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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 all things tech. With over 10 years experience writing for online publications, he's now a Deputy Editor at MakeUseOf.

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Tech Jargon: Learn 10 New Words Recently Added To The Dictionary [Weird & Wonderful Web]

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Tech Jargon: Learn 10 New Words Recently Added To The Dictionary [Weird & Wonderful Web]

Technology is the source for many new words. If you are a geek and a word lover, you will love these ten that were added to the online version of the Oxford English Dictionary.

17-08-2014
Tech Jargon: Learn 10 New Words Recently Added To The Dictionary [Weird & Wonderful Web]
When Sharks Attack The Internet, Most People Want Net Neutrality, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

When Sharks Attack The Internet, Most People Want Net Neutrality, And More… [Tech News Digest]

The great and good from the tech world douse themselves, YouTube looks better on your TV, IFTTT adds Giphy GIFs, Tom Hanks releases free typewriter app, and judging people by what they watch on Netflix.

15-08-2014
When Sharks Attack The Internet, Most People Want Net Neutrality, And More… [Tech News Digest]
The NSA Seeks To Stop Malware, Bing Gets More Conversational, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

The NSA Seeks To Stop Malware, Bing Gets More Conversational, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Samsung unveils new Galaxy Alpha, Twitter gives verified users the VIP treatment, Reddit cracks down on journalists using and abusing it, and the most stunning timelapse video you’re ever likely to see.

14-08-2014
The NSA Seeks To Stop Malware, Bing Gets More Conversational, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Texting 911 In An Emergency, Twitter Launches Video Ads, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Texting 911 In An Emergency, Twitter Launches Video Ads, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Apple’s tribute to Robin Williams, Samsung’s VR headset looks like Google Cardboard, Google opens Classroom to all teachers, OnePlus pulls sexist contest after condemnation, and video explains why you suck at video games.

13-08-2014
Texting 911 In An Emergency, Twitter Launches Video Ads, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Microsoft Pits Surface Pro Vs. MacBook, Chromebooks On Rise, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Microsoft Pits Surface Pro Vs. MacBook, Chromebooks On Rise, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Cortana is being baked right into Windows 9, the FCC announces net neutrality round table discussions, Microsoft unveils a $25 Nokia feature phone, and discover what happens when you Like everything on Facebook.

12-08-2014
Microsoft Pits Surface Pro Vs. MacBook, Chromebooks On Rise, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Facebook Messenger Steals Your Soul, Snipp3t Stalks Celebrities, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Facebook Messenger Steals Your Soul, Snipp3t Stalks Celebrities, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Windows Phone hits 300,000 apps milestone, YouTube stars are insanely popular among teenagers, Microsoft creates hyperlapse videos, Facebook bans begging for Likes, and Big Brother is listening via your bag of chips.

11-08-2014
Facebook Messenger Steals Your Soul, Snipp3t Stalks Celebrities, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Spring Clean Your Twitter With A Game Of ‘Block, Mute, Unfollow’ [Weird & Wonderful Web]

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Spring Clean Your Twitter With A Game Of ‘Block, Mute, Unfollow’ [Weird & Wonderful Web]

It’s time to play a game. It isn’t one you’ll be familiar with, because we’ve just invented it to give you an entertaining excuse for spring cleaning your Twitter.

10-08-2014
Spring Clean Your Twitter With A Game Of ‘Block, Mute, Unfollow’ [Weird & Wonderful Web]
Microsoft Kills Internet Explorer 8, Google Favors Secure Websites, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Microsoft Kills Internet Explorer 8, Google Favors Secure Websites, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Twitch begins silencing videos, Netflix overtakes HBO, Google adds university campuses to Street View, Microsoft reminds us how terrible things were in 1994, and Kanye West asks the question on everyone’s lips.

08-08-2014
Microsoft Kills Internet Explorer 8, Google Favors Secure Websites, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Obama Favors Net Neutrality, Microsoft Scans Your Emails, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Obama Favors Net Neutrality, Microsoft Scans Your Emails, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Google makes it easier to unsubscribe from emails, Microsoft is losing big money on tablets, AOL dial-up still exists, argument over monkey selfie, and The Nostalgia Machine audibly takes you back in time.

07-08-2014
Obama Favors Net Neutrality, Microsoft Scans Your Emails, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Hackers Steal 1 Billion Passwords, Apple Sets iPhone 6 Release Date, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Hackers Steal 1 Billion Passwords, Apple Sets iPhone 6 Release Date, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Apple and Samsung call a truce over patents, UberPool matches ridesharing passengers, Justin.tv shuts down, the potato salad Kickstarter comes to an end, and how to make 8-bit art.

