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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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Gmail Web App Receives Update For iPhone Users [News]

iPhone and iPad

Gmail Web App Receives Update For iPhone Users [News]

For some time now Google has supported a feature that allows users to sign into multiple Google accounts at the same time. I use this feature on a daily basis on my computer, but it was not supported on the iPhone web app. Thankfully, that has changed. Google has pushed an update through that allows users to sign in with multiple Google accounts from the same device.

23-09-2011
Gmail Web App Receives Update For iPhone Users [News]
Apple To Hold Media Event October 4th – Likely To Be New iPhone 5 Unveiling [News]

iPhone and iPad

Apple To Hold Media Event October 4th – Likely To Be New iPhone 5 Unveiling [News]

The wait could finally be almost over. Apple has played their cards so incredibly close to the chest when it comes to any information about their next phone. Apple fans (myself included) have waited intently for any little piece of information about the elusive iPhone 5. Finally, it looks extremely likely that Apple will announce their next iPhone entry on October 4th.

22-09-2011
Apple To Hold Media Event October 4th – Likely To Be New iPhone 5 Unveiling [News]
4 Reasons I Won’t Leave When Twitter Adds Adverts

Internet

4 Reasons I Won’t Leave When Twitter Adds Adverts

Twitter is a massive website. In fact, according to Alexa rankings, it is in the top ten websites on the entire Internet. Obviously, that means Twitter gets a lot of eyeballs, and when something gets those kind of views, advertisers go crazy. I mean, what company wouldn’t want to have an advert right in the middle of Twitter for all those millions of daily users to see?

21-09-2011
4 Reasons I Won’t Leave When Twitter Adds Adverts
Google+ Now Available To the Masses [News]

Internet

Google+ Now Available To the Masses [News]

The time has finally arrived for Google+ to be available for everyone. If you have not been able to get a Google+ beta invite from someone, you no longer need to worry. Google is finally ready to truly go head to head with other social networking giants like Facebook and Twitter. According to Google, they have made exactly 99 improvements to Google+ and the 100th is making Google+ available to everyone.

20-09-2011
Google+ Now Available To the Masses [News]
3 Games I Am Most Looking Forward To For Holidays 2011 [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

3 Games I Am Most Looking Forward To For Holidays 2011 [MUO Gaming]

Every year the holiday season is like a gamer’s personal heaven, or personal hell, depending on your financial situation. This is because the holiday season leads to a massive influx of new games hitting store shelves every week. This is great if you are made of money and you can afford to get all of them, but if you can’t, you need to figure out which games are the best for you and which games to skip.

20-09-2011
3 Games I Am Most Looking Forward To For Holidays 2011 [MUO Gaming]
Use Xbox Live Dashboard To Keep Track Of Your Friends From Google Chrome

Browsers

Use Xbox Live Dashboard To Keep Track Of Your Friends From Google Chrome

Xbox Live is arguably the most popular online gaming platform, and for me personally, it is the one where I do almost all of my online gaming. Since Xbox Live is such a social gaming platform, it isn’t just about getting on and playing games. Sending messages and seeing what your friends are up to is just as integral a part of Xbox Live as actually playing the games.

16-09-2011
Use Xbox Live Dashboard To Keep Track Of Your Friends From Google Chrome
iPhone 5 Cases Are Arriving In Retail Stores [News]

iPhone and iPad

iPhone 5 Cases Are Arriving In Retail Stores [News]

For the last few months everyone has been clamoring for any information on the iPhone 5. Rumors are all over the place claiming all kinds of crazy things about the new phone. People say it will be thinner, some say it will look the same and just be like an iPhone 4. Apple has been playing their cards close and not releasing any information about the device.

15-09-2011
iPhone 5 Cases Are Arriving In Retail Stores [News]
The 6 Best Sub-Reddits You Should Be Checking On A Regular Basis

Internet

The 6 Best Sub-Reddits You Should Be Checking On A Regular Basis

I have made it known that, other than MakeUseOf, Reddit is my absolute favorite website on the Internet. I have lost track of the amount of hours I have spent hanging around the darkest corners of the Reddit universe. Reddit is nice and neatly divided into Sub-Reddits, but for the uninitiated user who doesn’t know what Sub-Reddits they should be checking, this can be very intimidating.

14-09-2011
The 6 Best Sub-Reddits You Should Be Checking On A Regular Basis
5 Reasons Why You Should Not Give Up On Pokemon Games Even As An Adult [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Give Up On Pokemon Games Even As An Adult [MUO Gaming]

Welcome to another installment of MakeUseOf Gaming. This week I will be talking about Pokemon, and why the Pokemon games are not just child’s play. People tend to think of Pokemon as being just for kids, but as I have mentioned in a previous article about Pokemon websites, I respectfully disagree.

13-09-2011
5 Reasons Why You Should Not Give Up On Pokemon Games Even As An Adult [MUO Gaming]
New Version Of Facebook For iPhone Hits The App Store With Several Improvements [News]

iPhone and iPad

New Version Of Facebook For iPhone Hits The App Store With Several Improvements [News]

With all the updating going on with the Facebook website, it only stands to reason that their mobile apps would receive an update as well, and now that update is here. Facebook for iPhone version 3.5 has the hit the App Store and it improves the mobile Facebook experience a great deal.

08-09-2011
New Version Of Facebook For iPhone Hits The App Store With Several Improvements [News]
The 3 Best Multiplayer First Person Shooters Of All Time [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

The 3 Best Multiplayer First Person Shooters Of All Time [MUO Gaming]

Welcome to the first installment of MakeUseOf Gaming. On tap today we will be taking a look at the three best first person shooters in the history of gaming. First person shooters are one of the biggest genres in the video game world today. With games like Call of Duty setting sales records across all of entertainment, not just gaming, I think it is safe to say first person shooters are here to stay.

06-09-2011
The 3 Best Multiplayer First Person Shooters Of All Time [MUO Gaming]
Use Podcast Player Pro To Play Your Favorite Podcasts While Browsing [Chrome]

Browsers

Use Podcast Player Pro To Play Your Favorite Podcasts While Browsing [Chrome]

When I listened to podcasts in my browser I would always go to the website hosting the podcast and play it from there. This was a major pain, but no longer. Podcast Player Pro is a convenient app available from the Google App Store that rescued me from having to seek podcasts the hard way.

05-09-2011
Use Podcast Player Pro To Play Your Favorite Podcasts While Browsing [Chrome]
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