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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Why NordVPN Should Be Your VPN Solution [15 1-Year Accounts + iPhone 6 Giveaway]

20 hours ago

NordVPN is generously sponsoring 15 NordVPN accounts valid for one year, and for one special reader: a brand new iPhone 6 with free lifetime NordVPN access. Prizes are valued at close to $4,000!


How to Backup Photos from a Mobile Device

4 days ago

It’s never fun when your phone breaks and you lose all your photos — but that never has to happen again! Learn how to backup your photos quickly and easily.


How to Mod Your Android Device for Better Gaming

2 weeks ago

To get the best performance out of your Android device, you need these tweaks!


How to Build a Memorable and Beautiful Facebook Timeline

16th March, 2015

Your Facebook timeline sucks. There’s no cover photo, you’ve forgotten to set the profile picture and no one spends time there. It is a collection of faceless, dull updates. This has to end.


Pi Overdose? Here’s 5 Raspberry Pi Alternatives

13th March, 2015

You’ve mastered the Raspberry Pi – now what? Here’s 5 of the best Pi alternatives to have a go with next.


SuperFREAK: New Security Bug Vulnerablity Affects Desktop & Mobile Browser Security

10th March, 2015

The FREAK vulnerability is one that affects your browser, and it isn’t limited to any one browser, nor any single operating system. Find out whether you’re affected and protect yourself.


Could These NSA Cyber-Espionage Techniques Be Used Against You?

10th March, 2015

If the NSA can track you – and we know it can – so can cybercriminals. Here’s how government-made tools will be used against you later.


How to Easily Remove A Browser Redirect Virus

6th March, 2015

You ran a search in Google, but somehow, for some reason, you didn’t get the result you wanted after clicking a link. You’re got a redirect virus; here’s how to get rid of it.


How to Emulate Android and Run Android Apps on Your PC

4th March, 2015

It’s actually pretty easy to get Android apps running on your desktop or laptop! Here, we step you through the best methods.


How You Can Use Geofencing to Improve Your Privacy & Security

2nd March, 2015

Geofencing uses GPS to define geographical boundaries, and can prove very useful in managing your personal security.


Why EBooks Are Recording Information About Your Reading Habits

26th February, 2015

Your reading activity can be monitored, recorded and even shared with government security agencies.


How To Restore a Deleted Recovery Partition in Windows 8

26th February, 2015

At the time, that extra storage space must have been very tempting. But now you need a recovery partition. We’ll show you how to restore it.


Will Facebook’s New Flagging Feature Stifle Freedom of Speech?

25th February, 2015

Introduced ostensibly to help Facebook remove fake news stories, thereby stopping such a post going viral, it turns out that the new flagging feature is open to abuse.


5 Things You Can’t Do With Raspberry Pi 2

24th February, 2015

With a quad core CPU and boasts of being able to run Windows 10 – is the Raspberry Pi 2 really all that? Here’s 5 things the Raspberry Pi 2 still can’t do.


Why You Can’t Access Your Locked Microsoft Account

23rd February, 2015

We attempt to help you to work out why your attempts to unlock your Microsoft account have failed.