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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Why EBooks Are Recording Information About Your Reading Habits

1 day ago

Your reading activity can be monitored, recorded and even shared with government security agencies.


How To Restore a Deleted Recovery Partition in Windows 8

1 day ago

At the time, that extra storage space must have been very tempting. But now you need a recovery partition. We’ll show you how to restore it.


Will Facebook’s New Flagging Feature Stifle Freedom of Speech?

2 days ago

Introduced ostensibly to help Facebook remove fake news stories, thereby stopping such a post going viral, it turns out that the new flagging feature is open to abuse.


5 Things You Can’t Do With Raspberry Pi 2

3 days ago

With a quad core CPU and boasts of being able to run Windows 10 – is the Raspberry Pi 2 really all that? Here’s 5 things the Raspberry Pi 2 still can’t do.


Why You Can’t Access Your Locked Microsoft Account

4 days ago

We attempt to help you to work out why your attempts to unlock your Microsoft account have failed.


10 Best Tools & Resources For Researching Information Security Jobs

5 days ago

Switching careers is never easy, so we’ve compiled a handy list of resources to help you find, and win, that information security role you’ve been chasing.


Lenovo Laptop Owners Beware: Your Device May Have Preinstalled Malware

1 week ago

Chinese computer manufacturer Lenovo has admitted that laptops shipped to stores and consumers in late 2014 had malware preinstalled.


Keep Out Prying Eyes With A Computer Privacy Screen

1 week ago

Are your co-workers paying too much attention to your display? A privacy screen can help – here are your options.


Make a Noise with Soundboard Apps for Windows 8

1 week ago

Play a funny noise, a popular quote, or any custom audio with the click of a button. Choose from a library of audio files or create your own custom soundboard.


How to Download an APK from Google Play to Bypass Restrictions

1 week ago

Need to get your hands on the installable APK file for an app from Google Play? We got you covered.


Quadcopter Malware Proves Connected Toys Are A Security Risk

1 week ago

We’ve recently learned that malware has been introduced to a quadcopter toy, a revelation that has left security-conscious parents concerned.


Is Your ISP Making Your Home Network Insecure?

31st January, 2015

Is your router letting intruders onto your home network? Don’t be caught out by home router security issues, brought onto you by your own ISP! We show you how to test your router.


Use These Skype Privacy Settings to Secure Your Account

30th January, 2015

Is your Skype account secure? Do you have the best privacy settings configured on your desktop or mobile Skype app? We look at how to secure your account when using the popular VOIP service.


Cortana Arrives on the Desktop & Here’s What She Can Do for You

30th January, 2015

Is Microsoft’s intelligent digital assistant as competent on the Windows 10 desktop as she is on Windows Phone? Cortana has a lot of expectation on her shoulders. Let’s see how she holds up.


Buy Your Board Games Online From These Sites

29th January, 2015

Online, you’ll find some great stores for buying board games of all kinds, so if you’re looking to break away from the console or PC, this is the place to start.