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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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Real Google Androids, UPS Drones, Free Office 365, Star Wars Selfies [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Real Google Androids, UPS Drones, Free Office 365, Star Wars Selfies [Tech News Digest]

Google’s building robots, sales of PCs expected to fall, Spotify woos artists, PlayStation 4 hits the 2 million sold milestone, UPS tries to one-up Amazon, Office 365 is offered free to students, and Darth Vader selfies.

04-12-2013
Real Google Androids, UPS Drones, Free Office 365, Star Wars Selfies [Tech News Digest]
Windows Threshold, Apple Topsy, Nazi Shazam, Glass Prank [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Windows Threshold, Apple Topsy, Nazi Shazam, Glass Prank [Tech News Digest]

Microsoft Threshold teaser, Apple acquires Topsy for reasons unknown, Tumblr adds Sponsored Trending Blogs, German police create a Shazam clone to detect neo-Nazi music, BlackBerry sets records straight, and the problem with Google Glass.

03-12-2013
Windows Threshold, Apple Topsy, Nazi Shazam, Glass Prank [Tech News Digest]
Amazon Delivery Drones, Facebook Hack, Kindle Fire Vs iPad Air [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Amazon Delivery Drones, Facebook Hack, Kindle Fire Vs iPad Air [Tech News Digest]

Amazon aerial drones, Facebook friends list hack, Google Nexus handsets vulnerability discovered, Black Friday numbers are released, Steam introduces user reviews, and the Kindle Fire HDX is compared favorably to the iPad Air.

02-12-2013
Amazon Delivery Drones, Facebook Hack, Kindle Fire Vs iPad Air [Tech News Digest]
Stolen Smartphones, Black Friday Bargains, TIME For Miley [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Stolen Smartphones, Black Friday Bargains, TIME For Miley [Tech News Digest]

Database of stolen smartphones, Apple wins another lawsuit, Microsoft narrows CEO search down, Black Friday bargains revealed, Miley Cyrus tops TIME poll, App Ops opens up Android, and hunt for $7.5 million worth of Bitcoins.

29-11-2013
Stolen Smartphones, Black Friday Bargains, TIME For Miley [Tech News Digest]
NSA Porn, CyanogenMod Ban, Jolla Smartphone, Microsoft Sexism [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

NSA Porn, CyanogenMod Ban, Jolla Smartphone, Microsoft Sexism [Tech News Digest]

NSA watches porn, Bitcoin valued at $1,000, Google Street View for airports & stations, CyanagenMod Installer banned, F-Secure KEY launched to manage passwords, new Jolla smartphone, Twitter security, and Microsoft Xbox One sexism.

28-11-2013
NSA Porn, CyanogenMod Ban, Jolla Smartphone, Microsoft Sexism [Tech News Digest]
Xbox One Fix, Bookless Library, Microsoft Attacks Chromebooks [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Xbox One Fix, Bookless Library, Microsoft Attacks Chromebooks [Tech News Digest]

Xbox One disc drive fix & teardown, Xbox One swearing ban, free Xbox One games, library with no books, Apple invented smartphone, YouTube battles commenters, “OK, Google” Chrome voice command, Twitter feedback, Microsoft attacks Chromebooks.

27-11-2013
Xbox One Fix, Bookless Library, Microsoft Attacks Chromebooks [Tech News Digest]
Amazon Accused, Yahoo Katie, One Windows, ZTE Smartwatch [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Amazon Accused, Yahoo Katie, One Windows, ZTE Smartwatch [Tech News Digest]

Amazon has working conditions investigated, Katie Couric ditches ABC for Yahoo, Google Shopping enjoys a makeover, Microsoft spells out its vision, Google Translate emulates Star Trek tech, ZTE’s smartwatch, and Yahoo’s bizarre memo.

