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

kindle-reader-ebooks

Amazon Wants Cheap eBooks, Google Fixes Android Flaw, And More… [Tech News Digest]

8 hours ago

Also, Facebook kills Gifts, Netflix signs deal with AT&T, EA launches subscription service, the PS4 goes 3D, and a reminder not to play with microwave ovens.

using-smartphone

Smartphones Do Everything Badly [We Ask You Results]

18 hours ago

We have replaced multiple things that do one thing well with one thing that does everything badly.

phubbing-smartphone-couple

Facebook Pushes Messenger, OkCupid Experiments On Users, And More… [Tech News Digest]

1 day ago

Also, Amazon launches a portal for 3D-printed products, Samsung delays release of its first Tizen smartphone, Reddit eyes profitability, Yelp adds user-generated video reviews, and Microsoft trolls Apple with Cortana bullying Siri.

monkey-masks

Unmasking Tor Users, Revealing Uber Ratings, ATMs Are Doomed, And More… [Tech News Digest]

2 days ago

Google Play Music is free for new Chromecast owners, taunting police on Facebook proves to be a mistake, Google Glass banned during Comic-Con 2014 panels, and parkour athletes bring Assassin’s Creed to Paris.

smartphones-collection

Android vs. iOS vs. Windows Phone: Which Mobile OS Will Ultimately Win Out? [MakeUseOf Poll]

3 days ago

Which mobile operating systems will ultimately win out? Will they survive far into the future? Or will a new mobile OS appear over the horizon to challenge the might of Apple, Google, and Microsoft?

eye-openers

Random Reddit: 10 Bizarre Subreddits You Need To Explore [Weird & Wonderful Web]

4 days ago

You don’t love Reddit? You should, because it’s an awesome resource for content of every possible description. If you don’t believe me then read on to discover the stranger side of Reddit.

lego-men

Google Wants To Map Your DNA, Download OS X Yosemite Now, And More… [Tech News Digest]

5 days ago

Also, Google has (probably) acquired Twitch for $1 billion, the Destiny beta is now open to everyone, Oyster comes to browsers, watching Sharknado 2 will affect your Philips Hue, and Apple fanboys are easily fooled.

stubhub-tickets

Hackers Steal StubHub Millions, Apple Defends iOS Backdoors, And More… [Tech News Digest]

6 days ago

Also, Moto X gets digital tattoos, Reddit Live goes live, Uber returns to Windows Phone, Yahoo offers to let people know when you die, and Samsung starts mocking the iPhone 6 even before it’s announced.

we-ask-you-logo

Have Smartphones Rendered Everything Obsolete? [We Ask You]

7 days ago

Point and shoot cameras, MP3 players, alarm clocks, GPS systems, and wristwatches – all replaced. What’s next?

amazon-fire-phone-trio

Amazon Fire Phone Reviews, Microsoft Focuses On Windows 9, And More… [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Also, a security vulnerability in Tor is kept secret, William Shatner boldly goes where no celebrity has gone before by reviewing Facebook Mentions, and Japan dreams of a 2020 Olympic Games for robots.

thumbs-down

Where Are All The Quality Kickstarters? [We Ask You Results]

1 week ago

We asked you, What Is Your Favorite Kickstarter Of All Time? You didn’t have a lot to say on the matter.

iphone-users

Apple Is Spying On You, Facebook Launches Pocket Rival, And More… [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Netflix hits 50 million subscribers despite price hike, Windows 9 Start menu is revealed, the Dota 2 gamers worth a cool $5 million, a sidewalk lane just for smartphone users, and the first trailer for The Imitation Game.

google-chrome-pin

Chrome Is Killing Your Battery, Chatroulette For Stoners, And More… [Tech News Digest]

1 week ago

Chromebooks find success in schools, Netflix hides your embarrassing taste in movies, Fonhandle is a handle for your phone, David Mitchell tells a tale via Twitter, and Push Me Pull You features mad multiplayer.

computer-poll

What Will Be Your Next Computer Purchase? [MakeUseOf Poll]

1 week ago

A computer is often the hub of the home. Despite the ubiquitousness of smartphones and tablets, most people still turn to their trusty computer when it’s available to them. Which makes any decision over a future computer purchase one that cannot be rushed. You need to think long and hard about the next computer you’ll […]

surprised-cat

Discover Interesting Content With 5 Ways To Randomize The Internet [Weird & Wonderful Web]

2 weeks ago

Why stick to the same corners of the Web? By taking advantage of the many ways we can randomize the Internet, it’s possible to open up new pathways and find interesting content.