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 ccawley@makeuseof.com

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5 Ways to Ruggedise Your Raspberry Pi

26th November, 2013

Your Raspberry Pi might have only cost $40 or so, but it is remarkably precious. With many different projects underway, you need to keep it safe. A ruggedized case would be a good option, particularly for transporting your Pi or using it in outdoor projects. Why Ruggedize? There are many reasons to ruggedize your Raspberry […]

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Navigate From A To B Fast With HERE Drive+ For Windows Phone 8

25th November, 2013

Your GPS-enabled smartphone can replace a SatNav! Equip your handset with turn-by-turn navigation app and you’re ready to go. HERE Drive+ is an excellent navigation aid for Nokia Windows Phone 8.

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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?

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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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!