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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OBD2 & Windows: Save On Auto Repair With Diagnostic Tools

9 hours 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: To Reconsider Your Membership?

1 day 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

3 days 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

4 days 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

6 days ago

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

1 week ago

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

1 week ago

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

2 weeks ago

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


Why You’re Playing Civilization V Wrong: Time For Multiplayer!

2 weeks ago

Basically, if you’ve never played Civilization against one or more real people, then you haven’t enjoyed the game to its full capacity.


Remember Interactive Movies? They Could Be Set To Make A Comeback

2 weeks ago

Is the technology more suitable for interactive movies now? Could it be that those awful games of the 1980s and 1990s were pioneering a form of gameplay that the technology of the time was unsuitable for?


6 Places To Hide Your HDDs & Memory Cards When You’re Out Of Town

8th September, 2014

You’re going on holiday, leaving your computer and a vast treasure of irreplaceable data behind for a few days. What should you do in case of burglary or worse?


5 Privacy Reasons Not To Buy An Amazon Smartphone

5th September, 2014

Are you considering a new smartphone? If you are, Amazon’s Fire phone might be high on your list. But there are five privacy reasons why this might not be a good idea‚Ķ


Love Food & Healthy Recipes? Check Out These Windows 8 Apps

4th September, 2014

Get great meal ideas for all types of diets. With a portable touchscreen device, you can even prepare your meals with your computer in the kitchen!


How To Play Railroad Tycoon And Similar Games On Android

3rd September, 2014

Miss Railroad Tycoon or Transport Tycoon? Try these Android alternatives, or learn how to emulate it on Android.


5 Ways You Can Bring Your Old Photographic Slides Into The Digital Era

1st September, 2014

Don’t pay someone else to do it, we’ve come up with five methods of digitising your old photographic slides on the cheap.