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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If you lose your password to criminals, your entire existence can potentially be rewritten. Protect yourself.
They’re constantly on the prowl: cold calling scammers claiming to be from “Windows Tech Support”. We were targeted by one of these con artists and here’s what happened.
There’s one registry fixer that promises much while being rubbish, and ransomware, at the same time: PC Tools Registry Mechanic. Fortunately, it can be removed with relative ease.
Suddenly found that you’re the owner of a new Windows Phone? Switching to a new mobile OS can be something of a culture shock. Fear not, we’re here to introduce you.
Here’s how to get a new OS installed and running on your Pi – and how to clone your perfect setup for quick disaster recovery.
At just $18, the Chromecast is an unmistakably great way to make your TV “smart”, but it can feel a bit of a one-trick pony once the initial euphoria wears off.
Speaking to a room full of party activists in Nottingham, Prime Minister David Cameron declared that encryption for messaging would be banned should his party gain a majority at the next General Election.
Online greetings card store Moonpig exposed customer data to hackers for at least 15 months, despite warnings from an expert about a security flaw.
Is there a pesky file on your Android device that you want to delete, but can’t? Let us step you through how to do it.
Wireless data sharing from a Windows 8 computer to another device comes with its challenges. With Bluetooth and WiFi Direct we tested two popular and widely available solutions. This is what we found…
Your photo stream is popular. So much that you’ve decided to start a second Instagram account. But how will you manage them? On a smartphone you have the option of installing multiple client apps, but what can you do to manage multiple Instagram accounts on your desktop computer? The Instagram Website: Not For Desktops Instagram […]
Restoring Internet Explorer to a browser that people actually wanted to use was always going to be a hard road, but it’s just possible that with Internet Explorer 11 this stage has been reached.
Several prominent ransomware scams are in circulation at the moment; let’s go over three of the most devastating, so you can recognise them.
As far as “popular” torrenting is concerned, the comparative safety that existed at The Pirate Bay is gone, and safe torrent downloads with it.
Need to get a file from your Android phone or tablet to your Windows PC? It’s actually pretty easy. Here’s how to do it.