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.
Every single smartphone out there is very capable. Unfortunately, they all suffer from the same problem: poor battery life. So, for this week’s Poll, we want to know how often you charge your smartphone!
Facebook fixes its iPhone app, Microsoft Bing turns a profit, Spotify lands on the original Chromecast, Harmonix employees review Rock Band 4, and how Star Wars would sound if we all came from New York.
YouTube Red adds subscription fees, testing Tesla Autopilot, Android stops draining your battery, polling your friends on Twitter, Mythbusters stops busting myths, and Back to the Future in 90 seconds.
HTC copies Apple, Browser Popcorn runs out of time, Giphy helps you create GIFs, the best way of destroying drones, and celebrating Back to the Future Day.
Facebook tracks the hackers, watch the new Star Wars trailer, NASA launches epic website, Google launches Doodle 4 Google, Netflix saves Gilmore Girls, Back to the Future in LEGO.
Microsoft adds a begging screen, Amazon sues over a Fiverr, Google Books a fair use judgment, Aurous goes offline, the Nintendo Entertainment System turns 30, and Louis C.K. has a rant.
Sales of PCs have continued to drop through 2015, despite (or perhaps because of) Microsoft launching Windows 10. So,, how old is your current PC?
Watch out for that passing Tesla, sell your PC to Microsoft, Intel asks PC Does What?, YouTube Gaming gets subscriptions, Amazon shuts Destinations, and Back to the Future II in real life.
Standing desks are a waste of time, selfies are more dangerous than sharks, Joshua Cohen writes a novel online, Ed Sheeran is popular on Spotify, and Computer Show is nostalgic nonsense.
Try Popcorn Time for Music, filter Facebook’s On This Day, teasing the new OnePlus X, fighting back against revenge porn, Donald Trump wins something, and watch Star Trek: Renegades for free.
Facebook feeds shopping sites, Playboy hates porn, Pepsi brands an Android, Google Street View virtual reality, Call of Duty admits it’s all about the multiplayer, and Luke Skywalker gets crushed by an AT-AT.
The PC loses out to mobile, how to get Cortana on the Xbox One, how to use the Google app, Overcast goes free on iOS, the new PlayStation 4 remote, and smashing 30 iPhones up for fun.
Windows Phone is dead, soon to be replaced by Windows 10 Mobile. So, we want to know whether Microsoft latest mobile operating system holds any interest for you. Welcome to this week’s MakeUseOf Poll.
Apple deletes hacker-friendly apps, Netflix ups its prices, Amazon battles Etsy, the Harry Potter series lands on iBooks, Sony announces PS4 price cut, and RoBoHoN is the weirdest smartphone you’ll ever see.
Windows 10 Mobile gets dated, Facebook likes Reactions, Jet.com goes free, play the Star Wars: Battlefront beta, Lexus’ cardboard electric car, Netflix Settle may save your relationship.
Microsoft unveils Windows 10 devices, Twitter has its Moments, Facebook does a Doodle, Bob Dylan meets IBM’s Watson, and Universal posts a trailer for Jaws 19.
Peeple goes missing, Android 6.0 makes its debut, Reddit gets curated, Apple Watch enjoys new ads, and Pepsi Perfect is a taste of the future.
AdBlock sells out, Alphabet employees do the right thing, self-driving taxis arrive in Japan, The Martian mobile game, and the live streamer who set his house on fire.
Windows technical support scams, Amazon bans the competition, Skype Translator spreads its wings, Amazon Flex delivers the goods, Minecraft: Story Mode, and the latest MP3 Experiment.
Google and Microsoft end their patent wars, Facebook adds videos, Google Maps comes to Apple Watch, Netflix streams in the air, Back to the Future on Amazon Prime, and Grand Theft Auto inspires clones.
El Capitan gets reviewed, a reminder that Facebook is free, Google launches its iPad Pro competitor, Twitter considers offering more than 140 characters, and the dangers of time travel are revealed.
Microsoft counters Windows 10 criticism, Project Spark will soon be completely free, the iPhone 6s may actually be waterproof, Facebook suffers another major outage, Coca-Cola pays for emoji, and The X-Files is back.
Apple is a cult, Android may be a monopoly, Facebook cares about refugees, Netflix knows when you get hooked, Mighty No. 9 has a release date, and the 4K documentary shot on an iPhone 6s Plus.
Facebook is one of the cornerstones of the Internet, and five minutes of downtime can cause mayhem. And panic. And mass hysteria. So, what do you do when Facebook goes down?