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Dave Parrack

Deputy Editor and Tech News Editor / Joined 2 December, 2011

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

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LibreOffice Kills OpenOffice, HSBC Tests Selfie Verification… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

LibreOffice Kills OpenOffice, HSBC Tests Selfie Verification… [Tech News Digest]

OpenOffice is possibly being retired, HSBC explores using selfies to identify customers, Last.fm passwords from 2012 leak online, Overwatch is free to play this weekend, and Barb returns to Stranger Things.

05-09-2016
LibreOffice Kills OpenOffice, HSBC Tests Selfie Verification… [Tech News Digest]
Samsung Recalls the Galaxy Note 7, Google Kills Project Ara… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Samsung Recalls the Galaxy Note 7, Google Kills Project Ara… [Tech News Digest]

Samsung recalls the Galaxy Note 7 over faulty batteries, Google shelves Project Ara, Apple is removing dysfunctional apps from iTunes, Instagram adds pinch-to-zoom, and why YouTubers are freaking out right now.

02-09-2016
Samsung Recalls the Galaxy Note 7, Google Kills Project Ara… [Tech News Digest]
Dropbox Hack Affects 68 Million Users, You Too Can Sue Apple… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Dropbox Hack Affects 68 Million Users, You Too Can Sue Apple… [Tech News Digest]

It turns out Dropbox WAS hacked in 2012, Apple faces a Touch Disease class action lawsuit, Amazon brings its Dash Buttons to Europe, Google helps you search in Android apps, and Russia reveals its Guardians.

31-08-2016
Dropbox Hack Affects 68 Million Users, You Too Can Sue Apple… [Tech News Digest]
Why iPhones Crash More Than Androids, Microsoft Tackles Hate Speech… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Why iPhones Crash More Than Androids, Microsoft Tackles Hate Speech… [Tech News Digest]

Apple iPhones crash more than Androids, Microsoft takes a stand against online abuse, Facebook simplifies its Trending section, Ubisoft ditches free-to-play PC games, and why Thor was missing from Captain America: Civil War.

29-08-2016
Why iPhones Crash More Than Androids, Microsoft Tackles Hate Speech… [Tech News Digest]
WhatsApp Is Getting Ads, Upgrade Your iPhone Right Now… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

WhatsApp Is Getting Ads, Upgrade Your iPhone Right Now… [Tech News Digest]

WhatsApp is changing for the worse, your iPhone is at risk, Sony adds two-factor authentication to PSN, Dropbox is resetting million of passwords, and what happens when two artificial intelligences have a deep conversation.

26-08-2016
WhatsApp Is Getting Ads, Upgrade Your iPhone Right Now… [Tech News Digest]
The Touch Disease Killing iPhones, Google Punishes Pesky Pop-Ups… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

The Touch Disease Killing iPhones, Google Punishes Pesky Pop-Ups… [Tech News Digest]

Apple has a serious iPhone problem, Google hates interstitials like the rest of us, Woz likes his headphone jack, Adult Swim brings ToeJam & Earl back, and what happens when the Pokemon fight back?

25-08-2016
The Touch Disease Killing iPhones, Google Punishes Pesky Pop-Ups… [Tech News Digest]
Google Releases Android Nougat, Apple Developing Curved iPhone… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Releases Android Nougat, Apple Developing Curved iPhone… [Tech News Digest]

The new Android is available on Nexus devices, Apple is planning a curved iPhone for 2017, PlayStation Plus gets more expensive, unlock your Chromebook with a PIN code, and how paper can slice through wood.

23-08-2016
Google Releases Android Nougat, Apple Developing Curved iPhone… [Tech News Digest]
United States Cedes Control of the Internet, Gawker Is Shutting Down… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

United States Cedes Control of the Internet, Gawker Is Shutting Down… [Tech News Digest]

The U.S. Government cedes control of the internet, Gawker calls it a day, Twitter tries to get better, Amazon launches a Product Hunt section, and how to play Pac-Man with a dog.

19-08-2016
United States Cedes Control of the Internet, Gawker Is Shutting Down… [Tech News Digest]
Google Tells You How to Vote, Technology Ruins Your Sex Life… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Tells You How to Vote, Technology Ruins Your Sex Life… [Tech News Digest]

Google teaches Americans how to vote, how technology is affecting your sex life, Microsoft rolls out the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update, Microsoft trolls Apple, and crafting a phone case out of flubber.

