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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Windows XP Registry Hack, Google Self-Driving Cars, Apple Ransomware [Tech News Digest]

28th May, 2014

Windows XP registry hack, Google’s self-driving cars, the Find My iPhone ransomware, Spotify gets hacked, Word Lens app given away for free, and an awesome Choose Your Own Vine Adventure.


The Right To Be Forgotten Is No Big Deal [We Ask You Results]

28th May, 2014

We asked you — Do You Want The Right To Be Forgotten? Do people have strong feelings one way or another? Read on to find out.


#YesAllWomen Hashtag, LulzSec FBI Hacking, Watch Dogs Release [Tech News Digest]

27th May, 2014

The #YesAllWomen hashtag, the LulzSec FBI informant, the release of Watch Dogs, VirusTotal Uploader on OS X, Oculus Rift gets a Second Life, Any.do on the Web, and kids react to old computers.


Surface Pro 3 Reviews, Happy Google Employees, Free Amazon Fire TVs [Tech News Digest]

26th May, 2014

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 reviews, an update on Apple buying Beats, Google keeps its employees happy, free Amazon Fire TVs, the PlayStation 4 in China, Google+ Stories, and an iPhone ringtones dance track.


What Is The Best Brand For Headphones? [MakeUseOf Poll]

25th May, 2014

There are no shortage of companies trying to convince us their headphones are the best in the world. But which brand of headphones is actually best?


Learn New Words With The Collins Twictionary [Weird & Wonderful Web]

25th May, 2014

New words are being invented all the time, both online and offline. The Internet is responsible. Let’s look at a collection of new words currently vying for inclusion in the next Collins English Dictionary.


Worthless USA Freedom Act, Facebook Privacy Defaults, Twitter Quest Attack [Tech News Digest]

23rd May, 2014

Watered-down USA Freedom Act, Facebook privacy defaults, a Chrome OS update, PlayStation 4 profits, the $99 HP 7 Plus, the death of Helium Publishing, and Quest Attack on Twitter.

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Epic eBay Hack, Nest Protect Update, Secret Android App, Apple Weed Firm [Tech News Digest]

22nd May, 2014

eBay gets hacked, Nest Protect gets updated, Secret app expands, Apple removes Weed Firm, Spotify boasts 10 million subscribers, and ‘I Got This’ should actually exist.


Do You Want The Right To Be Forgotten? [We Ask You]

22nd May, 2014

Some consider the right to be forgotten a step in the right direction for privacy; others argue it’s at odds with freedom of expression. What do you think?


Surface Pro 3, DuckDuckGo Update, Netflix In Europe, Facebook Ask Button [Tech News Digest]

21st May, 2014

Microsoft unveils Surface Pro 3, DuckDuckGo gets updated, Netflix expands into Europe, Facebook gets personal, Wii & DS owners saved by server, Wikipedia discourages anonymity, and Michael Bay explains the birds and the bees.


10 Gadgets You Wish You Owned [We Ask You Results]

21st May, 2014

But which gadgets did you, the enlightened and enlightening MakeUseOf readership, tell us were currently high on your wishlist? Read on to find out.


Cyber-Espionage, GoPro IPO, Virtual Rubik’s Cube, Gay Nintendo [Tech News Digest]

20th May, 2014

U.S. confronts China, GoPro eyes an IPO, Airbnb Experiences, 13 years of Apple Stores, new words in the #Twictionary, Rubik’s Cube Google Doodle, and Nintendo goes gay.


Apple & Google Call Truce, AT&T Buys DirecTV, 3D-Printed Braille Phone [Tech News Digest]

19th May, 2014

Apple and Google call a truce, AT&T buys DirecTV, Apple gets sued, YouTube circles Twitch, the world’s first Braille phone launches, and Heathrow’s T5 is renamed Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5.


When To Use The Mute Button On Twitter [Weird & Wonderful Web]

18th May, 2014

Oh, how we wish a Mute button existed in real life. There may be no way to Mute someone in the offline world, but it’s entirely possible online. Especially on Twitter.


Killing Net Neutrality, Google Play PayPal, Hunting For Code, VR For Chickens [Tech News Digest]

16th May, 2014

FCC is killing net neutrality, Google works on a “right to be forgotten” tool, PayPal comes to Google Play, Microsoft launches Code Hunt, Outlook gets new features, Nescafe jars gain 3D-printed alarm clock lids, and virtual reality headsets for chickens.