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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Want To Enhance Your YouTube Videos With Clickable Links? Here’s How!

26th February, 2014

Have you ever tried to add a clickable link to your YouTube videos, only to find that there’s just no way to do it? Well, actually there are two ways, methods that have remained hidden – until now!


Get the Latest News On Windows Phone With Weave

24th February, 2014

Read what you want! This RSS reader app comes with a set of curated feeds and can be tailored to display only your favorites. Weave News Reader is available free for Windows Phone.


Enjoy Audiobooks On Your Windows Phone With Audible

21st February, 2014

No time to read? Audiobooks are the perfect solution, and with Audible’s free app on your Windows Phone you have access to a library of over 60,000 titles that you can take anywhere!


Enjoy Retro Gaming On Windows Phone 8 With These 3 Emulators

18th February, 2014

Gaming is where it’s at on Windows Phone! You can play classic games natively or install emulator apps and ROM files of original games. Relive old school arcade and console fun with modern tools.


Instance: An Unofficial Instagram Client for Windows Phone

17th February, 2014

Is the lack of a working official Instagram app for Windows Phone ruining your photo sharing? This is a problem you can easily solve – in an “Instance”, a free, ad-supported Instagram app.


Activate Child Mode On Your Windows Phone To Safely Share It With Kids

11th February, 2014

Leaving your Windows Phone in the inquiring hands of little ones? Don’t do anything until you have set up and activated Windows Phone’s child mode; Kid’s Corner.


Why You Should Build An External HDD Enclosure From Card, And How

10th February, 2014

That pile of old hard disk drives in your drawer – isn’t it time you tidied them up a little? One way you can do this is by making a card enclosure!


Enjoy the Best Comics On Windows 8 With ComiXology’s App

7th February, 2014

Are you running out of space for your comic books? Worry not – you can buy and read comic books anywhere with ComiXology’s Comics app for Windows 8, also available on iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire.


Add 40+ New Layout Features To WordPress with Shortcodes Ultimate

6th February, 2014

Add pull-quotes, spoiler warnings, column layouts and much more to WordPress. Shortcodes Ultimate makes it easy.


Enjoy Live TV & Video On Demand with BBC iPlayer for iOS

5th February, 2014

Need to catchup with the Doctor’s latest exploits in time and space, or desperate to re-watch Sherlock to spot the clues? Do it with iPlayer.


Type Faster On Your Windows Phone With These 5 Tips

30th January, 2014

Recently switched to Windows Phone, but found it heavy going entering text into messages, emails, Facebook or even typing a URL? These five tips are here to help.


8 Ways To Find And Enjoy Your Personal Internet Music Nostalgia Trip

29th January, 2014

Go back in time with and evoke memories. Forget the charts. Ignore what commercial radio is urging you to listen to, and switch off MTV. Your personal playlist is waiting to be created.


2 Ways to Play Civilization On Android

24th January, 2014

There is a curious lack of Sid Meier titles available for Android. So just how does a Civilization junkie get his fix courtesy of the little green robot?


Fight Bandits and Monsters in the Old West with Six-Guns On Windows Phone

21st January, 2014

Howdy, pardner. We need your help. Something is stirring in the hills of Arizona, and we need you to go there and stop it. Six-Guns might look like just another cowboy game, but believe us, it’s something altogether stranger…


Windows 8 Gaming Hits Second Gear With Halo: Spartan Assault

20th January, 2014

One of the greatest video game franchises, Halo has been shy of Windows PC since Halo 2 was released in 2004. Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows 8 changes all of that – but is it worth the price?