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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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.

iOS Apps on Sale for 29 Mar: Papa Sangre II & Carmageddon Are Free!

29th March, 2014

Finding the best deals on apps in an endless sea of promotions can be just as hard as writing an interesting introduction to the same column each week.

Sacred Sound Audio Infinity One Review and Giveaway

25th March, 2014

It’s refreshing to see the Infinity One, a pair of $25 earphones that don’t suck, and far more interesting to hear that they are the work of two young teenage brothers.

Watch Jerry Seinfeld’s Web Series: Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee [Stuff to Watch]

25th March, 2014

The show is now in its third season, with a total of 23 episodes online for your perusal. Here are a few of my favourites.

5 Epic Vegan Blogs For The Best Plant-Based Recipes

24th March, 2014

A plant-based diet might not be everyone’s idea of a great time, but if you decide to take the plunge you’ll soon find the Internet is your new best friend.

iOS Apps on Sale for 22 Mar: Osmos & Republique Are Hard To Refuse

22nd March, 2014

Every now and again a game will be released that shifts many preconceptions about what a mobile game should be. This week we’re lucky enough to have two of them on sale.

DIY Dammit! Makes Terrible Pinterest Crafts So You Don’t Have To [Stuff to Watch]

18th March, 2014

DIY Dammit is the antidote to bad Internet craft advice, overcoming failure with comedy and apathy.

iOS Apps on Sale for 15 March: Sunrizer, Fractals & Kingdom Rush

15th March, 2014

Unlike cheap hardware, cheap apps are often quite the bargain – but you’d better be quick.

Ditch iTunes & Use VLC For iPhone & iPad Media

13th March, 2014

VLC for iOS does rather a lot that Apple would probably rather it didn’t. It’s also better than iTunes for media on the go. Here’s why.


Relive The Long Lost Web Of The 90s With Net Cafe [Stuff to Watch]

11th March, 2014

No television program documented the early web quite like NetCafe. Watch some classic episodes right now.