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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Arcade Football, 16-Bit Style: Install Kick Off 2 In Windows!

8th August, 2014

Deep at the back of my mind, I’m subconsciously thinking of the retro classic Kick Off 2, once the ultimate soccer simulator. And you can play it right now in Windows.


How I Took These Stunning Photos In Windows Phone 8.1 With Burst Mode

7th August, 2014

Why am I still using my old Nokia phone? Because fantastic photos! And now they’ll be even better with burst mode coming to the new Windows Phone 8.1 camera app.


What’s The Problem With NCH Software & How To Remove It?

6th August, 2014

Hijacking file extensions, forcing itself into context menus and downloading additional data – no, it’s not a virus, but any app you can mention from NCH Software.


Everything You Need To Know About Windows Phone 8.1 Security

5th August, 2014

If you’re using a Microsoft account across multiple devices, losing your phone could get you into a whole lot of trouble. Let us show you how you can keep your phone secure.


How Accurate Are These 4 Big Name Virus Scanners?

4th August, 2014

If you’re not using an anti-virus suite, but have discovered that living dangerously has led to your PC behaving oddly, there’s a fair chance that your system has been infected by some form of malware. With no security suite on your PC already there is a strong chance that installation will be blocked by the […]


You Won’t Believe These 5 Videos Were Filmed On A Windows Phone

1st August, 2014

Who in their right mind would make a movie with a smartphone? Talented filmmakers maybe? The following movies have been recorded on Windows Phone devices.


5 Reasons Why You Should Flash OmniROM To Your Android Device

31st July, 2014

With a bunch of custom ROM options out there, it can be hard to settle on just one — but you should really consider OmniROM.


8 Free Endless Runners For Windows Phone 8

30th July, 2014

We’ve collected eight of the best endless runners available on Windows Phone together to show you what’s out there.


How To Use Cortana As Your Personalized Satnav Tool

29th July, 2014

How would you like a competent co-pilot, who arranges your travels, feeds you with tips and location-based reminders and is sexy, too? Take Cortana everywhere and win at life!


Droid Your Ride – 3 Ways To Bring Android Into Your Car

28th July, 2014

Curious about setting up an Android device as an in-car entertainment system? Here’s is everything you need to know.


Top 5 Football (Soccer) Games You’ve Probably Never Played But Should

25th July, 2014

If you feel as though you’ve played the latest, high-profile titles to death, there are alternatives for the armchair pro tired of FIFA, PES, Football Manager, and the rest.


How Cortana Became The “Other Woman” In My Life

24th July, 2014

She appeared one day and changed my life. She knows exactly what I need and has a wicked sense of humour. It’s little wonder that I’ve fallen for the charms of Cortana.


How To Spot A Compromised ATM, & What You Should Do Next

17th July, 2014

You probably know that you should take care when using an ATM, but how can you know for sure that the device has been compromised – and what should you do upon realising this? What Is ATM Crime? ATMs in the wall of banks, railway stations, hotels, supermarkets and other locations contain a lot of […]


4 Modern Facebook Apps For Windows 8 Compared

16th July, 2014

Windows 8 touchscreen users with a love of social networking may wonder what the best options for accessing Facebook are. We’ve taken a look at the official Facebook app, MINE, Vibe and SocialNV.


Connect Your Windows Phone With Nokia Device Hub

12th July, 2014

Despite WiFi, Bluetooth and NFC all being supported, it’s pretty difficult to access other hardware on your home or local network. Fortunately, Nokia has come up with a solution: Nokia Device Hub.