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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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.
Want to try out some other ROMs? Here are four awesome ROMs for the HTC One you just have to try.
Your Windows Phone is awesome. Forget the naysayers – it might not be as popular and fashionable as Android and iOS, but Windows Phone 8 is an awesome platform. These ten secret features prove why.
The new BlackBerry Z10 is certainly impressive – but how does using it compare with using a new Android or Windows Phone handset? I decided to find out.
Unusually, there are no special utilities that enable this – instead, you must use HTC’s approved rooting method.
Same old is boring! If you’re getting tired of the same old lock screen, ringtone or Windows Phones’ limited tile colours, it’s time to take action and customize your phone.
Are you prepared to lose your Windows Phone? Spend a few minutes right now to prevent unauthorised access and secure your data. It will save you a lot of drama in a worst case scenario.
Bing plays a massive role in Windows Phone. It provides voice search, music recognition, photo translation, and other search tools. Bing is so tightly integrated into Windows Phone, you can almost forget it’s there.
Have you ever tried to add a clickable link to your YouTube videos, only to find that there’s just no way to do it? Well, actually there are two ways, methods that have remained hidden – until now!
Read what you want! This RSS reader app comes with a set of curated feeds and can be tailored to display only your favorites. Weave News Reader is available free for Windows Phone.
No time to read? Audiobooks are the perfect solution, and with Audible’s free app on your Windows Phone you have access to a library of over 60,000 titles that you can take anywhere!
Gaming is where it’s at on Windows Phone! You can play classic games natively or install emulator apps and ROM files of original games. Relive old school arcade and console fun with modern tools.
Is the lack of a working official Instagram app for Windows Phone ruining your photo sharing? This is a problem you can easily solve – in an “Instance”, a free, ad-supported Instagram app.
Leaving your Windows Phone in the inquiring hands of little ones? Don’t do anything until you have set up and activated Windows Phone’s child mode; Kid’s Corner.