenditure, you won’t find a better-supported and more user-friendly smart lighting system on the market.

Start Your Diary Today: DayOne for iPhone & iPad Is Free [iOS Sales]

5th July, 2014

There’s never been a better time to take up the writing habit, with the best journal-keeping app for iOS available completely free of charge for the week.

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Relive Classic Amiga Pinball With Pinball Dreams & Fantasies for iOS

4th July, 2014

DICE is best-known for large-scale first-person online shooters like Battlefield, but the company’s first game was a pinball simulator.

How To Jailbreak iOS 7.1.x & Install Cydia With Pangu

2nd July, 2014

Last week a Chinese team called Pangu released an untethered jailbreak for iOS 7.1.1. Here’s how to jailbreak your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch with the latest payload.

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10 Awesome Cross-Platform Mobile Multiplayer Games You Need To Play

1st July, 2014

You want to play more games with your friends, but you’re using an iPhone and they’re on Android. It’s a predicament easily solved by choosing the right cross-platform game.

Sweded: Watch 10 Hilarious Low Budget Movie Remakes [Stuff to Watch]

1st July, 2014

See low-budget remakes of Lord Of The Rings, Jurassic Park, Back To The Future and more.

Grab A Bargain On iPad Music Apps & True Skate is Free [iOS Sales]

28th June, 2014

Not realised the iPad’s potential as a music production platform yet? Maybe this weeks sales can convince you.

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Why You Shouldn’t Install The iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 Betas

26th June, 2014

You probably shouldn’t install iOS 8 or OS X 10.10 unless you have a good reason for doing so. Here’s why.

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Keep Your Facebook Chats Secure With Encryption

25th June, 2014

Facebook wants to take your personal messages and use them as a way to target you with more advertising. Let’s try to stop them.