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 Lenses, Netflix Expansion, Chrome Lego, Prince Bootlegging [Tech News Digest]

29th January, 2014

Google Glass gets prescription lenses, Chrome apps for iOS and Android, Netflix to invade Europe, Netherlands unblocks The Pirate Bay, Lego Build With Chrome, and Prince gets his purple knickers in a twist.


10 Things To Do When The Internet Goes Down [We Ask You Results]

29th January, 2014

It’s almost as if the MakeUseOf readership is made up of sensible, intelligent people…


Apple Earnings, NSA Angry Birds, FBI TorMail, Oogle Goggles [Tech News Digest]

28th January, 2014

Apple reveals earnings, the NSA accused of targeting Angry Birds, Microsoft renames SkyDrive to OneDrive, the FBI tapping into TorMail, Nintendo’s plan for smartphones, Wikipedia adds celebrity voices, and The Simpsons tackles Oogle Goggles.


Apple Celebrates, Google 4 Samsung, NSA Children, Xbox Fire [Tech News Digest]

27th January, 2014

Apple Mac’s 30 years, Google and Samsung’s patent partnership, NSA wooing children, rare NES game sold for $100k, Pinterest animated GIFs, Google adds context to websites, and man runs into inferno for Xbox.


What The Internet Really Thinks Of Google Glass [Weird & Wonderful Web]

26th January, 2014

This week in Weird & Wonderful Web, we take a look at what the Internet really thinks of Google Glass. Some people are in love with this futuristic device, others hate it. What about you?


Illegal NSA, Mac At 30, Facebook Vs Princeton, Top Gear Street View [Tech News Digest]

24th January, 2014

NSA activities branded “illegal,” Microsoft posts record revenues, Apple celebrates Mac turning 30, Hunter Moore arrested, Facebook and Princeton argue, Twitter celebrates ‘A Year On Vine’, and Top Gear test track on Google Street View.


Beats Music Reviews, DoD BlackBerry Love, Winning Windows Phone [Tech News Digest]

23rd January, 2014

Beats Music reviews, Yahoo Search is made secure, Department of Defense chooses BlackBerry, saga of Banned Bluebook is revealed, Twitter expands its targeted ads, and Windows Phone is beating the iPhone… sort of.


What Do You Do When The Internet Goes Down? [We Ask You]

23rd January, 2014

The Internet does, on occasion, go down, at which time everyone affected by the outage screams at whoever is in earshot in frustration and longing.


Google Glass Movies, Android Malware, LogMeIn Logs Out [Tech News Digest]

22nd January, 2014

FBI doesn’t want you Glassing in movie theaters, Beats Music launches, Android malware is on the rise, Music Timeline reveals changing tastes, LogMeIn goes pay-only, and Spotify steals our hearts.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.