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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Which Windows Subjects Should We Cover More? [MakeUseOf Poll]

3rd August, 2014

We thought we’d ask you, the people that matter, which aspects of Windows you’d like to see more of on MakeUseOf.

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Kooky Cosplayers: The Best & Worst Cosplay Videos On YouTube [Weird & Wonderful Web]

3rd August, 2014

Geeks of all flavors are now at least aware of the art of cosplay. It has gone from a nerdy niche consigned to the fringes of society to being a mainstream cultural phenomenon.

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Tablet Sales Crashing At Best Buy, Microsoft Goes To War Over Email, And More… [Tech News Digest]

31st July, 2014

Also, Nintendo continues to struggle, new Samsung smartphones are incoming, the LG 5K TV you can’t afford, Sony rejects EA Access, and Windows Phone 8.1 inspires a brilliant fan-made trailer.

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What Are Your Hopes For The iPhone 6? [We Ask You]

31st July, 2014

It’s time to talk about the iPhone 6 and your individual hopes for the next big release from Cupertino. Will Apple deliver what its fans demand?

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Amazon Wants Cheap eBooks, Google Fixes Android Flaw, And More… [Tech News Digest]

30th July, 2014

Also, Facebook kills Gifts, Netflix signs deal with AT&T, EA launches subscription service, the PS4 goes 3D, and a reminder not to play with microwave ovens.

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Smartphones Do Everything Badly [We Ask You Results]

30th July, 2014

We have replaced multiple things that do one thing well with one thing that does everything badly.

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Facebook Pushes Messenger, OkCupid Experiments On Users, And More… [Tech News Digest]

29th July, 2014

Also, Amazon launches a portal for 3D-printed products, Samsung delays release of its first Tizen smartphone, Reddit eyes profitability, Yelp adds user-generated video reviews, and Microsoft trolls Apple with Cortana bullying Siri.

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Unmasking Tor Users, Revealing Uber Ratings, ATMs Are Doomed, And More… [Tech News Digest]

28th July, 2014

Google Play Music is free for new Chromecast owners, taunting police on Facebook proves to be a mistake, Google Glass banned during Comic-Con 2014 panels, and parkour athletes bring Assassin’s Creed to Paris.

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Android vs. iOS vs. Windows Phone: Which Mobile OS Will Ultimately Win Out? [MakeUseOf Poll]

27th July, 2014

Which mobile operating systems will ultimately win out? Will they survive far into the future? Or will a new mobile OS appear over the horizon to challenge the might of Apple, Google, and Microsoft?

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Random Reddit: 10 Bizarre Subreddits You Need To Explore [Weird & Wonderful Web]

27th July, 2014

You don’t love Reddit? You should, because it’s an awesome resource for content of every possible description. If you don’t believe me then read on to discover the stranger side of Reddit.

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Google Wants To Map Your DNA, Download OS X Yosemite Now, And More… [Tech News Digest]

25th July, 2014

Also, Google has (probably) acquired Twitch for $1 billion, the Destiny beta is now open to everyone, Oyster comes to browsers, watching Sharknado 2 will affect your Philips Hue, and Apple fanboys are easily fooled.

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Hackers Steal StubHub Millions, Apple Defends iOS Backdoors, And More… [Tech News Digest]

24th July, 2014

Also, Moto X gets digital tattoos, Reddit Live goes live, Uber returns to Windows Phone, Yahoo offers to let people know when you die, and Samsung starts mocking the iPhone 6 even before it’s announced.

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Have Smartphones Rendered Everything Obsolete? [We Ask You]

24th July, 2014

Point and shoot cameras, MP3 players, alarm clocks, GPS systems, and wristwatches – all replaced. What’s next?

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Amazon Fire Phone Reviews, Microsoft Focuses On Windows 9, And More… [Tech News Digest]

23rd July, 2014

Also, a security vulnerability in Tor is kept secret, William Shatner boldly goes where no celebrity has gone before by reviewing Facebook Mentions, and Japan dreams of a 2020 Olympic Games for robots.

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Where Are All The Quality Kickstarters? [We Ask You Results]

23rd July, 2014

We asked you, What Is Your Favorite Kickstarter Of All Time? You didn’t have a lot to say on the matter.