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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Popcorn Time Returns, XP Bribes, PS4 Price Rise, 1001 Movies You Must See [Tech News Digest]

17th March, 2014

Popcorn Time returns, XP users bribed, Secret guidelines, VLC lands on Windows 8, PS4 price rises, Google Search & Google Drive news, and 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die (video edition).


The Web Is 25… So Let Us Celebrate [Weird & Wonderful Web]

16th March, 2014

The Web recently turned 25, with this incredibly dense and diverse set of online destinations having been born in 1989. I think it’s time to celebrate the Web in all its different forms. Party, anyone?


Zuckerberg Vs. Obama, Bill Gates Speaks, Amazon Prime Price, Pi Day [Tech News Digest]

14th March, 2014

Zuckerberg has words with Obama, Gates expresses his opinions, Amazon Prime goes up in price, Microsoft ditches Xbox contracts, Facebook gives Pages a makeover, and 3/14 is Pi Day.


NSA Malware Plan, Google Lawsuit, Angry Birds Epic, Learn Linux [Tech News Digest]

13th March, 2014

NSA wants to infect you with malware, class-action over in-app purchases, iPhone returns, Angry Birds Epic is epic, someone hits 1 million Gamerscore milestone, MOOC to learn Linux, and aluminium Nintendo Entertainment System.


Is Apple The Best Company In The World? [We Ask You]

13th March, 2014

Apple is often described as the best company in the world… but does it deserve that accolade?


Internet Bill Of Rights, ASUS Chromebox, iOS 7.1, Between Two Ferns [Tech News Digest]

12th March, 2014

The Internet needs bill of rights, Xbox Live suffers Titanfall outage, ASUS Chromebox sells well on Amazon, Neil Young’s PonoPlayer is Kickstarter hit, Apple releases iOS 7.1, and Barack Obama appears on Between Two Ferns.


20 Addictive Mobile Games You Must Play [We Ask You Results]

12th March, 2014

These are the insanely addictive titles that have an innate ability to keep you playing, forever.


Snowden At SXSW, MtGox Bankruptcy, Titanfall Time, 8-Bit True Detective [Tech News Digest]

11th March, 2014

Edward Snowden at SXSW, MtGox bankruptcy protection, Twitter fixes “rare” bug, Titanfall drops, Microsoft releases Power Cover for Surface 2, UC Browser HD v3.0 arrives, and 8-bit version of True Detective pops up on YouTube.


Is It Worth Buying A PlayStation Camera For The PS4?

10th March, 2014

So, is the PlayStation Camera worth buying? Now, later, ever?


Android Smartwatch SDK, Neil Young’s PonoPlayer, Noisy Marvel Comics [Tech News Digest]

10th March, 2014

Google teases Android SDK for smartwatches, Neil Young reveals PonoPlayer, Yahoo’s track record with startups revealed, Marvel adds sound to comics, Samsung releases Milk Music, Facebook Messenger comes to Windows Phone.


The Best Parodies Of Ellen’s Oscars Selfie [Weird & Wonderful Web]

9th March, 2014

The Internet reacts with impressive speed when something meme-worthy crops up. How could you think that Ellen’s Oscars selfie would escape the Web’s gaze!


Satoshi Nakamoto Unmasking, Spotify Echo, Vine Porn, Cortana Leak [Tech News Digest]

7th March, 2014

Bitcoin is (allegedly) unmasked, Spotify acquires The Echo Nest, Facebook (finally) settles on its new News Feed design, Vine bans pornography, Microsoft’s Siri-alike leaks, and LG releases the creepiest commercial of all time.


Facebook Guns, Snowden Phone, Free Getty Images, Minecraft Smoking [Tech News Digest]

6th March, 2014

Facebook regulates gun sales, Snowden Phone is a thing, Getty Images concedes defeat, Congressman calls for the U.S. dollar to be banned, look out for Skype on Outlook, and using Minecraft to quit smoking.


What Is The Most Addictive Mobile Game In Existence? [We Ask You]

6th March, 2014

Addiction is no laughing matter, unless Angry Birds is involved.


Yahoo User Logins, Bitcoin Regulation, Project Spark, Windows XP Pop-Ups [Tech News Digest]

5th March, 2014

Yahoo rejects third-party logins, Japan’s Bitcoin regulation, Project Spark for Xbox One, Twitter talks “impressions,” Steve Ballmer’s retirement, Microsoft nags Windows XP diehards, and Arduboy brings Tetris to the business card.