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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Should Apple Cut Its Prices? [We Ask You]

8th May, 2014

What level of permanent discounting would make you more likely to go out and buy an Apple product over a rival brand?


Alibaba IPO, Intel Chromebooks, Pwn Phone, Shaq Fu, UPS Drones [Tech News Digest]

7th May, 2014

Alibaba files for an IPO, Intel bets large on Chromebooks, the new Pwn Phone debuts, Shaq Fu is reborn, Destiny’s destiny is secured with a huge budget, and the UPS drone delivery mix-up.


Facebook Is For Friends, Google+ Is For Strangers [We Ask You Results]

7th May, 2014

We asked what you thought of Google+. Interestingly, the positive and negative comments were roughly equal.


Amazon Shopping For Twitter, Lenovo Chromebooks, Secret Apple EarPods [Tech News Digest]

6th May, 2014

#AmazonCart shopping on Twitter, Lenovo Chromebooks, new DuckDuckGo, Apple EarPods hoax, Rakesh Agrawal tweets, Oculus Rift MMO, Amplitude remake, and Star Wars auditions.


Kickstarter Consumer Protection, Netflix For The Blind, Win At Rock, Paper, Scissors [Tech News Digest]

5th May, 2014

Kickstarter backers get consumer protection, EFF tests Privacy Badger, the Pirate King of MMA gets sued, Netflix for the blind, Google Now parking, and how to win at Rock, Paper, Scissors.


A Beginners Guide To Technophilia [Weird & Wonderful Web]

4th May, 2014

Come into the insane world of Earth’s favorite podcast. If you’re not aware of Technophilia then you’re missing out. This beginners guide to Technophilia, is your open doorway into that world.


Microsoft Patches XP, Vine YouTube, Mute Twitter, Life Simulator [Tech News Digest]

2nd May, 2014

Microsoft patches Windows XP, Vine does a YouTube, Twitter experiments with muting, a Google Glass teardown, Amazon smartphone leaks, a real-life Dropbox, and the creator of Minecraft’s new game.


Facebook Anonymous Login, Disney Infinity Marvel, The Onion Clickhole [Tech News Digest]

1st May, 2014

Facebook launches Anonymous Login, MacBook Air prices are slashed, Disney Infinity: Marvel Super Heroes is announced, YouTube adds branding intros, The Onion teases Clickhole, Coursera seeks translators, and a Canadian family lives on in 1986.


Do You Care What Happens To Google+? [We Ask You]

1st May, 2014

This is your opportunity to tell us whether you like or dislike the social network, whether or not you use it, and what you use it for.


Twitter Is Flatlining, Firefox 29 Is Radical, MacBook Air Is Cheaper [Tech News Digest]

30th April, 2014

Twitter flatlines, Firefox updates, MacBook Air cheapens, Xbox One lands, Udacity expands, and Vsauce measures.


Watching TV: Anytime, Anywhere, On Every Device [We Ask You Results]

30th April, 2014

The big takeaway from the discussion is that the number of options open to couch potatoes at this point in time is almost endless.


Google Self-Driving Cars, HP Android Laptop, Oculus Rift Lag [Tech News Digest]

29th April, 2014

Google cars navigate cities, Microsoft owns Nokia, HP Android laptop, Secret expansion, BuzzFeed wants $1 billion, Joss Whedon’s In Your Eyes, and Oculus Rift demonstrates living with lag.


Internet Explorer Flaw, Netflix Cable, Cortana Children, E.T. Found In Desert [Tech News Digest]

28th April, 2014

Internet Explorer flaw, government-built social networks, Netflix as a cable channel, ComiXology in-app purchases, Cortana hates children, a Codecademy makeover, and E.T. found in the desert.


Kill It With Fire: 10 Internet Expressions That Need To Die [Weird & Wonderful Web]

27th April, 2014

Languages are forever evolving. Some new words and phrases are readily accepted into common parlance. Others remain confined to the Internet, where they are often overused to the point that they need to die.


The Future Of Google+, FB Newswire, Next-Gen Minecraft, Oculus Prank [Tech News Digest]

25th April, 2014

Google+ may be dead, FCC talks net neutrality, Facebook launches FB Newswire, Lyft expands into new markets, mobile addiction grows, next-gen Minecraft allows save transfers, and the true potential of Oculus Rift is revealed.