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

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Can Silence Drive You Crazy? Veritasium Answers This & More [Stuff to Watch]

24th June, 2014

You know those YouTube channels where everything is so entertaining that you can kid yourself into believing you’re learning while getting no work done?

iOS Apps on Sale for 21 Jun: EA’s Massive Sale & Board Games Galore

21st June, 2014

The World Cup is well underway, and regardless of whether your team is still in the running you can always take a break from the football with some cracking app deals.

10 Great World Cup Moments To Get You In The Mood [Stuff to Watch]

17th June, 2014

A short but entertaining list of great World Cup moments from tournaments gone by – in no particular order.

iOS Apps on Sale for 13 Jun: Speed Reading App ReadQuick Is Free

14th June, 2014

Have you ever wanted to read your favourite websites, faster? How about raiding dungeons, Warhammer-style? It’s all possible at a reduced rate thanks to this weeks apps on sale.


Scan & Manage Your Receipts, Save Space, Paper & Time

13th June, 2014

Paper receipts are easily lost and hard to find when you need them most. Thankfully, going digital solves both of these problems.


Put iOS Notifications To Work For You With These Apps

12th June, 2014

Did you know that with the right apps you can be notified about pretty much anything using your iPhone?

George Takei Explains Technology & The Internet In Takei’s Take [Stuff to Watch]

10th June, 2014

Takei explains some of the latest trends, buzz-words and technologies in short, easily consumable videos.