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.

Security Editor

Feel free to contact at ccawley@makeuseof.com

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10 Cool Accessories To Help Organize Your Desk

8th December, 2013

Living in a tangle of cables and gadgets? Looking for the best way to organize your desk to keep things nice and tidy?

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Build A Custom Windows 8 Start Menu Using Toolbars

5th December, 2013

You’re using Windows 8. You want the Start Menu back – but do you really need it? Instead of relying on a third party substitute, build a custom Windows 8 Start Menu with a few clicks.

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Expecting Skype To Be Perfect On Windows Phone? Think Again…

4th December, 2013

Owned by Microsoft since 2011, Skype would seem to be a perfect app for Windows Phone 8. But does it deliver free Skype to Skype video calls, instant messaging and voice calls as effortlessly as it should?

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Top 6 Video Games With A Fun Foody Flavour

3rd December, 2013

Do you ever get hungry playing video games? One way to guarantee hunger pangs is to engage in some food-related titles – the more creative the game’s aim, the better!

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Awesome Space Invaders-Style Action On Your Smartphone With Radiant

1st December, 2013

Looking for a decent Space Invaders clone for your smartphone? Radiant is a great choice that successfully evokes the pioneering spirit of classic gaming while updating the genre. Available for Windows Phone, iOS and Android.

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How NOOBS For Raspberry Pi Can Help First Time Users

27th November, 2013

There is something about the Raspberry Pi that might just put people off: until now, setting it up has not been particularly user friendly. NOOBS aims to change that!

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5 Ways to Ruggedise Your Raspberry Pi

26th November, 2013

Your Raspberry Pi might have only cost $40 or so, but it is remarkably precious. With many different projects underway, you need to keep it safe. A ruggedized case would be a good option, particularly for transporting your Pi or using it in outdoor projects. Why Ruggedize? There are many reasons to ruggedize your Raspberry […]

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Navigate From A To B Fast With HERE Drive+ For Windows Phone 8

25th November, 2013

Your GPS-enabled smartphone can replace a SatNav! Equip your handset with turn-by-turn navigation app and you’re ready to go. HERE Drive+ is an excellent navigation aid for Nokia Windows Phone 8.

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Action Cam – A Dashboard Camera For Windows Phone 8

21st November, 2013

Need to keep a video record of journeys in case of an accident and subsequent insurance claim? For Windows Phone users, Action Cam is a strong choice, but will it do the job reliably?

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How Can I Tell If My New (Used) Smartphone Is Stolen?

20th November, 2013

If a brand new iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or Nokia Lumia is beyond your budget and you don’t want to tie yourself to a contract, buying a used handset is often the popular – and obvious – choice. However, buying a phone this way can be laced with risk and danger. You might end up with […]

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Why A Windows 8 Tablet Cannot Completely Replace A PC

15th November, 2013

A Windows 8 tablet can theoretically replace your beefy desktop computer, cut your electricity bill, and let you work from anywhere; except that it can’t. Hear the pros and cons from someone who tried it.

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10 Best Resources for Raspberry Pi Owners

14th November, 2013

What can you do with a Raspberry Pi? If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s time to check the best online and offline resources.

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How To Install Multiple OSes On A Single SD Card For Raspberry Pi

13th November, 2013

Running multiple projects on your Raspberry Pi usually requires a different operating system or configuration for each, best achieved with multiple SD cards. But is there a way to “dual-boot” the OS?

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Easily Share Microsoft Office Documents on Windows Phone with SkyDrive

10th November, 2013

SkyDrive turns Microsoft Office Mobile into a powerful application. Start a project on your phone, pick it up in the browser, and finish it off on the desktop. Seamless integration and great Windows Phone options.

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How To Best Use Or Disable The Windows 8 Touch Keyboard

8th November, 2013

Typing on a touchscreen is much easier if you know all the tricks! If you frequently type on your Windows 8 tablet, consider upgrading to Windows 8.1! It comes with many improved features as this article demonstrates.