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.
Alexa is now available right from within the Amazon Music app on Android and iOS. Which means you’ll never have to lift a finger to play a song ever again.
Plex has launched Plex News, which is comprised of news clips from an array of sources from across the political spectrum. Keeping you up-to-date with what’s happening in the world.
Apple is ditching Bing in favor of Google. While Bing will still power Image Search in Siri, everything else will now be handled by Google. Poor old Microsoft.
The BBC is adding a slew of classic programming to the iPlayer. These older shows will live in their own section called From the Archive, which launches today in the UK.
You can now watch any movies you have rented through iTunes for a full 48 hours after you first click Play. And it’s about bloody time, Apple!
PicMonkey has rendered its free offerings absolutely pointless. While you can now use every tool in PicMonkey’s arsenal for free, you’ll have to pay to save, export, or share your image.
Lyft and Budweiser have teamed up together to help stop people drunk driving. Whether you drink Budweiser or not.
With the Fall Creators Update just around the corner, Microsoft is talking up the improvements it has made to Windows 10 so far. Which are many and varied. Apparently.
YouTube now lets you sponsor your favorite YouTube gamers. And even if you don’t watch any gamers on YouTube, sponsorships are likely to become a big part of YouTube in the future.
Valve is attempting to make Steam’s user reviews of games more useful by trying to lessen the effect review-bombing has on certain titles. And it’s all PewDiePie’s fault.
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The iPhone X isn’t yet ready for its moment in the spotlight, with tech reviewers focusing on the iPhone 8. So we thought we’d digest the juiciest details from the early iPhone 8 reviews…
Apple is finally releasing iOS 11 to the general public. And all you need to download iOS 11 is a compatible Apple device.
Microsoft is jumping on the fake news bandwagon, adding a “Fact Check” label to Bing. And you’ll soon see the fruits of these labors in Bing search results.
CCleaner, a popular piece of security software with a squeaky clean reputation, was distributing malware for the best part of a month. Which means you need to update ASAP.
Google Maps is introducing new tools to help you park your car. And in one fell swoop, Google Maps has eased the worried minds of drivers everywhere.
Tinder has launched its new paid subscription tier around the world. And Tinder Gold offers a new Likes You feature that reveals everyone who has swiped right on you.
Uber is set to stop tracking riders after they have reached their destinations. This is the latest in a long line of changes Uber is making in order to improve its terrible reputation.
Amazon is introducing multi-room music streaming. This is great news for those who host raucous house parties, but bad news for your neighbors.
Recognizing certified Android devices is about to get easier. This is thanks to Google launching a new program which adds Google Play Protect branding into the mix.
Giphy is adding view counts to its GIFs. These will allow us all to see which GIFs become part of the zeitgeist, and which just fall to the wayside.
KFC is developing a virtual training escape room designed to teach its employees how to prepare that greasy but oh-so-good chicken. Probably.
Facebook is making its Timehop-style feature, On This Day, bigger and better than ever before. Which is perfect for those who love a daily reminder of the past.
There’s currently a huge revolution happening in the world of television. And Netflix is spearheading this revolution. So much so that viewers are increasingly choosing Netflix over live TV.
Google is hoping to help people suffering from clinical depression. To accomplish this noble goal the search giant is adding a questionnaire to specific search results.