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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FBI Ransomware Hits Android: How To Avoid Getting It, And Remove It

29 minutes ago

Learn how to keep your Android device safe from FBI Ransomware with these tips.


Five Great Raspberry Pi Expansions That Make It Even More Useful

1 day ago

Your Raspberry Pi is versatile and at times amazing, but are you harnessing the full power of that little box? Power-up your Pi with these 5 expansions!


4 Useful, Safe Android Apps You Can Use In Your Car

3 days ago

Using your phone while driving is dangerous! Stay safe with these hands-free techniques for Android.

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Bitdefender Internet Security 2015: The Ideal Choice For Home PCs [Giveaway]

3 days ago

Offering anti-virus, privacy protection, safe banking, firewall and parental control for just $79.95, Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 would seem to be the optimum choice for anyone looking to give their home computer security a boost.


5 Things iOS & Android Can Still Learn From Windows Phone

7 days ago

Windows Phone isn’t popular, but it has much more to offer than its reputation implies. At the very least it will push its contenders to improve their platform and make better handsets.


How To Monitor Your Car’s Performance With Android

1 week ago

Monitoring tons of information about your car is incredibly easy and cheap with your Android device — learn about it here!


Run Legacy Applications & Games On The Raspberry Pi!

1 week ago

It’s quick and easy to switch between SD cards and ROMs on the Raspberry Pi, meaning that you might be running an old Apple one moment and a Commodore 64 the next!


OBD2 & Windows: Save On Auto Repair With Diagnostic Tools

1 week ago

Finding a broken car’s fault can be costly. Save by doing it yourself! All you need is a Windows computer, free diagnosis software, and a cable plugged into your car’s OBD II connector.


New EBay Security Breach: Time To Reconsider Your Membership?

2 weeks ago

Buyers shopping for new iPhones have found themselves scammed by criminals employing a cross site scripting vulnerability on eBay listings. Find out how to avoid being caught out by the security weakness.


3 Fun, Simple Ways To Enjoy Audiobooks On Android

2 weeks ago

Audiobooks offer a fantastic alternative to reading! Here are the best ways to listen to audiobooks on Android.


Vital Mobile Apps For The Android-Using Writer

2 weeks ago

Are you a writer who also happens to have an Android device? These apps can help you take your writing to the next level.


10 Unique Ways To Use Microsoft OneNote

16th September, 2014

OneNote is one of Microsoft’s most underrated apps. It’s available on almost every platform and can do many tricks you wouldn’t expect from a note keeping app.


3 Ways To Add Your Audio-Only Podcast To YouTube

15th September, 2014

The world’s 3rd biggest website will not let you upload audio without an accompanying video. Maximise the profile of your podcast by featuring it on YouTube with these three workarounds.


Yes: That U2 Album Means Apple Can Send Data To Your iPhone

14th September, 2014

U2 is one of the world’s biggest rock groups, and their latest album just ended up on your iPhone or iPad for free. Is it a great deal, or a bad precedent?


How To Enhance Your Blogging Productivity With Your Android Device

11th September, 2014

Blogging doesn’t have be a desktop-only business. Learn how to keep your blog productive even when you’re on the go.