Christian Cawley-Deputy Editor

Christian Cawley

Deputy Editor

About Christian Cawley

Deputy Editor for Security, Linux, DIY, Programming, and Tech Explained, Christian has extensive experience in desktop and software support, and has been published in Computer Weekly, Linux Format, Tech Radar, ComputerActive, and other titles.

Christian also produces MakeUseOf's weekly show, the Really Useful Podcast.

His current passions are his cigar box guitar, his retro gaming site (, and his family.

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Microsoft Buys Blizzard, AI Art and Translation Explored [Podcast]

This week's podcast laments Microsoft's purchase of Blizzard, looks at AI art, and compares ChatGPT with Google Translate.

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Raspberry Pi 5, AI Privacy, Chromebook Plus Announced PLUS: Fake SSDs Explained [Podcast]

Our podcast brings you the latest tech news that matters, with a look at some AI privacy issues and the new Chromebook Plus.

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How to Run Android Apps and Games on Linux

Want to run your favorite Android apps and games on your Linux PC? Here are some ways to run Android apps on Linux.

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Does Your Phone Listen to You for Ads? Or Is It Just Coincidence?

Your phone has a built-in microphone. Is your phone listening to you and sharing your secrets with Google or Facebook?

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Ads on Prime Video, Microsoft/Blizzard Approved, and Dark Mode Explained [Podcast]

This week's podcast mulls over the impact of ads on Prime Video and whether it's really worth paying even more money to Amazon. PLUS: Dark mode tips.

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How to Install and Play Epic Games and GOG Titles on Your Steam Deck

You don't only have access to your purchased Steam games with the Steam Deck -- it can also run titles from Epic Games and GOG.

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France Pulls iPhone 12, USB Cables Explained, and the Best Linux Distros for Old PCs [Podcast]

The latest tech news that impacts you is packaged together with useful tips and tricks and recommendations in our weekly podcast.

12 Reasons Why Your Games Keep Crashing (And How to Fix Issues)

Working out why your favorite game is crashing can be tricky. Here's why your games keep crashing and how to fix them.

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How to Transfer Files From Android to PC: 7 Methods

Want to learn how to transfer files between Android and Windows? Here are seven easy methods for moving data between devices.

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10 Inspiring Movies on Netflix That Could Change Your Life

Movies are more than just popcorn flicks. Here are the most inspiring movies on Netflix that'll motivate you to change your life.

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How to Create an AI Voice That Sounds Like You With ElevenLabs

Make a voice say anything you want without it sounding like a robot with ElevenLabs' speech AI software.

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How to Connect a Controller to an Android Phone or Tablet

Sick of touch controls for mobile gaming? Learn how to connect any game controller—PS4, PS5, Xbox, and more—to your Android device.

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10 Lightweight Linux Distributions to Give Your Old PC New Life

Need a lightweight operating system? These special Linux distros can run on older PCs, some with as little as 100MB of RAM.

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Apple iPhone 15 Launch and USB-C vs. Lightning Cables [Podcast]

We look at the key details surrounding the iPhone 15 range and consider the impact of the switch from Lightning to USB-C cables.

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How to Tether Any Smartphone to Linux for Mobile Internet

Want to use your phone's mobile internet on your Linux PC? Here's how to use USB mobile tethering on a Linux PC.

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The 11 Best Drawing and Painting Apps for Android

Here are the best painting apps for Android that let you draw, sketch, and create digital art on your phone or tablet.

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Need a 4-Channel Dashcam? The Vantrue Nexus 5 Is a Good Option

If you need to record everything inside and out, and don't mind the lack of 4K footage, the Vantrue N5 will make sure you don't miss a thing.

Cracked Your Screen? 8 Things to Do About a Broken Phone Screen

Got a broken phone screen? Here's how you can fix, continue using, or sell your phone despite the cracked screen.

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What Is IFA? Lenovo Legion Go, AI Apps, and AI Crypto Trading Bots Explained

This week's tech podcast for technophobes features a look at the IFA consumer technology show, along with a look at some AI apps.

Does the AceMagic AM08 Pro Deliver a Genuine Gaming Experience?

While not for hardcore gamers, it'll suit everyone else just fine and can run modern AAA titles at lower settings.

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