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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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 – 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.

How To Install OS X Yosemite & Save The Installer

22nd October, 2014

The newest operating system from Apple is here: OS X Yosemite. Let’s break down the quickest and easiest way to get it installed.


Pumpkin Tips For Halloween, Draw A Perfect Freehand Circle & More With DaveHax [Stuff to Watch]

21st October, 2014

DaveHax is a YouTube channel full of useful and not-so-useful tips and tricks – including amazing pumpkin ones!

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Manage Your Business For Better Results With Intellinote

20th October, 2014

Whatever your needs – be it a business or otherwise – Intellinote empowers corporate, technical and creative individuals who need a powerful, collaborative solution to get the job done.

Star Wars Fans Remade The Empire Strikes Back, Watch Now! [Stuff to Watch]

14th October, 2014

In 2009 a group of Star Wars fans split Episode IV into 473 15-second segments and decided to remake it, shot-for-shot. In 2014, they’ve finally finished Episode V, The Empire Strikes Back.


Make Stunning iPhone Time-Lapse Videos With iOS 8

13th October, 2014

iOS 8’s new time-lapse feature can create some insanely cool videos — here’s how to get the most out of it.

App Store Creativity Sale: Day One, Procreate, djay 2 on Offer [iOS Sales]

11th October, 2014

Like every sale on the app store, all good things must come to an end – including this regular column.