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Christian Cawley

Deputy Editor / Joined 2 December, 2011

Christian Cawley is a Deputy Editor at MakeUseOf, covering security, Linux, DIY and programming. He has extensive experience in IT desktop and software support. Christian is a regular contributor to Linux User & Developer, as well as a number of specials from Future Publishing, including Raspberry Pi for Beginners, and Raspberry Pi for Kids. He's also a Raspberry Pi tinkerer, Android user, podcaster and foodie.

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How To Access Free Music On Your Windows Phone

Windows

How To Access Free Music On Your Windows Phone

The Windows Phone mobile platform is growing in popularity, thanks in part to Nokia’s success with the Lumia 800 device in Europe and a strong early-days footing provided by HTC, LG and Samsung. While there is a long way to go before the platform can challenge Android and iPhone, things are certainly looking up for Microsoft in this market, helped in no small part by various unique selling points.

06-01-2012
How To Access Free Music On Your Windows Phone
The Secret To Capturing Top Quality Screenshots With Steam [MUO Gaming]

Gaming

The Secret To Capturing Top Quality Screenshots With Steam [MUO Gaming]

Grabbing an action-packed screenshot from a video game can be tough. More often than not using the standard Print Screen command in Windows will result in a blank screen being captured; this is true for the manual Print Screen-and-paste method as well as employing apps that use this function. So how can images from games be captured?

04-01-2012
The Secret To Capturing Top Quality Screenshots With Steam [MUO Gaming]
The Secret To Disabling Mobile Phone Localization

Internet

The Secret To Disabling Mobile Phone Localization

The increased connectivity that is afforded by mobile phones and tablets has a distinct dark side – many of the apps and games that we use can reveal our location, one way or another. This is done explicitly – think of the “check in” function on Facebook – or done in a more underhand manner, and if used unchecked can cause serious personal safety and privacy issues.

30-12-2011
The Secret To Disabling Mobile Phone Localization
The Secret To Turning Your HP TouchPad Tablet Into An Amazon Kindle

Internet

The Secret To Turning Your HP TouchPad Tablet Into An Amazon Kindle

It’s the tablet that wouldn’t die, the device that kept coming back for more, and despite HP’s dithering over whether they would continue to support webOS or not, the HP TouchPad has exceeded expectations thanks to various fire sales at popular retailers and its friendly user interface. However thanks to the lack of support from HP early on, there is a big hole in the number of official apps available for the webOS tablets.

28-12-2011
The Secret To Turning Your HP TouchPad Tablet Into An Amazon Kindle
Share Your Windows Phone Internet Connection Using The Tethering Feature

Share Your Windows Phone Internet Connection Using The Tethering Feature

Windows Phone is becoming an increasing popular platform, but its initial release in 2010 baffled commentators by omitting key functionality such as copy and paste and tethering. Omitting these features arguably punished the platform, resulting in some poor early reviews. Making matters worse was the fact that devices from Samsung and LG had wired tethering functionality that could be enabled via a hidden engineer’s console.

23-12-2011
Share Your Windows Phone Internet Connection Using The Tethering Feature
Secure Your Wireless Router In The Short Term By Assigning It An Aggressive Name

Internet

Secure Your Wireless Router In The Short Term By Assigning It An Aggressive Name

As more devices ship with wireless networking capabilities, it becomes increasingly important to have routers that are capable of handling connections from hardware such as tablets, laptops and mobile phones. The problem is that many routers still in use are perfectly good pieces of hardware, except for one drawback – they don’t support Wireless-N or offer advanced encryption such as WPA.

21-12-2011
Secure Your Wireless Router In The Short Term By Assigning It An Aggressive Name
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