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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Chrome Windows, Virgin Network, Candy Crushed, iPhone 6 Queue [Tech News Digest]

13th February, 2014

Windows coming to Chrome OS, new Apple TV hardware, Virgin America social network, Candy Crush victim, IMO adds voice chat and video chat, Kik adds Web browser, and the queue for the iPhone 6 has begun.


How Long Will Facebook Survive? [We Ask You]

13th February, 2014

Success in the past and present does not guarantee success in the future. Could Facebook go the way of MySpace?


Dong Addict, Twitter Redesign, Firefox Ads, Instagram Bug [Tech News Digest]

12th February, 2014

Creator of Flappy Bird breaks silence, Twitter could look like Facebook, Mozilla bringing ads to Firefox, Instagram bug revealed, demand for PlayStation 4 still outstripping supply, Klout overhauls UI, and Sony unveils the Bottled Walkman.


Long Live Windows XP! [We Ask You Results]

12th February, 2014

We asked: Do You Agree That Windows XP Needs To Die? Turns out you don’t.


Nokia Android, XP Help, Gates AMA, Netflix Cards [Tech News Digest]

11th February, 2014

Nokia’s Android handset, Microsoft wants Windows XP to die, Bill Gates Reddit AMA, Mark Zuckerberg is a generous philanthropist, Justin.tv becomes Twitch Interactive, Bing has the Oscars covered, and Netflix promotions.


Flappy Bird Disappears, Snowden Web Crawler, Dungeon Keeper Ratings [Tech News Digest]

10th February, 2014

Flappy Bird is no more, Edward Snowden’s methods revealed, the Moon may be mined, EA’s dodgy Dungeon Keeper ratings system exposed, Pinterest updates mobile website, and Shingy the Digital Prophet is a hit.


Forgotify Helps You Discover Unloved Music On Spotify

9th February, 2014

Spotify has 20 million tracks sitting there waiting to be found and loved. This is where Forgotify enters into the equation. It dedicates itself to delivering the undiscovered tracks no one has yet played on Spotify.


The Best Facebook ‘Look Back’ Parodies So Far [Weird & Wonderful Web]

9th February, 2014

Facebook is 10. To celebrate its birthday it invited everyone to ‘Look Back’ at their time on the social networking site. This made the Facebook ‘Look Back’ videos perfect for parodying. As usual, the Internet delivered.


Apple Droid, Edit Look Back, Bing Winter Olympics, Sochi Problems [Tech News Digest]

7th February, 2014

Steve Wozniak talks of Apple/Android mashup, Sony gives up on PCs, Amazon acquires games developer, Facebook adds an ‘Edit’ to ‘Look Back’, Bing wins gold for Winter Olympics, and Twitter tracks problems in Sochi.


Twitter Money, Hacking Hacktivists, Fake YouTube, Clooney Twits [Tech News Digest]

6th February, 2014

Twitter reports its financials, British spies accused of attacking hacktivists, 37signals changes name to Basecamp, YouTube targets fraudulent views, Doodle 4 Google 2014 launched, and George Clooney’s distaste towards Twitter.


Do You Agree That Windows XP Needs To Die? [We Ask You]

6th February, 2014

We think Windows XP should be put out to pasture forever. The time has come to let it sail off to Valinor.


Nadella Named, Facebook Filmed, Foursquare Fueled, Korea Kinected [Tech News Digest]

5th February, 2014

Satya Nadella named CEO of Microsoft, Facebook turns 10, Twitter eyes e-commerce, Foursquare data to Windows, Google Now on Chrome Beta, and Kinect is guarding the border between North Korea and South Korea.


Wearable Technology Has An Image Problem [We Ask You Results]

5th February, 2014

We asked you: “Is Wearable Technology The Future, Or A Fad?” Here’s what you had to say.


Paper Vs. Paper, Chromecast Porn, Flappy Bird Flies, Esurance Trolls [Tech News Digest]

4th February, 2014

Paper fights Paper in a story akin to David and Goliath, Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks, Google officially bans porn from Chromecast, Flappy Bird flies around the world, Apple releases latest commercial, and Esurance trolled on Twitter.


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.