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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Dave's Latest Posts


When Did You First Access The Internet? [MakeUseOf Poll]

10th August, 2014

It wasn’t until the World Wide Web was born that the Internet entered into mainstream consciousness. Now, it’s available almost everywhere. When did you first use it? Do you remember your first time?


Spring Clean Your Twitter With A Game Of ‘Block, Mute, Unfollow’ [Weird & Wonderful Web]

10th August, 2014

It’s time to play a game. It isn’t one you’ll be familiar with, because we’ve just invented it to give you an entertaining excuse for spring cleaning your Twitter.


Microsoft Kills Internet Explorer 8, Google Favors Secure Websites, And More… [Tech News Digest]

8th August, 2014

Also, Twitch begins silencing videos, Netflix overtakes HBO, Google adds university campuses to Street View, Microsoft reminds us how terrible things were in 1994, and Kanye West asks the question on everyone’s lips.


Obama Favors Net Neutrality, Microsoft Scans Your Emails, And More… [Tech News Digest]

7th August, 2014

Google makes it easier to unsubscribe from emails, Microsoft is losing big money on tablets, AOL dial-up still exists, argument over monkey selfie, and The Nostalgia Machine audibly takes you back in time.


What Do You Do When Your Favorite Website Goes Down? [We Ask You]

7th August, 2014

Simply to tell us what you do when your favorite website goes down. We’re curious.


Hackers Steal 1 Billion Passwords, Apple Sets iPhone 6 Release Date, And More… [Tech News Digest]

6th August, 2014

Also, Apple and Samsung call a truce over patents, UberPool matches ridesharing passengers, Justin.tv shuts down, the potato salad Kickstarter comes to an end, and how to make 8-bit art.


Google Is Reading Your Emails, Hotel Tackles Negative Reviews, And More… [Tech News Digest]

5th August, 2014

Also, in-flight cellphone calls may be banned, Windows XP is hanging on for dear life, Flappy Bird returns, an update on HitchBOT, and how iCEnhancer 3.0 makes GTA IV look better than GTA V.


Apple, We Need A Bigger & Better iPhone 6 [We Ask You Results]

5th August, 2014

Turns out a lot of you guys really hate Apple.


Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit, Legally Unlock Your Phone, And More… [Tech News Digest]

4th August, 2014

Also, the Apple and Beats deal is done, the duo behind @hiddencash is unmasked, @evleaks has retired, idiots call cops after Facebook goes down, and kids react badly to old typewriters.


Which Windows Subjects Should We Cover More? [MakeUseOf Poll]

3rd August, 2014

We thought we’d ask you, the people that matter, which aspects of Windows you’d like to see more of on MakeUseOf.


Kooky Cosplayers: The Best & Worst Cosplay Videos On YouTube [Weird & Wonderful Web]

3rd August, 2014

Geeks of all flavors are now at least aware of the art of cosplay. It has gone from a nerdy niche consigned to the fringes of society to being a mainstream cultural phenomenon.


Tablet Sales Crashing At Best Buy, Microsoft Goes To War Over Email, And More… [Tech News Digest]

31st July, 2014

Also, Nintendo continues to struggle, new Samsung smartphones are incoming, the LG 5K TV you can’t afford, Sony rejects EA Access, and Windows Phone 8.1 inspires a brilliant fan-made trailer.


What Are Your Hopes For The iPhone 6? [We Ask You]

31st July, 2014

It’s time to talk about the iPhone 6 and your individual hopes for the next big release from Cupertino. Will Apple deliver what its fans demand?


Amazon Wants Cheap eBooks, Google Fixes Android Flaw, And More… [Tech News Digest]

30th July, 2014

Also, Facebook kills Gifts, Netflix signs deal with AT&T, EA launches subscription service, the PS4 goes 3D, and a reminder not to play with microwave ovens.


Smartphones Do Everything Badly [We Ask You Results]

30th July, 2014

We have replaced multiple things that do one thing well with one thing that does everything badly.