Christian Cawley

Joined December 2011

Christian Cawley is MakeUseOf's security editor, Windows Phone mentalist, and Doctor Who fan. Follow him on Twitter and catch his Android tutorials in

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Action Cam – A Dashboard Camera For Windows Phone 8

21st November, 2013

Need to keep a video record of journeys in case of an accident and subsequent insurance claim? For Windows Phone users, Action Cam is a strong choice, but will it do the job reliably?


How Can I Tell If My New (Used) Smartphone Is Stolen?

20th November, 2013

If a brand new iPhone, Samsung Galaxy or Nokia Lumia is beyond your budget and you don’t want to tie yourself to a contract, buying a used handset is often the popular – and obvious – choice. However, buying a phone this way can be laced with risk and danger. You might end up with […]


Why A Windows 8 Tablet Cannot Completely Replace A PC

15th November, 2013

A Windows 8 tablet can theoretically replace your beefy desktop computer, cut your electricity bill, and let you work from anywhere; except that it can’t. Hear the pros and cons from someone who tried it.


10 Best Resources for Raspberry Pi Owners

14th November, 2013

What can you do with a Raspberry Pi? If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s time to check the best online and offline resources.


How To Install Multiple OSes On A Single SD Card For Raspberry Pi

13th November, 2013

Running multiple projects on your Raspberry Pi usually requires a different operating system or configuration for each, best achieved with multiple SD cards. But is there a way to “dual-boot” the OS?


Easily Share Microsoft Office Documents on Windows Phone with SkyDrive

10th November, 2013

SkyDrive turns Microsoft Office Mobile into a powerful application. Start a project on your phone, pick it up in the browser, and finish it off on the desktop. Seamless integration and great Windows Phone options.


How To Best Use Or Disable The Windows 8 Touch Keyboard

8th November, 2013

Typing on a touchscreen is much easier if you know all the tricks! If you frequently type on your Windows 8 tablet, consider upgrading to Windows 8.1! It comes with many improved features as this article demonstrates.


Drive Time: Top Apps for a Dashboard Mounted Android Phone

7th November, 2013

Perhaps it’s time you relied on your Android device for entertainment, navigation and general in-car information?


WiFi To The Max: Get the Most Out of Wireless Networking on Windows 8

4th November, 2013

Windows 8 made connecting to a WiFi network simpler. Consequently, some things don’t work the way they used to in Windows 7. If you have run into issues, there likely is an easy fix.


5 Ways To Use Microsoft OneNote On Windows Phone 8

1st November, 2013

Windows Phone users don’t need Evernote; they have OneNote! It can handle images, voice notes, transcribe audio to text, sync to your desktop, and others can add to your notes. Care to learn more?


8 Awesome Free Games for Windows 8

30th October, 2013

There are some superb games available for Windows 8, but most of these aren’t free. So what do you do if you want some no budget gaming – and is it possible to top up your Gamerscore without paying for a Xbox Live title?


How to Get Digital DAB Radio in Your Car

29th October, 2013

How do you get digital DAB radio in your car, maintain signal strength and, ultimately, enjoy trouble-free digital audio broadcasts while you travel from A to B?


How To Find Your Lost or Stolen Windows Phone

25th October, 2013

Did you enable Find My Phone, yet? One day, this native Windows Phone feature may re-unite you with your device. Better check whether it’s turned on before it’s too late!


Windows Phone 8 Voice Recognition Tips and Tricks

23rd October, 2013

Why would you pick up your phone if you could just tell it what to do? Windows Phone 8 has several very good speech recognition options. Give laziness and productivity a boost with our tips & tricks.


This Is What’s Missing From Windows Phone 8

22nd October, 2013

Are you thinking about getting a Windows Phone 8? Although touted a next generation platform by Microsoft, Windows Phone 8 is missing several features considered standard by its competitors. Can you do without them?