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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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Why More People Would Use Mac If It Cost The Same As Windows [Opinion]

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Why More People Would Use Mac If It Cost The Same As Windows [Opinion]

I’m writing this on a Windows PC for one very good reason – Macs are too damn expensive. If only Apple was to lower the price of its full range of Mac computers then everyone could own one. Hell, it could even introduce a new entry-level base model of Mac to bring down the cost of owning a Mac, smashing the price-induced barrier to ownership in the process.

17-01-2012
Why More People Would Use Mac If It Cost The Same As Windows [Opinion]
5 Fantastic Resources On The Web For Ukulele Players

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5 Fantastic Resources On The Web For Ukulele Players

Many people will have a new (or used) ukulele sitting in their house, either received as a gift or bought by themselves. As a proud new owner of a ukulele myself, I straight away headed online to find the best ukulele resources for new owners. Thankfully there are some great destinations on the Web to help new and experienced uke players alike.

12-01-2012
5 Fantastic Resources On The Web For Ukulele Players
Is Apple’s Downward Spiral Inevitable Without Jobs?

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Is Apple’s Downward Spiral Inevitable Without Jobs?

All technology companies experience peaks and troughs. Products come and go, execs get up and leave, consumer tastes change. Just look at RiM and the fortunes of the BlackBerry platform for proof. Apple is just another company, despite the faith shown by the true believers. Which means its fate is one of doom and gloom.

04-01-2012
Is Apple’s Downward Spiral Inevitable Without Jobs?
5 New Addictive Spotify Apps That Will Help You Find New Music

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5 New Addictive Spotify Apps That Will Help You Find New Music

The new Spotify has arrived, with version 0.8.0.952 and higher, and adding apps to the music streaming mix. A beta version containing the majority of the apps ready for launch was made available, which gave me ample opportunity to put all them all through their paces in advance. The following five Spotify apps are the ones which I strongly urge all Spotify users to install immediately.

29-12-2011
5 New Addictive Spotify Apps That Will Help You Find New Music
The Top 10 Video Game Movies Of All Time

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The Top 10 Video Game Movies Of All Time

Media crossovers can often be highly successful. Books such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Forrest Gump, and It’s A Wonderful Life have found new audiences after being translated into movies. But video games don’t seem to be able to make the transition quite as well. In fact, most video game movie adaptations suck. That’s just a fact.

27-12-2011
The Top 10 Video Game Movies Of All Time
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