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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5 Privacy Reasons Not To Buy An Amazon Smartphone

5th September, 2014

Are you considering a new smartphone? If you are, Amazon’s Fire phone might be high on your list. But there are five privacy reasons why this might not be a good idea…


Love Food & Healthy Recipes? Check Out These Windows 8 Apps

4th September, 2014

Get great meal ideas for all types of diets. With a portable touchscreen device, you can even prepare your meals with your computer in the kitchen!


How To Play Railroad Tycoon And Similar Games On Android

3rd September, 2014

Miss Railroad Tycoon or Transport Tycoon? Try these Android alternatives, or learn how to emulate it on Android.


5 Ways You Can Bring Your Old Photographic Slides Into The Digital Era

1st September, 2014

Don’t pay someone else to do it, we’ve come up with five methods of digitising your old photographic slides on the cheap.


3 Ways Microsoft Is Forcing Windows Phone 7 Users To Abandon Ship

29th August, 2014

Are you still using Windows Phone 7? Seriously, it’s time to move on. You should upgrade immediately and here’s why.


Top 5 Windows Phone Games With Turn-Based Multiplayer Options

25th August, 2014

Check out these Windows Phone games when you want to play with other people!


Augmented Reality Games: Are They Worth The Money?

23rd August, 2014

Wouldn’t it be easier to play a first person shooter if you were actually holding the gun? Or are such enhancements largely redundant in an age when mobile gaming can stand on its own.


The 5 Best Dashboard Car Mode Apps For Android Compared

22nd August, 2014

Want a safe way to use your Android smartphone while driving? These car mode apps make it easy.


Facebook, Instagram & Vine Video Uploads Made Easy On Windows Phone 8.1

18th August, 2014

Windows Phone has finally come of age with the 8.1 update, which includes improved video uploading. It’s now much easier to share your Windows Phone videos with friends via social networks.


5 Cool Things You Can Now Do With Windows Phone 8.1

15th August, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 offers new tools to help manage your digital and offline life. Get the most out of Windows Phone with our tips.


Get Cortana & More By Upgrading To Windows Phone 8.1

14th August, 2014

The Windows Phone update delivers a digital assistant, fast connectivity toggles, improved camera and greater support for a wider selection of apps. Find out how you can get it!


6 Android Apps Every Raspberry Pi Owner Should Use

13th August, 2014

There are a whole host of Android utilities that can be used by Raspberry Pi owners to make life easier, including a couple that are custom designed.


5 Superb Strategy Games For Windows Phone 8.1

12th August, 2014

Lightweight arcade games played casually are all very well, but what if you want your mobile gaming experience to be more rewarding and worthwhile?


Cortana Talks Back: Laugh, Cry & Love With Windows Phone’s Digital Assistant

10th August, 2014

Bored with no one to talk to? Why not strike up a conversation with your Windows Phone? These cues will make Cortana talk.


Windows Phone Gaming Isn’t Quite Right: Is It Microsoft’s Fault?

9th August, 2014

Now approaching the release of Windows Phone 8.1, 40 games previously incompatible with Windows Phone 8 have been updated. Is this the shot in the arm Windows Phone gaming needs? Or is there another problem?