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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Your Most Embarrassing Emails & Texts [We Ask You Results]

19th November, 2013

A reader’s comment shows the real-life consequences that can result from a hurried email or text.: she lost a friend by not checking before hitting send.

Bitcoin Bonanza, vBulletin Hack, PS4 Fix, Google Canal View [Tech News Digest]

19th November, 2013

Bitcoin enjoys its biggest day yet, Google and Microsoft combat child porn, Sony fixes bricked PlayStation 4, Pocket 5.0 is released, Venice joins Street View, and YouTube causes the Web to lose its s**t.

Defective PS4 Debuts, Apple Accuses Samsung, Batkid Wins Internet [Tech News Digest]

18th November, 2013

Sony sells lots of games consoles (including some defective ones), Steve Ballmer reveals the truth about his exit from Microsoft, Apple accuses Samsung of copying, Amazon and Facebook team up, and Batkid goes viral.

Google Books, Firefox OS, YotaPhone, Coin Card [Tech News Digest]

15th November, 2013

Google Books is ruled to be fair use, the dual-screen YotaPhone gets a release date, credit card-beating Coin is revealed, new Airbnb apps are released, and a PlayStation 4 gets shot to pieces.

PS4 Reviews, Moto G, Chromebook 11, Domainapalooza [Tech News Digest]

14th November, 2013

PlayStation 4 gets reviewed, Motorola unveils the Moto G, HP Chromebook 11 is removed from stores, Yahoo tries to sell domains, Snapchat rebuffed Facebook’s acquisition offer, Chrome Beta is listening in, and Bing gains musical overhaul.

What’s The Most Embarrassing Email or Text You’ve Ever Sent? [We Ask You]

13th November, 2013

Most people reading this email, text, or email and text, multiple times each day. That’s a lot of opportunities to make a fool of yourself.

Google Glass, Customized Twitter, Justin Bieber Selfies [Tech News Digest]

13th November, 2013

Google Glass gains new features and sign-up page, Twitter unveils Custom Timelines, the iPad mini with Retina Display goes on sale, Sony adds confusion to used games policy, and Vine arrives on Windows Phone.

Virgin Cosplayers Eating Candy Burgers During Thor’s Movember [Weird & Wonderful Web]

12th November, 2013

The Web is a place full of content that is far too easy to miss. This column has one simple aim: to collect the best weird and wonderful content that appears on the Web.

Follow Rihanna On Twitter “Cause She’s Purty” [We Ask You Results]

12th November, 2013

Unlike the terrible trio of preening popstars that is Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, and Lady Gaga, us normies can never hope to gain millions of followers on Twitter. Famous people can rely solely on their name to get them followers; were they never to tweet they’d still rack up enviable numbers. Thankfully fame isn’t the […]

Apple Spaceship, Amazon Sundays, Twitter Droids [Tech News Digest]

12th November, 2013

Apple’s cult status is confirmed, Netflix and YouTube are shown to suck, Apple Maps steals users away from Google Maps, a new WoW expansion pack is revealed, and Blockbuster claims This Is The End.

8 Movies Featuring Technology All Geeks Should Watch

11th November, 2013

What follows is a list of 8 movies featuring technology which all geeks should watch at least once.

Xbox One Leaks, iPhone 6 Rumors, YouTube Haters [Tech News Digest]

11th November, 2013

An Xbox One escapes into the wild, Intel acquires education startup Kno, Digg Video arrives to waste your time, curvier iPhones could be next for Apple, and the co-founder of YouTube attacks Google+ comments.


Twitter IPO, Android Profit, Silk Road Returns, PS4 Exposed [Tech News Digest]

8th November, 2013

37signals helps you work remotely, Silk Road 2.0 is launched, the Internet Archive is damaged in a fire, the innards of the PlayStation 4 are exposed to the world, and an iPad Air gets badly beaten up.

Ballmer’s Successor, YouTube Comments, Facebook Likes, TARDIS Truth [Tech News Digest]

7th November, 2013

Microsoft edges closer to naming CEO, a computer-generated girl tempts predators, Apple forces Apple stock to shut down, YouTube comments lose their edge, and Doctor Who’s TARDIS is shown to be theoretically possible.

Who Do You Follow On Twitter? And Why? [We Ask You]

6th November, 2013

One talentless celebrity (Katy Perry) recently overtook another even more talentless celebrity (Justin Bieber) to become the most popular person on Twitter. They both surpassed one Lady Gaga (I think she’s related to the British Royal Family) earlier this year. The number of followers these people have amassed is mind-boggling, with Perry having 46 million […]