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Dave LeClair

Alternative Monetization Manager / Joined 28 June, 2011

Dave LeClair loves games on console, PC, mobile, handheld, and any electronic device that is capable of playing them! He manages the Deals section, writes articles, and does lots of behind the scenes work at MakeUseOf.

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5 Things I Want From Next Generation Video Game Consoles [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

5 Things I Want From Next Generation Video Game Consoles [MUO Gaming]

The current generation of video game consoles is the longest in recent memory. The Xbox 360 came out over 6 years ago, and the PlayStation 3 came out shortly after that. Typically, a console lasts for around 5 years before phasing out in favor of some new, more powerful hardware. However, with this generation, Microsoft and Sony seem to be in no hurry to get their latest consoles to market.

01-11-2011
5 Things I Want From Next Generation Video Game Consoles [MUO Gaming]
Recover Facebook With A Little Help From Your Friends [News]

Internet

Recover Facebook With A Little Help From Your Friends [News]

Facebook is constantly bringing something new to their service, and this one is interesting. It is not the typical Facebook story about some new change to the news feed or a completely new looking profile, but rather, this is a interesting way to recover your Facebook account in the unfortunate event that it becomes the target of an evil password stealing hacker.

30-10-2011
Recover Facebook With A Little Help From Your Friends [News]
6 Reasons I Love My New iPhone 4S [Opinion]

iPhone and iPad

6 Reasons I Love My New iPhone 4S [Opinion]

Some time has passed since the iPhone 4S hit the market, and everyone is screaming from the mountaintops about it. I am coming from a 3GS so the improvements are leaps and bounds for me. I could see how someone coming from an iPhone 4 might not see the changes as profoundly as I do, but nonetheless, the changes are there, and they are noticeable.

28-10-2011
6 Reasons I Love My New iPhone 4S [Opinion]
Microsoft & Mozilla Team Up To Bring A Bing Powered Version Of Firefox [News]

Browsers

Microsoft & Mozilla Team Up To Bring A Bing Powered Version Of Firefox [News]

Mozilla recently put out a new version of their popular browser called Firefox with Bing. As the creative name implies, it is Firefox but with Bing running behind the scenes. Basically, this changes the search engine in the awesome bar and the search bar to Bing, instead of Firefox’s staple, Google. It also changes the default homepage to Bing.com.

28-10-2011
Microsoft & Mozilla Team Up To Bring A Bing Powered Version Of Firefox [News]
Use Gogobot To Capture, Share & Plan Your Travels

Internet iPhone and iPad

Use Gogobot To Capture, Share & Plan Your Travels

When you go on a trip, there are certain things you always need to take with you. Things like underwear, socks, toothpaste and deodorant are necessary if your trip is to be a success. Gogobot hopes that their new iPhone application, along with their website will be another addition. After all, knowing what you are going to do on a trip is just as important as making sure you have all the right stuff.

26-10-2011
Use Gogobot To Capture, Share & Plan Your Travels
Google Updates Chrome New Tab Page & Web App Store [News]

Browsers

Google Updates Chrome New Tab Page & Web App Store [News]

The guys and girls at Google have been busy. Just recently they updated many of their Docs programs, and now they have pushed out a new stable release of their popular web browser, Google Chrome. This release of Chrome completely redesigns the screen that launches when you click on the new tab button. This new change makes it easier to manage your most visited websites and all your installed apps.

26-10-2011
Google Updates Chrome New Tab Page & Web App Store [News]
Three Video Games That Should Be Made Into Movies [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

Three Video Games That Should Be Made Into Movies [MUO Gaming]

Video games and movies never seem to combine well. A great movie made into a video game always ends up being terrible, and a great game made into a movie never seems to come out much better. All that said, it doesn’t mean there are not some games out there that could make great movies if they were done correctly.

25-10-2011
Three Video Games That Should Be Made Into Movies [MUO Gaming]
Instapaper Gets A Huge Update On iOS Devices [News]

iPhone and iPad

Instapaper Gets A Huge Update On iOS Devices [News]

Yet again, another iOS application pushes out a game changing update to go along with the release of Apple’s latest software version, iOS 5. The changes to this version of Instapaper are pretty extensive, and it is clear that Instapaper takes browsing your articles on iOS very seriously. The layout of the app has completely changed on iPad. Now it uses a grid instead of a list.

20-10-2011
Instapaper Gets A Huge Update On iOS Devices [News]
New Trojan For Mac Disables XProtect Auto Update [News]

Mac

New Trojan For Mac Disables XProtect Auto Update [News]

A Trojan recently made the rounds for Mac that appeared to be an update for Flash, but was actually a piece of malicious software called Flashback.A. Apple has since updated XProtect to block this dangerous piece of software from infecting your Mac, but the bad kind of hackers will not be stopped, and they brought out an even more malicious piece of software.

20-10-2011
New Trojan For Mac Disables XProtect Auto Update [News]
Three Free iPhone Poker Games – Which Takes The Pot?

iPhone and iPad

Three Free iPhone Poker Games – Which Takes The Pot?

One of the most popular card games in the real world is Texas Hold ’em, and it is a game that adapts itself very well to the iPhone, because an iPhone is always connected; making it easy to be online and play against real people (for fake money of course). It also works well on a phone because you can choose to play a couple of quick hands if you only have a minute to kill, or you can sit down and play a whole tournament if you have a lot of time.

19-10-2011
Three Free iPhone Poker Games – Which Takes The Pot?
4 Most Influential People In The History Of Video Games [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

4 Most Influential People In The History Of Video Games [MUO Gaming]

Making a video game takes a whole team of people. Everyone, from the director down to the testers, plays a vital role in turning out a quality product. However, with most video games there is one person who leads the development. Some of these leaders rise to top as the best of the best and some of their ideas have gone on to completely change the gaming landscape.

18-10-2011
4 Most Influential People In The History Of Video Games [MUO Gaming]
Location Based Social Network FourSquare Gets Updated iPhone App [News]

iPhone and iPad

Location Based Social Network FourSquare Gets Updated iPhone App [News]

FourSquare has a very cool update that adds some great new features. The major change is their new feature called Radar. This takes advantage of iOS 5’s region monitoring service. Basically, it monitors for things nearby that you should take note of.

17-10-2011
Location Based Social Network FourSquare Gets Updated iPhone App [News]
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