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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Why Penny Auctions Are Not The eBay Alternative You’re Looking For

3rd November, 2014

Amazing prizes at remarkably low prices are available on penny auction sites, but is winning an auction on these sites really possible, or is it just one step away from gambling?


4 Easy Ways To Find Out Who Is Looking For You Online

30th October, 2014

While it is unlikely that those looking would intend you harm, it is useful to know who is looking for you, and what tools they’re using to do so.


Top 5 Android Games To Entertain Toddlers & Young Children

29th October, 2014

Ever been stuck in a situation where you needed to keep your children entertained for long spans of time? These apps can help with that.


How To Install A Wireless Printer On Windows & Workarounds

28th October, 2014

Having problems connecting to your wireless printer or looking for a way to make a cabled printer accessible wirelessly? Use these tips and tricks to achieve wireless printing Zen.


20 Halloween-themed Android Apps You Shouldn’t Miss

26th October, 2014

Halloween is just around the corner; be prepared with these Android apps, games, themes, and ringtones!


5 Brilliant Online Resources For Fans Of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld

24th October, 2014

One of the bestselling writers of all time, Terry Pratchett has created a literary juggernaut in the immense Discworld series. Here are the best places to get your fix of Anhk-Morporkian magic between books.


Make Your Own Wireless Printer With A Raspberry Pi

23rd October, 2014

Fewer cables, flexibility about where you can put your printer – wireless printing is a win-win. Unless you have an older printer. Raspberry Pi to the rescue!


Save Money On Your Mobile Internet Data Bill With These Apps And Tricks

17th October, 2014

Want to get the most out of your data plan? These apps and tricks can help you squeeze out every last megabyte.


10 Superb Retro Game Soundtracks To Listen To While You Work

16th October, 2014

Some games are instantly forgettable. Those that are not invariably feature an excellent soundtrack.


Did Your Dropbox Account Really Get Hacked?

15th October, 2014

Recent news reports online and off suggest Dropbox has been breached, with millions of passwords in the hands of hackers. Find out what you should do next.


3 Easy Ways To Install Windows 10 Technical Preview

15th October, 2014

You can try Windows 10 Technical Preview for free and help Microsoft polish its new flagship operating system. Before you install it, make sure you choose the best method for your needs.


Xbox 360 RRoD X-Clamp Fix – Does It Work?

14th October, 2014

The Red Ring of Death fault on Xbox 360 devices hasn’t gone away, so what’s the solution? There are two: buy a new Xbox 360, or rely on the X-clamp fix. Does it work?


Third Party Android App Stores Come Of Age With MoboMarket

14th October, 2014

Third party app installers are plentiful, but MoboMarket should be high on your list of alternatives.


Which Android App Is Displaying Popup Adverts?

13th October, 2014

Do you have ads popping up on your Android device? Figure out how to get rid of them for good.


Complete NaNoWriMo 2014 With Time Management Tricks & Distraction-Free Apps

10th October, 2014

Completing NaNoWriMo is tough, and requires strict self-discipline. It also helps if you have some really good tools at your disposal to make life easier on you and the characters you create…