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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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NSA Malware Plan, Google Lawsuit, Angry Birds Epic, Learn Linux [Tech News Digest]

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NSA Malware Plan, Google Lawsuit, Angry Birds Epic, Learn Linux [Tech News Digest]

NSA wants to infect you with malware, class-action over in-app purchases, iPhone returns, Angry Birds Epic is epic, someone hits 1 million Gamerscore milestone, MOOC to learn Linux, and aluminium Nintendo Entertainment System.

13-03-2014
NSA Malware Plan, Google Lawsuit, Angry Birds Epic, Learn Linux [Tech News Digest]
Internet Bill Of Rights, ASUS Chromebox, iOS 7.1, Between Two Ferns [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Internet Bill Of Rights, ASUS Chromebox, iOS 7.1, Between Two Ferns [Tech News Digest]

The Internet needs bill of rights, Xbox Live suffers Titanfall outage, ASUS Chromebox sells well on Amazon, Neil Young’s PonoPlayer is Kickstarter hit, Apple releases iOS 7.1, and Barack Obama appears on Between Two Ferns.

12-03-2014
Internet Bill Of Rights, ASUS Chromebox, iOS 7.1, Between Two Ferns [Tech News Digest]
Snowden At SXSW, MtGox Bankruptcy, Titanfall Time, 8-Bit True Detective [Tech News Digest]

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Snowden At SXSW, MtGox Bankruptcy, Titanfall Time, 8-Bit True Detective [Tech News Digest]

Edward Snowden at SXSW, MtGox bankruptcy protection, Twitter fixes “rare” bug, Titanfall drops, Microsoft releases Power Cover for Surface 2, UC Browser HD v3.0 arrives, and 8-bit version of True Detective pops up on YouTube.

11-03-2014
Snowden At SXSW, MtGox Bankruptcy, Titanfall Time, 8-Bit True Detective [Tech News Digest]
Android Smartwatch SDK, Neil Young’s PonoPlayer, Noisy Marvel Comics [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Android Smartwatch SDK, Neil Young’s PonoPlayer, Noisy Marvel Comics [Tech News Digest]

Google teases Android SDK for smartwatches, Neil Young reveals PonoPlayer, Yahoo’s track record with startups revealed, Marvel adds sound to comics, Samsung releases Milk Music, Facebook Messenger comes to Windows Phone.

10-03-2014
Android Smartwatch SDK, Neil Young’s PonoPlayer, Noisy Marvel Comics [Tech News Digest]
Satoshi Nakamoto Unmasking, Spotify Echo, Vine Porn, Cortana Leak [Tech News Digest]

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Satoshi Nakamoto Unmasking, Spotify Echo, Vine Porn, Cortana Leak [Tech News Digest]

Bitcoin is (allegedly) unmasked, Spotify acquires The Echo Nest, Facebook (finally) settles on its new News Feed design, Vine bans pornography, Microsoft’s Siri-alike leaks, and LG releases the creepiest commercial of all time.

07-03-2014
Satoshi Nakamoto Unmasking, Spotify Echo, Vine Porn, Cortana Leak [Tech News Digest]
Facebook Guns, Snowden Phone, Free Getty Images, Minecraft Smoking [Tech News Digest]

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Facebook Guns, Snowden Phone, Free Getty Images, Minecraft Smoking [Tech News Digest]

Facebook regulates gun sales, Snowden Phone is a thing, Getty Images concedes defeat, Congressman calls for the U.S. dollar to be banned, look out for Skype on Outlook, and using Minecraft to quit smoking.

06-03-2014
Facebook Guns, Snowden Phone, Free Getty Images, Minecraft Smoking [Tech News Digest]
Yahoo User Logins, Bitcoin Regulation, Project Spark, Windows XP Pop-Ups [Tech News Digest]

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Yahoo User Logins, Bitcoin Regulation, Project Spark, Windows XP Pop-Ups [Tech News Digest]

Yahoo rejects third-party logins, Japan’s Bitcoin regulation, Project Spark for Xbox One, Twitter talks “impressions,” Steve Ballmer’s retirement, Microsoft nags Windows XP diehards, and Arduboy brings Tetris to the business card.

05-03-2014
Yahoo User Logins, Bitcoin Regulation, Project Spark, Windows XP Pop-Ups [Tech News Digest]
Microsoft Changes, Kutcher Phones, Gates Billions, Leather Chromebooks [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Microsoft Changes, Kutcher Phones, Gates Billions, Leather Chromebooks [Tech News Digest]

Microsoft switches things up, Lenovo loves Ashton Kutcher, Bill Gates still rich, Samsung brings leather to Chromebook, Kickstarter takes $1 billion in pledges, Oppia goes beta, and kids cannot get their heads around rotary phones.

04-03-2014
Microsoft Changes, Kutcher Phones, Gates Billions, Leather Chromebooks [Tech News Digest]
Oscars Selfies, Free Windows 8.1, Nokia X Hack, Internet Trolls [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Oscars Selfies, Free Windows 8.1, Nokia X Hack, Internet Trolls [Tech News Digest]

Academy Awards selfies, Tim Cook is the Incredible Hulk, Windows 8.1 could be free, Nokia X hacked, FCC broadband app arrives, coding your own Flappy Bird clone, and Internet trolls should be avoided at all costs.

03-03-2014
Oscars Selfies, Free Windows 8.1, Nokia X Hack, Internet Trolls [Tech News Digest]
Spying On Yahoo, Bitcoin Feds, Apple Admiration, Minecraft Movie [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Spying On Yahoo, Bitcoin Feds, Apple Admiration, Minecraft Movie [Tech News Digest]

GCHQ spies on Yahoo, Bitcoin vs. Federal Reserve, 25 years of Web, Apple admiration, Amazon’s plans for music streaming, Warner Bros. making Minecraft movie, and working Game Boy revealed as the best cosplay ever.

