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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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.


Don’t Miss Windows 8 Physics Puzzler Toy Story: Smash It!

27th December, 2013

Fans of Buzz Lightyear and friends may be intrigued by this 3D physics game for Windows 8 – but is throwing balls and bombs at aliens as entertaining as it sounds, or is it all a bit Stinky Pete?


Why I Quit Windows Phone And Switched To Android

25th December, 2013

In 2010 I bought my first Windows Phone device, beginning a love affair with the slick user interface and writing endless posts and user guides, generally evangelising the platform. So why have I switched to Android?


Football Manager 2014: A Worthy Addition To The Long-Running Series

25th December, 2013

Football Manager 2014 is out now – but what does this latest addition to the long-running soccer management simulation and statistics game bring to the table? Is silverware within reach if you upgrade?


Easily Sync Contacts & Documents From Windows Phone To Your New Android

24th December, 2013

Using a Windows Phone but want to make the jump to Android? Despite what you might think, it is surprisingly easy to migrate your contacts and documents across.


Goodbye, Skype: 4 Alternative VOIP Services You Can Record Calls With

23rd December, 2013

Can’t record calls with Skype anymore? Recent changes that break support of third-party apps have left many users frustrated. Could now be the time to try an alternative VoIP call recording service?


Improve Your Android Lock Screen Security With These 5 Tips

19th December, 2013

You’re perhaps reading this thinking “hah, no thanks MakeUseOf, my Android is secured with a lock screen pattern – my phone is impregnable!”


Why The Classic Desktop Version Trumps Skype For Windows 8

18th December, 2013

Want to make voice and video calls on your Windows 8 computer? A touchscreen version of Skype is available from Microsoft, but how does it compare to the desktop version?