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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Angry Birds Go! Review: Can The Birds Survive The Free-to-Play Jump?

19th December, 2013

Not only does the new Angry Birds racer forego the $0.99 price tag, it’s a different genre of game entirely. It’s undoubtedly a bold move – but does it work?


Everything’s Worth A Rant: David Mitchell’s SoapBox on YouTube [Stuff to Watch]

17th December, 2013

Sometimes, when life gets you down, there’s nothing like a good whinge to take the edge off. That’s precisely the premise behind British comedy web series David Mitchell’s SoapBox. Mitchell is probably best known for his role as hapless office drone Mark in the popular sitcom Peep Show, and has built up a reputation among the […]

iOS Apps on Sale for 13 December: Instapaper, Splashtop 2 & The Room

14th December, 2013

Christmas is just around the corner, and while you’re busy buying gifts for everyone else you might also want to grab a bargain for yourself.

Touch ID Woes: Troubleshooting The iPhone 5S Fingerprint Scanner

12th December, 2013

There’s no doubting that Apple’s iPhone 5S introduces one of the best implementations of fingerprint scanning, but it’s not been plain sailing for everyone.


Got Rhythm? 6 Banging iOS Drum Machines

10th December, 2013

Suddenly in need of some drums? The iPhone in your pocket has you covered.


Red Letter Media: Cinema-Themed Comedy For Film Fans [Stuff to Watch]

10th December, 2013

Is there anything more refreshing than a bunch of nerds sitting round a table drinking beer and talking about films? If this sounds like your idea of a good night then Red Letter Media have a few web series that might be of interest. I’ve featured Red Letter Media’s Plinkett Reviews in the past, and for […]

iOS Apps on Sale for December 6: Bejeweled, Carcassonne & Carl

7th December, 2013

Did you net yourself a bargain during last week’s Black Friday promotions? Too bad if not, but we’ve got promotions every week in our Apps on Sale columns.


5 Powerful OS X Text Editors For Those Who Need Them

6th December, 2013

Finding a good text editor is no laughing matter. Whether you’re a writer, web designer or programmer you’ll be surprised how much of a difference the right tools can make.

Hack RUN: Pretend To Be A Hacker In This Text Adventure Game

5th December, 2013

Ever wanted to be a hacker, taking down networks and exposing the nefarious activities of giant corporations but simply lack the skill, ambition or equipment? Hack RUN will probably appeal to you.

Celebrate YouTube’s Infamous Comments With YouTube Reacts [Stuff to Watch]

30th November, 2013

Want to hear YouTube comments read out loud? Of course you do. In case you missed it, Google kicked up a stink by “cleaning up” the comments on YouTube last week. The comments section on the world’s most popular video site is infamous for its trolls, flagrant use of Caps Lock and mis-spelled idiocy in general, something today’s Stuff […]

Apps on Sale

iOS Apps on Sale for Black Friday 2013: Synthesizers, 1Password & Board Games

29th November, 2013

Thanksgiving celebrations take hold in US and the whole App Store gets in on the Black Friday deals. Fortunately, apps aren’t in limited quantity so there will be no scrambling for these bargains.

WriteRoom for iOS: A Minimal, Productive Text Editor for iPhone & iPad

29th November, 2013

There are those who say you can’t get any real work done on an iPad, but I’m not so sure. For me, WriteRoom provides the perfect environment to write wherever I am.


Oceanhorn Is The Closest iOS Gamers Can Get To Zelda

28th November, 2013

Don’t you just wish Nintendo would just release classics like Zelda for other platforms already? We all know that’s not likely to happen, so for now we have Oceanhorn instead.


Vimeo On Demand Lets You Rent & Purchase Films Worldwide [Stuff to Watch]

25th November, 2013

Looking for something to watch tonight? Vimeo now provides premium on-demand video for sale and rent, offering a large catalogue of interesting content and providing content providers with another outlet for their wares. Unlike Netflix and similar services, much of Vimeo’s content is available worldwide for one single price. And being Vimeo the service attracts […]

Apps on Sale

iOS Apps on Sale for November 22: Marvin, Crazy Taxi & Total War

22nd November, 2013

Looking for some cheap or free apps, but a little overwhelmed? Once again we’ve rounded up some of our favourite apps on sale to help separate the good from the bad.