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

5 days ago

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

2 weeks ago

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]

2 weeks ago

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.


7 Good Habits Every Mac User Should Get Used To

6th March, 2015

Today we’re going to share our favourite good Mac habits, while desperately trying to forget the bad ones.

See Your Favourite Movies Reimagined As 8-Bit Retro Video Games [Stuff to Watch]

3rd March, 2015

See Pulp Fiction, Frozen, The Matrix and even Mean Girls transformed into retro video games.


Everything You Need to Know about Your Mac’s Dock

26th February, 2015

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

24th February, 2015

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]

24th February, 2015

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

23rd February, 2015

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]

17th February, 2015

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

16th February, 2015

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 […]