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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Windows 10 Release Date Revealed, Google Launches Mobilegeddon, & More… [Tech News Digest]

25 seconds ago

Windows 10 set for July, Google goes mobile-friendly, Nokia is coming back, how to download your Google Search history, help search for the Loch Ness Monster, and the best fake GoPro ad ever made.

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How Netflix Tackles Piracy, Norway Says No to FM Radio, & More… [Tech News Digest]

24 hours ago

Netflix fights piracy with pricing, Norway kills FM radio, Match.com is shown to be dumb, Google searches Find My Phone, and Matthew McConaughey reacts to the new Star Wars trailer.

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Be Honest, How Often Do You Pirate Copyrighted Content? [MakeUseOf Poll]

2 days ago

Online piracy is still a big deal. For the people who do it, for the companies trying to stop it, and for the authorities expected to police the Internet. Are you part of the problem?

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Google Extends XP Support, uTorrent Dumps Bitcoin Miner, & More… [Tech News Digest]

4 days ago

Google supports XP, uTorrent stops mining, Apple Watch is unavailable, switch from Spotify to Tidal, play the net neutrality game, and enjoy the new Star Wars trailer.

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Europe Attacks Google, Segway Moves to China, & More… [Tech News Digest]

5 days ago

Europe investigates Android, China buys Segway, Netflix exceeds expectations, GameStop craves classics, Amazon offers Orphan Black for free, and the best Craigslist ad of all time.

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Which GIF Best Describes You or Your Life? [We Ask You]

5 days ago

We think it’s high time we had some fun with GIFs. So, without further ado, show us which GIF best describes you or your life. Go!

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IP Addresses Are Not People, Guitar Hero Makes a Comeback, & More… [Tech News Digest]

6 days ago

Judge addresses IP arguments, Guitar Hero returns, Candy Crush Saga injuries, Abbey Road Studios tour, GTA V on PC, and Stephen Hawking does Monty Python.

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This Annoying Life: 8 Technologies Guaranteed to Frustrate

6 days ago

Technology is meant to improve our lives. To take the weight off our shoulders. To do the dirty work and save us from suffering stress. But that isn’t always the case.

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Net Neutrality Is Still an Issue, Spotify Spams Twitter, & More… [Tech News Digest]

7 days ago

Net Neutrality nonsense, Spotify spams Twitter, Amazon X-Ray Fire, Sprint Direct 2 You, online Ikea weddings, and proof that even chimpanzees hate drones.

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Game of Thrones Leaks Online, Old Spice Starts to Twitch, & More… [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Game of Thrones leaks, Old Spice on Twitch, Apple Watch sells out, Google avoids spoilers, IBM Watson writes a cookbook, and Star Wars takes revenge on Los Angeles.

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Would You Pay for an Ad-Free YouTube? [MakeUseOf Poll]

1 week ago

There may soon be another way of enjoying YouTube without screwing over content creators by installing an evil ad-blocker. Paid YouTube subscriptions are on the way, but will you pay?

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Deleting Fake Amazon Reviews, Streaming for Comic-Con Geeks, & More… [Tech News Digest]

2 weeks ago

Fake Amazon reviews, streaming movies for Comic-Con geeks, LinkedIn buys Lynda, Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Pacapong combines Pac-Man and Pong, and the Netflix Watch is coming soon.

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Read Early Apple Watch Reviews, Pay for Ad-Free YouTube, & More… [Tech News Digest]

2 weeks ago

Apple Watch reviews, ad-free YouTube, Microsoft teases Redstone, Facebook Messenger on the Web, Popcorn Time on iOS, and The Legend of Zelda gets a Game of Thrones makeover.

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What’s The Most Frustrating Piece Of Technology Ever? [We Ask You]

2 weeks ago

There is always that piece of technology that frustrates above all others. But which gadget have you found to be the most frustrating of all? We want details, and we want them now.

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Stop Queuing at Apple Stores, YouTube Kids Is Bad M’kay, & More… [Tech News Digest]

2 weeks ago

Apple Store lines, YouTube Kids complaints, Google Moderator closes, Imgur embed options, Hulu GIF searches, and Game of Thrones gets a modern-day makeover.