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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PrivDog Compromises Your Security, Google Blogger Bans Nudity [Tech News Digest]

24th February, 2015

PrivDog follows Superfish, Blogger bans nudity, Twitter backs net neutrality, Google launches YouTube Kids, Bing nails the Oscars, and a decade of viral videos.


How to Remove Superfish Adware, a Parents’ Guide to Snapchat [Tech News Digest]

23rd February, 2015

Fishing for Superfish, Snapchat advice for parents, Tiiny shuts down, advertising the iPad, a Clickhole text adventure, and what bartenders think about Tinder dates.


How Much Time Do You Spend Online Every Week? [MakeUseOf Poll]

22nd February, 2015

The Internet has become an integral part of everyday life. To the point that we wouldn’t actually know how to function if we lost access to the online tools we use regularly.


YouTube Kids App Hides the Sex, Iggy Azalea is Bullied off Twitter [Tech News Digest]

20th February, 2015

YouTube Kids is launching, Iggy Azalea abandons Twitter, Apple repairs old MacBooks, a Facebook emergency, Photoshop hits 25, and an iPad magician blows Ellen’s mind.


Lenovo Installs Adware on PCs, Apple & Motorola Exchange Words [Tech News Digest]

19th February, 2015

Lenovo catches Superfish, Apple and Motorola argue, Samsung buys LoopPay, Reddit gives money away, saving video games for posterity, and random places to stick a GoPro.


What Mobile Apps Do You Waste the Most Time Using? [We Ask You]

19th February, 2015

You probably waste hours every week staring at your smartphone mesmerized by whatever is staring back at you from the screen. Tell us what apps cause such irrational behavior.


Sony Launches Ugly SmartEyeglass, Say Hello To A Smarter Barbie [Tech News Digest]

18th February, 2015

Sony eyes ugly, Hello Barbie speaks, BlackBerry sues Seacrest, Bing brings the Oscars, Modern Family loves Apple, and the fake selfie marriage proposal.


8 Retro Gaming Gadgets For Geeks

18th February, 2015

Retro games and the gadgets that go with them are just as likely to thrill and enthrall gamers as the latest Triple-AAA titles.


Microsoft Supports Killing Passwords, Are You Being Spied On? [Tech News Digest]

17th February, 2015

Microsoft hates passwords, spies come clean, AT&T carries BlackBerry, the Dotcom MegaNet, Rock Band reboot rumors, and Cortana makes a good girlfriend.


Apple Developing Electric Car, Amazon Prime Air Gets Grounded [Tech News Digest]

16th February, 2015

Apple’s electric dreams, Amazon gets grounded, Google feels charitable, Google Helpouts stop helping, Apple iWork works for all, and an Android Chorus brings harmony to the world.


How Do You Discover New Apps? [MakeUseOf Poll]

15th February, 2015

There’s an app for everything these days. This is obviously a boon for all of us who own smartphones, but it makes discovering new apps difficult. Especially new apps actually worth installing.


Facebook Lets You Rest In Peace, Testing Windows 10 For Phones [Tech News Digest]

13th February, 2015

Facebook deals with death, Windows 10 for Phones, Phorm’s tactile tablet, Saturday Night Live on iOS, Spotify’s Sweet Spot, and possibly the worst retail training video of all time.


Buy & Sell through Facebook, Discover Apps through Pinterest [Tech News Digest]

12th February, 2015

Facebook channels Craigslist, Pinterest discovers apps, LookFor is dumb, House of Cards leaks, play with a First Person Lover, and the Hitman: Agent 47 trailer kills YouTube stars.


What Retro Gadget Would You Still Buy Today? [We Ask You]

12th February, 2015

There are some gadgets that remain appealing despite being old and outdated. It doesn’t matter how crusty and unloved they may be, we still want to own one for ourselves.


Google Now Answers Health Questions, RapidShare Shuts Down [Tech News Digest]

11th February, 2015

Google has health concerns, RapidShare goes offline, Forbes hacks readers, Flipboard flips switch on Web, Scribd adds comic books, and teenagers react to the Nintendo Power Glove.