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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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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]
How You Know You Spent Too Long Playing Arcade Games In The 1980s…

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How You Know You Spent Too Long Playing Arcade Games In The 1980s…

The problem with arcade games — as with any kind of video games, old or new — was their addictive qualities that suck you in and refuse to let go until you (and your dwindling pool of money) are exhausted. Which invariably means you spent too long playing these early gaming gems.

14-01-2014
How You Know You Spent Too Long Playing Arcade Games In The 1980s…
Google Nest, Facebook Branch, YouTube Comments, Muppets Row [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Nest, Facebook Branch, YouTube Comments, Muppets Row [Tech News Digest]

Google acquires Nest, Facebook acquires Branch, Twitter Web makeover, Yelp forced to reveal anonymous reviewers, YouTube introduces comments management, IObit Uninstaller 3.1 released, and the Muppets stage a mock Twitter argument.

14-01-2014
Google Nest, Facebook Branch, YouTube Comments, Muppets Row [Tech News Digest]
Facebook Likes Lawsuit, Windows 9 On Way, Star Wars Photos [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Facebook Likes Lawsuit, Windows 9 On Way, Star Wars Photos [Tech News Digest]

Facebook lawsuit over Likes, Google shuts Schemer, Guardian launches Contributoria, PlayStation Now requires controllers, Windows 9 due in 2015, Line launches Whoscall for Android, and Chewbacca tweets behind-the-scenes photos from the original Star Wars flicks.

13-01-2014
Facebook Likes Lawsuit, Windows 9 On Way, Star Wars Photos [Tech News Digest]
Dead PCs, Gmail Stalking, Bitcoin Overstock, Kindle Kiosk [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Dead PCs, Gmail Stalking, Bitcoin Overstock, Kindle Kiosk [Tech News Digest]

Desktops are declared dead, Gmail stalkers love Google+, Overstock starts accepting Bitcoin, scanning irises for passwords, Snapchat apologizes, Amazon starts selling hardware from a vending machine, and two companies fight over the right to pin.

10-01-2014
Dead PCs, Gmail Stalking, Bitcoin Overstock, Kindle Kiosk [Tech News Digest]
Contract Freedom, Modular Smartphones, DuckDuckGrow, Kanye Vs. Coinye [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Contract Freedom, Modular Smartphones, DuckDuckGrow, Kanye Vs. Coinye [Tech News Digest]

T-Mobile offers you money to switch contracts, ZTE teases a modular smartphone, DuckDuckGo shows off, Dell brings 4K monitors to the mainstream, biased reviews of Yahoo’s app are questioned, Kindle for iOS is improved, and Kanye West goes after cryptocurrency Coinye.

09-01-2014
Contract Freedom, Modular Smartphones, DuckDuckGrow, Kanye Vs. Coinye [Tech News Digest]
PlayStation Now, App Store Sales, From McAfee To Intel, Cicada 3301 Returns [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

PlayStation Now, App Store Sales, From McAfee To Intel, Cicada 3301 Returns [Tech News Digest]

Sony unveils PlayStation Now, Biz Stone launches Jelly, Apple App Store sales figures for 2013, new Gorilla Glass is antimicrobial, McAfee becomes Intel Security, China lifts ban on video games consoles, and the mysterious Cicada 3301 returns.

08-01-2014
PlayStation Now, App Store Sales, From McAfee To Intel, Cicada 3301 Returns [Tech News Digest]
Pebble Steel, Toshiba Chromebook, Yahoo Malware, Michael Bay [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Pebble Steel, Toshiba Chromebook, Yahoo Malware, Michael Bay [Tech News Digest]

New Pebble Steel smartwatch hardware, Toshiba’s Chromebook, AT&T potentially kills net neutrality, Yahoo malware threat, Panasonic Firefox smart TVs, retro games playable online, and Michael Bay fails to deliver at CES 2014.

07-01-2014
Pebble Steel, Toshiba Chromebook, Yahoo Malware, Michael Bay [Tech News Digest]
Chromebook Conquers, Digital Dwindles, Pandora Alarms, Snapchat Sorry? [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Chromebook Conquers, Digital Dwindles, Pandora Alarms, Snapchat Sorry? [Tech News Digest]

Chromebooks sold well in 2013, digital music sales declined in 2013, Vine app for Web, Snapchat fails to apologize for recent hack, tweet becomes a newspaper advert, Pandora’s alarm clock, and Wikipedia’s draft function.

06-01-2014
Chromebook Conquers, Digital Dwindles, Pandora Alarms, Snapchat Sorry? [Tech News Digest]
Mac Pro Sale, Hacking Target, Porn Filters Include Sex Ed, Google Tips [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Mac Pro Sale, Hacking Target, Porn Filters Include Sex Ed, Google Tips [Tech News Digest]

Mac Pro 2013 is here, Target becomes a target, Yahoo brings tabs back, Google launches tips service, porn filters in the U.K. not working, and Microsoft seeks E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. No, really.

20-12-2013
Mac Pro Sale, Hacking Target, Porn Filters Include Sex Ed, Google Tips [Tech News Digest]
Obama Vs. NSA, Mossberg Leaves WSJ, Twitter TV Series, Vine Vanity [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Obama Vs. NSA, Mossberg Leaves WSJ, Twitter TV Series, Vine Vanity [Tech News Digest]

Obama hears about NSA, Walt Mossberg goodbye, Spotify overhaul, Nick Bilton’s Twitter TV series, Vine users offered vanity URLs, Bing adds new features, and George Takei loses his video game virginity.

19-12-2013
Obama Vs. NSA, Mossberg Leaves WSJ, Twitter TV Series, Vine Vanity [Tech News Digest]
Autoplay Ads on Facebook, The NSA Is Unconstitutional, Google Zeitgeist 2013 [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Autoplay Ads on Facebook, The NSA Is Unconstitutional, Google Zeitgeist 2013 [Tech News Digest]

Autoplay ads on Facebook, NSA phone surveillance “unconstitutional,” Google Glass adds ‘Wink’ command, Samsung’s Smartphone GamePad, Tomb Raider on iOS, Wunderlist suggests Christmas gifts, and 2013’s top Google searches.

18-12-2013
Autoplay Ads on Facebook, The NSA Is Unconstitutional, Google Zeitgeist 2013 [Tech News Digest]
60 Minutes With The NSA, Facebook Donate, Amazon 4K, Google Blackmail [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

60 Minutes With The NSA, Facebook Donate, Amazon 4K, Google Blackmail [Tech News Digest]

NSA gets good press, Obama plans to meet technology executives, Facebook launches ‘Donate Now’, Amazon embraces 4K ultras HD, China rumored to get Xbox One in 2014, and Twitter is rumored to get ‘Edit’ feature.

17-12-2013
60 Minutes With The NSA, Facebook Donate, Amazon 4K, Google Blackmail [Tech News Digest]
Skynet Edges Closer, Twitter Experiments, 40k Bitcoin Valuation [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Skynet Edges Closer, Twitter Experiments, 40k Bitcoin Valuation [Tech News Digest]

Google buys Boston Dynamics, Amazon sells Kindle Fire in installments, SteamOS arrives, Twitter experiments with location, Microsoft Photosynth gets updated, Doctor On Demand debuts, and Winklevii (the Winklevoss twins) make a shocking prediction about Bitcoin.

16-12-2013
Skynet Edges Closer, Twitter Experiments, 40k Bitcoin Valuation [Tech News Digest]