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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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.
Windows Phone 8.1 offers much more novelty than just Cortana. Let us guide you to the hidden gems.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Anyone can use Google to find the default username and password of your Raspberry Pi. Don’t give intruders that chance!
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.
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.
Are your shelves collapsing under the weight of packed folders and does paper seem to materialize everywhere? The answer to going paperless is digitisation.
Got a new KitKat phone with not-so-great battery life? Check out these tips for squeezing every last bit out of juice out of it.
The first generation Kindle Fire is now three years old, and while it remains a great tablet, it lags behind newer models. So why not refresh it by flashing a standard Android ROM?
Need to run a website but can’t afford the hosting costs? One way around this is with the low-powered Raspberry Pi, which is more than capable of running basic web server software.
In what is one of the biggest breaches of user data yet, eBay has revealed that in March 2014 its servers were compromised. Other than confirming that staff accounts were co-opted and advising eBay account holders to change their passwords, it is revealing nothing else. So, what should you do? Is changing your password enough, […]
Does your battery drain faster since you upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1? A few simple settings can increase battery life and get through the day and beyond on a single charge.