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 Droid, Edit Look Back, Bing Winter Olympics, Sochi Problems [Tech News Digest]

7th February, 2014

Steve Wozniak talks of Apple/Android mashup, Sony gives up on PCs, Amazon acquires games developer, Facebook adds an ‘Edit’ to ‘Look Back’, Bing wins gold for Winter Olympics, and Twitter tracks problems in Sochi.

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Twitter Money, Hacking Hacktivists, Fake YouTube, Clooney Twits [Tech News Digest]

6th February, 2014

Twitter reports its financials, British spies accused of attacking hacktivists, 37signals changes name to Basecamp, YouTube targets fraudulent views, Doodle 4 Google 2014 launched, and George Clooney’s distaste towards Twitter.

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Do You Agree That Windows XP Needs To Die? [We Ask You]

6th February, 2014

We think Windows XP should be put out to pasture forever. The time has come to let it sail off to Valinor.

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Nadella Named, Facebook Filmed, Foursquare Fueled, Korea Kinected [Tech News Digest]

5th February, 2014

Satya Nadella named CEO of Microsoft, Facebook turns 10, Twitter eyes e-commerce, Foursquare data to Windows, Google Now on Chrome Beta, and Kinect is guarding the border between North Korea and South Korea.

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Wearable Technology Has An Image Problem [We Ask You Results]

5th February, 2014

We asked you: “Is Wearable Technology The Future, Or A Fad?” Here’s what you had to say.

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Paper Vs. Paper, Chromecast Porn, Flappy Bird Flies, Esurance Trolls [Tech News Digest]

4th February, 2014

Paper fights Paper in a story akin to David and Goliath, Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks, Google officially bans porn from Chromecast, Flappy Bird flies around the world, Apple releases latest commercial, and Esurance trolled on Twitter.

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Windows XP Lives, iPhone Catches Fire, Selfie Secures Sitcom [Tech News Digest]

3rd February, 2014

Windows XP refuses to die, Yahoo’s new search options, iPhone catches fire and burns a teenager, indie developers fight back against King’s ‘Candy’ trademark, and ABC TV pilot based solely on selfies.

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Why The Internet Hates Justin Bieber [Weird & Wonderful Web]

2nd February, 2014

Justin Bieber is a phenomenon. He has millions of fans hanging on to his every word and action. Yet, this child of the ’90s is hated in no uncertain terms by the Internet. But why?

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Nadella Gates, Android Winning, Facebook Paper, Bieber Begone [Tech News Digest]

31st January, 2014

Incomings and outgoings at Microsoft, Android wins big in smartphones, Facebook introduces Paper, Box launches Box Notes, the Windows desktop could be back by default, and the Internet calls for Justin Bieber deportation.

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10 More Video Games That Changed The World

30th January, 2014

These titles can legitimately be classed as game-changers. Which is a rather apt description given the subject matter.

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Lenovo Buys Motorola, Google Glass Games, Super Bowl XLVIII Beats [Tech News Digest]

30th January, 2014

Lenovo buys Motorola from Google, precious Twitter handle is stolen, Nintendo executives take pay cut, video games for Google Glass are revealed, virtual space battle costs real money, Twitter improves mobile apps.

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Is Wearable Technology The Future, Or A Fad? [We Ask You]

30th January, 2014

Wearable technology may have a future…or it may prove to be nothing but a passing fad. What’s your take?

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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.

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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…

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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.