Christian Cawley

Joined December 2011

Christian Cawley is MakeUseOf's security editor, Android tinkerer, Windows Phone mentalist, and Doctor Who fan. Follow him as @thegadgetmonkey on Twitter.

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Top 5 Windows Phone Games With Turn-Based Multiplayer Options

4 days ago

Check out these Windows Phone games when you want to play with other people!


Augmented Reality Games: Are They Worth The Money?

6 days ago

Wouldn’t it be easier to play a first person shooter if you were actually holding the gun? Or are such enhancements largely redundant in an age when mobile gaming can stand on its own.


The 5 Best Dashboard Car Mode Apps For Android Compared

7 days ago

Want a safe way to use your Android smartphone while driving? These car mode apps make it easy.


Facebook, Instagram & Vine Video Uploads Made Easy On Windows Phone 8.1

2 weeks ago

Windows Phone has finally come of age with the 8.1 update, which includes improved video uploading. It’s now much easier to share your Windows Phone videos with friends via social networks.


5 Cool Things You Can Now Do With Windows Phone 8.1

2 weeks ago

Windows Phone 8.1 offers new tools to help manage your digital and offline life. Get the most out of Windows Phone with our tips.


Get Cortana & More By Upgrading To Windows Phone 8.1

14th August, 2014

The Windows Phone update delivers a digital assistant, fast connectivity toggles, improved camera and greater support for a wider selection of apps. Find out how you can get it!


6 Android Apps Every Raspberry Pi Owner Should Use

13th August, 2014

There are a whole host of Android utilities that can be used by Raspberry Pi owners to make life easier, including a couple that are custom designed.


5 Superb Strategy Games For Windows Phone 8.1

12th August, 2014

Lightweight arcade games played casually are all very well, but what if you want your mobile gaming experience to be more rewarding and worthwhile?


Cortana Talks Back: Laugh, Cry & Love With Windows Phone’s Digital Assistant

10th August, 2014

Bored with no one to talk to? Why not strike up a conversation with your Windows Phone? These cues will make Cortana talk.


Windows Phone Gaming Isn’t Quite Right: Is It Microsoft’s Fault?

9th August, 2014

Now approaching the release of Windows Phone 8.1, 40 games previously incompatible with Windows Phone 8 have been updated. Is this the shot in the arm Windows Phone gaming needs? Or is there another problem?


Arcade Football, 16-Bit Style: Install Kick Off 2 In Windows!

8th August, 2014

Deep at the back of my mind, I’m subconsciously thinking of the retro classic Kick Off 2, once the ultimate soccer simulator. And you can play it right now in Windows.


How I Took These Stunning Photos In Windows Phone 8.1 With Burst Mode

7th August, 2014

Why am I still using my old Nokia phone? Because fantastic photos! And now they’ll be even better with burst mode coming to the new Windows Phone 8.1 camera app.


What’s The Problem With NCH Software & How To Remove It?

6th August, 2014

Hijacking file extensions, forcing itself into context menus and downloading additional data – no, it’s not a virus, but any app you can mention from NCH Software.


Everything You Need To Know About Windows Phone 8.1 Security

5th August, 2014

If you’re using a Microsoft account across multiple devices, losing your phone could get you into a whole lot of trouble. Let us show you how you can keep your phone secure.


How Accurate Are These 4 Big Name Virus Scanners?

4th August, 2014

If you’re not using an anti-virus suite, but have discovered that living dangerously has led to your PC behaving oddly, there’s a fair chance that your system has been infected by some form of malware. With no security suite on your PC already there is a strong chance that installation will be blocked by the […]