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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Google Logins, Harmonix Chroma, Spotify IPO, Pokemon Twitch [Tech News Digest]

18th February, 2014

Google acquires SlickLogin, Dropbox unblocked in China, Rock Band creator’s shooter, Spotify prepares IPO, Back To The Future Power Laces possible, Twitch Plays Pokemon is pure madness, and return your VHS video rentals.

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Siri Truth, Flappy Ban, Titanfall Beta, Kickstarter Hack [Tech News Digest]

17th February, 2014

Apple is cleared of misrepresenting Siri, Google and Apple stop Flappy Bird clones, Titanfall beta opened to all, Kickstarter hacked, Barack Obama isn’t tweeting, Ken Burns documentaries on iPad, and Sesame Street Fighter revealed.

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The Short Story Of Flappy Bird [Weird & Wonderful Web]

16th February, 2014

Few mobile games enter into the collective consciousness of the mainstream in the way Flappy Bird has done. It passes into Internet folklore, but these videos will help to preserve its virality.

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Geeky Valentine, Android Licensing, Facebook Gender, Pandora Voting [Tech News Digest]

14th February, 2014

Geeky goodness for Valentine’s Day, Android licensing terms for OEMs, Windows 8 sales update, Facebook’s increased gender options, Pandora’s voting algorithm, and how to get yourself banned from the Internet.

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Chrome Windows, Virgin Network, Candy Crushed, iPhone 6 Queue [Tech News Digest]

13th February, 2014

Windows coming to Chrome OS, new Apple TV hardware, Virgin America social network, Candy Crush victim, IMO adds voice chat and video chat, Kik adds Web browser, and the queue for the iPhone 6 has begun.

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How Long Will Facebook Survive? [We Ask You]

13th February, 2014

Success in the past and present does not guarantee success in the future. Could Facebook go the way of MySpace?

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Dong Addict, Twitter Redesign, Firefox Ads, Instagram Bug [Tech News Digest]

12th February, 2014

Creator of Flappy Bird breaks silence, Twitter could look like Facebook, Mozilla bringing ads to Firefox, Instagram bug revealed, demand for PlayStation 4 still outstripping supply, Klout overhauls UI, and Sony unveils the Bottled Walkman.

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Long Live Windows XP! [We Ask You Results]

12th February, 2014

We asked: Do You Agree That Windows XP Needs To Die? Turns out you don’t.

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Nokia Android, XP Help, Gates AMA, Netflix Cards [Tech News Digest]

11th February, 2014

Nokia’s Android handset, Microsoft wants Windows XP to die, Bill Gates Reddit AMA, Mark Zuckerberg is a generous philanthropist, Justin.tv becomes Twitch Interactive, Bing has the Oscars covered, and Netflix promotions.

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Flappy Bird Disappears, Snowden Web Crawler, Dungeon Keeper Ratings [Tech News Digest]

10th February, 2014

Flappy Bird is no more, Edward Snowden’s methods revealed, the Moon may be mined, EA’s dodgy Dungeon Keeper ratings system exposed, Pinterest updates mobile website, and Shingy the Digital Prophet is a hit.

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Forgotify Helps You Discover Unloved Music On Spotify

9th February, 2014

Spotify has 20 million tracks sitting there waiting to be found and loved. This is where Forgotify enters into the equation. It dedicates itself to delivering the undiscovered tracks no one has yet played on Spotify.

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The Best Facebook ‘Look Back’ Parodies So Far [Weird & Wonderful Web]

9th February, 2014

Facebook is 10. To celebrate its birthday it invited everyone to ‘Look Back’ at their time on the social networking site. This made the Facebook ‘Look Back’ videos perfect for parodying. As usual, the Internet delivered.

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Apple Droid, Edit Look Back, Bing Winter Olympics, Sochi Problems [Tech News Digest]

7th February, 2014

Steve Wozniak talks of Apple/Android mashup, Sony gives up on PCs, Amazon acquires games developer, Facebook adds an ‘Edit’ to ‘Look Back’, Bing wins gold for Winter Olympics, and Twitter tracks problems in Sochi.

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Twitter Money, Hacking Hacktivists, Fake YouTube, Clooney Twits [Tech News Digest]

6th February, 2014

Twitter reports its financials, British spies accused of attacking hacktivists, 37signals changes name to Basecamp, YouTube targets fraudulent views, Doodle 4 Google 2014 launched, and George Clooney’s distaste towards Twitter.

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Do You Agree That Windows XP Needs To Die? [We Ask You]

6th February, 2014

We think Windows XP should be put out to pasture forever. The time has come to let it sail off to Valinor.