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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10 Things That Were Harder Before The iPad

18 hours ago

Since its launch in 2010, the iPad has driven a revolution in personal computing. Even when you’re using a Surface Pro 3 or Samsung Galaxy tablet, the iPad is still at the back of your mind.


Fix Your Apple TV: Troubleshooting Streaming Issues

3 days ago

You’re sitting comfortably, watching something streamed through your Apple TV, when all of a sudden, the picture cuts out, to be replaced with a gray screen.


9 Creative DIY Lighting Projects for the Home

4 days ago

And then there was light. Boring old light switches and fittings don’t really do it justice though, do they? That single lamp shade is pretty dull as it is, but so much more can be done, from decorating the lampshade to illuminating a whole room with a star field effect, and much more. We’ve collected […]


From MTV to YouTube: A Brief History of Music Videos

5 days ago

While music videos are mostly viewed on YouTube these days, this is only the latest stage in the evolution of a medium that can be as elaborate as film and as personal as photos.


How To Dual Boot Your Android With Ubuntu

7 days ago

Need a desktop OS on your smartphone or tablet alongside Android? Having a lightweight, portable Linux computer by your side can prove remarkably useful, and with more and more devices now able to run Ubuntu it makes sense to choose this distribution. Beyond Ubuntu On Nexus Those of you with Nexus 5 handsets have been […]


Making Online Payments – 5 PayPal Alternatives to Consider

2 weeks ago

Is PayPal the best and most secure method of making online payments? We look at 5 PayPal alternatives that you should consider.


How to Use an Old Smartphone or Tablet as a Security Camera

2 weeks ago

Learn how to easily set up your Android device to act as a home security camera!


Who Is Online: The Best Doctor Who Episodes of All Time

2 weeks ago

If you want to get into Doctor Who, and enjoy the most important episodes of this British institution’s entire televised history, start with the list we have lovingly prepared for you.


4 Ways to Install Ubuntu Linux on a Windows Computer

7th May, 2015

You want to install Ubuntu on your Windows computer, don’t you? The thing is, you’re not 100% certain, yet. Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can try Ubuntu before committing.


The Best VPN Services

7th May, 2015

We’ve compiled a list of what we consider to be the best Virtual Private Network (VPN) service providers, grouped by premium, free, and torrent-friendly.


Is Your Computer Compatible with Windows 10 & Can You Upgrade?

6th May, 2015

Windows 10 is coming, possibly as soon as July. Are you eager to upgrade and will your system be eligible? In short, if your computer runs Windows 8, it should also run Windows 10. But…


How to Make an Eye-Catching Logo for (Almost) Nothing

5th May, 2015

Whether for your website, band, book, or social networking brand, if you want to succeed, you need to get the logo just right. Here’s how to make one.


Porting Android Apps to Windows – What You Need to Know

4th May, 2015

Are apps keeping you on Android or iOS? What if I told you, you could run your favorite mobile apps on a Windows device? Any Windows device. Now we’re talking!


Watch Artists Work In Real-Time on These 4 Twitch Channels

2nd May, 2015

One effective way to learn digital art is watching live experts draw and teach in real time. Did you know that has a category dedicated to Creative Arts?


How to Disable Microsoft OneDrive in Windows 8.1

1st May, 2015

You should be free to choose where your data is being stored. While having an automatic cloud syncing solution is a great idea, maybe you don’t like OneDrive. Here’s how to disable it.