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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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.


Google Glass For All, Xbox Live Refunds, Edward Snowden Movie, GoT DOS [Tech News Digest]

15th May, 2014

Google Glass for all, Xbox Live refunds, Edward Snowden movie, Spell Up on Chrome, Flappy Bird returns, Mozilla Webmaker Training, and Game of Thrones on DOS.


What Gadget Do You Really Want Right Now? [We Ask You]

15th May, 2014

As you sit there reading this on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, what one gadget stands out above all the others? Tell us. Now.


Right To Be Forgotten, Xbox One Kinect, Popcorn Time On Android [Tech News Digest]

14th May, 2014

The “right to be forgotten,” major Xbox One news, Popcorn Time for Android, Dogecoin robbery, new Google Hangouts, and Beats audio is just the beginning for Apple acquisitions.


Apple Could & Should Cut Its Prices [We Ask You Results]

14th May, 2014

Opinions ranged from, “Yes, definitely,” to, “No, of course not,” with a, “Who bloody cares??” included for good measure.


NSA-Infected Routers, Twitter Mute Button, EA Goes Offline, Epic Selfies [Tech News Digest]

13th May, 2014

NSA-infected routers, Twitter’s Mute button, EA’s online servers, a Tomodachi Life apology, Bit.ly gets compromised, and the most epic selfie of all time.