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

Gaming

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]