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

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.

iOS Apps on Sale for 7 Jun: Republique Is Free For A Week

7th June, 2014

After Apple’s iOS 8 and OS X 10.10 announcements, it’s time to take a look at the week’s deals and highlight the best free and discounted apps.

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Open .ZIP & Archive Files On Mac OS X Without Extracting Them First

6th June, 2014

A friend recently asked me why he couldn’t open .ZIP files on his Mac without them automatically extracting, so it was time to find a solution.

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Google Calendar Won’t Sync With iOS? Try These Fixes

5th June, 2014

After spending weeks looking for a solution as to why Google Calendar refused to sync certain calendars with iOS, it turns out there are a couple of fixes for what is a rather common issue.

What’s New In OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”?

4th June, 2014

OS X is evolving both in terms of looks and features, and just like last year’s Mavericks update, Yosemite will be another free download.

Camera Plus With AirSnap Puts You In The Frame, Not Behind It [Giveaway]

4th June, 2014

You’re the photographer, always glued to your phone snapping shots at social and family gatherings – but you’re never in the picture. Camera Plus offers you a chance to change that.

What’s New In iOS 8?

3rd June, 2014

After last year’s big iOS 7 redesign, you’d expect a muted iOS 8 announcement at this year’s Worldwide Developer Conference – but you’d be wrong.

The 2014 Webby Awards In Video [Stuff to Watch]

3rd June, 2014

The Webby Awards bill themselves as “the Web’s highest honour”. Few others try to distill a year of Internet into a fairly short award ceremony. Here’s the honour roll.

iOS Apps on Sale for 31 May: Rock Out With Rockmate For Free

31st May, 2014

This week’s best offers involve rocking out with your friends, a better approach to podcast, creative contraptions for budding animators and the usual smattering of timewasters, including a casual roguelike for RPG die-hards.

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You Might Want To Change These Pesky Default iOS 7 Settings

29th May, 2014

The way Apple supplies the iPhone or iPad in its default state might not be for everybody, and there are a number of settings you might want to change immediately.

The Checkout Provides An Australian Spin On Consumer Advice [Stuff to Watch]

27th May, 2014

The Checkout might just be the best show on Australian television, delivering exceptional advice about the products we buy, the adverts we watch and the laws we forget exist.

iOS Apps on Sale for 24 May: djay 2 is Free, LEGO Games are Cheap!

24th May, 2014

If you like dinosaurs, LEGO and attempting to be a superstar DJ, this week’s iOS Apps on Sale is going to be especially relevant to your interests.

Hooking Up a Guitar to Your iPhone or iPad: What Are Your Options?

21st May, 2014

You can plug your guitar into your iPad or iPhone to record, process or simply capture inspiration as it comes to you, but you’ll need to invest in a guitar interface.

Smarthistory: Learn About World Famous Art & Paintings Through Khan Academy Videos [Stuff to Watch]

20th May, 2014

Learn the story and history behind famous paintings, with Khan Academy and the Google Art Project.

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Everything You Need To Know About Unlocking iPhones

17th May, 2014

If you bought your iPhone direct from Apple, you’ve got an unlocked phone that’s good for use with any network. But what if you bought it through your mobile carrier?