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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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The Best Facebook ‘Look Back’ Parodies So Far [Weird & Wonderful Web]

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The Best Facebook ‘Look Back’ Parodies So Far [Weird & Wonderful Web]

Facebook is 10. To celebrate its birthday it invited everyone to ‘Look Back’ at their time on the social networking site. This made the Facebook ‘Look Back’ videos perfect for parodying. As usual, the Internet delivered.

09-02-2014
The Best Facebook ‘Look Back’ Parodies So Far [Weird & Wonderful Web]
Apple Droid, Edit Look Back, Bing Winter Olympics, Sochi Problems [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Apple Droid, Edit Look Back, Bing Winter Olympics, Sochi Problems [Tech News Digest]

Steve Wozniak talks of Apple/Android mashup, Sony gives up on PCs, Amazon acquires games developer, Facebook adds an ‘Edit’ to ‘Look Back’, Bing wins gold for Winter Olympics, and Twitter tracks problems in Sochi.

07-02-2014
Apple Droid, Edit Look Back, Bing Winter Olympics, Sochi Problems [Tech News Digest]
Twitter Money, Hacking Hacktivists, Fake YouTube, Clooney Twits [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Twitter Money, Hacking Hacktivists, Fake YouTube, Clooney Twits [Tech News Digest]

Twitter reports its financials, British spies accused of attacking hacktivists, 37signals changes name to Basecamp, YouTube targets fraudulent views, Doodle 4 Google 2014 launched, and George Clooney’s distaste towards Twitter.

06-02-2014
Twitter Money, Hacking Hacktivists, Fake YouTube, Clooney Twits [Tech News Digest]
Nadella Named, Facebook Filmed, Foursquare Fueled, Korea Kinected [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Nadella Named, Facebook Filmed, Foursquare Fueled, Korea Kinected [Tech News Digest]

Satya Nadella named CEO of Microsoft, Facebook turns 10, Twitter eyes e-commerce, Foursquare data to Windows, Google Now on Chrome Beta, and Kinect is guarding the border between North Korea and South Korea.

05-02-2014
Nadella Named, Facebook Filmed, Foursquare Fueled, Korea Kinected [Tech News Digest]
Paper Vs. Paper, Chromecast Porn, Flappy Bird Flies, Esurance Trolls [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Paper Vs. Paper, Chromecast Porn, Flappy Bird Flies, Esurance Trolls [Tech News Digest]

Paper fights Paper in a story akin to David and Goliath, Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks, Google officially bans porn from Chromecast, Flappy Bird flies around the world, Apple releases latest commercial, and Esurance trolled on Twitter.

04-02-2014
Paper Vs. Paper, Chromecast Porn, Flappy Bird Flies, Esurance Trolls [Tech News Digest]
Windows XP Lives, iPhone Catches Fire, Selfie Secures Sitcom [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Windows XP Lives, iPhone Catches Fire, Selfie Secures Sitcom [Tech News Digest]

Windows XP refuses to die, Yahoo’s new search options, iPhone catches fire and burns a teenager, indie developers fight back against King’s ‘Candy’ trademark, and ABC TV pilot based solely on selfies.

03-02-2014
Windows XP Lives, iPhone Catches Fire, Selfie Secures Sitcom [Tech News Digest]
Nadella Gates, Android Winning, Facebook Paper, Bieber Begone [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Nadella Gates, Android Winning, Facebook Paper, Bieber Begone [Tech News Digest]

Incomings and outgoings at Microsoft, Android wins big in smartphones, Facebook introduces Paper, Box launches Box Notes, the Windows desktop could be back by default, and the Internet calls for Justin Bieber deportation.

31-01-2014
Nadella Gates, Android Winning, Facebook Paper, Bieber Begone [Tech News Digest]
Lenovo Buys Motorola, Google Glass Games, Super Bowl XLVIII Beats [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Lenovo Buys Motorola, Google Glass Games, Super Bowl XLVIII Beats [Tech News Digest]

Lenovo buys Motorola from Google, precious Twitter handle is stolen, Nintendo executives take pay cut, video games for Google Glass are revealed, virtual space battle costs real money, Twitter improves mobile apps.

