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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Prepare for Apple Watch Hard Sell, Facebook Does Timehop, & More… [Tech News Digest]

25th March, 2015

Apple Watch fashionistas, Facebook On This Day, Google Pony Express, an online drum machine, Catstacam trumps Instagram, and an online relationship with a difference.


Google Glass Will Return, Woz Predicts The Singularity, and More… [Tech News Digest]

24th March, 2015

Google Glass will return, Woz warns humanity, Twitch gets hacked, Netflix has arrived down under, embedding Reddit comment threads, and Siri and Netflix clash.


Target Pays for Data Breach, PlayStation Vue Challenges Cable [Tech News Digest]

19th March, 2015

Target targets compensation, viewing PlayStation Vue, silencing Facebook, playing Chromecast tennis, using Netflix God Mode, and flying a speeder bike drone.


Apple Has Run Out Of Ideas: Can You Help? [We Ask You]

19th March, 2015

As much as Tim Cook and company are swimming about in pools of cash, there’s a distinct lack of fresh ideas coming out of Cupertino. Perhaps we can help this company in need.


Say Hello to Windows 10, Nintendo Embraces Smartphone Gaming [Tech News Digest]

18th March, 2015

Launching Windows 10, Nintendo goes mobile, reviewing Android apps, reporting Twitter harassment, paying friends through Facebook, and Pixels depicts video games invading Earth.


Your Favorite Icons: 14 Favicons That Stand Out From The Crowd

18th March, 2015

Once you start noticing favicons, you realize how much they differ. Most are boring, predictable, and instantly forgettable. But some are good enough to stand out from the crowd.


BlackBerry Releases New Tablet, YouTube Cards Kill Annotations [Tech News Digest]

17th March, 2015

The BlackBerry SecuTablet, YouTube scraps annotations, Sotheby’s comes to eBay, EA ditches Tiger, Street Viewing Brazilian islands, and President Obama reads mean tweets.


Cortana Coming to Android & iOS, Facebook Clarifies Community Guidelines [Tech News Digest]

16th March, 2015

Cortana crosses platforms, Facebook’s community standards, Yahoo’s password pact, 360-degree YouTube videos, Family Feud on Google, and a 1980s montage of Boston Dynamics robots.


Do You Think Apple Has Peaked? [MakeUseOf Poll]

15th March, 2015

People have been predicting the downfall of Apple for as long as there has been an outlet for such thoughts. And yet the Apple wagon keeps on rolling on.


Google Code Is Shutting Down, The BBC Gives Micro Bits To Kids [Tech News Digest]

13th March, 2015

Google Code closes, BBC gifts Micro Bits, Panda eats itself, Microsoft offers edX courses, Terry Pratchett dies, and an Apple engineer explains what went wrong with the new MacBook.


What Are Your Favorite Favicons? [We Ask You]

13th March, 2015

The majority of websites have a favicon, also known as a favorites icon, shortcut icon, or bookmark icon, but most of them are instantly forgettable.


Launching the Google Hardware Store, Play Cards Against Humanity Online [Tech News Digest]

12th March, 2015

The new Google Store, Cards Against Humanity, extended iTunes downtime, an updated Chromebook Pixel, Jay Z starts streaming, and the notion of a troll-free Internet.


Microsoft Patches Freak & Stuxnet, Facebook Stops You Feeling Fat [Tech News Digest]

11th March, 2015

Microsoft patches problems, Facebook is no longer Feeling Fat, Uber wants women, iPhone Google Calendar, PlayStation lands in China, and playing Snake in a water fountain.


15 Entertaining YouTube Celebrities Worth Watching

11th March, 2015

YouTube has changed our idea of what it takes to become a celebrity. You don’t really need a skill, with a personality and the ability to entertain and inform an audience the only prerequisites.


Apple Watch Finally Arrives, HBO Now Exclusive to iDevices [Tech News Digest]

10th March, 2015

Apple Watch arrives, HBO Now exclusive, Google releases Android 5.1, Facebook kills Friendfeed, Gigaom is no more, and Samsung builds a Dream Doghouse.