06-08-2014
Hackers Steal 1 Billion Passwords, Apple Sets iPhone 6 Release Date, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Google Is Reading Your Emails, Hotel Tackles Negative Reviews, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Is Reading Your Emails, Hotel Tackles Negative Reviews, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, in-flight cellphone calls may be banned, Windows XP is hanging on for dear life, Flappy Bird returns, an update on HitchBOT, and how iCEnhancer 3.0 makes GTA IV look better than GTA V.

05-08-2014
Google Is Reading Your Emails, Hotel Tackles Negative Reviews, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit, Legally Unlock Your Phone, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit, Legally Unlock Your Phone, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, the Apple and Beats deal is done, the duo behind @hiddencash is unmasked, @evleaks has retired, idiots call cops after Facebook goes down, and kids react badly to old typewriters.

04-08-2014
Facebook Faces Class Action Lawsuit, Legally Unlock Your Phone, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Tablet Sales Crashing At Best Buy, Microsoft Goes To War Over Email, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Tablet Sales Crashing At Best Buy, Microsoft Goes To War Over Email, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Nintendo continues to struggle, new Samsung smartphones are incoming, the LG 5K TV you can’t afford, Sony rejects EA Access, and Windows Phone 8.1 inspires a brilliant fan-made trailer.

31-07-2014
Tablet Sales Crashing At Best Buy, Microsoft Goes To War Over Email, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Facebook Pushes Messenger, OkCupid Experiments on Users, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Facebook Pushes Messenger, OkCupid Experiments on Users, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Amazon launches a portal for 3D-printed products, Samsung delays release of its first Tizen smartphone, Reddit eyes profitability, Yelp adds user-generated video reviews, and Microsoft trolls Apple with Cortana bullying Siri.

29-07-2014
Facebook Pushes Messenger, OkCupid Experiments on Users, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Unmasking Tor Users, Revealing Uber Ratings, ATMs Are Doomed, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Unmasking Tor Users, Revealing Uber Ratings, ATMs Are Doomed, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Google Play Music is free for new Chromecast owners, taunting police on Facebook proves to be a mistake, Google Glass banned during Comic-Con 2014 panels, and parkour athletes bring Assassin’s Creed to Paris.

28-07-2014
Unmasking Tor Users, Revealing Uber Ratings, ATMs Are Doomed, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Android vs. iOS vs. Windows Phone: Which Mobile OS Will Ultimately Win Out? [MakeUseOf Poll]

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Android vs. iOS vs. Windows Phone: Which Mobile OS Will Ultimately Win Out? [MakeUseOf Poll]

Which mobile operating systems will ultimately win out? Will they survive far into the future? Or will a new mobile OS appear over the horizon to challenge the might of Apple, Google, and Microsoft?

27-07-2014
Android vs. iOS vs. Windows Phone: Which Mobile OS Will Ultimately Win Out? [MakeUseOf Poll]
Google Wants To Map Your DNA, Download OS X Yosemite Now, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Wants To Map Your DNA, Download OS X Yosemite Now, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Google has (probably) acquired Twitch for $1 billion, the Destiny beta is now open to everyone, Oyster comes to browsers, watching Sharknado 2 will affect your Philips Hue, and Apple fanboys are easily fooled.

25-07-2014
Google Wants To Map Your DNA, Download OS X Yosemite Now, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Hackers Steal StubHub Millions, Apple Defends iOS Backdoors, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Hackers Steal StubHub Millions, Apple Defends iOS Backdoors, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, Moto X gets digital tattoos, Reddit Live goes live, Uber returns to Windows Phone, Yahoo offers to let people know when you die, and Samsung starts mocking the iPhone 6 even before it’s announced.

24-07-2014
Hackers Steal StubHub Millions, Apple Defends iOS Backdoors, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Amazon Fire Phone Reviews, Microsoft Focuses On Windows 9, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Amazon Fire Phone Reviews, Microsoft Focuses On Windows 9, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Also, a security vulnerability in Tor is kept secret, William Shatner boldly goes where no celebrity has gone before by reviewing Facebook Mentions, and Japan dreams of a 2020 Olympic Games for robots.

23-07-2014
Amazon Fire Phone Reviews, Microsoft Focuses On Windows 9, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Apple Is Spying On You, Facebook Launches Pocket Rival, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Apple Is Spying On You, Facebook Launches Pocket Rival, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Netflix hits 50 million subscribers despite price hike, Windows 9 Start menu is revealed, the Dota 2 gamers worth a cool $5 million, a sidewalk lane just for smartphone users, and the first trailer for The Imitation Game.

22-07-2014
Apple Is Spying On You, Facebook Launches Pocket Rival, And More… [Tech News Digest]