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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Get The Most Out Of Windows Phone 8.1 With These Tips

24th June, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 offers much more novelty than just Cortana. Let us guide you to the hidden gems.


Easily Clone Your SD Card For Trouble-free Raspberry Pi Computing

18th June, 2014

Whether you have one SD card or several, one thing that you will need is the ability to back up your cards to avoid the problems that occur when your Raspberry Pi fails to boot.


Remote Control Your PC With These Windows Phone 8 Apps!

17th June, 2014

Do you wish your home computer would fit into your pocket? With Windows Phone 8 it does. These remote desktop apps give you access to your PC wherever you are.


Why Touchscreen Controls Are Useless For Retro Gaming & How To Fix It

16th June, 2014

For far too long have forgotten classics been reduced to curios because touchscreen controls just don’t give you the genuine experience of playing them. Rise up and take back your retro gaming experience!


Get Live Scores & Stream The World Cup 2014 On Windows Phone 8

12th June, 2014

Soccer – pardon – football is coming to you. Let us show you how to follow and enjoy the World Cup 2014 on the go with your Windows Phone 8.


Securing Your Raspberry Pi: From Passwords to Firewalls

11th June, 2014

Anyone can use Google to find the default username and password of your Raspberry Pi. Don’t give intruders that chance!


Tune In: Get Radio & More With Your Windows Phone Headset

10th June, 2014

Did you know you can listen to FM radio on your Windows Phone? Your headset doubles as an antenna and hands free control. Time to plug it in and make use of it.


How To Extend The Life Of Your Raspberry Pi’s SD Card

9th June, 2014

SD cards have a finite life, with limits on how often data can be rewritten before the card gives in to entropy. For the Rapsberry Pi this can be a serious problem.


How To Go Paperless With Windows Phone 8

6th June, 2014

Are your shelves collapsing under the weight of packed folders and does paper seem to materialize everywhere? The answer to going paperless is digitisation.


5 Ways to Improve Battery Life on Android KitKat

4th June, 2014

Got a new KitKat phone with not-so-great battery life? Check out these tips for squeezing every last bit out of juice out of it.


Have a First-Gen Kindle Fire? Make It Awesome Again With Stock Android

3rd June, 2014

The first generation Kindle Fire is now three years old, and while it remains a great tablet, it lags behind newer models. So why not refresh it by flashing a standard Android ROM?


Host Your Own Website On Your Raspberry Pi

28th May, 2014

Need to run a website but can’t afford the hosting costs? One way around this is with the low-powered Raspberry Pi, which is more than capable of running basic web server software.

The eBay Data Breach: What You Need To Know

25th May, 2014

In what is one of the biggest breaches of user data yet, eBay has revealed that in March 2014 its servers were compromised. Other than confirming that staff accounts were co-opted and advising eBay account holders to change their passwords, it is revealing nothing else. So, what should you do? Is changing your password enough, […]


5 Power Saving Tips To Keep Your Windows Phone 8.1 Battery Fresh

22nd May, 2014

Does your battery drain faster since you upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1? A few simple settings can increase battery life and get through the day and beyond on a single charge.


How Scammers Can Use ATMs To Clean You Out

21st May, 2014

That ATM in the wall of your local bank might look like an easy way to get some cash, but you need to make sure that the scammers didn’t get there first.