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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What Can You Do With The New Raspberry Pi A+?

14th November, 2014

Curiously, this new Raspberry Pi doesn’t feature any additional hardware. In fact, it has fewer ports. Just what are the Raspberry Pi Foundation up to?


Learn To Navigate Windows Without A Mouse, Keyboard Or Screen

12th November, 2014

You just spent hours labouring over an important document when your keyboard dies on you. Would you know how to save your work, exit programs, and shut down your computer? We’ll show you.


Nine 90s Computer Games You Can Play For Free

11th November, 2014

Yep, we’re talking free games, a collection of nine retro PC classics from the 1990s that you can play in your browser or download and run in DOSBox or Windows today!


Is KeyCDN The Content Delivery Solution For Your Website?

10th November, 2014

If you’re finding that your website is slowing down through regular visitors and your budget doesn’t stretch to a faster server, the answer might be a content delivery network. Such a service will host your media files, reducing your site’s bandwidth and server load, hopefully resulting in improved overall speed and uptime. There are many […]


Tethering: How To Use Mobile Internet On Your PC

6th November, 2014

Want to share your phone’s data connection with your computer? Here’s exactly how to do it, how fast you can expect it to be, and how it will affect your battery life.


Are Hacked Email Account Checking Tools Genuine Or A Scam?

5th November, 2014

Some of the email checking tools following the alleged breach of Google servers weren’t as legitimate as the websites linking to them might have hoped.


Keep Your Android’s Battery Healthy With These Tips

4th November, 2014

Software and apps can only go so far — what about how to charge and discharge your battery? Learn all the tricks here.


Why Penny Auctions Are Not The eBay Alternative You’re Looking For

3rd November, 2014

Amazing prizes at remarkably low prices are available on penny auction sites, but is winning an auction on these sites really possible, or is it just one step away from gambling?


4 Easy Ways To Find Out Who Is Looking For You Online

30th October, 2014

While it is unlikely that those looking would intend you harm, it is useful to know who is looking for you, and what tools they’re using to do so.


Top 5 Android Games To Entertain Toddlers & Young Children

29th October, 2014

Ever been stuck in a situation where you needed to keep your children entertained for long spans of time? These apps can help with that.


How To Install A Wireless Printer On Windows & Workarounds

28th October, 2014

Having problems connecting to your wireless printer or looking for a way to make a cabled printer accessible wirelessly? Use these tips and tricks to achieve wireless printing Zen.


20 Halloween-themed Android Apps You Shouldn’t Miss

26th October, 2014

Halloween is just around the corner; be prepared with these Android apps, games, themes, and ringtones!


5 Brilliant Online Resources For Fans Of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

24th October, 2014

One of the bestselling writers of all time, Terry Pratchett has created a literary juggernaut in the immense Discworld series. Here are the best places to get your fix of Anhk-Morporkian magic between books.


Make Your Own Wireless Printer With A Raspberry Pi

23rd October, 2014

Fewer cables, flexibility about where you can put your printer – wireless printing is a win-win. Unless you have an older printer. Raspberry Pi to the rescue!


Save Money On Your Mobile Internet Data Bill With These Apps And Tricks

17th October, 2014

Want to get the most out of your data plan? These apps and tricks can help you squeeze out every last megabyte.