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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Did Paul McCartney, legendary musician and member of The Beatles, actually die in 1966 only to be replaced by a lookalike? Probably not, but the “Paul is Dead” conspiracy theory simply refuses to die.
It isn’t enough to just want to be secure; you have to actively ensure your digital security, day in, day out. These five tips will help.
Can a small child build a computer and learn to code on it? To find out, I tested it on one 3 year old boy with little experience of computers, and his 9 year cousin, a girl with a close relationship with her Nintendo Wii.
Using iTunes but have an Android device? You’ll want this simple method of syncing your music to your Android phone or tablet.
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!
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.
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!
The streamlined design no longer impresses you, and as for the lack of app choice… has your iPad been left behind?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Popular communications app Slack was breached; passwords are considered safe, but users are encouraged to take steps.
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.
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.