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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Dave's Latest Posts


Facebook Likes Brands, Siri Superpowers, Twitter Parody Police Raid [Tech News Digest]

5 hours ago

Why you should stop liking brands on Facebook, Siri secures superpowers, Facebook finds Nearby Friends, shocking Lumia 2520 sales, Office Online in Chrome, and a Twitter parody gone wrong.


Support For Windows XP, Google Camera App, First Heartbleed Arrest [Tech News Digest]

1 day ago

Custom Support for Windows XP, Google Camera app, first Heartbleed arrest, personalized Microsoft Bing, Tuckaway Stand on Kickstarter, Samsung vs. Steve Jobs’ ghost, and Super Mario wine.


How Do You Manage Your Passwords? [We Ask You]

2 days ago

It’s getting increasingly difficult to manage these random collections of numbers, letters, and symbols. Or is it?


Amazon’s 3D Smartphone, Project Ara Release, Cortana Easter Eggs [Tech News Digest]

2 days ago

Amazon’s 3D smartphone, Google’s modular Project Ara, preventing smartphone thefts, texting while driving, making your own 2048 game, and Clippy compromises Cortana on Windows Phone 8.1.


The Death Of XP: Advantage Linux [We Ask You Results]

3 days ago

The majority of people who commented are switching from Windows XP to Linux.


Windows Phone 8.1 Reviews, Android Heartbleed, US Airways Tweets [Tech News Digest]

3 days ago

Windows Phone 8.1 reviews, Gmail scanning practices, Android Heartbleed, American Airlines’ tweeting troubles, mini notebook chargers, overheating VAIOs, and a vending machine that tweets.


NSA Exploits Internet, IRS Retains XP, Google Glass Haters, iPad Concept [Tech News Digest]

4 days ago

Exploiting the Internet, retaining Windows XP, Googling government waste, Glassing San Francisco, Real-time Twitter, trending subreddits, and an iPad concept circa 2004.


20 Funny People You Need To Follow On Twitter [Weird & Wonderful Web]

6 days ago

You should be following all of these people on Twitter because, while many of them are quite clearly psychologically damaged, they’re also extremely funny.


Amazon Prime Air Update, OpenSSL Author Speaks, Google Glass For All [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Amazon Prime Air progress report, OpenSSL Heartbleed culprit speaks, Google Glass for everyone, gamers get frustrated, Amazon buys ComiXology, Skype TX arrives, and S.E.L.F.I.E. automates the selfie-taking process.


Windows XP To Chrome OS, Comcast Worst Company, iWatch Rumors [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Switching from Windows XP to Chrome OS, forcing Facebook Messenger, Project Ara developers, Comcast named “worst company in America,” Apple iWatch rumors, and an Easter PSA from Goldieblox.


Microsoft Has Killed Windows XP… Now What? [We Ask You]

1 week ago

Microsoft ended support for the aged operating system; it’s time we all moved on. But move on to what?


Twitter Mimics Facebook, Heartbleed Bug In OpenSSL, Netflix 4K Streaming [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Twitter becomes Facebook, Microsoft releases Windows 8.1 Update 1, OpenSSL suffers Heartbleed, IE6 declared dead, Netflix streaming in 4K, Sesame GO launches, and Rise Of The Patent Troll.


Your Favorite Online April Fools’ Day Pranks [We Ask You Results]

1 week ago

You were caught out by an April Fools’ Day prank, weren’t you? It’s OK, you can admit it, we’re all friends here.


Microsoft Kills Windows XP, Hollywood Sues Megaupload, Virus Shield Scam [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

RIP Windows XP, Hollywood sues Megaupload, Virus Shield scam, Xbox 360 emulation, multiplayer Goat Simulator, and Mario escapes into the real world.


Apple Admits Failure, Android TV, Windows In The Car, Amazon Dash [Tech News Digest]

2 weeks ago

Apple admits failure, Google works on Android TV, Microsoft wants Windows in your car, Amazon unveils Dash, Microsoft fixes Xbox One flaw, IFTTT for iPad, and every SNES start screen compiled into one epic video.