30-01-2014
Lenovo Buys Motorola, Google Glass Games, Super Bowl XLVIII Beats [Tech News Digest]
Google Glass Lenses, Netflix Expansion, Chrome Lego, Prince Bootlegging [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Glass Lenses, Netflix Expansion, Chrome Lego, Prince Bootlegging [Tech News Digest]

Google Glass gets prescription lenses, Chrome apps for iOS and Android, Netflix to invade Europe, Netherlands unblocks The Pirate Bay, Lego Build With Chrome, and Prince gets his purple knickers in a twist.

29-01-2014
Google Glass Lenses, Netflix Expansion, Chrome Lego, Prince Bootlegging [Tech News Digest]
Apple Earnings, NSA Angry Birds, FBI TorMail, Oogle Goggles [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Apple Earnings, NSA Angry Birds, FBI TorMail, Oogle Goggles [Tech News Digest]

Apple reveals earnings, the NSA accused of targeting Angry Birds, Microsoft renames SkyDrive to OneDrive, the FBI tapping into TorMail, Nintendo’s plan for smartphones, Wikipedia adds celebrity voices, and The Simpsons tackles Oogle Goggles.

28-01-2014
Apple Earnings, NSA Angry Birds, FBI TorMail, Oogle Goggles [Tech News Digest]
Apple Celebrates, Google 4 Samsung, NSA Children, Xbox Fire [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Apple Celebrates, Google 4 Samsung, NSA Children, Xbox Fire [Tech News Digest]

Apple Mac’s 30 years, Google and Samsung’s patent partnership, NSA wooing children, rare NES game sold for $100k, Pinterest animated GIFs, Google adds context to websites, and man runs into inferno for Xbox.

27-01-2014
Apple Celebrates, Google 4 Samsung, NSA Children, Xbox Fire [Tech News Digest]
Illegal NSA, Mac At 30, Facebook Vs Princeton, Top Gear Street View [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Illegal NSA, Mac At 30, Facebook Vs Princeton, Top Gear Street View [Tech News Digest]

NSA activities branded “illegal,” Microsoft posts record revenues, Apple celebrates Mac turning 30, Hunter Moore arrested, Facebook and Princeton argue, Twitter celebrates ‘A Year On Vine’, and Top Gear test track on Google Street View.

24-01-2014
Illegal NSA, Mac At 30, Facebook Vs Princeton, Top Gear Street View [Tech News Digest]
Beats Music Reviews, DoD BlackBerry Love, Winning Windows Phone [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Beats Music Reviews, DoD BlackBerry Love, Winning Windows Phone [Tech News Digest]

Beats Music reviews, Yahoo Search is made secure, Department of Defense chooses BlackBerry, saga of Banned Bluebook is revealed, Twitter expands its targeted ads, and Windows Phone is beating the iPhone… sort of.

23-01-2014
Beats Music Reviews, DoD BlackBerry Love, Winning Windows Phone [Tech News Digest]
Wii U Fails, Google Chrome Fails, COS Fails, Windows 8 Fails [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Wii U Fails, Google Chrome Fails, COS Fails, Windows 8 Fails [Tech News Digest]

Nintendo admits Wii U failed, Chrome extensions loaded with adware, China Operating System is revealed, Paramount dumps 35mm film, Windows 8 condemned as the new Vista, and Amazon wants to become the Nostradamus of online shopping.

20-01-2014
Wii U Fails, Google Chrome Fails, COS Fails, Windows 8 Fails [Tech News Digest]
Smart Contact Lenses, NSA Text Collection, Facebook Trending Topics [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Smart Contact Lenses, NSA Text Collection, Facebook Trending Topics [Tech News Digest]

Google’s contact lenses for diabetics, NSA accused of collecting millions of random text messages, Facebook announces Trending, Spotify kills listening limits, Rdio goes free, Google Chrome update on Windows 8, and driving while Glassing.

17-01-2014
Smart Contact Lenses, NSA Text Collection, Facebook Trending Topics [Tech News Digest]
Apple Pays, Google Plays, Viddy Sells, Horizon Fixes [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Apple Pays, Google Plays, Viddy Sells, Horizon Fixes [Tech News Digest]

Apple pays for in-app purchases, Google Play Movies & TV for iOS, Starbucks using clear text passwords, Fullscreen acquires Supernova (formerly Viddy), EA backtracks on offline SimCity, and Horizon kills videos shot in portrait mode.

16-01-2014
Apple Pays, Google Plays, Viddy Sells, Horizon Fixes [Tech News Digest]