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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How Scammers Can Use ATMs To Clean You Out

21st May, 2014

That ATM in the wall of your local bank might look like an easy way to get some cash, but you need to make sure that the scammers didn’t get there first.


How Windows Phone 8.1 Is Enhanced With The Action Center

19th May, 2014

Microsoft kills the toast! Now you can finally manage your notifications on Windows Phone.


Get A Striking New Look In Windows Phone 8.1 With Customized Start Screen Tiles

15th May, 2014

You can now add a background image to Start Screen Tiles, one of many great new features in Windows 8.1.


5 New Windows Phone 8.1 Features To Be Excited About!

13th May, 2014

One day, Windows Phone will be popular. With the release of Windows Phone 8.1, that day has drawn much closer. Time to upgrade!


Go Hands Free By Using Cortana Voice Control On Windows Phone 8.1

9th May, 2014

Cortana is a voice controlled virtual assistant. To make her work for you, you need to know how to delegate. Let us show you.


How To Activate & Use Cortana On Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview

8th May, 2014

Are you missing Cortana, the Google Now and Siri speech control rival, on your Windows Phone 8.1? Get it now!


How To Upgrade To Windows Phone 8.1 Now

7th May, 2014

If you want to speak to Cortana and get access to other cool new features, you will have to wait until June at least. Unless you’d update early. Like now.


Take Amazing Photos On Your Lumia With Nokia Camera

1st May, 2014

Nokia Lumia phones are known for their great cameras. The Nokia Camera app helps to redress the balance, offering total control over things like white balance, ISO and exposure time from within the viewfinder.


Will These New Features Help Windows Phone Go Mainstream?

30th April, 2014

The Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade is packed with new features that will challenge Android and iOS. Will you upgrade?


8 Ways To Get Awesome Free Music On Windows Phone 8

29th April, 2014

Don’t bother filling up your limited storage space with MP3s! You can stream music from the Internet with these apps.


6 Windows Phone Browser Alternatives You Have To Try

25th April, 2014

Not happy with Internet Explorer on your Windows Phone? You’ll like these alternatives!


Can’t Afford Podcast Hosting? Try These Free Alternatives

22nd April, 2014

If your podcast is outgrowing the space on your blog, the time has probably come to find a new home for it. Give your podcast some room to grow with these free podcast hosts.


Windows XP Security Risks: They’re Real And Heading Your Way In 2014

21st April, 2014

Given the extensive coverage, you could easily think Windows XP end of support was just a hype. Sadly not. Without security updates, the aging operating system becomes a Trojan horse in your home or business.


Windows XP Running Your ATM Or Ticket Machine? Time To Buy Online!

16th April, 2014

Windows XP support ended in April 2014; Microsoft will no longer release bug fixes. If you’ve upgraded your PC then everything should be fine – but what about your bank? Have they upgraded?


Turn Your Windows Phone Into A Carputer With These Apps

15th April, 2014

Need to use your Windows Phone in the car? Windows Phone 8 offers various tools that can be used to assist and entertain you while driving, including maps, dashcams, and car mode interfaces.