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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Online Reviews Are Useful, With Common Sense Applied [We Ask You Results]

22nd January, 2014

It seems most of you do use online reviews, though the methodology varies from person to person.

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Windows 7 Comeback, Yahoo On Top, iPhone 6 Phablet [Tech News Digest]

21st January, 2014

Windows 7 makes a comeback, Yahoo beats Google, Apple plays hardball with Samsung, the iPhone 6 is rumored to be a phablet, Feedly throws new features at us, and the Jamaican bobsled team go crowdfunding.

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Wii U Fails, Google Chrome Fails, COS Fails, Windows 8 Fails [Tech News Digest]

20th January, 2014

Nintendo admits Wii U failed, Chrome extensions loaded with adware, China Operating System is revealed, Paramount dumps 35mm film, Windows 8 condemned as the new Vista, and Amazon wants to become the Nostradamus of online shopping.

The Scourge Of Vertical Video Syndrome [Weird & Wonderful Web]

19th January, 2014

Vertical Video Syndrome may just be a catchy name which we can use to classify some videos and the people responsible for them, but the issue is real. Do you suffer from this digital ailment?

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Smart Contact Lenses, NSA Text Collection, Facebook Trending Topics [Tech News Digest]

17th January, 2014

Google’s contact lenses for diabetics, NSA accused of collecting millions of random text messages, Facebook announces Trending, Spotify kills listening limits, Rdio goes free, Google Chrome update on Windows 8, and driving while Glassing.

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Apple Pays, Google Plays, Viddy Sells, Horizon Fixes [Tech News Digest]

16th January, 2014

Apple pays for in-app purchases, Google Play Movies & TV for iOS, Starbucks using clear text passwords, Fullscreen acquires Supernova (formerly Viddy), EA backtracks on offline SimCity, and Horizon kills videos shot in portrait mode.

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Do You Value Online Reviews? [We Ask You]

16th January, 2014

Have you ever written an online review? If so, what persuaded you to take the time to post it online for others to read?

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No Net Neutrality, Winamp Lives, Kanye Kills Coinye [Tech News Digest]

15th January, 2014

Net neutrality suffers loss, Winamp lives for another day, Beats Music launch due, Tumblr Mention alerts, Kanye West kills Coinye, a man dies trying to save his phone, and the Internet names a baby.

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Music Makes The World Go Around [We Ask You Results]

15th January, 2014

We asked where you go music, and loved the response: over 100 comments (and counting) make for a fascinating discussion.

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How You Know You Spent Too Long Playing Arcade Games In The 1980s…

14th January, 2014

The problem with arcade games — as with any kind of video games, old or new — was their addictive qualities that suck you in and refuse to let go until you (and your dwindling pool of money) are exhausted. Which invariably means you spent too long playing these early gaming gems.

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Google Nest, Facebook Branch, YouTube Comments, Muppets Row [Tech News Digest]

14th January, 2014

Google acquires Nest, Facebook acquires Branch, Twitter Web makeover, Yelp forced to reveal anonymous reviewers, YouTube introduces comments management, IObit Uninstaller 3.1 released, and the Muppets stage a mock Twitter argument.

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Facebook Likes Lawsuit, Windows 9 On Way, Star Wars Photos [Tech News Digest]

13th January, 2014

Facebook lawsuit over Likes, Google shuts Schemer, Guardian launches Contributoria, PlayStation Now requires controllers, Windows 9 due in 2015, Line launches Whoscall for Android, and Chewbacca tweets behind-the-scenes photos from the original Star Wars flicks.

The Best Reddit AMAs Of All Time [Weird & Wonderful Web]

12th January, 2014

Under the IAmA subreddit, you’ll find informal interviews with all sorts of interesting people. These are some of the best AMAs online.

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Dead PCs, Gmail Stalking, Bitcoin Overstock, Kindle Kiosk [Tech News Digest]

10th January, 2014

Desktops are declared dead, Gmail stalkers love Google+, Overstock starts accepting Bitcoin, scanning irises for passwords, Snapchat apologizes, Amazon starts selling hardware from a vending machine, and two companies fight over the right to pin.

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Contract Freedom, Modular Smartphones, DuckDuckGrow, Kanye Vs. Coinye [Tech News Digest]

9th January, 2014

T-Mobile offers you money to switch contracts, ZTE teases a modular smartphone, DuckDuckGo shows off, Dell brings 4K monitors to the mainstream, biased reviews of Yahoo’s app are questioned, Kindle for iOS is improved, and Kanye West goes after cryptocurrency Coinye.