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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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.

What Gadget Do You Really Want For Christmas? [We Ask You]

5th December, 2013

We want to know what one piece of technology you have your eye on this holiday season. Which gadget trumps all others at this moment in time for you personally?

5 Types Of YouTube Videos That Need To Die

4th December, 2013

These are the genres of videos that no one should watch — five examples of amateur video that, should you value your place in society, you should avoid uploading to YouTube at all costs.

PS4, Xbox One Fail To Make You Happy [We Ask You Results]

4th December, 2013

Both companies managed to shift million units of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We find out how people were getting on with their new PlayStations and XBoxes in last week’s We Ask You.

Real Google Androids, UPS Drones, Free Office 365, Star Wars Selfies [Tech News Digest]

4th December, 2013

Google’s building robots, sales of PCs expected to fall, Spotify woos artists, PlayStation 4 hits the 2 million sold milestone, UPS tries to one-up Amazon, Office 365 is offered free to students, and Darth Vader selfies.

Windows Threshold, Apple Topsy, Nazi Shazam, Glass Prank [Tech News Digest]

3rd December, 2013

Microsoft Threshold teaser, Apple acquires Topsy for reasons unknown, Tumblr adds Sponsored Trending Blogs, German police create a Shazam clone to detect neo-Nazi music, BlackBerry sets records straight, and the problem with Google Glass.

Amazon Delivery Drones, Facebook Hack, Kindle Fire Vs iPad Air [Tech News Digest]

2nd December, 2013

Amazon aerial drones, Facebook friends list hack, Google Nexus handsets vulnerability discovered, Black Friday numbers are released, Steam introduces user reviews, and the Kindle Fire HDX is compared favorably to the iPad Air.