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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Launching the Google Hardware Store, Play Cards Against Humanity Online [Tech News Digest]

12th March, 2015

The new Google Store, Cards Against Humanity, extended iTunes downtime, an updated Chromebook Pixel, Jay Z starts streaming, and the notion of a troll-free Internet.


Microsoft Patches Freak & Stuxnet, Facebook Stops You Feeling Fat [Tech News Digest]

11th March, 2015

Microsoft patches problems, Facebook is no longer Feeling Fat, Uber wants women, iPhone Google Calendar, PlayStation lands in China, and playing Snake in a water fountain.


15 Entertaining YouTube Celebrities Worth Watching

11th March, 2015

YouTube has changed our idea of what it takes to become a celebrity. You don’t really need a skill, with a personality and the ability to entertain and inform an audience the only prerequisites.


Apple Watch Finally Arrives, HBO Now Exclusive to iDevices [Tech News Digest]

10th March, 2015

Apple Watch arrives, HBO Now exclusive, Google releases Android 5.1, Facebook kills Friendfeed, Gigaom is no more, and Samsung builds a Dream Doghouse.


uTorrent Mines Litecoin, Border Agents Demand Passwords [Tech News Digest]

9th March, 2015

uTorrent mines Bitcoin variant, border password panic, one-day Pandora passes, get Syndicate for free, email is too complicated, and the world’s longest selfie stick.


Have You Ever Tried Online Dating? [MakeUseOf Poll]

8th March, 2015

There really is no stigma attached to online dating these days, although both men and women still face issues when choosing this route to love or lust. What’s your personal experience?


Facebook Dislikes Inactive Accounts, Harmonix Teases Rock Band 4 [Tech News Digest]

6th March, 2015

Facebook dislikes pages, Rock Band returns, net neutrality naysayers, FREAK Windows attacks, Apple’s plentiful product placement, and Audi fears The Drones.


HBO Now Set to Launch in April, Apple Delays iPad Pro Until September [Tech News Digest]

5th March, 2015

HBO Now is coming soon, Apple delays the iPad Pro, EA closes Maxis, Chromebook battery killers, The Smithsonian bans selfie sticks, and Chappie explores artificial intelligence.


Who Is Your Favorite YouTube Celebrity? [We Ask You]

5th March, 2015

Whatever you think of the idea of “celebrity,” YouTube has its own breed of personalities who have as much right to own that title as any actor, singer, or reality television star.


Freak Attack Security Flaw Revealed, Valve Teases Steam Machines [Tech News Digest]

4th March, 2015

FREAK attacks Android and iOS, Valve gets Steamy, the NVIDIA Shield set-top box, study comics with Stan Lee, Vince Vaughn’s stock images, and GEICO trolls YouTube users.


10 of the Best Google Chrome Experiments You Need to Try

4th March, 2015

Over 1,000 Chrome experiments have now been posted online, and we’re here to look at 10 that stand out from the crowd.


Tinder Discriminates Against Oldies, Bill Gates is Still Richie Rich [Tech News Digest]

3rd March, 2015

Tinder hates old people, Bill Gates is rich, free Epic Unreal Engine, Googling the rainforest, preventing dumb tweets, and a cool Star Wars drone.


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

2nd March, 2015

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


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

1st March, 2015

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.


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

27th February, 2015

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.