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 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.


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?


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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…


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.


Apple Celebrates, Google 4 Samsung, NSA Children, Xbox Fire [Tech News Digest]

27th January, 2014

Apple Mac’s 30 years, Google and Samsung’s patent partnership, NSA wooing children, rare NES game sold for $100k, Pinterest animated GIFs, Google adds context to websites, and man runs into inferno for Xbox.


What The Internet Really Thinks Of Google Glass [Weird & Wonderful Web]

26th January, 2014

This week in Weird & Wonderful Web, we take a look at what the Internet really thinks of Google Glass. Some people are in love with this futuristic device, others hate it. What about you?


Illegal NSA, Mac At 30, Facebook Vs Princeton, Top Gear Street View [Tech News Digest]

24th January, 2014

NSA activities branded “illegal,” Microsoft posts record revenues, Apple celebrates Mac turning 30, Hunter Moore arrested, Facebook and Princeton argue, Twitter celebrates ‘A Year On Vine’, and Top Gear test track on Google Street View.


Beats Music Reviews, DoD BlackBerry Love, Winning Windows Phone [Tech News Digest]

23rd January, 2014

Beats Music reviews, Yahoo Search is made secure, Department of Defense chooses BlackBerry, saga of Banned Bluebook is revealed, Twitter expands its targeted ads, and Windows Phone is beating the iPhone… sort of.


What Do You Do When The Internet Goes Down? [We Ask You]

23rd January, 2014

The Internet does, on occasion, go down, at which time everyone affected by the outage screams at whoever is in earshot in frustration and longing.


Google Glass Movies, Android Malware, LogMeIn Logs Out [Tech News Digest]

22nd January, 2014

FBI doesn’t want you Glassing in movie theaters, Beats Music launches, Android malware is on the rise, Music Timeline reveals changing tastes, LogMeIn goes pay-only, and Spotify steals our hearts.