Dave Parrack

Joined December 2011

Dave Parrack is a writer from the UK who has unhealthy levels of interest in technology and entertainment. You can connect with him on About.me or on Twitter.

Feel free to contact at dparrack@makeuseof.com

1125 Posts Published
5183 Comments Posted
139 Answers

Dave's Latest Posts

iphone-beats-android

Trade Your Android for an iPhone, Try Microsoft’s Spartan Browser, & More… [Tech News Digest]

31st March, 2015

Apple trades iPhones, Microsoft previews Spartan, Jay Z launches Tidal, jumping the Apple Store line, De La Soul kick-starts new album, and herding sheep with a drone.

love-hate-discrimination

Apple Fights Discrimination, Europe Fights Geo-Blocking, & More… [Tech News Digest]

30th March, 2015

Apple chooses a side, Europe chooses freedom, banning selfie sticks, Ford slows drivers, Super Mario 64 in your browser, and Ricky Gervais advertises Netflix in Australia and New Zealand.

linux-tux-in-space

Have You Ever Considered Switching to Linux? [MakeUseOf Poll]

29th March, 2015

Linux has never quite broken out into the mainstream on desktops, with a market share sticking at around 2 percent. So, is it doomed to remain a niche operating system forever?

flying-facebook-drone

Facebook Flies Internet Drones, Stream Live with Periscope, & More… [Tech News Digest]

27th March, 2015

Facebook drones on, Periscope usurps Meerkat, Microsoft Windows Apps, Clean Reader eBooks, distracted teenage drivers, and when Dragon Ball Z attacks.

we-ask-you-logo

What Are Your Favorite Google Chrome Extensions? [We Ask You]

27th March, 2015

Google Chrome extensions offer users a simple and effective way to add new tools to their Internet experience. And, assuming you don’t overdo it, they do so without affecting performance.

facebook-messenger-platform-apps

Facebook Adds Apps to Messenger, Amazon Tests Robot Packers, & More… [Tech News Digest]

26th March, 2015

Facebook Messenger API, Amazon wants robots, Facebook video embeds, RadioShack sells everything, Halo Online in Russia, and when Apple Store employees go bad.

apple-shoots-hand

10 Intriguing Ideas to Help Apple Find Its Mojo

26th March, 2015

Apple has built its business by innovating, and it’s in danger of losing its reputation as being the company that goes where others fear to tread. Tim Cook and co. need fresh ideas.

apple-watch-store-sell

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-explorer-prototype

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-store-cloud

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.

we-ask-you-logo

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.

windows-10-sign

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.

web-browser-tabs-google

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.

samsung-galaxy-tab

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.

smartphones-ios-android-windows

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.