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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Google Glass, Customized Twitter, Justin Bieber Selfies [Tech News Digest]

13th November, 2013

Google Glass gains new features and sign-up page, Twitter unveils Custom Timelines, the iPad mini with Retina Display goes on sale, Sony adds confusion to used games policy, and Vine arrives on Windows Phone.

Virgin Cosplayers Eating Candy Burgers During Thor’s Movember [Weird & Wonderful Web]

12th November, 2013

The Web is a place full of content that is far too easy to miss. This column has one simple aim: to collect the best weird and wonderful content that appears on the Web.

Follow Rihanna On Twitter “Cause She’s Purty” [We Ask You Results]

12th November, 2013

Unlike the terrible trio of preening popstars that is Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga, us normies can never hope to gain millions of followers on Twitter. Famous people can rely solely on their name to get them followers; were they never to tweet they’d still rack up enviable numbers. Thankfully fame isn’t the […]

Apple Spaceship, Amazon Sundays, Twitter Droids [Tech News Digest]

12th November, 2013

Apple’s cult status is confirmed, Netflix and YouTube are shown to suck, Apple Maps steals users away from Google Maps, a new WoW expansion pack is revealed, and Blockbuster claims This Is The End.

8 Movies Featuring Technology All Geeks Should Watch

11th November, 2013

What follows is a list of 8 movies featuring technology which all geeks should watch at least once.

Xbox One Leaks, iPhone 6 Rumors, YouTube Haters [Tech News Digest]

11th November, 2013

An Xbox One escapes into the wild, Intel acquires education startup Kno, Digg Video arrives to waste your time, curvier iPhones could be next for Apple, and the co-founder of YouTube attacks Google+ comments.

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Twitter IPO, Android Profit, Silk Road Returns, PS4 Exposed [Tech News Digest]

8th November, 2013

37signals helps you work remotely, Silk Road 2.0 is launched, the Internet Archive is damaged in a fire, the innards of the PlayStation 4 are exposed to the world, and an iPad Air gets badly beaten up.

Ballmer’s Successor, YouTube Comments, Facebook Likes, TARDIS Truth [Tech News Digest]

7th November, 2013

Microsoft edges closer to naming CEO, a computer-generated girl tempts predators, Apple forces Apple stock to shut down, YouTube comments lose their edge, and Doctor Who’s TARDIS is shown to be theoretically possible.

Who Do You Follow On Twitter? And Why? [We Ask You]

6th November, 2013

One talentless celebrity (Katy Perry) recently overtook another even more talentless celebrity (Justin Bieber) to become the most popular person on Twitter. They both surpassed one Lady Gaga (I think she’s related to the British Royal Family) earlier this year. The number of followers these people have amassed is mind-boggling, with Perry having 46 million […]

Google Helpouts, Everpix Neverpix, Wii Mini, Gmail Sucks [Tech News Digest]

6th November, 2013

Google Helpouts starts, Everpix dies, Nintendo announces Wii Mini, Chrome is malware-busting, Apple will return to America, Google’s augmented reality game opens, Microsoft goes after Google, and video games are good for us.

Photoshopped Dead Cat Facebooks Evil Bitcoin Millionaire [Weird & Wonderful Web]

5th November, 2013

The Web is a place full of content that is far too easy to miss. This column has one simple aim: to collect the best weird and wonderful content that appears on the Web.

BBM Still Has Fans! [We Ask You Results]

5th November, 2013

Do you hate using phones the way they were originally designed to be used? You know: actually calling someone’s number and talking to them when they pick up. If so, you’re probably a huge fan of messaging in one form or another, whether it’s by way of trusty SMS, sending an email, or utilizing one […]

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Nexus 5, BlackBerry Blitz, Steam Machine, Snowden Tweets [Tech News Digest]

5th November, 2013

Find out how good the new Nexus 5 really is, watch the BlackBerry soap opera unfold, discover that Windows Phone isn’t dead, see Steam Machine put through its paces, and hear about Coursera’s plans.

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How To Lose Weight…Fast – The Best Web Resources For Fasting Diets

4th November, 2013

The latest craze in the world of dieting is intermittent fasting. We pull together some of the best resources online related to this popular method for losing weight and getting healthier.

Google Secrets, Instagram Ads, Patent Wars, Netflix 4K [Tech News Digest]

4th November, 2013

The secret behind Google’s floating barge is revealed, Instagram adds ads, smartphone patent wars intensify, Netflix tests Ultra HD, Amazon launches Kindle MatchBook, Google+ appeals to vanity, and tickets for wearing Google Glass.