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

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.

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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.

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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?

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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?

Isn’t It About Time You Rediscovered Stargate? [Stuff to Watch]

6th February, 2014

Everyone shut up about the coolest HBO show, and instead turn your attention to one of the greatest series the sci-fi world has ever known: Stargate.

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Forget The Gym, Get Fitstar Fit With Your iPad Or iPhone

2nd February, 2014

If you don’t get enough exercise there’s a good chance you’ll be expiring long before the rest of us – and you don’t want that, do you?

iOS Apps on Sale for 1 February: Sonic, Riptide & XCOM

1st February, 2014

There are thousands of app sales happening at any one time, and most of them aren’t worth your time.

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Game Controllers & iOS: Here’s What You Need To Know

31st January, 2014

Did you know that iOS 7 has support for proper, physical game controllers? For the first time ever Apple has hinted at a future for its platform that doesn’t solely involve smearing fingerprints on a screen, after adding a proper API for external game control with iOS 7. The controllers themselves are thin on the […]

The Sorry State Of Personal Data Security In E-Commerce

30th January, 2014

Many of these retailers owe their entire being to the Internet, yet are incapable of following even the most basic of good data practices.