17-08-2016
Google Tells You How to Vote, Technology Ruins Your Sex Life… [Tech News Digest]
Microsoft Simplifies Windows Updates, Google Duo Challenges FaceTime… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Microsoft Simplifies Windows Updates, Google Duo Challenges FaceTime… [Tech News Digest]

Microsoft simplifies Windows Update, Google Duo lets you chat with friends, Google kills Hangouts on Air, Minecraft VR comes to Oculus Rift, and why Elon Musk thinks we’re living in a computer simulation.

16-08-2016
Microsoft Simplifies Windows Updates, Google Duo Challenges FaceTime… [Tech News Digest]
Twitter Is NOT Shutting Down, Niantic Bans Pokemon GO Cheaters… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Twitter Is NOT Shutting Down, Niantic Bans Pokemon GO Cheaters… [Tech News Digest]

Twitter isn’t shutting down… yet, Pokemon GO cheaters get their comeuppance, Microsoft release Flow on Android, Final Fantasy XV gets delayed until November, and the music video shot using Prisma.

15-08-2016
Twitter Is NOT Shutting Down, Niantic Bans Pokemon GO Cheaters… [Tech News Digest]
Adblock Plus Fights Facebook Block, Twitter Blamed for Terrorism… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Adblock Plus Fights Facebook Block, Twitter Blamed for Terrorism… [Tech News Digest]

Adblockers fight back against Facebook crackdown, Twitter isn’t responsible for ISIS, Spotify Gaming soundtracks your sessions, President Obama has his own Facebook chatbot, and the new Star Wars movie gets a new trailer.

12-08-2016
Adblock Plus Fights Facebook Block, Twitter Blamed for Terrorism… [Tech News Digest]
Netflix Encrypts Your Video Streams, Hulu Kills Its Free Service… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Netflix Encrypts Your Video Streams, Hulu Kills Its Free Service… [Tech News Digest]

Netflix secures your streams, Hulu insists everybody pays, proving Bill Gates stole the source code, play 2,000 Amiga games on the Internet Archive, and watch Google mercilessly trolling Apple.

09-08-2016
Netflix Encrypts Your Video Streams, Hulu Kills Its Free Service… [Tech News Digest]
Microsoft Teases Future Windows 10 Updates, New iPhone 7 Rumors… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Microsoft Teases Future Windows 10 Updates, New iPhone 7 Rumors… [Tech News Digest]

Microsoft promises more feature-packed updates for Windows 10, the iPhone 7 rumor mill continues to swirl, BlackBerry releases its Hub+ apps on Android, Spotify targets its Release Radar, and more proof youngsters have it too good.

08-08-2016
Microsoft Teases Future Windows 10 Updates, New iPhone 7 Rumors… [Tech News Digest]
Facebook Targets Annoying Clickbait, Apple Launches First Bug Bounty… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Facebook Targets Annoying Clickbait, Apple Launches First Bug Bounty… [Tech News Digest]

Facebook tries to eradicate clickbait from your News Feed, Apple launches a bug bounty program, Google Maps makes the Himalayas fun, Oliver Stone hates smartphones, and unboxing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in a water park.

05-08-2016
Facebook Targets Annoying Clickbait, Apple Launches First Bug Bounty… [Tech News Digest]
Windows 10 Gets Anniversary Update, Instagram Launches Stories… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Windows 10 Gets Anniversary Update, Instagram Launches Stories… [Tech News Digest]

Microsoft rolls out Windows 10 Anniversary Update, Instagram tells Stories, Time Warner buys into Hulu, Microsoft offers the HoloLens to everyone with money, and Grand Theft Auto IV cheat codes get mistaken for secret military codes.

03-08-2016
Windows 10 Gets Anniversary Update, Instagram Launches Stories… [Tech News Digest]
Read Xbox One S Reviews, Apple Thinks the iPad Pro Is a Computer… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Read Xbox One S Reviews, Apple Thinks the iPad Pro Is a Computer… [Tech News Digest]

The first Xbox One S reviews hit the web, Apple sells the iPad Pro as a computer, Google sells 30 million Chromecasts, YouTube encrypts 97% of its traffic, and IKEA mocks people who photograph their food.

02-08-2016
Read Xbox One S Reviews, Apple Thinks the iPad Pro Is a Computer… [Tech News Digest]
Upgrade to Windows 10 Right Now, Facebook Grows Even Bigger… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Upgrade to Windows 10 Right Now, Facebook Grows Even Bigger… [Tech News Digest]

Your last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 for free, Facebook is out of control, Tumblr lets users share in ad revenue, how lapsed gamers can lose their Gamertags, and if internet ads were aggressive salesmen.

29-07-2016
Upgrade to Windows 10 Right Now, Facebook Grows Even Bigger… [Tech News Digest]