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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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…


Save Money On Your Smartphone Bill: Cut The Mobile Internet

9th October, 2014

How much are you paying for calls and mobile Internet? Is your iPhone really worth that type of outlay? Do you use your Android tablet enough to justify paying over $50 a month?


What Is The Best News Reader App For Android?

6th October, 2014

Android devices are perfect for consuming news articles, but how do you choose an app for that? Let’s run through the best options!


Building Your Own Raspberry Pi Case? 3 Things To Consider

5th October, 2014

Picking up a Raspberry Pi for the first time, you’ll notice one glaring fact: it has no case. This isn’t an omission – you can add a case that’s just right for your project.


How To Remove Unwanted Apps From Your Android Device

3rd October, 2014

Are there some Android apps on your device that you really want to delete, but can’t? Check out these options for getting rid of them.


FBI Ransomware Hits Android: How To Avoid Getting It, And Remove It

2nd October, 2014

Learn how to keep your Android device safe from FBI Ransomware with these tips.


Five Great Raspberry Pi Expansions That Make It Even More Useful

1st October, 2014

Your Raspberry Pi is versatile and at times amazing, but are you harnessing the full power of that little box? Power-up your Pi with these 5 expansions!


4 Useful, Safe Android Apps You Can Use In Your Car

29th September, 2014

Using your phone while driving is dangerous! Stay safe with these hands-free techniques for Android.

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Bitdefender Internet Security 2015: The Ideal Choice For Home PCs [Giveaway]

29th September, 2014

Offering anti-virus, privacy protection, safe banking, firewall and parental control for just $79.95, Bitdefender Internet Security 2015 would seem to be the optimum choice for anyone looking to give their home computer security a boost.


5 Things iOS & Android Can Still Learn From Windows Phone

25th September, 2014

Windows Phone isn’t popular, but it has much more to offer than its reputation implies. At the very least it will push its contenders to improve their platform and make better handsets.