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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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?


Jailbroken iPhone Damaged? Restore To Factory Settings Before Repair!

15th April, 2014

So your jailbroken iPhone is eligible for a repair under warranty, but you already voided that when you replaced the software. Is all hope lost?

iOS Apps on Sale for 12 Apr: Photoshop Touch Is Half Price

12th April, 2014

Another week, another round of sales and another thousand or so app offers to trawl through – most of them in a script you don’t recognise. Relax, we’ve done the hard work!


How To Securely Erase Your SSD Without Destroying It

11th April, 2014

SSDs can only be written to a limited number of times. This is a challenge, particularly for erasing data and doing so securely, which can vastly reduce performance and shorten SSD drive life.

Set List: Stand Up Without A Net Is Raw, Improvised Comedy [Stuff to Watch]

8th April, 2014

Think of your favourite stand-up comedian, then take away their carefully rehearsed routine.

iOS Apps on Sale for Apr 5: Last Year’s Best Game is Half Price!

5th April, 2014

Another week, another flurry of sales. This week: a famously Kickstarted daily journaling app, help with turning mobile photographs into beautiful posters and last year’s best game for half-price.

Use SaneDesk To Make Your Mac Desktop Productive Again

4th April, 2014

SaneDesk exists to restore this lost level of sanity to your Mac’s desktop, in stunningly simple fashion.

Watch Carl Sagan’s Cosmos Right Now On YouTube [Stuff to Watch]

1st April, 2014

Thirty years on we can stream Carl Sagan’s groundbreaking documentary for free on YouTube, and still learn something from it.