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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Cortana Arrives In Europe – How To Get It Now & What You Need To Know

10th December, 2014

Cortana is coming. Microsoft’s digital personal assistant has been rolled out across Europe, a step that suggests that her presence is being prepared not only for Windows Phone but also for Windows 10.


10 Social Mobile Apps That Breach Your Teenager’s Privacy

9th December, 2014

Your children have become proto-adults, beginning to grow up. Like their friends, they spend a lot of time using smartphones, tablets and computers in a way you could only dream of.


How To Add a Reset Switch To Your Raspberry Pi

8th December, 2014

Removing and replacing the USB power cable puts undue wear and tear on your Raspberry Pi, particularly the power port itself. What the system really needs is a reset switch, but sadly none was included.


How To Extract Files From ZIP, RAR, 7z & Other Common Archives

4th December, 2014

Were you ever faced with a .rar file and wondered how to open it? Fortunately, managing ZIP files and other compressed archives is simple with the right tools. Here is what you need to know.


The Best VPN Services

3rd December, 2014

We’ve compiled a list of what we consider to be the best Virtual Private Network (VPN) service providers, grouped by premium, free, and torrent-friendly.


8 Ways To Create Unforgettable Instagram Videos

2nd December, 2014

Creating an Instagram video is easy. Making it unforgettable, however, is a lot tougher. Fortunately there are various tips and tricks that you can use to help you create a video to make an impression.


How To Use Skype On Android For Beginners

30th November, 2014

Want to learn how to use Skype on your Android device for voice and video calls? Look no further.


Get Extra Storage On Android With A USB Flash Drive

28th November, 2014

Want to add more storage to your Android device using a USB flash drive? We can show you how to do that, step by step.


9 Video Game Themed Comics Books You Should Read

26th November, 2014

It’s time to switch off and go to bed. But you’re still itching to play your favourite game. You need to wind down, so why not read your favourite game instead?


How To Share Music On Skype Or Add Sound To Podcasts & Audio Clips Like a Pro

24th November, 2014

How do you share music when chatting? On Skype you’d click the + icon, browse for the file and send it. Imagine you could play music as if your friend sat right next to you.


Why TV Is Not The Place To Go For Cybersecurity Advice

20th November, 2014

When disaster strikes, online and digital security is big news. Big data breaches, major security threats to online users and other security related topics demand that you follow these cybersecurity sites for the latest news.


Add AirPrint Support To Your Raspberry Pi Print Server

19th November, 2014

Do you want to be able to print from your smartphone or tablet to your old-fashioned, non-wireless printer? With a Raspberry Pi, you can.


3 No-Frills Solutions To Open Power Point PPT Presentation Slides

17th November, 2014

Need to open a PowerPoint presentation, but it doesn’t open? Either it’s a PPTX or you don’t have Microsoft Office. We’ll show you quick ways to access those slides.


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.