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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Dave's Latest Posts


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


20 Tech Topics To Get Passionate About [We Ask You Results]

26th March, 2014

It’s good to see that many of the tech topics you are passionate about are those already covered here at MakeUseOf.


Designer Google Glass, Verified Quora, Free Auroracoin, Linux ATMs [Tech News Digest]

25th March, 2014

Google Glass gets designer appeal, Quora launches Verified Accounts, Iceland gives away Auroracoin, ATMs using Linux, Learnist is overhauled, and Minus Jon Plus Jon is definitely not Garfield.


Huawei Spying, XP Upgrades, Twitter Music, Google Glass Myths [Tech News Digest]

24th March, 2014

NSA spies on Huawei, Microsoft wants you off XP, Twitter #Music dies, Google Glass myths debunked, Yahoo Games gets a makeover, Medium comes to iPhone, and a Facebook shaming goes a little too well.


50 First Tweets By Twitter Virgins [Weird & Wonderful Web]

23rd March, 2014

Where did it all begin? We’re not talking about the history of Twitter, but instead the first few moments on the site taken by rich, famous, and influential Twitter users. Oh, and MakeUseOf writers.


Microsoft Snoops, Turkey Twits, Qik Quits, MtGox Finds, Samsung Slams [Tech News Digest]

21st March, 2014

Microsoft looks in Outlook, Turkey bans Twitter, Qik is killed off, a Fitbit class-action lawsuit, MtGox finds missing Bitcoin, Facebook needs you for beta testing, and Samsung snark.


Project Morpheus Vs. Oculus Rift, Unreal Engine 4, Flappy Bird Returns [Tech News Digest]

20th March, 2014

Project Morpheus and Oculus Rift bring virtual reality back, Unreal Engine 4 debuts, Flappy Bird is returning, Firefox 28 drops Metro, Google Docs phishing, and Mongolia tries to ban swearing on the Web.


What Tech Topics Are You Passionate About? [We Ask You]

20th March, 2014

We want you to tell us which subjects you enjoy reading about online these days.