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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Track Your Website’s SEO Performance with Positionly [Giveaway]

9th October, 2013

We’re giving away 10 Premium accounts valid for 6 months! Read on to find out more about Position and join the competition to win an account.


How To Monitor Storage Space & Remove Data On Windows Phone 8

7th October, 2013

Your Windows Phone 8 is down to only a few MBs of storage space. Time to make a backup and purge files you no longer need. Storage space management is now easier than ever before.


Great New Features For Windows Phone 8 Handsets With GDR2 Update

7th October, 2013

Do you depend on Google services on your Windows Phone? The latest updates not only fix bugs, but also add long awaited support for standard tools and introduce novel features, especially on Nokia Lumia phones.


How I Self-Published My Magazine Online And In Print

1st October, 2013

In August 2013 I reached the end of a project that had its origins over two and a half years earlier. I finally self-published my magazine online, but how did I manage it?


How To Create A Windows 8 Recovery Disk

30th September, 2013

The days of reinstalling Windows when it acts up are long since gone. All you need to fix Windows 8 is a recovery disk, either on CD/DVD, a USB or an external hard disk drive.


YouTube Video Uploading on Windows Phone Solved

30th September, 2013

You would think uploading a video to YouTube was easy. Not so on Windows Phone! Until now. Finally, apps have arrived and the days of fiddly and pointless email uploads have come to pass.


5 Tips to Resolve Your Tablet’s Touchscreen Problems

26th September, 2013

Tapping, swiping or zoom-pinching, there’s often a moment when the touchscreen display on your tablet refuses to respond. How do you overcome this, and achieve tablet-tapping Zen?


VNC, SSH and HDMI: Three Options for Viewing Your Raspberry Pi

26th September, 2013

The Raspberry Pi is a remarkable little computer, but it can be time consuming to set it up and connect it to your monitor.


Doctor Who? Enjoy The Show’s 50th Anniversary With These Mobile Apps

25th September, 2013

British TV series Doctor Who celebrates its 50th anniversary in November, marking a half century of time travelling adventure. Express your love for the show with these great mobile apps!


Missing Media Tools in Windows 8? Easily Burn Audio and View DVDs

18th September, 2013

Windows 8 makes it hard to burn audio and watch video DVDs thanks to hidden apps and missing licences. This is part of the move away from optical media – fortunately, we can share some easy workarounds.


How to Choose and Optimise Your Raspberry Pi Browser

18th September, 2013

Whatever your current Raspberry Pi project, you might need to access the web. Unfortunately, speedy browsing isn’t a strength of this small computer – is there any way to speed things up?


7 Awesome Uses for an Old SD Card

16th September, 2013

Whether your old SD card is a meager 64 MB or a massive 64 GB, various projects exist for you to make use of these storage cards.


6 Tips to Save Money on PC Repairs

10th September, 2013

You don’t have to pay for expensive technical assistance to repair your PC – 90 per cent of repairs are simple, and can be completed in a matter of minutes.


How I Watch TV On My Smartphone

10th September, 2013

The tide is turning against the traditional TV model of schedules and weekly serials. Not only can you watch most TV shows online, either live or on your own schedule, it has also become easy to watch television on your smartphone. A handful of web services, mobile apps and the increasing availability of fast and affordable data connections enable you to stream your favorite videos whenever and wherever. Here is how I watch TV on my smartphone and what I have learned along the way.


3 Potential Raspberry Pi Successors

9th September, 2013

It’s a fantastic little device, a low-spec computer available for under $30 – but how long will the Raspberry Pi dominate the small PC hobbyist market? Are there any competitors ready to take its place?