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.

Feel free to contact at ccawley@makeuseof.com

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6 Modern Security Tools For Windows 8

4th July, 2014

Your tablet can be hacked, too! Because the desktop is a drag, these touch-enabled apps allow you to control security settings and tools from the modern interface.

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How To Add YouTube Thumbnail Images To Your Video Blog Post

2nd July, 2014

Instead of searching around for a suitable image to feature for your video blog post, why not use an image from the video itself? Visual Advantages Of Having A Featured Image Based On Your Embedded Video Clip One of the most useful aspects of video hosting websites is the ability to embed a favourite clip […]

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5 Must Know Tips For Managing Your Windows Phone 8.1 Calendar

1st July, 2014

Import and customize calendars, then activate Cortana to manage tasks and appointments with minimal effort.

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Geek Humor Included! Meet Cortana, Windows Phone 8.1 Digital Assistant

30th June, 2014

Cortana is the best reason to upgrade your Windows Phone early. Microsoft’s answer to Siri offers great features and will make you laugh.

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4 Media Center Remote Apps For Windows Phone 8

26th June, 2014

Next time you misplaced the remote control, just reach for your phone to control your TV or console.

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Managing Alerts On Windows Phone 8.1

25th June, 2014

Custom audio alerts in Windows Phone have evolved! Since the release of the 8.1 Developer Preview, it is now possible to configure custom alerts for apps as well as contacts.

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Get The Most Out Of Windows Phone 8.1 With These Tips

24th June, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 offers much more novelty than just Cortana. Let us guide you to the hidden gems.

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Easily Clone Your SD Card For Trouble-free Raspberry Pi Computing

18th June, 2014

Whether you have one SD card or several, one thing that you will need is the ability to back up your cards to avoid the problems that occur when your Raspberry Pi fails to boot.

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Remote Control Your PC With These Windows Phone 8 Apps!

17th June, 2014

Do you wish your home computer would fit into your pocket? With Windows Phone 8 it does. These remote desktop apps give you access to your PC wherever you are.

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Why Touchscreen Controls Are Useless For Retro Gaming & How To Fix It

16th June, 2014

For far too long have forgotten classics been reduced to curios because touchscreen controls just don’t give you the genuine experience of playing them. Rise up and take back your retro gaming experience!

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Get Live Scores & Stream The World Cup 2014 On Windows Phone 8

12th June, 2014

Soccer – pardon – football is coming to you. Let us show you how to follow and enjoy the World Cup 2014 on the go with your Windows Phone 8.

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Securing Your Raspberry Pi: From Passwords to Firewalls

11th June, 2014

Anyone can use Google to find the default username and password of your Raspberry Pi. Don’t give intruders that chance!

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Tune In: Get Radio & More With Your Windows Phone Headset

10th June, 2014

Did you know you can listen to FM radio on your Windows Phone? Your headset doubles as an antenna and hands free control. Time to plug it in and make use of it.

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How To Extend The Life Of Your Raspberry Pi’s SD Card

9th June, 2014

SD cards have a finite life, with limits on how often data can be rewritten before the card gives in to entropy. For the Rapsberry Pi this can be a serious problem.

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How To Go Paperless With Windows Phone 8

6th June, 2014

Are your shelves collapsing under the weight of packed folders and does paper seem to materialize everywhere? The answer to going paperless is digitisation.