Dave Parrack

Joined December 2011

Dave Parrack is a freelance writer from Manchester, England, with an unhealthy level of interest in technology and pop culture. You can connect with him at About.me now.

Feel free to contact at dparrack@makeuseof.com

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Samsung Reveals Edgier Galaxy S6, Lenovo Cuts the Crapware [Tech News Digest]

9 hours ago

Samsung gets edgy, Lenovo dumps the crap, HTC Revives Valve, Ikea furniture charges devices, Google saves Blogger porn, and the real-life Batman suit.

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How Often Do You Look at Porn on The Internet? [MakeUseOf Poll]

1 day ago

Porn, and people’s consumption of it, is a taboo topic, but we feel it’s a suitable subject for this week’s MakeUseOf Poll.

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New Net Neutrality Rules Passed, Facebook Tackles Suicide [Tech News Digest]

3 days ago

New net neutrality rules, Facebook prevents suicide, Apple Watch is launching soon, play Fable for free, Google hates Apple, and the Toejam & Earl sequel hits Kickstarter.

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YouTube Barely Breaks Even, Lenovo Hacked Over Superfish [Tech News Digest]

4 days ago

YouTube costs Google, Lenovo gets hacked, Yo becomes useful, Tinder for pets, Digg TV launches, and the smartphone ad banned for being sexy.

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What’s Your Favorite Google Chrome Experiment? [We Ask You]

5 days ago

Chrome Experiments showcases the pioneering work of coders using programming languages associated with the Web. There are now 1000 Chrome Experiments to explore, so let’s sort the wheat from the chaff.

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Pebble Time Makes Millions on Kickstarter, Reddit Bans Stolen Nudes [Tech News Digest]

5 days ago

It’s Pebble Time, Reddit bans stolen porn, Google teases Chromebook Pixel 2, LinkedIn pays out, the return of plastic instruments, and the 1000th Google Chrome Experiment.

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15 Mobile Apps Guaranteed to Waste Your Precious Time

6 days ago

Some apps will add value to your life, making you more productive or helping you improve in some meaningful way. Other apps, well, they’ll have the opposite effect.

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PrivDog Compromises Your Security, Google Blogger Bans Nudity [Tech News Digest]

6 days ago

PrivDog follows Superfish, Blogger bans nudity, Twitter backs net neutrality, Google launches YouTube Kids, Bing nails the Oscars, and a decade of viral videos.

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How to Remove Superfish Adware, a Parents’ Guide to Snapchat [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Fishing for Superfish, Snapchat advice for parents, Tiiny shuts down, advertising the iPad, a Clickhole text adventure, and what bartenders think about Tinder dates.

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How Much Time Do You Spend Online Every Week? [MakeUseOf Poll]

1 week ago

The Internet has become an integral part of everyday life. To the point that we wouldn’t actually know how to function if we lost access to the online tools we use regularly.

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YouTube Kids App Hides the Sex, Iggy Azalea is Bullied off Twitter [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

YouTube Kids is launching, Iggy Azalea abandons Twitter, Apple repairs old MacBooks, a Facebook emergency, Photoshop hits 25, and an iPad magician blows Ellen’s mind.

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Lenovo Installs Adware on PCs, Apple & Motorola Exchange Words [Tech News Digest]

2 weeks ago

Lenovo catches Superfish, Apple and Motorola argue, Samsung buys LoopPay, Reddit gives money away, saving video games for posterity, and random places to stick a GoPro.

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What Mobile Apps Do You Waste the Most Time Using? [We Ask You]

2 weeks ago

You probably waste hours every week staring at your smartphone mesmerized by whatever is staring back at you from the screen. Tell us what apps cause such irrational behavior.

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Sony Launches Ugly SmartEyeglass, Say Hello To A Smarter Barbie [Tech News Digest]

2 weeks ago

Sony eyes ugly, Hello Barbie speaks, BlackBerry sues Seacrest, Bing brings the Oscars, Modern Family loves Apple, and the fake selfie marriage proposal.

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8 Retro Gaming Gadgets For Geeks

2 weeks ago

Retro games and the gadgets that go with them are just as likely to thrill and enthrall gamers as the latest Triple-AAA titles.