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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How Would You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse? [We Ask You]

15th January, 2015

Are you prepared? Or are you, like so many other ignoramuses, completely blanking the impending danger from your mind? Wake up and smell the corpses, dear boys and girls.


Obama Plans Faster Internet For All, Facebook Pushes AMBER Alerts [Tech News Digest]

14th January, 2015

President Obama wants faster Internet, Facebook adds AMBER Alerts, Microsoft ends Scroogled, Grand Theft Auto V on PC gets delayed again, Ship Your Enemies Glitter, and why you should consider disconnecting from Facebook & Twitter.


15 Things We Want To See Happen To Technology In 2015

14th January, 2015

In which direction, we wondered, do you want technology to go in 2015? We asked, you answered, and here are the results of our discussions.


UK Plan Bans Whatsapp & Snapchat, ISIS Hacks Military Command [Tech News Digest]

13th January, 2015

The British Prime Minister goes to war on privacy, ISIS hacks into military command, Google cuts Jelly Bean users loose, 80% of adults own a smartphone, Disney releases BeachBot, and a Choose Your Own Adventure story on Twitter. David Cameron Hates Privacy British Prime Minister David Cameron wants to ban apps that ensure user privacy […]


Microsoft Complains About Google, Spotify Switches To Mobile, & More [Tech News Digest]

12th January, 2015

Microsoft falls out with Google, Spotify gets more mobile, Nintendo quits Brazil, Apple increases app prices, the Flappy Bird arcade cabinet, and there’s no escaping the zombie apocalypse.


Do You Use A VPN? If So, Which Do You Use, & Why? [MakeUseOf Poll]

11th January, 2015

The use of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to add privacy, anonymity, and/or freedom from regional blocking, is becoming more common with each passing month.


Master Your Craft: Artisan Videos Proving Practice Makes Perfect [Weird & Wonderful Web]

11th January, 2015

While many of us can confidently claim to be good at what we do, few of us can say we have truly mastered our craft. The people in these videos are the exception. And exceptional.


Porn Studios Killing GitHub Projects, Apple Abusing Developers [Tech News Digest]

9th January, 2015

Porn studios hate GitHub, Apple accused of abusing developers, Google donates to Charlie Hebdo, try Apple Watch in your browser, PS4 launch delayed in China, and a speedy marriage proposal.


Apple Patents Bendy iPhone, Android TV Replaces Google TV [Tech News Digest]

8th January, 2015

Apple patents a bendy iPhone, Android TV replaces Google TV, the FBI maintains North Korea hacked Sony, David Cross looks to BitTorrent, Bill Gates drinks human waste, and a basketball referee makes the wrong call.


What Are Your Hopes For Technology In 2015? [We Ask You]

8th January, 2015

We already know 2015 will bring big new products, exciting gadgets, and fascinating trends, but we are interested in discovering your specific hopes for technology in the coming year.


Palm Returns From The Dead, Making Money From BitTorrent [Tech News Digest]

7th January, 2015

Palm is declared alive and well, Radiohead frontman makes money on BitTorrent, play free MS-DOS games in your browser, use AnyPen on Lenovo tablets, and how to draw without using your hands.


10 Essential MakeUseOf Articles From 2014 You May Have Missed

7th January, 2015

We add several thousand more articles to MakeUseOf every year, and 2014 was no exception. The problem is, with so many websites competing for attention, even loyal readers cannot possibly read every article published on the site.


Google Piracy Hits Record High, Join Mark Zuckerberg’s Book Club [Tech News Digest]

6th January, 2015

Google’s piracy problem, Zuckerberg’s book club, Microsoft’s $29 handset, Netflix’s recommended TVs, Sony’s PlayStation Now subscriptions, and penguins playing with an iPad.


Netflix Starts Messing With VPNs, Google Reveals Windows 8.1 Exploit [Tech News Digest]

5th January, 2015

Netflix punishes pirates, Google publishes Windows 8.1 exploit, Acer reveals giant Chromebook, Sony offers PlayStation freebies, the Smithsonian posts art online, and the $7,500 iPhone 6.


20 Utterly Bizarre New Year’s Resolutions Made On Twitter [Weird & Wonderful Web]

4th January, 2015

Alongside the more serious attempts to improve oneself are the silly new year’s resolutions. Which is what we’re focusing on today in this week’s Weird & Wonderful Web.