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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What Is The Oldest Piece Of Computer Software You Still Use? [We Ask You]

28th August, 2014

Are you using old software that is well past its prime (Y/N?)

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Apple Supersizes iPhone & iPad, Instagram Hyperlapse Turns Heads, And More… [Tech News Digest]

27th August, 2014

HP didn’t start the fire, Uber goes on lunch break, the Sounds of Street View are melodious, the sounds of typewriters typing are annoying, and reasons to never take selfies in front of people.

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25 TV Shows You Should Be Binge-Watching [We Ask You Results]

27th August, 2014

25 of the television shows MakeUseOf readers have binge-watched, and recommend you do too.

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Amazon Buys Twitch, Facebook Hates Clickbait, Night Trap Returns, And More… [Tech News Digest]

26th August, 2014

Also, Huawei hates Tizen and Windows Phone, PlayStation Home is closing its doors in Asia, Night Trap is back, and a dad destroys his son’s game collection, possibly.

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The Most Popular Mobile Apps, Apple Admits iPhone Problem, And More… [Tech News Digest]

25th August, 2014

Also, Sony suffers a hack attack on PSN, AdDetector sniffs out sponsored content, a Fast & Furious jail sentence, and Samsung shamefully hijacks the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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PS4 vs. Xbox One vs. Wii U: Which Games Console Will Win Out? [MakeUseOf Poll]

24th August, 2014

The PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U are all available to buy in most major territories. So, which games console will ultimately win the war that is currently raging?

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Water Woes: 20 Of The Best Celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge Videos [Weird & Wonderful Web]

24th August, 2014

With each person who gets doused nominating three more people, the Ice Bucket Challenge has spread quickly. And we have now seen enough videos to make a list of the best so far. Enjoy it.

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Windows 9 Arrives Next Month, Islamic State Invades Diaspora, And More… [Tech News Digest]

22nd August, 2014

Also, there are too many Androids, Wikipedia bans politicians, new authors have their hopes dashed, Swing Copters is stupid, and the serendipity of Spotify is revealed.

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Google Tackles Piracy Problem, Buy An iPhone For Under A Dollar, And More… [Tech News Digest]

21st August, 2014

SoundCloud starts selling advertising, Oculix brings Netflix to the Oculus Rift, Secret dinner parties exposed, the reason Google’s self-driving cars can exceed the speed limit, and why two fish are playing Street Fighter.

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What TV Shows Have You Binge-Watched The Most? [We Ask You]

21st August, 2014

We want to know what television shows you have binge-watched the most, and what format you chose for your binge-watching marathons.

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Google Faces New Critics, Steve Ballmer Leaves Microsoft, And More… [Tech News Digest]

20th August, 2014

Also, Twitter deals with the dead, an (almost) non-existent smartphone bezel, Netflix pays the price, HitchBOT completes his journey, and an insane (possibly fake) viral video phenomenon.

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11 Of The First Websites You Ever Encountered [We Ask You Results]

20th August, 2014

What a nostalgia trip: dozens of people told us which website they visited on their first foray onto the Internet.

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Google Is Coming For Your Children, Facebook Starts Tagging Satire, And More… [Tech News Digest]

19th August, 2014

Also, the HP Stream 14 is revealed, YouTube Music Key is teased, Murdoch compares Google to the NSA, Reddit lands on Xbox One, and Flappy Bird makes way for Swing Copters.

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Twitter Tests Annoying Users, Hackers Target YouTube Videos, And More… [Tech News Digest]

18th August, 2014

Also, Windows 9 edges closer, Bill Gates gets wet, P.T. is a scarefest, making GIFS on YouTube, and GoPro cat is epic.

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How Many Facebook Pages Have You Liked? [MakeUseOf Poll]

17th August, 2014

Do you even know how many Facebook Pages you have liked in all your years on the social network? Keep that question in mind as you read this week’s MakeUseOf Poll.