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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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.

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Dropbox DMCA, HTC One Benchmarks, BlackBerry Typo, Eat24 Facebook [Tech News Digest]

31st March, 2014

Dropbox denies DMCA disaster, HTC One M8 benchmarks, BlackBerry blocks sales of Typo, Microsoft stops snooping, Avast launches Grimefighter, and Eat24 breaks up with Facebook.

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Playing 2048: 20 Of The Best Versions Of The Addictive Puzzle Game [Weird & Wonderful Web]

30th March, 2014

There may not be 2048 versions of 2048 listed here, but with the original game being available as an open source project, perhaps there will be. Here are twenty variants to test your skills on.

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Office For iPad, NSA Database, Twitter Billboard, Google Naps [Tech News Digest]

28th March, 2014

Microsoft Office for iPad, NSA phone databases, Twitter’s partnership with Billboard, Facebook’s minor legal victory, Twitter photo tagging and sharing, and grabbing 40 winks with Google Naps.

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Turkey Twitter War, Gmail Snooping, BlackBerry Leaks, MS-DOS Secrets [Tech News Digest]

27th March, 2014

Twitter at war with Turkey, Google reading your Gmail, BlackBerry attacking leakers, Sony revealing Project Morpheus, Google comparing foodstuffs, MS-DOS giving up its secrets.

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Is Virtual Reality Going To Change The World? [We Ask You]

27th March, 2014

We’re particularly keen to hear your feelings about virtual reality in the home. Will it ever be mainstream?

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Facebook Oculus Rift, HTC One M8, MS-DOS Source Code, IRS Bitcoin [Tech News Digest]

26th March, 2014

Facebook causes an Oculus rift, HTC One blah blah, Microsoft frees MS-DOS, IRS rules on Bitcoin, Disney buys into YouTube, Google launches Photowall, and lots of white guys wear the Oculus Rift.