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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Given the extensive coverage, you could easily think Windows XP end of support was just a hype. Sadly not. Without security updates, the aging operating system becomes a Trojan horse in your home or business.
Windows XP support ended in April 2014; Microsoft will no longer release bug fixes. If you’ve upgraded your PC then everything should be fine – but what about your bank? Have they upgraded?
Need to use your Windows Phone in the car? Windows Phone 8 offers various tools that can be used to assist and entertain you while driving, including maps, dashcams, and car mode interfaces.
It’s the biggest film series of all, it has spawned comics, board games, video games, spin-off cartoons and a new trilogy is entering production. Star Wars has a strong presence on Windows Phone!
The Heartbleed SSL vulnerability is making headlines around the world – and misreporting in the press and online is causing confusion. How can you stay safe and ensue your personal details aren’t leaked? What Is Heartbleed? Well, It’s Not A Virus You’ve probably heard Heartbleed described as a virus. This isn’t the case: in fact, […]
Do you sometimes just want to listen to a YouTube video? Stripping the audio from a video lets you enjoy the content anywhere. Or you could distribute a Hangouts video podcast as an audio podcast!
App development on Windows Phone has been restricted to those with knowledge of programming – until now. With Windows Phone App Studio you can create your own apps – but what, exactly, can you do with them?
Virtually every Raspberry Pi project will require a network connection, and considerable flexibility can be gained by ignoring the Ethernet port in favour of a wireless USB dongle.
Is ART best left alone until Google decides to roll it out as a working replacement for Dalvik?
The amount of computing tasks that you can perform with this small 3.37 x 2.21-inch computer is jaw-dropping.
If you’re using a Raspberry Pi computer for your weekend project (perhaps a media centre or a home server) then there is a good chance these useful command line instructions will save you time.
Windows Phone doesn’t ship with native video editing and YouTube upload tools, so enter Nokia with its vital time-and-effort saving apps!
Want to take a screen grab from your Windows Phone? It’s pretty simple and straightforward, but getting the captured image off your phone and onto your computer can be a little tricky.
One of the great new features of Android KitKat is OK Google, the voice command that prompts your phone to accept verbal questions. Let’s make it work better.
Want to live in a world where you can use your Android phone to unlock your front door or boot your PC? You can do this, and more.