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 Checkout Provides An Australian Spin On Consumer Advice [Stuff to Watch]

27th May, 2014

The Checkout might just be the best show on Australian television, delivering exceptional advice about the products we buy, the adverts we watch and the laws we forget exist.

iOS Apps on Sale for 24 May: djay 2 is Free, LEGO Games are Cheap!

24th May, 2014

If you like dinosaurs, LEGO and attempting to be a superstar DJ, this week’s iOS Apps on Sale is going to be especially relevant to your interests.

Hooking Up a Guitar to Your iPhone or iPad: What Are Your Options?

21st May, 2014

You can plug your guitar into your iPad or iPhone to record, process or simply capture inspiration as it comes to you, but you’ll need to invest in a guitar interface.

Smarthistory: Learn About World Famous Art & Paintings Through Khan Academy Videos [Stuff to Watch]

20th May, 2014

Learn the story and history behind famous paintings, with Khan Academy and the Google Art Project.


Everything You Need To Know About Unlocking iPhones

17th May, 2014

If you bought your iPhone direct from Apple, you’ve got an unlocked phone that’s good for use with any network. But what if you bought it through your mobile carrier?

iOS Apps on Sale for 17 May: Print To Any Printer for Free

17th May, 2014

Some weeks the app store has better sales than others, when seemingly everything is on sale, massively reduced or being given away for free.


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.