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 To Monitor Your Car’s Performance With Android

24th September, 2014

Monitoring tons of information about your car is incredibly easy and cheap with your Android device — learn about it here!


Run Legacy Applications & Games On The Raspberry Pi!

23rd September, 2014

It’s quick and easy to switch between SD cards and ROMs on the Raspberry Pi, meaning that you might be running an old Apple one moment and a Commodore 64 the next!


OBD2 & Windows: Save On Auto Repair With Diagnostic Tools

22nd September, 2014

Finding a broken car’s fault can be costly. Save by doing it yourself! All you need is a Windows computer, free diagnosis software, and a cable plugged into your car’s OBD II connector.


New EBay Security Breach: Time To Reconsider Your Membership?

21st September, 2014

Buyers shopping for new iPhones have found themselves scammed by criminals employing a cross site scripting vulnerability on eBay listings. Find out how to avoid being caught out by the security weakness.


3 Fun, Simple Ways To Enjoy Audiobooks On Android

19th September, 2014

Audiobooks offer a fantastic alternative to reading! Here are the best ways to listen to audiobooks on Android.


Vital Mobile Apps For The Android-Using Writer

18th September, 2014

Are you a writer who also happens to have an Android device? These apps can help you take your writing to the next level.


10 Unique Ways To Use Microsoft OneNote

16th September, 2014

OneNote is one of Microsoft’s most underrated apps. It’s available on almost every platform and can do many tricks you wouldn’t expect from a note keeping app.


3 Ways To Add Your Audio-Only Podcast To YouTube

15th September, 2014

The world’s 3rd biggest website will not let you upload audio without an accompanying video. Maximise the profile of your podcast by featuring it on YouTube with these three workarounds.


Yes: That U2 Album Means Apple Can Send Data To Your iPhone

14th September, 2014

U2 is one of the world’s biggest rock groups, and their latest album just ended up on your iPhone or iPad for free. Is it a great deal, or a bad precedent?


How To Enhance Your Blogging Productivity With Your Android Device

11th September, 2014

Blogging doesn’t have be a desktop-only business. Learn how to keep your blog productive even when you’re on the go.


Why You’re Playing Civilization V Wrong: Time For Multiplayer!

10th September, 2014

Basically, if you’ve never played Civilization against one or more real people, then you haven’t enjoyed the game to its full capacity.


Remember Interactive Movies? They Could Be Set To Make A Comeback

9th September, 2014

Is the technology more suitable for interactive movies now? Could it be that those awful games of the 1980s and 1990s were pioneering a form of gameplay that the technology of the time was unsuitable for?


6 Places To Hide Your HDDs & Memory Cards When You’re Out Of Town

8th September, 2014

You’re going on holiday, leaving your computer and a vast treasure of irreplaceable data behind for a few days. What should you do in case of burglary or worse?


5 Privacy Reasons Not To Buy An Amazon Smartphone

5th September, 2014

Are you considering a new smartphone? If you are, Amazon’s Fire phone might be high on your list. But there are five privacy reasons why this might not be a good idea…


Love Food & Healthy Recipes? Check Out These Windows 8 Apps

4th September, 2014

Get great meal ideas for all types of diets. With a portable touchscreen device, you can even prepare your meals with your computer in the kitchen!