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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Activate Child Mode On Your Windows Phone To Safely Share It With Kids

11th February, 2014

Leaving your Windows Phone in the inquiring hands of little ones? Don’t do anything until you have set up and activated Windows Phone’s child mode; Kid’s Corner.


Why You Should Build An External HDD Enclosure From Card, And How

10th February, 2014

That pile of old hard disk drives in your drawer – isn’t it time you tidied them up a little? One way you can do this is by making a card enclosure!


Enjoy the Best Comics On Windows 8 With ComiXology’s App

7th February, 2014

Are you running out of space for your comic books? Worry not – you can buy and read comic books anywhere with ComiXology’s Comics app for Windows 8, also available on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.


Add 40+ New Layout Features To WordPress with Shortcodes Ultimate

6th February, 2014

Add pull-quotes, spoiler warnings, column layouts and much more to WordPress. Shortcodes Ultimate makes it easy.


Enjoy Live TV & Video On Demand with BBC iPlayer for iOS

5th February, 2014

Need to catchup with the Doctor’s latest exploits in time and space, or desperate to re-watch Sherlock to spot the clues? Do it with iPlayer.


Type Faster On Your Windows Phone With These 5 Tips

30th January, 2014

Recently switched to Windows Phone, but found it heavy going entering text into messages, emails, Facebook or even typing a URL? These five tips are here to help.


8 Ways To Find And Enjoy Your Personal Internet Music Nostalgia Trip

29th January, 2014

Go back in time with and evoke memories. Forget the charts. Ignore what commercial radio is urging you to listen to, and switch off MTV. Your personal playlist is waiting to be created.


2 Ways to Play Civilization On Android

24th January, 2014

There is a curious lack of Sid Meier titles available for Android. So just how does a Civilization junkie get his fix courtesy of the little green robot?


Fight Bandits and Monsters in the Old West with Six-Guns On Windows Phone

21st January, 2014

Howdy, pardner. We need your help. Something is stirring in the hills of Arizona, and we need you to go there and stop it. Six-Guns might look like just another cowboy game, but believe us, it’s something altogether stranger…


Windows 8 Gaming Hits Second Gear With Halo: Spartan Assault

20th January, 2014

One of the greatest video game franchises, Halo has been shy of Windows PC since Halo 2 was released in 2004. Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 changes all of that – but is it worth the price?


Cook with Jamie Oliver On Your Windows 8 PC or Tablet

15th January, 2014

Cooking with recipes found online can be a hassle when it comes to printing or writing recipes down. How does British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s Recipes app for iOS and Windows 8 help?


5 Tips for Taking Panoramic Photos With Your Smartphone

14th January, 2014

Panoramic images of stunning landscapes almost always look marvellous, but they can be extremely difficult to create. Using a smartphone, there are various techniques and tricks which you can employ to get the best results.


Buying A New TV Or PC? Avoid Showroom Tricks That Cost You Money

13th January, 2014

Over the years I’ve become more and more resistant to their tactics and approaches, thanks mainly, I think, to the realisation that they haven’t been entirely honest with me.


How to Install Android on Your Windows 8 Tablet

8th January, 2014

Windows 8 tablets are becoming more widely used, but the operating system – at least in its Modern mode – is light on the ground with particular apps. One way around this is to install Android.


Forget Kickstarter: How To Crowdfund From Your Own Website

7th January, 2014

Crowdfunding has taken off in a big way in the past few years. But you don’t need to use a service like Kickstarter if you’re already running your own popular website.