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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The Heartbleed SSL vulnerability is making headlines around the world – and misreporting in the press and online is causing confusion. How can you stay safe and ensue your personal details aren’t leaked? What Is Heartbleed? Well, It’s Not A Virus You’ve probably heard Heartbleed described as a virus. This isn’t the case: in fact, […]
Do you sometimes just want to listen to a YouTube video? Stripping the audio from a video lets you enjoy the content anywhere. Or you could distribute a Hangouts video podcast as an audio podcast!
App development on Windows Phone has been restricted to those with knowledge of programming – until now. With Windows Phone App Studio you can create your own apps – but what, exactly, can you do with them?
Virtually every Raspberry Pi project will require a network connection, and considerable flexibility can be gained by ignoring the Ethernet port in favour of a wireless USB dongle.
Is ART best left alone until Google decides to roll it out as a working replacement for Dalvik?
The amount of computing tasks that you can perform with this small 3.37 x 2.21-inch computer is jaw-dropping.
If you’re using a Raspberry Pi computer for your weekend project (perhaps a media centre or a home server) then there is a good chance these useful command line instructions will save you time.
Windows Phone doesn’t ship with native video editing and YouTube upload tools, so enter Nokia with its vital time-and-effort saving apps!
Want to take a screen grab from your Windows Phone? It’s pretty simple and straightforward, but getting the captured image off your phone and onto your computer can be a little tricky.
One of the great new features of Android KitKat is OK Google, the voice command that prompts your phone to accept verbal questions. Let’s make it work better.
Want to live in a world where you can use your Android phone to unlock your front door or boot your PC? You can do this, and more.
Want to try out some other ROMs? Here are four awesome ROMs for the HTC One you just have to try.
Your Windows Phone is awesome. Forget the naysayers – it might not be as popular and fashionable as Android and iOS, but Windows Phone 8 is an awesome platform. These ten secret features prove why.
The new BlackBerry Z10 is certainly impressive – but how does using it compare with using a new Android or Windows Phone handset? I decided to find out.
Unusually, there are no special utilities that enable this – instead, you must use HTC’s approved rooting method.