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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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.

MakeUseOf Fails In 2013 [We Ask You Results]

18th December, 2013

We’ve had quite the year here at MakeUseOf, with thousands of articles published, dozens of hardware giveaways, a burgeoning collection of rewards for readers, a controversial makeover, new writers joining the team, and new columns increasing the range of content covered. We’re giving ourselves a pat on the back for a job well done, and […]

60 Minutes With The NSA, Facebook Donate, Amazon 4K, Google Blackmail [Tech News Digest]

17th December, 2013

NSA gets good press, Obama plans to meet technology executives, Facebook launches ‘Donate Now’, Amazon embraces 4K ultras HD, China rumored to get Xbox One in 2014, and Twitter is rumored to get ‘Edit’ feature.

Skynet Edges Closer, Twitter Experiments, 40k Bitcoin Valuation [Tech News Digest]

16th December, 2013

Google buys Boston Dynamics, Amazon sells Kindle Fire in installments, SteamOS arrives, Twitter experiments with location, Microsoft Photosynth gets updated, Doctor On Demand debuts, and Winklevii (the Winklevoss twins) make a shocking prediction about Bitcoin.

The Best, Worst, & Funniest Selfies Of 2013 [Weird & Wonderful Web]

15th December, 2013

This week in Weird & Wonderful Web, we delve deep into the world of selfies, taking a look at the best and worst examples of this phenomenon that hit us in a big, bad way during 2013.

Instagram Direct, YouTube Live, Twitter Blocking, Aereo TV [Tech News Digest]

13th December, 2013

Instagram adds messaging, YouTube expands live streaming to all, Twitter changes what it means to block someone, Aereo to Supreme Court, you’re likely to be a bot, 2013 remembered by Twitter, and Amiga 500 lives on.

Spotify Vs. Rdio, Free Windows, YouTube Good/Evil [Tech News Digest]

12th December, 2013

Spotify and Rdio head to head, Microsoft considers offering Windows RT and Windows Phone for free, Yahoo Mail fails, GTA: San Andreas for mobile, YouTube cracks down on gaming videos, Facebook adds autoplay, Viber 4.1 released.

Recommend A MakeUseOf Article From 2013! [We Ask You]

12th December, 2013

The end of the year is nigh, with 2013 soon to make way for 2014. Like most people, you probably enjoyed some highs and endured some lows over the past 12 months, but you lived through them all, racking up experiences both good and bad. One thing we hope played a small part in your […]

Apple Patents Curves, Nokia Goes Android, Dell Sells Chromebook [Tech News Digest]

11th December, 2013

Apple patents curves, Nokia’s Android handset revealed, Dell joins Chromebook party, Twitter named best technology company to work for, Google opens Street View to everyone, and Mad Catz releases Android console.

The Most Wanted Gadgets For Christmas 2013 [We Ask You Results]

11th December, 2013

Thanksgiving, that time of the year when we’re meant to be thankful for what we have, quickly gave way to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, when we declare that what we have just isn’t quite enough. And now Christmas is just around the corner, with letters to Santa already winging their way to the North […]

NSA WoW WTF, Google+ Ads, Windows Threshold, BlackBerry Bieber [Tech News Digest]

10th December, 2013

NSA spies on gamers, Google+ ads incoming, Socl for smartphones, Microsoft’s plans for Windows Threshold, National Geographic maps available, anti-spying social network is launched, and BlackBerry is revealed to have rejected Justin Bieber.

Government Surveillance, Xbox One Backwards Compatibility, Game of Thrones Game [Tech News Digest]

9th December, 2013

Coalition formed to fight government surveillance, Windows 7 declared dead, Xbox One users tricked into bricking consoles, Game Of Thrones video game, Creative Commons 4.0 arrives, Google News on iOS and Android improved, and SpaghettiOs Twitter nightmare.

The Best Amazon Prime Air Parodies [Weird & Wonderful Web]

8th December, 2013

This week in Weird & Wonderful Web, we look at how the Internet reacted to the news that Amazon is building a fleet of delivery drones for Amazon Prime Air. The Internet had a field day!

Patent Trolls, Android 4.4.1, Satoshi Nakamoto, Real Robocop [Tech News Digest]

6th December, 2013

U.S. takes on patent trolls, Android 4.4.1 arrives, opinions of Bitcoin, the real Satoshi Nakamoto, get your Gmail data, Twitter comes to dumbphones via USSD, Any.do Cal for Android, and the real-life Robocop.

NSA Tracking, Pony Passwords, Reversible USB, Santa Trackers [Tech News Digest]

5th December, 2013

NSA is tracking us all, Pony Botnet snags 2 million passwords, next-gen USB to be reversible, Beats Music launch date, Valve joins Linux Foundation, PopUp Archive launched, and two Santa trackers go into battle.