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.

Mac, iOS, Creative Editor

Feel free to contact at tbrookes@makeuseof.com

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Tim's Latest Posts

Use Free 7 Minute Workout Videos To Get Into Shape [Stuff to Watch]

19th August, 2014

There are lots of YouTube videos that can show you exactly how your workouts should be going, and they won’t cost you a penny.

App Store Animated Savings: Disney, Adventure Time & Powerpuff Girls [iOS Sales]

16th August, 2014

If you’re a die-hard animation nut or under the age of 11, you’ll definitely be drawn to this week’s iOS app sales.

Learn The Basics Of Any Instrument With YouTube [Stuff to Watch]

12th August, 2014

YouTube can teach you to do just about anything, and that includes playing an instrument. Today we’ll focus on piano, guitar, bass guitar and drums.

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Apple TV Review and Giveaway

11th August, 2014

Apple introduced its set-top digital media player in 2007, and it’s currently on its third generation of hardware.

App Store Productivity Sale: Boxer, Fantastical, Prizmo & More Reduced [iOS Sales]

9th August, 2014

This week’s sales are all about productivity, with some of the App Store’s best email applications, calendars, scanners and sketching environments slashed in price.

Foursquare Relaunches As Discovery Tool Based On Your Tastes

8th August, 2014

Foursquare pioneered the mobile check-in; a location-based status update that told the world exactly where you were and why – so is the switch to a pure discovery tool a step forward?


IFTTT Adds New Channels For Fitness, Finance & Android Wearables

5th August, 2014

Automation lifesaver IFTTT added nine new services to its repertoire in the month of July. Here’s a quick run-down of the new channels, what they do, and some of their time-saving applications.


What Is “The Spielberg Oner” and Why Is Michael Bay So Bad? [Stuff to Watch]

5th August, 2014

Want to know more about why you love certain movies? Consider learning the technique filmmakers user to keep you hooked.

Scanner Pro, Calendars 5, PDF Expert 5 & More All Reduced [iOS Sales]

2nd August, 2014

It’s the weekend and that means it’s time to take a look at the best sales on the App Store right now.


Help End Google’s Search Monopoly: Use Something Else

1st August, 2014

We created, adopted and embraced the Internet as a platform for freedom of speech and expression – so why do we all use the same search engine predominantly?


Update Or Restore Your Jailbroken iPhone Or iPad To Stock The Right Way

30th July, 2014

You’ve had your fun flouting Apple’s restrictions, and now you want vanilla iOS back in all its glory. Luckily the process is even easier than jailbreaking.


Is Akai’s iMPC Pro The Best iPad Beat Production App Yet?

29th July, 2014

Progress is a wonderful thing, but can iMPC Pro take the iOS beat-making crown?

These Crowdfunded Films Only Exist Thanks To Their Backers [Stuff to Watch]

29th July, 2014

You could probably fund a military coup with Kickstarter, provided you marketed it effectively. There’s little that can’t be achieved if enough people want it, and nothing says “I want it!” like thousands of dollars in support. Motion pictures can be expensive, which makes them excellent candidates for crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo. It’s no surprise that […]

Deals: UpWord Notes & True Skate Are Free For A Limited Time [iOS Sales]

26th July, 2014

Another week, another round of iOS reductions and freebies!


Lynch, Gilliam & Fellini: Famous Directors Make The Best Adverts [Stuff to Watch]

22nd July, 2014

Sometimes even famous directors have to pay the bills, which means even the most non-commercial of directors has dabbled in advertising.