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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Tim's Latest Posts


Lock Down These Services Now With Two-Factor Authentication

7th March, 2014

Two-factor authentication is the smart way to protect your online accounts. Let’s take a look at few of the services you can lock-down with better security.


An Apple A Day: Getting The Most Out Of Older MacBooks

6th March, 2014

It’s not difficult to bring an old Apple laptop up to standard, and the cost is considerably less than buying a new Mac.


Danny MacAskill’s Bike Stunts Are Crazy [Stuff to Watch]

4th March, 2014

Danny hit it big in 2009 when he put a compilation of stunts online. Here are some of his best videos.

iOS Apps on Sale for 1 March: Tolkien, Arcades & Mystery Adventure

1st March, 2014

Another week, another boatload of app sales flood the App Store – but how to separate the wheat from the chaffe? We already have!


Word Processing On Your iPad? We Compare The Best Apps

25th February, 2014

They say “a good craftsman never blames his tools”, and this is largely true except when it comes to touchscreen text editing.

Mark Kermode Reviewing Bad Films Is Hilarious [Stuff to Watch]

25th February, 2014

Very occasionally you’ll find the odd critic who speaks your language and makes you laugh. Mark Kermode is one such BBC film critic.

iOS Apps on Sale for 22 Feb: Offline Maps, Podcasts & Joe Dever

22nd February, 2014

The App Store doesn’t exactly make it easy to find the best apps, particularly those on sale. We do!

Watch Your Tweets Scroll By With Free Passive Twitter App Eddy

20th February, 2014

There is a noticeable shortage of quality free Twitter apps for iOS, so it was surprising to stumble upon a freebie like Eddy.


A Quick Look At The iPad As A Music Production Tool

18th February, 2014

When deciding whether one can justify the purchase of a tablet, rarely does “music production” factor into the decision-making process – but it should.


These Unofficial Fan-Made Films Are Surprisingly Good [Stuff to Watch]

18th February, 2014

Who better to breach copyright than someone who really knows, loves and respects the intellectual property in question? Nobody, that’s who.

iOS Apps on Sale for 15 February: Translation, Business & Football Manager

15th February, 2014

Like most commercial holidays, Valentine’s day spells another wave of app promotions on Apple’s App Store.

KORG Gadget Is A 15-Synth Strong Mini Studio For iPad

14th February, 2014

With a full set of drum, lead, bass and sample-based instruments, Gadget is aiming for top spot in the mobile DAW marketplace. But is it worth $40?


6 Secure iOS Messaging Apps That Take Privacy Very Seriously

11th February, 2014

Don’t fancy your messages being read by unwanted parties? Get a secure messaging app and worry no more.

Watch RoboCop & Star Wars Like Never Before With Fan-Made Remakes [Stuff to Watch]

11th February, 2014

Sci-fi fans rejoice! George Lucas’ definitive Star Wars Episode IV and Paul Verhoeven’s iconic sci-fi RoboCop have been remade lovingly by the Internet.

iOS Apps on Sale for February 8: Fitness, Warhammer & Hack RUN

8th February, 2014

Did you know that once you’ve “bought” a paid iOS app that’s currently free, it’s yours to keep forever?