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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8 Great iOS Apps For Guitarists & Bassists

16th May, 2014

Looking for some iPhone and iPad apps to enhance the time you spend with your four, six or more-stringed friend? Look no further.

Splicing Adverts Together For Comedy Purposes? Thanks YouTube! [Stuff to Watch]

13th May, 2014

YouTube’s talented community decided to have some fun with television advertising with some clever editing.

iOS Apps on Sale for May 9: Mindmaps, Reading Apps & Ubisoft Bargains

10th May, 2014

2014′s Mother’s Day App Store sales probably aren’t going to be of much interest to mom – but we’re grateful for them anyway.

Twitter’s New Profiles Are Here: Make Use Of Them!

9th May, 2014

What is this new Twitter profile all about? Activate it and make use of it!

Family Guy: The Quest for Stuff – Essential Fan Service or Free To Play Lunacy?

8th May, 2014

It seems today that all you see are purchases in software, for in-app currency – but where are those “pay once, play forever” values on which we used to rely?

VICE News Delivers Raw Uncensored Coverage Of Global News & Events [Stuff to Watch]

6th May, 2014

You won’t see this kind of reporting on the 6 o’clock news.

iOS Apps on Sale for May 3: Notability & Jenga Go Free

3rd May, 2014

Everyone loves free or massively reduced stuff, right?


The Best Vector Software For Mac Designers On A Budget

30th April, 2014

Adobe Illustrator might be the gold standard when it comes to vector software for the Mac, but you don’t have to spend a fortune to create crisp mock-ups and icons.


Stream & Transcode Media To Any Device With PS3 Media Server

29th April, 2014

If you’ve setup and tested one media server, it probably feels like you’ve tried them all. That’s why I’m kicking myself for not trying out PS3 Media Server sooner.

Relive History With 80,000+ British Pathé Historical Newsreels [Stuff to Watch]

29th April, 2014

If you’re looking for footage of well-documented cultural movements, British Pathé on YouTube is a great place to start.

iOS Apps on Sale for 26 Apr: Grab Classic Sonic Titles For 99c

26th April, 2014

It’s that time of the week where we round-up the best offers currently on the App Store, cutting through vast swathes of terrible apps to highlight the best current offers.

Refresh for iPhone is The Ace Up Your Sleeve at Business Meetings

24th April, 2014

Keeping track of business associates is demanding, particularly when there are so many of them. Fortunately, Refresh is a free app that can really help break the ice.


Hide & Find Any File On Mac OS X

23rd April, 2014

There’s no straightforward way to quickly hide or reveal hidden files on Mac OS X as there is on Windows – but it is possible.

Famous Audio Interviews Brought To Life With Animation [Stuff to Watch]

22nd April, 2014

Blank on Blank takes famous interviews with iconic figures and slathers them in beautiful animation.

iOS Apps on Sale for 19 Apr: Board & Card Games Galore!

19th April, 2014

Like Christmas, Easter is a good excuse for developers to hold a sale – and what better way to spend your Easter break than playing games on your iPad?