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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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.

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You Wish You Owned Google [We Ask You Results]

5th March, 2014

We hoped this would be worthy of a serious and invigorating discussion. We were wrong.

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Microsoft Changes, Kutcher Phones, Gates Billions, Leather Chromebooks [Tech News Digest]

4th March, 2014

Microsoft switches things up, Lenovo loves Ashton Kutcher, Bill Gates still rich, Samsung brings leather to Chromebook, Kickstarter takes $1 billion in pledges, Oppia goes beta, and kids cannot get their heads around rotary phones.

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Oscars Selfies, Free Windows 8.1, Nokia X Hack, Internet Trolls [Tech News Digest]

3rd March, 2014

Academy Awards selfies, Tim Cook is the Incredible Hulk, Windows 8.1 could be free, Nokia X hacked, FCC broadband app arrives, coding your own Flappy Bird clone, and Internet trolls should be avoided at all costs.

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The Internet Explains…What Is Bitcoin? [Weird & Wonderful Web]

2nd March, 2014

The ignorance surrounding Bitcoin isn’t surprising, as cryptocurrencies are very different from the forms of payment most of us are used to on a daily basis. But worry not, we’re here to help.

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Spying On Yahoo, Bitcoin Feds, Apple Admiration, Minecraft Movie [Tech News Digest]

28th February, 2014

GCHQ spies on Yahoo, Bitcoin vs. Federal Reserve, 25 years of Web, Apple admiration, Amazon’s plans for music streaming, Warner Bros. making Minecraft movie, and working Game Boy revealed as the best cosplay ever.

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Project Ara Arrives, Apple Hates Snow Leopard, Nintendo Kills Multiplayer [Tech News Digest]

27th February, 2014

Project Ara is happening, Apple ends support for Snow Leopard, Nintendo ends support for online multiplayer on Wii and DS, Sony to close most stores, Facebook retires email service, and retro games invading Adam Sandler.

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What Website Or App Do You Wish You’d Created? [We Ask You]

27th February, 2014

Every single one of these websites and apps was created by people like you and I. And we suck for not getting there first.

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Bitcoin Crisis At MtGox, Glass Lobbies, New YotaPhone, Xbox One Twitch [Tech News Digest]

26th February, 2014

Bitcoin exchange MtGox offline, Google lobbies Glass driving legislation, dual-screen YotaPhone 2 debuts, buy BBM for $19 billion, Twitch streaming for Xbox One, Gmail adds an ‘Unsubscribe’ button, and Paramount stops the Top Gun tweets.

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Your Most-Wanted Games Of 2014 [We Ask You Results]

26th February, 2014

Whether on computer or console, handheld or home system, these are the titles you gaggle of geeks are desperate to get your hands on.

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Galaxy S5, Nokia X, Google Smartwatch, Xbox One Price Cut [Tech News Digest]

25th February, 2014

Samsung unveils Galaxy S5, Nokia X is revealed, WhatsApp announces free voice services, Google rumored to be working on a smartwatch, Xbox One gets first price cut, and selfies may spread head lice.

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Netflix Comcast, Windows Phone Leak, PS4 Japan, Silicon Valley Sitcom [Tech News Digest]

24th February, 2014

Netflix and Comcast deal, Windows Phone 8.1 leaks, Sony launches PlayStation 4 in Japan, Microsoft cuts price of Windows 8.1, WhatsApp goes down, new Google Maps emerges from beta, LinkedIn introduces blocking, and Silicon Valley gets TV show.

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The Catchiest Songs On YouTube You’ll Try Desperately To Forget [Weird & Wonderful Web]

23rd February, 2014

These are some of the catchiest songs ever uploaded to YouTube. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to listen to them all once more and decide the catchiest of them all.

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Wassup With WhatsApp, Project Tango, Satya Speaks, Xbox Remote [Tech News Digest]

21st February, 2014

Facebook buying WhatsApp, Google launches Project Tango, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks, Microsoft takes wraps off the Xbox One Media Remote, Steve Jobs getting postage stamp, and Wikipedia could become a real set of encyclopedias.

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Facebook WhatsApp, SkyDrive OneDrive, Yahoo Siri, Apple Tesla [Tech News Digest]

20th February, 2014

Facebook buys WhatsApp, FCC responds to the loss of ‘net neutrality’, SkyDrive becomes OneDrive, Yahoo wants its own Siri, Apple is interested in Tesla, and Samsung mocks Apple in its latest set of television commercials.