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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Dave's Latest Posts


What Is The Most Pointless App You Have Ever Installed? [We Ask You]

26th June, 2014

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.


Your Car Could Soon Drive Itself, Facebook Has Big Plans For Oculus, And More… [Tech News Digest]

25th June, 2014

Google Glass has been given a boost in specs, Forget.me simplifies Google’s “right to be forgotten” process, Opera 24 has been released for Linux, and the truth behind overtly happy Facebook status updates.


Buzzworthy: 5 Clickbait Headlines Guaranteed To Annoy [We Ask You Results]

25th June, 2014

You may consider the headline of this article to be clickbait. But it isn’t, honestly.


Google Has A Domain Just For You, Science Makes Light Of Time Travel, And More… [Tech News Digest]

24th June, 2014

Parking apps battle each other and the law in San Francisco, Google Glass lands in the UK, Second Life is being rebuilt from the ground up, and British Airways introduces Slow TV to some flights.


Finding Secret Keys In Android Apps, Heartbleed Heartache, And More… [Tech News Digest]

23rd June, 2014

Google’s Nest buys Dropcam to monitor your home, Google launches Made With Code to inspire girls to program, Yo woz haxored, and the tangled earphones mystery is solved by science.


How Big Is Your Main Mobile Device? [MakeUseOf Poll]

22nd June, 2014

Mobile devices come in all different shapes and sizes. Actually, they’re almost always rectangular, but the sizes range from smallish smartphones, through fantastic phablets, all the way up to gigantic tablets.


Updating Adages: 18 Old Proverbs Given New Meaning By Generation Internet [Weird & Wonderful Web]

22nd June, 2014

The timelessness of proverbs extends to the Internet and the digital age in which we all now live. The proverbs have stayed the same, but their meanings are presented in a whole new context.


Deterring Smartphone Thefts With Kill Switches, Windows XP Needs To Die, And More… [Tech News Digest]

20th June, 2014

BlackBerry posts surprise profit, Valve launches Steam Summer Sale, a U.S. college offers athletic scholarships to professional gamers, eBay Valet sells your unwanted stuff for you, and Conan O’Brien shows off at E3 2014.


Amazon Shops New 3D Fire Phone, Say Yo To The Dumbest App Ever, And More… [Tech News Digest]

19th June, 2014

Twitter adds support for animated GIFs, a new glitch is found in Super Mario Bros. 30 years after release, HitchBOT prepares to travel across Canada, and a first-person cat simulator on Kickstarter.


What Is The Worst Clickbait You Have Ever Seen? [We Ask You]

19th June, 2014

It’s time for us to take a stand. It’s time to share examples of clickbait with each other. For all our sakes.


YouTube Charging For Music Videos, Facebook Clones Snapchat, And More… [Tech News Digest]

18th June, 2014

World’s largest collection of video games for $750k, Microsoft slashes price of Surface Pro 2, hundreds of new emoji are unveiled, and OK Go insist The Writing’s On The Wall with optical illusions.


4 Ways To Keep Up With The 2014 World Cup [We Ask You Results]

18th June, 2014

Four ways to keep up-to-date with all the happenings from the 2014 World Cup currently taking place in Brazil (and sites for sports haters).


How To Root Almost Any Android Handset, Stephen Hawking Q&A, And More… [Tech News Digest]

17th June, 2014

The Supreme Court discusses threats made on social media, Wikipedia changes its terms of service, IKEA bullies IKEAHackers out of business, Close Castles is your next addiction, and Facebook Messenger gets a Big Like, literally.


Facebook Is Tracking You For Ads, A Bitcoin Mining Monopoly, And More… [Tech News Digest]

16th June, 2014

Facebook is tracking you for advertising purposes, Bitcoin gains its first mining monopoly, Apple recalls iPhone chargers, Pinterest’s spam hack attack, Steamboy is a handheld Steam machine, and Amazon adds eBook audio.


Which Games Console Do You Currently Own? [MakeUseOf Poll]

15th June, 2014

If you are a gamer, then it’s time to stand up for your platform of choice by telling us which console you currently own and why you chose it over the competition.