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


Everything You Need to Know about Your Mac’s Dock

1 day ago

It’s the primary way many users interact with Mac OS X, but a lot of people still don’t know some of the most basic and useful things the dock is capable of.


6 Reasons Your Smartphone is the Best Camera You Own

4 days ago

It might not be a digital SLR, but your smartphone is punching well above its weight when it comes to photography. The next time you go out, leave your old point and shoot at home.

Guns, Gore & Video Games: An Insightful Look at Gaming With Ahoy [Stuff to Watch]

4 days ago

Gamers – did you ever stop and wonder how you know so much about guns? Stuart Brown of Ahoy explores this and other tales of gaming history.


Customise Your Mac OS X Dock With These Hidden Terminal Commands

4 days ago

From simple tweaks like adding hidden stacks for recent items, to only displaying the currently open applications – there’s a lot you can do to customize your Mac’s dock.

Discover Tattoos, Spaghetti and Slap Shots In Slow Motion [Stuff to Watch]

2 weeks ago

YouTube is awash with terabytes of slow-motion footage of raindrops and exploding watermelons. Fortunately, SmarterEverDay puts a scientific spin on the eye candy.


Search More Efficiently In Mac OS X With Our Top Spotlight Tips

2 weeks ago

Spotlight has been a killer Mac feature for years, with Cupertino regularly schooling Redmond in the art of desktop search. Here are a few tips to help you find more on your Mac.

These Beautiful Kurzgesagt Animations Explain Everything, From Ebola to War [Stuff to Watch]

10th February, 2015

Why humanity seems to be getting over war, how fracking works, and what ebola does to the human body. Learn all this and more from Kurzgesagt.

Public Domain Project Offers 10,000 HD Clips For Your Video Projects [Stuff to Watch]

3rd February, 2015

With so much footage available, you should grab a decent video editor and set to work recycling that old footage.

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iPad Air 2 Review And Giveaway

29th January, 2015

The iPad stands on its own as a platform, it’s very branding synonymous with “tablet” – a Xerox or Kleenex of the consumer electronics world. Apple’s latest iteration is the iPad Air 2 (from $499 for 16GB, a revised and slightly-more-slender version of last year’s major revamp; and the world’s new thinnest tablet. When Apple launched the original iPad, it […]

8 Eye-Popping Ultra HD Videos To Watch On Your New 4K TV [Stuff to Watch]

27th January, 2015

We’ve trawled high and low and found some eye-popping 4K videos that take full advantage of the ridiculous number of pixels at your disposal, for free.

Watch Steven Soderbergh’s 2001: A Space Odyssey Recut For Free [Stuff to Watch]

21st January, 2015

It’s not clear whether Soderbergh has any legal right to upload and distribute his own edited version. What is clear is a deep emotional attachment to a work of art.

Speedrunners Break All Your Favourite Games At Awesome Games Done Quick 2015 [Stuff to Watch]

13th January, 2015

Watch as these expert gamers destroy your childhood, one game at a time.

The University of California Explains Why We’re Wired To Be Nice People [Stuff to Watch]

6th January, 2015

Apparently, human beings are hard-wired creatures of kindness. Science said so.

Organise 2015: Learn The Martial Art Of Getting Things Done [Stuff to Watch]

30th December, 2014

Ever wonder why the successful, over-achievers always seem to keep a cool head?

Everything That’s Wrong With Disney’s Frozen (And Other Cinema Sins) [Stuff to Watch]

24th December, 2014

CinemaSins is a YouTube channel dedicated to pointing out the flaws in some of the worst, most expensive and best performing movies to grace the big screen. Frozen just happens to be one of them.