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 Transfer Files From Android To PC

8 hours ago

Need to get a file from your Android phone or tablet to your Windows PC? It’s actually pretty easy. Here’s how to do it.


New Malware Highlights Importance Of Updating & Securing Your WordPress Blog

2 days ago

When a malware infection as devastating as the newly discovered comes along, it is vital that WordPress blog owners act. Fast.


Best Of Windows 8 Modern Apps

4 days ago

Windows 8 Modern apps have come a long way. Meanwhile, you can choose from a considerable selection, free and paid. We have picked out the ones worth your while.


How To Embed A YouTube Video & Other Media In Your PowerPoint Presentation

1 week ago

Typical presentations are dull affairs with text and corporate backgrounds providing little of interest. Media files can lighten up the experience. We show you how to embed even videos.


5 More Raspberry Pi Upgrades To Consider

1 week ago

Raspberry Pi mini computers tend to attract different types of user, all of whom are interested in making the friendly little computer as useful as possible. It doesn’t have to be about media centres and making an old printer wireless; there is so much more that the Raspberry Pi can do, such as running motors, and […]


Cortana Arrives In Europe – How To Get It Now & What You Need To Know

1 week ago

Cortana is coming. Microsoft’s digital personal assistant has been rolled out across Europe, a step that suggests that her presence is being prepared not only for Windows Phone but also for Windows 10.


10 Social Mobile Apps That Breach Your Teenager’s Privacy

1 week ago

Your children have become proto-adults, beginning to grow up. Like their friends, they spend a lot of time using smartphones, tablets and computers in a way you could only dream of.


How To Add a Reset Switch To Your Raspberry Pi

2 weeks ago

Removing and replacing the USB power cable puts undue wear and tear on your Raspberry Pi, particularly the power port itself. What the system really needs is a reset switch, but sadly none was included.


How To Extract Files From ZIP, RAR, 7z & Other Common Archives

4th December, 2014

Were you ever faced with a .rar file and wondered how to open it? Fortunately, managing ZIP files and other compressed archives is simple with the right tools. Here is what you need to know.


The Best VPN Services

3rd December, 2014

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.


8 Ways To Create Unforgettable Instagram Videos

2nd December, 2014

Creating an Instagram video is easy. Making it unforgettable, however, is a lot tougher. Fortunately there are various tips and tricks that you can use to help you create a video to make an impression.


How To Use Skype On Android For Beginners

30th November, 2014

Want to learn how to use Skype on your Android device for voice and video calls? Look no further.


Get Extra Storage On Android With A USB Flash Drive

28th November, 2014

Want to add more storage to your Android device using a USB flash drive? We can show you how to do that, step by step.


9 Video Game Themed Comics Books You Should Read

26th November, 2014

It’s time to switch off and go to bed. But you’re still itching to play your favourite game. You need to wind down, so why not read your favourite game instead?


How To Share Music On Skype Or Add Sound To Podcasts & Audio Clips Like a Pro

24th November, 2014

How do you share music when chatting? On Skype you’d click the + icon, browse for the file and send it. Imagine you could play music as if your friend sat right next to you.