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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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Deterring Smartphone Thefts With Kill Switches, Windows XP Needs To Die, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Deterring Smartphone Thefts With Kill Switches, Windows XP Needs To Die, And More… [Tech News Digest]

BlackBerry posts surprise profit, Valve launches Steam Summer Sale, a U.S. college offers athletic scholarships to professional gamers, eBay Valet sells your unwanted stuff for you, and Conan O’Brien shows off at E3 2014.

20-06-2014
Deterring Smartphone Thefts With Kill Switches, Windows XP Needs To Die, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Amazon Shops New 3D Fire Phone, Say Yo To The Dumbest App Ever, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Amazon Shops New 3D Fire Phone, Say Yo To The Dumbest App Ever, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Twitter adds support for animated GIFs, a new glitch is found in Super Mario Bros. 30 years after release, HitchBOT prepares to travel across Canada, and a first-person cat simulator on Kickstarter.

19-06-2014
Amazon Shops New 3D Fire Phone, Say Yo To The Dumbest App Ever, And More… [Tech News Digest]
YouTube Charging For Music Videos, Facebook Clones Snapchat, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

YouTube Charging For Music Videos, Facebook Clones Snapchat, And More… [Tech News Digest]

World’s largest collection of video games for $750k, Microsoft slashes price of Surface Pro 2, hundreds of new emoji are unveiled, and OK Go insist The Writing’s On The Wall with optical illusions.

18-06-2014
YouTube Charging For Music Videos, Facebook Clones Snapchat, And More… [Tech News Digest]
How To Root Almost Any Android Handset, Stephen Hawking Q&A, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

How To Root Almost Any Android Handset, Stephen Hawking Q&A, And More… [Tech News Digest]

The Supreme Court discusses threats made on social media, Wikipedia changes its terms of service, IKEA bullies IKEAHackers out of business, Close Castles is your next addiction, and Facebook Messenger gets a Big Like, literally.

17-06-2014
How To Root Almost Any Android Handset, Stephen Hawking Q&A, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Facebook Is Tracking You For Ads, A Bitcoin Mining Monopoly, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Facebook Is Tracking You For Ads, A Bitcoin Mining Monopoly, And More… [Tech News Digest]

Facebook is tracking you for advertising purposes, Bitcoin gains its first mining monopoly, Apple recalls iPhone chargers, Pinterest’s spam hack attack, Steamboy is a handheld Steam machine, and Amazon adds eBook audio.

16-06-2014
Facebook Is Tracking You For Ads, A Bitcoin Mining Monopoly, And More… [Tech News Digest]
Don’t Tear Up On Clickbait — Cull It With ClickHole From The Onion [Weird & Wonderful Web]

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Don’t Tear Up On Clickbait — Cull It With ClickHole From The Onion [Weird & Wonderful Web]

You will have clicked on clickbait at some point, whether or not you’re aware of having done so. The practice has recently evolved into something much more insidious and annoying. Enter ClickHole.

13-06-2014
Don’t Tear Up On Clickbait — Cull It With ClickHole From The Onion [Weird & Wonderful Web]
Dodgy DDoS Attacks On Feedly & Evernote, Epic Uber Protests Across Europe [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Dodgy DDoS Attacks On Feedly & Evernote, Epic Uber Protests Across Europe [Tech News Digest]

Dodgy DDoS attacks, epic Uber protests, an annoying XSS vulnerability, Amazon vs. Warner Home Video, free SwiftKey for Android, Chromecast support for VLC, and an amazing iPhone music video.

12-06-2014
Dodgy DDoS Attacks On Feedly & Evernote, Epic Uber Protests Across Europe [Tech News Digest]
E3 2014 News Roundup, Facebook Teases Slingshot, Moto X Offer Ends [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

E3 2014 News Roundup, Facebook Teases Slingshot, Moto X Offer Ends [Tech News Digest]

Highlights from E3 2014, Facebook teases Slingshot, Moto X sells out, Doodle 4 Google winner revealed, Netflix stops ISP shaming, OneNote Clipper for Chrome, and George R.R. Martin joins Twitter.

10-06-2014
E3 2014 News Roundup, Facebook Teases Slingshot, Moto X Offer Ends [Tech News Digest]
Smart TV Hack, Popcorn Time VPN, Turing Test Chatbot, CIA Tweets [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Smart TV Hack, Popcorn Time VPN, Turing Test Chatbot, CIA Tweets [Tech News Digest]

Smart TV flaws, a Popcorn Time VPN, the chatbot that beat Alan Turing, the CIA joins Twitter, the first Vine from space, a Street View of the World Cup, and Microsoft’s vision of the present future.

09-06-2014
Smart TV Hack, Popcorn Time VPN, Turing Test Chatbot, CIA Tweets [Tech News Digest]
The Day We Reset The Net, Netflix Vs Verizon, World Cup Predictions [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

The Day We Reset The Net, Netflix Vs Verizon, World Cup Predictions [Tech News Digest]

We Reset The Net, Netflix and Verizon argue, how to detect Glassholes, Apple gets healthy, EA prefers Germany over Brazil, Instagram edits your photos, and Facebook pinpoints where it all went wrong.

05-06-2014
The Day We Reset The Net, Netflix Vs Verizon, World Cup Predictions [Tech News Digest]
Apple At WWDC 2014: iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite, John Oliver Explains Net Neutrality [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Apple At WWDC 2014: iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite, John Oliver Explains Net Neutrality [Tech News Digest]

Apple unveils iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite at WWDC 2014, Samsung unveils Tizen smartphone, MySpace remembers, Reset the Net gets set, Chromebooks go on the march, new IFTTT channels are exposed, and John Oliver explains Net Neutrality.

03-06-2014
Apple At WWDC 2014: iOS 8 & OS X Yosemite, John Oliver Explains Net Neutrality [Tech News Digest]
NSA Facials, Beats Kills MOG, Justin.tv Kills Archive, Heartbleed Spam [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

NSA Facials, Beats Kills MOG, Justin.tv Kills Archive, Heartbleed Spam [Tech News Digest]

NSA collects photos, Beats kills MOG, Justin.tv deletes its video archive, Google offers the right to be forgotten, the Heartbleed bug lives on, Springpad is shutting down, and Cloverfield loses the shaky cam.

02-06-2014
NSA Facials, Beats Kills MOG, Justin.tv Kills Archive, Heartbleed Spam [Tech News Digest]
Edward Snowden Talks, TrueCrypt Mystery, Ballmer Buys L.A. Clippers [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Edward Snowden Talks, TrueCrypt Mystery, Ballmer Buys L.A. Clippers [Tech News Digest]

Edward Snowden talks to NBC, troubling TrueCrypt tales, CryEngine comes to Steam, Google Video Quality Report ranks ISPs, Vimeo’s gets High Maintenance, Ballmer buys the Clippers, and 25 years of LOLs.

30-05-2014
Edward Snowden Talks, TrueCrypt Mystery, Ballmer Buys L.A. Clippers [Tech News Digest]
Apple Finally Buys Beats, Microsoft Teases Skype Translator, Hidden Cash on Twitter [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Apple Finally Buys Beats, Microsoft Teases Skype Translator, Hidden Cash on Twitter [Tech News Digest]

Apple gets Beats; a promise of real time translations from Microsoft; Chrome turns into a walled garden; Billboard ranks songs on Twitter; Uber gears up for the future; Avast hacked; and a Twitter cash grab.

29-05-2014
Apple Finally Buys Beats, Microsoft Teases Skype Translator, Hidden Cash on Twitter [Tech News Digest]