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

2 weeks 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.

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

10th April, 2014

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.

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

10th April, 2014

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

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

9th April, 2014

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.

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

9th April, 2014

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.

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

8th April, 2014

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

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

7th April, 2014

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.

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The Bumper List Of April Fools’ Day 2014 Pranks [Weird & Wonderful Web]

6th April, 2014

Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, and stop being such a miserablist misanthrope. We are here to help, with the best April Fools’ Day pranks you may have missed in 2014. You had better laugh.

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How To Write A Great Lede When Writing For The Web

5th April, 2014

One of the hardest elements is concocting a great lede; ledes being the one chance you have of persuading readers to commit to an article in full. Here are five tips to start well.

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Net Neutrality, Cuban Twitter, Brendan Eich, Open Source .Net [Tech News Digest]

4th April, 2014

Net neutrality in Europe, Cuban Twitter plot revealed, Brendan Eich resigns, open source .Net, new Kinect for Windows, Lingua.ly on Android, and the advanced Bitcoin simulator.

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Amazon Fire TV, Windows Phone Cortana, Indiegogo GoBe, Binge Watching PSA [Tech News Digest]

3rd April, 2014

Amazon Fire TV, Windows Phone 8.1 with Cortana, Windows 8.1 Update 1 for mouse and keyboards, GoBe on Indiegogo, Rdio, Vudu, and Crackle on Chromecast, and a PSA about the dangers of binge watching.

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What Is The Best Online April Fools’ Day Prank Ever? [We Ask You]

3rd April, 2014

It’s time, with your help, to sort the wheat from the chaff.

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April Fools Roundup, Apple Attacks Samsung, Mozilla CEO Controversy [Tech News Digest]

2nd April, 2014

April Fools, Apple versus Samsung, Mozilla CEO speaks out, Amazon adds Metacritic scores, Zuckerberg takes pay cut, Coursera on Android, and Kaspersky maps the Cyberwar.

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Virtual Reality Is The Future… One Day [We Ask You Results]

2nd April, 2014

Does the MakeUseOf readership feel that VR is going to truly become mainstream in the future? Read on to find out.

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Apple Doubles Prices, Microsoft Hates You, Google (GL)Ass, TwitFace [Tech News Digest]

1st April, 2014

Apple doubles its prices, Microsoft admits it hates you all, Google reveals (GL)Ass, Facebook and Twitter merge into TwitFace, annoying couple launch vague Kickstarter, MakeUseOf broadens its appeal, and the best ‘And Finally’ ever.