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Dave Parrack

Deputy Editor / Joined 2 December, 2011

Dave Parrack is a British writer with a fascination for all things tech. With over 10 years experience writing for online publications, he's now a Deputy Editor at MakeUseOf.

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8 Reasons Why I’m Buying GTA V On Release Day [MUO Gaming]

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8 Reasons Why I’m Buying GTA V On Release Day [MUO Gaming]

Grand Theft Auto V is definitely on its way. This is a fact we know for sure, but everything else about the game is draped in a cloth of mystery. We don’t know when it’s being released, the main protagonist, the setting, the storyline, or anything else of substance. Many people have had educated guesses, but we’re still mostly in the dark. However, I already know I’ll be buying GTA V on its release day. What follows are 8 reasons GTA V will be a day one purchase for me, and possibly for you too.

30-08-2012
8 Reasons Why I’m Buying GTA V On Release Day [MUO Gaming]
Learn About Neil Armstrong & The Apollo 11 Moon Landing On The Web

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Learn About Neil Armstrong & The Apollo 11 Moon Landing On The Web

Neil Armstrong passed away on Aug. 25, 2012, after a life filled with magnificent achievements. Sadly, his death prompted many people across the InterWebs, particularly on social media sites, to ask, Who was Neil Armstrong, and why should I know of him? Surely everyone should know who Neil Armstrong was and what he achieved. After all, he will always be the first person to have walked on the moon.

29-08-2012
Learn About Neil Armstrong & The Apollo 11 Moon Landing On The Web
How & How Often Do You Back Up Your Files? [You Told Us]

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How & How Often Do You Back Up Your Files? [You Told Us]

Digital formats are a brilliant innovation let down by one fatal flaw: If anything bad happens – be it theft, failure, or natural disaster – to the physical object housing the data, then a lifetime of work (or more likely your whole music and movie collections) can literally be lost forever.
This is why backing up your digital data is so important. This prompted the question in last week’s We Ask You querying your methods for preventing that possibly cataclysmic loss happening to you.

29-08-2012
How & How Often Do You Back Up Your Files? [You Told Us]
8 Essential Technology Journalists To Follow On Twitter

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8 Essential Technology Journalists To Follow On Twitter

If you’re reading this then the chances are you’re a fan of technology. I would also hope, as a fan of technology, you’re on Twitter by now. But who should you follow on Twitter? I’ve sorted the wheat from the chaff to bring you a rundown of the 8 essential technology journalists you should be following on Twitter. Now. Go. Do it. Well, after you get to the end of the article at least.

29-08-2012
8 Essential Technology Journalists To Follow On Twitter
7 Fake World Leaders You Should Follow On Twitter

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7 Fake World Leaders You Should Follow On Twitter

Twitter isn’t for everybody. But whether you have love or hate for Twitter it’s hard not to acknowledge how it has changed the way we communicate, not only with each other but with famous people too. Twitter makes it immensely easy to contact celebrities, and even politicians and world leaders have accounts (although they’re usually run by a lackey or two rather than themselves).

22-08-2012
7 Fake World Leaders You Should Follow On Twitter
Discover Marvel Comics & Marvel Characters on the Web

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Discover Marvel Comics & Marvel Characters on the Web

Marvel Comics was founded in 1939 as Timely Comics before becoming Atlas Comics in the 1950s and eventually the company we know and love in the 1960s. This was the era when Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and the omnipresent Stan Lee created the characters that have grown far beyond their humble beginnings as mere ink drawings. Marvel Comics is now part of the larger Marvel Entertainment, which in turn is part of The Walt Disney Company.

22-08-2012
Discover Marvel Comics & Marvel Characters on the Web
10 Of The Best Funny Cat Tumblrs To Fulfil Your Feline Fetish

Web Culture

10 Of The Best Funny Cat Tumblrs To Fulfil Your Feline Fetish

It’s time for me to come out as a cat lover. I cannot hold it in any longer, I love the little furballs, especially my own little furball of joy that cuddles up to me when it’s cold and looks at me longingly when he wants feeding. Which is all the time. Thankfully I’m not alone in my adoration of the feline species. You may have noticed that cats make up a huge part of the Web, with multiple websites, memes, vlogs, and picture blogs all dedicated to them.

16-08-2012
10 Of The Best Funny Cat Tumblrs To Fulfil Your Feline Fetish
Why Typos Always Matter, Even Online & In Text Messages [Opinion]

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Why Typos Always Matter, Even Online & In Text Messages [Opinion]

We all make mistakes from time to time. It’s natural, a part of life, a learning curve which we use to better ourselves. Typos are no exception. They happen often, and if writing forms a big part of your life, whether for your job or for sheer entertainment, typos can be a tiresome subject matter that can get you down when they’re pointed out to you. Repeatedly.

09-08-2012
Why Typos Always Matter, Even Online & In Text Messages [Opinion]
5 Video Sites That Are Alternatives to YouTube

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5 Video Sites That Are Alternatives to YouTube

Believe it or not there was a time when YouTube wasn’t the daddy of all online video sites. It was instead merely just one of a number that was offering ordinary people the chance to share their videos on the Internet. Now it’s difficult to see past YouTube, at least in terms of user-generated content. There are of course the big media sites such as Hulu and Netflix, but YouTube is such a strong contender.

08-08-2012
5 Video Sites That Are Alternatives to YouTube
To Buy Or Not To Buy? – 8 Google Nexus 7 Review Videos

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To Buy Or Not To Buy? – 8 Google Nexus 7 Review Videos

The Nexus 7 is Google’s first foray into the tablet market. There have already been a host of tablets that have utilized Android as their operating system of choice, but this one is made by Asus and branded by Google. It is therefore a flagship device designed to show off Android to its full potential. The Apple iPad has so far owned the tablet market, but the Nexus 7 has now entered the fray in a big, bold way.

08-08-2012
To Buy Or Not To Buy? – 8 Google Nexus 7 Review Videos
5 YouTube Channels for Must-See Movie Reviews

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5 YouTube Channels for Must-See Movie Reviews

The majority of us like watching movies. Sure, the genres we love differ, but there’s still little better than losing yourself in a different world packed with a story, a setting, and characters for a couple of hours. The problem is there are so many movies to choose from, with new ones being released each and every week. So what to see?!

02-08-2012
5 YouTube Channels for Must-See Movie Reviews
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