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

Refresh for iPhone is The Ace Up Your Sleeve at Business Meetings

5 hours ago

Keeping track of business associates is demanding, particularly when there are so many of them. Fortunately, Refresh is a free app that can really help break the ice.


Hide & Find Any File On Mac OS X

1 day ago

There’s no straightforward way to quickly hide or reveal hidden files on Mac OS X as there is on Windows – but it is possible.

Famous Audio Interviews Brought To Life With Animation [Stuff to Watch]

3 days ago

Blank on Blank takes famous interviews with iconic figures and slathers them in beautiful animation.


iOS Apps on Sale for 19 Apr: Board & Card Games Galore!

6 days ago

Like Christmas, Easter is a good excuse for developers to hold a sale – and what better way to spend your Easter break than playing games on your iPad?


Jailbroken iPhone Damaged? Restore To Factory Settings Before Repair!

1 week ago

So your jailbroken iPhone is eligible for a repair under warranty, but you already voided that when you replaced the software. Is all hope lost?

iOS Apps on Sale for 12 Apr: Photoshop Touch Is Half Price

2 weeks ago

Another week, another round of sales and another thousand or so app offers to trawl through – most of them in a script you don’t recognise. Relax, we’ve done the hard work!


How To Securely Erase Your SSD Without Destroying It

2 weeks ago

SSDs can only be written to a limited number of times. This is a challenge, particularly for erasing data and doing so securely, which can vastly reduce performance and shorten SSD drive life.

Set List: Stand Up Without A Net Is Raw, Improvised Comedy [Stuff to Watch]

8th April, 2014

Think of your favourite stand-up comedian, then take away their carefully rehearsed routine.

iOS Apps on Sale for Apr 5: Last Year’s Best Game is Half Price!

5th April, 2014

Another week, another flurry of sales. This week: a famously Kickstarted daily journaling app, help with turning mobile photographs into beautiful posters and last year’s best game for half-price.

Use SaneDesk To Make Your Mac Desktop Productive Again

4th April, 2014

SaneDesk exists to restore this lost level of sanity to your Mac’s desktop, in stunningly simple fashion.

Watch Carl Sagan’s Cosmos Right Now On YouTube [Stuff to Watch]

1st April, 2014

Thirty years on we can stream Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking documentary for free on YouTube, and still learn something from it.

iOS Apps on Sale for 29 Mar: Papa Sangre II & Carmageddon Are Free!

29th March, 2014

Finding the best deals on apps in an endless sea of promotions can be just as hard as writing an interesting introduction to the same column each week.

Sacred Sound Audio Infinity One Review and Giveaway

25th March, 2014

It’s refreshing to see the Infinity One, a pair of $25 earphones that don’t suck, and far more interesting to hear that they are the work of two young teenage brothers.

Watch Jerry Seinfeld’s Web Series: Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee [Stuff to Watch]

25th March, 2014

The show is now in its third season, with a total of 23 episodes online for your perusal. Here are a few of my favourites.

5 Epic Vegan Blogs For The Best Plant-Based Recipes

24th March, 2014

A plant-based diet might not be everyone’s idea of a great time, but if you decide to take the plunge you’ll soon find the Internet is your new best friend.