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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Tech Jargon: Learn 10 New Words Recently Added To The Dictionary [Weird & Wonderful Web]

17th August, 2014

Technology is the source for many new words. If you are a geek and a word lover, you will love these ten that were added to the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.


When Sharks Attack The Internet, Most People Want Net Neutrality, And More… [Tech News Digest]

15th August, 2014

The great and good from the tech world douse themselves, YouTube looks better on your TV, IFTTT adds Giphy GIFs, Tom Hanks releases free typewriter app, and judging people by what they watch on Netflix.


The NSA Seeks To Stop Malware, Bing Gets More Conversational, And More… [Tech News Digest]

14th August, 2014

Also, Samsung unveils new Galaxy Alpha, Twitter gives verified users the VIP treatment, Reddit cracks down on journalists using and abusing it, and the most stunning timelapse video you’re ever likely to see.


What Is The First Website You Remember Viewing? [We Ask You]

14th August, 2014

The web is now 25 years old, but we want to know: where did your online adventure begin?


Texting 911 In An Emergency, Twitter Launches Video Ads, And More… [Tech News Digest]

13th August, 2014

Apple’s tribute to Robin Williams, Samsung’s VR headset looks like Google Cardboard, Google opens Classroom to all teachers, OnePlus pulls sexist contest after condemnation, and video explains why you suck at video games.


12 Things To Do When A Website Goes Offline [We Ask You Results]

13th August, 2014

We have 12 alternative ideas of what to do, all suggested by unbelievably supportive (and gorgeous and glamorous) MakeUseOf readers.


Microsoft Pits Surface Pro Vs. MacBook, Chromebooks On Rise, And More… [Tech News Digest]

12th August, 2014

Also, Cortana is being baked right into Windows 9, the FCC announces net neutrality round table discussions, Microsoft unveils a $25 Nokia feature phone, and discover what happens when you Like everything on Facebook.


Facebook Messenger Steals Your Soul, Snipp3t Stalks Celebrities, And More… [Tech News Digest]

11th August, 2014

Also, Windows Phone hits 300,000 apps milestone, YouTube stars are insanely popular among teenagers, Microsoft creates hyperlapse videos, Facebook bans begging for Likes, and Big Brother is listening via your bag of chips.


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.