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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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.

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.


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.


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.