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Tim Brookes

iOS and Mac Editor / Joined 12 July, 2010

Tim is Mac and iOS editor for MakeUseOf and can currently be found living in Melbourne, Australia. You can find him on Twitter at @timbrookes.

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Turn Your iPhone Or Android Phone Into A Walkie Talkie With Voxer

Android iPhone and iPad

Turn Your iPhone Or Android Phone Into A Walkie Talkie With Voxer

If you’ve been searching for a cross-platform means of communication using voice messages, text and images that works on both internal wifi and cellular networks, then Voxer is the app for you. Voxer is designed to be a push-to-talk (PTT) walkie-talkie replacement that works on both local and global networks.

09-11-2012
Turn Your iPhone Or Android Phone Into A Walkie Talkie With Voxer
Find Great Free Magazines for Your iPad

iPhone and iPad

Find Great Free Magazines for Your iPad

Digital editions emerged at a time when the Internet had already made a sufficient dent in the print industry’s funds, but a little too late to stem the flow of free information from new entirely web-based sources. This very website is a prime example, providing daily tips, reviews and articles that print magazines used to rely on to sell copies.

08-11-2012
Find Great Free Magazines for Your iPad
Feel Alerts Instead Of Hearing Them: Set a Custom Vibration For iPhone Alerts

iPhone and iPad

Feel Alerts Instead Of Hearing Them: Set a Custom Vibration For iPhone Alerts

From experience, not an awful lot of people seem to realise it but the iPhone has support for custom vibrations. It might not be the most groundbreaking of features, but if you’re hard of hearing or just a sucker for silent mode then custom vibrations are a nice feature to have access to. In addition to the selection of inbuilt vibration patterns to choose from, there is also the option of creating your own from scratch.

31-10-2012
Feel Alerts Instead Of Hearing Them: Set a Custom Vibration For iPhone Alerts
Get Free Stuff, Give Away Your Junk & Save The Planet The Freecycle Way

Internet

Get Free Stuff, Give Away Your Junk & Save The Planet The Freecycle Way

Freecycle is the world’s largest network of recyclers who, instead of throwing away, selling or otherwise disposing of their unwanted goods, give it away instead. It’s both an environmentally and pocket-friendly way of picking up things you want and getting rid of things you don’t, and it’s completely free to join and exchange goods. In addition being a great way to find bargains, it’s also a great way to rid your house of clutter that you no longer need.

12-10-2012
Get Free Stuff, Give Away Your Junk & Save The Planet The Freecycle Way
How To Create Your Own IFTTT Recipes For Automating Your Favorite Sites & Feeds

Internet

How To Create Your Own IFTTT Recipes For Automating Your Favorite Sites & Feeds

There are a few web services that can be considered “priceless” and IFTTT is one of them. The service, which stands for “if this then that” has the power to automate common tasks and help you discover better uses for services you already use. If you’re sick of manually doing things, IFTTT is a breath of fresh air. The service uses two main elements called triggers and actions which are organised by channels.

11-10-2012
How To Create Your Own IFTTT Recipes For Automating Your Favorite Sites & Feeds
Tunes On The Go: From The Walkman To The iPod & Beyond [Geek History]

Technology Explained

Tunes On The Go: From The Walkman To The iPod & Beyond [Geek History]

Your children will never know what it’s like to have the batteries on a personal cassette player start to run out, as the music slows by a noticeable couple of BPM and Bruce Dickinson’s vocals on your Iron Maiden compilation begin to wane. Heck, your children probably won’t listen to Iron Maiden (mine will, it will be heavily enforced). In the age of streaming media, digital everything and repeated shunning of physical media, the way we consume music continues to evolve.

05-10-2012
Tunes On The Go: From The Walkman To The iPod & Beyond [Geek History]
Gardenscapes – A Hidden Item Game You Should Try Now [Giveaway]

Gaming

Gardenscapes – A Hidden Item Game You Should Try Now [Giveaway]

Recently, we gave away their classic three-in-a-row game Fishdom, which involves solving puzzles as you build up your own aquarium. Today, we’ve got a similar formula in the form of Gardenscapes. What’s more, we’re giving the Windows version of this hidden item puzzler away, so for your chance to win one of 25 copies worth $19.95 each, check out the full review.

04-10-2012
Gardenscapes – A Hidden Item Game You Should Try Now [Giveaway]
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