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.
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Companies need you to trust them in order to sell you their products or services. Some manage it better than others, and some manage it very badly indeed.
Not all life hacks are created equal. Alongside the fantastic and fascinating life hacks are some that are so unethical that no one in their right mind should even try to pull them off.
Android Wear apps added to Google Play, Samsung ends plasma TV production, BIC needs you to create the universal typeface font, Cortana predicts the results of the 2014 World Cup, and the Transformers ditch Michael Bay.
Fallout from the “right to be forgotten,” Yahoo kills several unheard of services, Google launches Project Ara beta, Lindsay Lohan sues Rockstar over GTA V character, and Tetris gets played on a T-shirt.
From PewDiePie to Smosh, from Nigahiga to the Vlogbrothers, all are welcome.
Online book sales have overtaken retail book sales, the UK is investigating the Facebook experiment, IFTTT makes Yo useful, Oculus Rift experiment gives third-person perspective, and Google tests our general knowledge with Smarty Pins.
There are hundreds of pointless Android apps, and you’ve helped us compile a list of the eight most pointless Android apps you should avoid at all costs.
UK cinemas preemptively ban Google Glass, Reading Rainbow breaks Kickstarter popularity contest, Emojli chat app made for emoji masters, ‘Yo, Hodor’ adds Hodor to Yo, and Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare gets an honest trailer.
Also, The Internet’s Own Boy is worth watching, BlackBerry invites us to check our facts, Photoshop Express lands on Windows Phone, binge-watching is bad, and Apple paints the iPhone as an extra parent.
We know lots of MakeUseOf readers use Android, but we have never asked what version of Android you’re currently using. Until now.
Were you as shocked by Suarez biting Chiellini as the rest of the world? Is it destined to be the biggest talking point of the whole of the 2014 World Cup? Twitter thinks so.
It’s easy to write a book. Writing a successful book is more difficult. We cannot guarantee greater success, but there are a handful of rookie mistakes we can prevent you from making.
Also, the MPAA popularizes a resource for sharing movies, YouTube spoils content creators, Google Cardboard clones are now available, Uber offers weddings on demand, and Monty Python does a silly walk all over your smartphone.
Also, Microsoft could be planning to give Windows 9 away for free, Europe is halving mobile roaming charges, Rock Simulator 2014 has arrived to blow your mind, and CollegeHumor demonstrates how the Internet has killed attention spans.
It doesn’t matter what platform it’s on, whether it’s a free or not, or in what way it’s pointless. Name names.