28-02-2014
Spying On Yahoo, Bitcoin Feds, Apple Admiration, Minecraft Movie [Tech News Digest]
Project Ara Arrives, Apple Hates Snow Leopard, Nintendo Kills Multiplayer [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Project Ara Arrives, Apple Hates Snow Leopard, Nintendo Kills Multiplayer [Tech News Digest]

Project Ara is happening, Apple ends support for Snow Leopard, Nintendo ends support for online multiplayer on Wii and DS, Sony to close most stores, Facebook retires email service, and retro games invading Adam Sandler.

27-02-2014
Project Ara Arrives, Apple Hates Snow Leopard, Nintendo Kills Multiplayer [Tech News Digest]
Bitcoin Crisis At MtGox, Glass Lobbies, New YotaPhone, Xbox One Twitch [Tech News Digest]

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Bitcoin Crisis At MtGox, Glass Lobbies, New YotaPhone, Xbox One Twitch [Tech News Digest]

Bitcoin exchange MtGox offline, Google lobbies Glass driving legislation, dual-screen YotaPhone 2 debuts, buy BBM for $19 billion, Twitch streaming for Xbox One, Gmail adds an ‘Unsubscribe’ button, and Paramount stops the Top Gun tweets.

26-02-2014
Bitcoin Crisis At MtGox, Glass Lobbies, New YotaPhone, Xbox One Twitch [Tech News Digest]
Netflix Comcast, Windows Phone Leak, PS4 Japan, Silicon Valley Sitcom [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Netflix Comcast, Windows Phone Leak, PS4 Japan, Silicon Valley Sitcom [Tech News Digest]

Netflix and Comcast deal, Windows Phone 8.1 leaks, Sony launches PlayStation 4 in Japan, Microsoft cuts price of Windows 8.1, WhatsApp goes down, new Google Maps emerges from beta, LinkedIn introduces blocking, and Silicon Valley gets TV show.

24-02-2014
Netflix Comcast, Windows Phone Leak, PS4 Japan, Silicon Valley Sitcom [Tech News Digest]
The Catchiest Songs On YouTube You’ll Try Desperately To Forget [Weird & Wonderful Web]

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The Catchiest Songs On YouTube You’ll Try Desperately To Forget [Weird & Wonderful Web]

These are some of the catchiest songs ever uploaded to YouTube. Your mission, if you choose to accept it, is to listen to them all once more and decide the catchiest of them all.

23-02-2014
The Catchiest Songs On YouTube You’ll Try Desperately To Forget [Weird & Wonderful Web]
Wassup With WhatsApp, Project Tango, Satya Speaks, Xbox Remote [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Wassup With WhatsApp, Project Tango, Satya Speaks, Xbox Remote [Tech News Digest]

Facebook buying WhatsApp, Google launches Project Tango, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks, Microsoft takes wraps off the Xbox One Media Remote, Steve Jobs getting postage stamp, and Wikipedia could become a real set of encyclopedias.

21-02-2014
Wassup With WhatsApp, Project Tango, Satya Speaks, Xbox Remote [Tech News Digest]
Facebook WhatsApp, SkyDrive OneDrive, Yahoo Siri, Apple Tesla [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Facebook WhatsApp, SkyDrive OneDrive, Yahoo Siri, Apple Tesla [Tech News Digest]

Facebook buys WhatsApp, FCC responds to the loss of ‘net neutrality’, SkyDrive becomes OneDrive, Yahoo wants its own Siri, Apple is interested in Tesla, and Samsung mocks Apple in its latest set of television commercials.

20-02-2014
Facebook WhatsApp, SkyDrive OneDrive, Yahoo Siri, Apple Tesla [Tech News Digest]
New Galaxy Gear, Snowden Elected, Candy Crush IPO, Google Glassholes [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

New Galaxy Gear, Snowden Elected, Candy Crush IPO, Google Glassholes [Tech News Digest]

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear hardware, Forbes was hacked, Edward Snowden elected student rector at Glasgow University, Candy Crush powering King’s IPO, Irrational Games gets dissolved, and Google reminds us all to stop being Glassholes.

19-02-2014
New Galaxy Gear, Snowden Elected, Candy Crush IPO, Google Glassholes [Tech News Digest]
Google Logins, Harmonix Chroma, Spotify IPO, Pokemon Twitch [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Google Logins, Harmonix Chroma, Spotify IPO, Pokemon Twitch [Tech News Digest]

Google acquires SlickLogin, Dropbox unblocked in China, Rock Band creator’s shooter, Spotify prepares IPO, Back To The Future Power Laces possible, Twitch Plays Pokemon is pure madness, and return your VHS video rentals.

18-02-2014
Google Logins, Harmonix Chroma, Spotify IPO, Pokemon Twitch [Tech News Digest]
Siri Truth, Flappy Ban, Titanfall Beta, Kickstarter Hack [Tech News Digest]

Tech News

Siri Truth, Flappy Ban, Titanfall Beta, Kickstarter Hack [Tech News Digest]

Apple is cleared of misrepresenting Siri, Google and Apple stop Flappy Bird clones, Titanfall beta opened to all, Kickstarter hacked, Barack Obama isn’t tweeting, Ken Burns documentaries on iPad, and Sesame Street Fighter revealed.

17-02-2014
Siri Truth, Flappy Ban, Titanfall Beta, Kickstarter Hack [Tech News Digest]