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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How Smartphones Are Ruining Your Life

8th January, 2014

Your smartphone could be ruining your life, or at least have the capacity to do so in the future.

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PlayStation Now, App Store Sales, From McAfee To Intel, Cicada 3301 Returns [Tech News Digest]

8th January, 2014

Sony unveils PlayStation Now, Biz Stone launches Jelly, Apple App Store sales figures for 2013, new Gorilla Glass is antimicrobial, McAfee becomes Intel Security, China lifts ban on video games consoles, and the mysterious Cicada 3301 returns.

Your Top Tech Resolutions For 2014 [We Ask You Results]

8th January, 2014

We’re now well into 2014, with 2013 (and its memes) being a dim and distant memory for most of us. Tradition dictates that a new year brings with it an opportunity for us all to improve ourselves, as we strive to be better people this year than last year. Which is where new year’s resolutions […]

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Pebble Steel, Toshiba Chromebook, Yahoo Malware, Michael Bay [Tech News Digest]

7th January, 2014

New Pebble Steel smartwatch hardware, Toshiba’s Chromebook, AT&T potentially kills net neutrality, Yahoo malware threat, Panasonic Firefox smart TVs, retro games playable online, and Michael Bay fails to deliver at CES 2014.

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Chromebook Conquers, Digital Dwindles, Pandora Alarms, Snapchat Sorry? [Tech News Digest]

6th January, 2014

Chromebooks sold well in 2013, digital music sales declined in 2013, Vine app for Web, Snapchat fails to apologize for recent hack, tweet becomes a newspaper advert, Pandora’s alarm clock, and Wikipedia’s draft function.

The Best Internet Memes Of 2013 [Weird & Wonderful Web]

5th January, 2014

This week in Weird & Wonderful Web, we take a last look back at 2013, specifically the memes and viral Internet trends that punctuated the 12 months we recently bid a fond farewell.

What Is Your Tech-Related New Year’s Resolution For 2014? [We Ask You]

2nd January, 2014

It’s now 2014, at least according to the Gregorian calendar most countries around the world adhere to. Each new year marks an opportunity for us all to endeavor to be better people, to do things differently than we have been of late, to improve in at least one aspect of life. While most new year’s […]

10 Technology Predictions For 2014 [We Ask You Results]

1st January, 2014

We recently asked you to stare into your crystal balls and mystically gaze into the swirling clouds until a vision of the future became clear.

10 Video Games That Changed The World

30th December, 2013

These are the games that changed everything, that signalled the next step in the evolution of video games, and that needed to exist for the video games industry as we know it today to exist as it does.

The Whiniest Christmas Gift Complaints On Twitter [Weird & Wonderful Web]

29th December, 2013

It would be ignorant to claim that teenagers the world over had never complained about their Christmas presents before social networking became the behemoth it is today. Now they do it in public.

Learn All About Santa, Just In Time For Christmas [Weird & Wonderful Web]

22nd December, 2013

This week in Weird & Wonderful Web, we learn all about Santa, just in time for Christmas. This is a fat man who spends 364 days of the year sitting around doing very little, but who then manages the impossible by delivering presents to kids around the world in the space of one night. He’s […]

Mac Pro Sale, Hacking Target, Porn Filters Include Sex Ed, Google Tips [Tech News Digest]

20th December, 2013

Mac Pro 2013 is here, Target becomes a target, Yahoo brings tabs back, Google launches tips service, porn filters in the U.K. not working, and Microsoft seeks E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. No, really.

Obama Vs. NSA, Mossberg Leaves WSJ, Twitter TV Series, Vine Vanity [Tech News Digest]

19th December, 2013

Obama hears about NSA, Walt Mossberg goodbye, Spotify overhaul, Nick Bilton’s Twitter TV series, Vine users offered vanity URLs, Bing adds new features, and George Takei loses his video game virginity.

What Are Your Predictions For Technology In 2014? [We Ask You]

19th December, 2013

. Don your thinking cap, adopt a Nostradamus pose, and get typing away for a chance to win a T-shirt…

Autoplay Ads On Facebook, The NSA Is Unconstitutional, Google Zeitgeist 2013 [Tech News Digest]

18th December, 2013

Autoplay ads on Facebook, NSA phone surveillance “unconstitutional,” Google Glass adds ‘Wink’ command, Samsung’s Smartphone GamePad, Tomb Raider on iOS, Wunderlist suggests Christmas gifts, and 2013’s top Google searches.