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


Microsoft Supports Killing Passwords, Are You Being Spied On? [Tech News Digest]

2 weeks ago

Microsoft hates passwords, spies come clean, AT&T carries BlackBerry, the Dotcom MegaNet, Rock Band reboot rumors, and Cortana makes a good girlfriend.


Apple Developing Electric Car, Amazon Prime Air Gets Grounded [Tech News Digest]

16th February, 2015

Apple’s electric dreams, Amazon gets grounded, Google feels charitable, Google Helpouts stop helping, Apple iWork works for all, and an Android Chorus brings harmony to the world.


How Do You Discover New Apps? [MakeUseOf Poll]

15th February, 2015

There’s an app for everything these days. This is obviously a boon for all of us who own smartphones, but it makes discovering new apps difficult. Especially new apps actually worth installing.


Facebook Lets You Rest In Peace, Testing Windows 10 For Phones [Tech News Digest]

13th February, 2015

Facebook deals with death, Windows 10 for Phones, Phorm’s tactile tablet, Saturday Night Live on iOS, Spotify’s Sweet Spot, and possibly the worst retail training video of all time.


Buy & Sell through Facebook, Discover Apps through Pinterest [Tech News Digest]

12th February, 2015

Facebook channels Craigslist, Pinterest discovers apps, LookFor is dumb, House of Cards leaks, play with a First Person Lover, and the Hitman: Agent 47 trailer kills YouTube stars.


What Retro Gadget Would You Still Buy Today? [We Ask You]

12th February, 2015

There are some gadgets that remain appealing despite being old and outdated. It doesn’t matter how crusty and unloved they may be, we still want to own one for ourselves.


Google Now Answers Health Questions, RapidShare Shuts Down [Tech News Digest]

11th February, 2015

Google has health concerns, RapidShare goes offline, Forbes hacks readers, Flipboard flips switch on Web, Scribd adds comic books, and teenagers react to the Nintendo Power Glove.


20 Essential Twitter Accounts You Need To Follow

11th February, 2015

Twitter is only as good as the people you follow. Literally. Thankfully, there are at least 20 essential Twitter accounts everybody should follow. Read on to find out what they are.


Buy a OnePlus One Without an Invite, Your Samsung TV is Listening [Tech News Digest]

10th February, 2015

It’s OnePlus One Tuesday, Samsung is listening, Windows 10 due to be finished in June, Imgur Pro is now free, Spot the robot dog, and Uber Seize steals cars.


Google Launches Virtual Genius Bar, Phishing the Anthem Hack Victims [Tech News Digest]

9th February, 2015

Google offers virtual tech help, from hacked to phished, free money for Chromecast owners, Evolve’s launch-day patch, Am I Going Down?, and Android promises Friends Furever.


Which Apple Products Do You Currently Own? [MakeUseOf Poll]

8th February, 2015

Apple fanboyism is alive and well. In fact, it may be stronger than ever, with more people under Apple’s spell now than at any time in its history. Let’s test that theory.


Why Musicians Really Hate Spotify, Swatch Teases Smartwatch Plans [Tech News Digest]

6th February, 2015

Where the Spotify money goes, the new Swatch smartwatch, Google Glass reborn, Madonna goes mad on Snapchat, watch old TV shows for free, and watch old people react to virtual reality porn.


The FCC Preserves Net Neutrality, Hackers Attack Health Insurer [Tech News Digest]

5th February, 2015

Net Neutrality rules, Anthem suffers health setback, BT buys EE, tweets on Google, Netflix lands in Japan, and the biggest Super Bowl commercials get remade in LEGO.


What Twitter Accounts Should Everybody Follow? [We Ask You]

5th February, 2015

If you don’t follow anyone, then Twitter is a pretty lonely place, and using Twitter is absolutely pointless. In other words, following people is essential. But who should you follow?


Facebook Can Cause Depression, Pocket Points Bribes Students [Tech News Digest]

4th February, 2015

Getting depressed over Facebook, bribing students to learn, converting real books into ebooks, the Humble Star Wars Bundle, mourning Monty Oum, and HTC gets into the rap game.