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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How to Root Your Chromecast

5 hours ago

Want region blocked content streamed through your Chromecast? By rooting the Chromecast, you unlock the ability to change your DNS (among other things). Here’s how!


Five Ways To Ensure Your Personal Data Remains Secure

1 day ago

Your data is you. Whether it is a collection of photographs you took, images you developed, reports you wrote, stories you thought up or music you collected or composed, it tells a story. Protect it.


Every Version of Windows Is Affected By This Vulnerability – What You Can Do About It.

2 days ago

What would you say if we told you that your version of Windows is affected by a vulnerability that dates back to 1997? Unfortunately, this is true. Microsoft simply never patched it. Your turn!


5 Signs It’s Time to Upgrade Your iPad

2 days ago

The streamlined design no longer impresses you, and as for the lack of app choice… has your iPad been left behind?


Want a Windows 10 Smartphone? How to Upgrade & Compatible Models

3 days ago

Windows 10 is coming to your desktop, tablet, and now to your phone. If you have a suitable Windows Phone 8.1 and a Microsoft account, the upgrade is easy to get. We show you what to expect.


How to Fix Your Wireless Internet Connection in Windows

1 week ago

Are you struggling to get a strong and stable wireless Internet connection? It could be the hardware or Windows itself causing the problem. Here are some troubleshooting tips.


How Do You Know If Your New PC Is Secure?

2 weeks ago

Recent stories teach us that, in almost every case, there is software pre-installed on your device designed to intercept online transactions, listen in, or compromise your security in some other way.


How to Remove Bloatware on Android Without Rooting

2 weeks ago

Did your phone come with a bunch of crappy apps pre-installed? Let us show you how to get rid of them the easy way.


Slack & Hack: What You Need To Know About Collaboration Tool Security Breach

4th April, 2015

Popular communications app Slack was breached; passwords are considered safe, but users are encouraged to take steps.


The Best Bond Gadgets Of All Time

3rd April, 2015

James Bonds gadgets are legendary. In this article, we run down some of the most futuristic gadgets from the films, and see how they stand up in the era of the iWatch.


Does Your Default Router Configuration Make You Vulnerable To Hackers & Scammers?

2nd April, 2015

Routers rarely arrive in a secure state, but even if you have taken the time to configure your wireless (or wired) router correctly, it can still prove to be the weak link.


Build a Smartphone Projector From An Old Shoebox

31st March, 2015

Sharing the display of your smartphone can be tricky. While there are some Android devices that support HDMI, the best option for smartphone owners on all platforms is usually to employ some screen-mirroring software (particularly straightforward for iOS users) and view the current app on a HDTV or monitor. There is another way though, and that is to […]


The Best Ways to Sell Books Online

31st March, 2015

There are many ways to buy books online. But just how do you go about selling them? And is it possible to get a rare or unusual book to sell for the right price?

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

30th March, 2015

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

27th March, 2015

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.