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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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.

Why Do You Procrastinate? School Of Life Looks At This And More [Stuff To Watch]

16th December, 2014

The School of Life exists to examine some of the existential, practical and introspective issues that plague modern society.

SciShow Demystifies Scientific News & Answers Some Burning Questions [Stuff to Watch]

9th December, 2014

SciShow is another fine resource for the young and old that turns boring textbook descriptions into fascinating, fun videos.


How To Schedule Email On Your Mac

8th December, 2014

Apple’s Mail app doesn’t come with a scheduler by default, but that doesn’t mean you can’t prepare messages in advance and send them at a later point in time.

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Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint Review & Giveaway

5th December, 2014

iPad owners are lucky:¬†manufacturers make styli that only work¬†with their devices.¬†Today we’ll be taking a look¬†at yet-another of these iOS-exclusive digital drawing and writing tools, the Adonit Jot Touch with Pixelpoint ($99). Despite its rather limited compatibility, the Jot Touch is designed to¬†work as a plain old stylus for your iPad ‚Äď while also providing […]

Explore 13.8 Billion Years Of History On YouTube With CrashCourse [Stuff to Watch]

2nd December, 2014

The last few thousand years of cave paintings and tabloid journalism have barely recorded a fraction of our planet’s long existence ‚Äď so what about “big history”?

The Best Mac OS X Apps

30th November, 2014

From email clients to system utilities, time savers to productivity boons; on this page you’ll find the best Mac software used by MakeUseOf staff and readers alike.

15 Documentaries About The Internet, Hacking, Startups & Cyberculture [Stuff to Watch]

26th November, 2014

Today we bring you the mother lode of documentaries about the Internet, hackers, startups, computers and the cyberculture spawned as a result.

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LEPOWER 40w 5-Port USB Charger Review & Giveaway

19th November, 2014

As the number of devices we own explodes, so too does our reliance on the humble USB port.¬†More and more products are choosing to use USB connections for charging,¬†a situation that has given birth to the rather one-dimensional multi-port USB charger. The LEPOWER¬†40w 5-port USB Charger ($19.99) is one¬†solution that¬†allows you to charge up to […]

Follow World War I, Week-By-Week, For The Next Four Years [Stuff to Watch]

18th November, 2014

In 1914¬†the first shot of the Great War rang out with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria. For the next four years one of humanity’s bloodiest wars raged, with more than¬†16 million civilian, combatant and animal deaths. One hundred years later and¬†we have reached a point in our history where we can dissect, […]

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Manage Projects, Collaborate & Work Better As A Team With Intellinote

17th November, 2014

The right software behind your project, group or organization can make all the difference.

Exploring Popular Culture In The Context Of Art & Technology With PBS Ideas [Stuff to Watch]

11th November, 2014

An entire generation has been raised on Facebook statuses, animated¬†GIFs and the YouTube comments section. This new media influence¬†has seeped into just about every aspect of modern life, including the films we watch, the books we read and the games we play. PBS Ideas explores this phenomenon by taking a closer look at some of […]


PAX Australia ’14: Reasons To Get To A PAX Event Near You

5th November, 2014

PAX Australia took place¬†over Halloween weekend 2014 in Melbourne, Victoria ‚Äď marking the second anniversary for the growing event, and another successful satellite show. Short for Penny Arcade Expo, PAX started in 2004 when Penny Arcade founders¬†Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik wanted to attend a show focused specifically on gaming. Besides¬†PAX Australia,¬†you can also attend¬†PAX […]

See The Basics of Evolution & Natural Selection Explained In Minutes

28th October, 2014

YouTube channel Stated Clearly makes short work of explaining evolution and related concepts.

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iPhone 6 Plus Review and Giveaway

27th October, 2014

The 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus is Apple’s latest and perhaps strangest addition to its range of tablets and smartphones.