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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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…
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?
Cooking with recipes found online can be a hassle when it comes to printing or writing recipes down. How does British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s Recipes app for iOS and Windows 8 help?
Panoramic images of stunning landscapes almost always look marvellous, but they can be extremely difficult to create. Using a smartphone, there are various techniques and tricks which you can employ to get the best results.
Over the years I’ve become more and more resistant to their tactics and approaches, thanks mainly, I think, to the realisation that they haven’t been entirely honest with me.
Windows 8 tablets are becoming more widely used, but the operating system – at least in its Modern mode – is light on the ground with particular apps. One way around this is to install Android.
Crowdfunding has taken off in a big way in the past few years. But you don’t need to use a service like Kickstarter if you’re already running your own popular website.
Fans of Buzz Lightyear and friends may be intrigued by this 3D physics game for Windows 8 – but is throwing balls and bombs at aliens as entertaining as it sounds, or is it all a bit Stinky Pete?
In 2010 I bought my first Windows Phone device, beginning a love affair with the slick user interface and writing endless posts and user guides, generally evangelising the platform. So why have I switched to Android?
Football Manager 2014 is out now – but what does this latest addition to the long-running soccer management simulation and statistics game bring to the table? Is silverware within reach if you upgrade?
Using a Windows Phone but want to make the jump to Android? Despite what you might think, it is surprisingly easy to migrate your contacts and documents across.
Can’t record calls with Skype anymore? Recent changes that break support of third-party apps have left many users frustrated. Could now be the time to try an alternative VoIP call recording service?
You’re perhaps reading this thinking “hah, no thanks MakeUseOf, my Android is secured with a lock screen pattern – my phone is impregnable!”
Want to make voice and video calls on your Windows 8 computer? A touchscreen version of Skype is available from Microsoft, but how does it compare to the desktop version?
After killing the Start button in Windows 8, Microsoft restored a mutilated version with the Windows 8.1 update. It’s now a shortcut button for the Start screen or desktop and some don’t like that.