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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6 Reasons You Should Be Using LinkedIn: How It Helped Me

15th October, 2013

You’ve seen the word “LinkedIn”. What is this social network for professionals actually for? Could it be that you’re missing out?


How to Make Your Own Dashcam For Your Car or Bike

14th October, 2013

There are so many awesome uses for an old smartphone – but have you considered setting it up as a dashcam?


Make The Most Out Of Your MicroSD Cards

13th October, 2013

Have you got microSD cards lying around that you’re not really using? Make better use of them with adaptors, tablet storage and more. How many microSD cards do you have in your drawers, desk tidy or cluttering up shelves? Easily lost, these small storage devices have capacity seemingly beyond their physical dimensions, but there is […]


Build a Motion Capture Security System Using a Raspberry Pi

11th October, 2013

Of the many projects that you can build with the Raspberry Pi, one of the most interesting and permanently useful is the motion capture security system.


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?