26-11-2013
Amazon Accused, Yahoo Katie, One Windows, ZTE Smartwatch [Tech News Digest]
Google Glass Prescriptions, 3D Guns Banned, Android Buyers Guide [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Glass Prescriptions, 3D Guns Banned, Android Buyers Guide [Tech News Digest]

Prescription lenses for Google Glass, Xbox One succeeds and fails, Flickr Photo Books arrive, Turntable.fm is shuttered, Place Pins for Pinterest, Philadelphia bans 3D guns, and Eric Schmidt helps out unhappy iPhone users.

25-11-2013
Google Glass Prescriptions, 3D Guns Banned, Android Buyers Guide [Tech News Digest]
Phones On Planes, Sockpuppeting, Female Geeks, Lulu Larks [Tech News Digest]

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Phones On Planes, Sockpuppeting, Female Geeks, Lulu Larks [Tech News Digest]

Planes may allow cellphones, Wikipedia suppresses sockpuppeting, Samsung told to pay up, female geeks on the rise, Microsoft interested in Winamp, Opera 18 released, Microsoft turns to eBay, and a potentially sexist app hyped by NYT.

22-11-2013
Phones On Planes, Sockpuppeting, Female Geeks, Lulu Larks [Tech News Digest]
Xbox One Reviews, Winamp Loses, Google Newsstand, Scroogled Merchandise [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Xbox One Reviews, Winamp Loses, Google Newsstand, Scroogled Merchandise [Tech News Digest]

The Xbox One is reviewed ahead of release, Winamp gets condemned to death, Instagram arrives on Windows Phone, Google releases Apple-inspired Newsstand, a Bitcoin scam is uncovered, and Microsoft sells anti-Google Scroogled merchandise.

21-11-2013
Xbox One Reviews, Winamp Loses, Google Newsstand, Scroogled Merchandise [Tech News Digest]
Galaxy Gear, PS4 Profit, NokSoft, Selfie Satisfaction [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Galaxy Gear, PS4 Profit, NokSoft, Selfie Satisfaction [Tech News Digest]

Confusion over just how successful the Samsung Galaxy Gear is, Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia’s smartphone division is greenlit, Snapchat eases past Facebook, Twitter explains itself, and 3D Builder for Windows 8.1 is released.

20-11-2013
Galaxy Gear, PS4 Profit, NokSoft, Selfie Satisfaction [Tech News Digest]
Defective PS4 Debuts, Apple Accuses Samsung, Batkid Wins Internet [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Defective PS4 Debuts, Apple Accuses Samsung, Batkid Wins Internet [Tech News Digest]

Sony sells lots of games consoles (including some defective ones), Steve Ballmer reveals the truth about his exit from Microsoft, Apple accuses Samsung of copying, Amazon and Facebook team up, and Batkid goes viral.

18-11-2013
Defective PS4 Debuts, Apple Accuses Samsung, Batkid Wins Internet [Tech News Digest]
PS4 Reviews, Moto G, Chromebook 11, Domainapalooza [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

PS4 Reviews, Moto G, Chromebook 11, Domainapalooza [Tech News Digest]

PlayStation 4 gets reviewed, Motorola unveils the Moto G, HP Chromebook 11 is removed from stores, Yahoo tries to sell domains, Snapchat rebuffed Facebook’s acquisition offer, Chrome Beta is listening in, and Bing gains musical overhaul.

14-11-2013
PS4 Reviews, Moto G, Chromebook 11, Domainapalooza [Tech News Digest]
Ballmer’s Successor, YouTube Comments, Facebook Likes, TARDIS Truth [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Ballmer’s Successor, YouTube Comments, Facebook Likes, TARDIS Truth [Tech News Digest]

Microsoft edges closer to naming CEO, a computer-generated girl tempts predators, Apple forces Apple stock to shut down, YouTube comments lose their edge, and Doctor Who’s TARDIS is shown to be theoretically possible.

07-11-2013
Ballmer’s Successor, YouTube Comments, Facebook Likes, TARDIS Truth [Tech News Digest]