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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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Google Helpouts, Everpix Neverpix, Wii Mini, Gmail Sucks [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Helpouts, Everpix Neverpix, Wii Mini, Gmail Sucks [Tech News Digest]

Google Helpouts starts, Everpix dies, Nintendo announces Wii Mini, Chrome is malware-busting, Apple will return to America, Google’s augmented reality game opens, Microsoft goes after Google, and video games are good for us.

06-11-2013
Google Helpouts, Everpix Neverpix, Wii Mini, Gmail Sucks [Tech News Digest]
Google Secrets, Instagram Ads, Patent Wars, Netflix 4K [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Secrets, Instagram Ads, Patent Wars, Netflix 4K [Tech News Digest]

The secret behind Google’s floating barge is revealed, Instagram adds ads, smartphone patent wars intensify, Netflix tests Ultra HD, Amazon launches Kindle MatchBook, Google+ appeals to vanity, and tickets for wearing Google Glass.

04-11-2013
Google Secrets, Instagram Ads, Patent Wars, Netflix 4K [Tech News Digest]
4 Ways Parents Can Educate Themselves On Video Games

Gaming

4 Ways Parents Can Educate Themselves On Video Games

The only way parents can guard against their offspring playing video games they don’t agree with is by educating themselves about them. After all, it’s impossible to police something without first understanding it. Thankfully there are several simple ways parents can educate themselves on video games.

14-09-2013
4 Ways Parents Can Educate Themselves On Video Games
Follow These 8 Twitter Feeds For All The Gaming News

Gaming

Follow These 8 Twitter Feeds For All The Gaming News

Gamers need news. If you’re a gamer, you probably want to know the latest goings-on in the industry. You want rumors, release dates, and trailers. Opinion pieces and round-ups of the best games in a certain genre. And while we at MakeUseOf do our best to provide much of that content, there are some gaming-related Twitter feeds that deserve your attention.

11-09-2013
Follow These 8 Twitter Feeds For All The Gaming News
5 Essential Nintendo DS Game Franchises Everybody Should Play

Gaming

5 Essential Nintendo DS Game Franchises Everybody Should Play

In a world where all smartphones and tablets are capable of playing brilliant video games such as Angry Birds and Candy Crush Saga, it’s easy to forget about the dedicated handheld games consoles on the market. And with the 3DS and PS Vita being the latest and greatest handheld games consoles, it’s even easier to forget about the humble Nintendo DS. However, ignoring the DS would be a huge mistake.

07-09-2013
5 Essential Nintendo DS Game Franchises Everybody Should Play
Where Should Microsoft Go From Here? [You Told Us]

Windows

Where Should Microsoft Go From Here? [You Told Us]

Microsoft is facing an important next phase in its long and (sometimes) illustrious history. The past decade has seen the Redmond-based company struggle to maintain its once vice-like grip on computers. Now, Microsoft is attempting to change from the inside out, with a new company structure and strategy as outlined in a memo from Steve Ballmer to the employees in July. With all of this going on we decided to seek out your views on Microsoft and your suggestions regarding the future direction of the company.

03-09-2013
Where Should Microsoft Go From Here? [You Told Us]
5 Kickstarter-Funded Games You Will Want To Play In 2014

Gaming

5 Kickstarter-Funded Games You Will Want To Play In 2014

Kickstarter has enabled a good number of games to be developed that otherwise wouldn’t have ever made it off the drawing board. And what follows are just five games from that list; all which look phenomenal, and all of which are due to be released in 2014. Let’s check them out!

29-08-2013
5 Kickstarter-Funded Games You Will Want To Play In 2014