Andy Boxall

Andy Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a technology writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and owned a series of audacious cars.
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Right to be Forgotten ruling sees Google inadvertently censoring the press

The EU's Right to be Forgotten ruling seems to have the unfortunate side effect of causing press censorship, as Google's removal of certain search results buries unrelated, but important, linked stories.
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Possible Lumia 820 replacement leaked, still wearing Nokia branding

A new Windows Phone smartphone said to be the Lumia 830 has been leaked, and despite new owner Microsoft recently taking control, the phone still wears Nokia branding. It may be one of four soon-to-be-released devices from the company.
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PINs are over: FiDELYS smartwatch recognizes your eyes to end password nightmares

The latest smartwatch to hit crowd funding website Indiegogo is the FiDELYS, which has an unusual iris recognition feature, designed to end the nightmare of remembering multiple passwords.
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Endomondo takes on RunKeeper with new Pebble smartwatch app

Popular smartphone fitness app Endomondo has finally got round to releasing an app for the Pebble smartwatch, enabling owners to track, start, and stop their workouts without needing to use their phone.
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This ‘digital tattoo’ unlocks your Moto X, looks like a disgusting boil

Sick of punching in your PIN code? You'll love the VivoLnk Digital Tattoo, which uses NFC to unlock your Moto X smartphone with nothing more than a tap. Aesthetically, it's a little challenging though.
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Samsung’s cheapest Galaxy phones now come with stripped down TouchWiz Essence UI

Samsung has introduced four new Galaxy smartphones - the Core 2, Ace 4, Young 2, and the Star 2 - all of which come with a cut down, simplified version of its user interface, called TouchWiz Essence.
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Galaxy S5 Mini arrives with fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, and 4.5-inch display

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5 Mini, a smaller version of its latest flagship Android smartphone, which comes with both a fingerprint scanner and a heart rate monitor, plus a more compact 4.5-inch screen.
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App folders could be coming to future version of Windows Phone 8.1

A Microsoft support document discovered on the company's website indicates a future version of Windows Phone 8.1 will come with the ability to create folders for apps on the home screen.
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Lying about your life on Facebook isn’t as fun as it sounds (I tried)

A new viral video depicts a man driven to blatant lies on Facebook to cover up his crumbling real life. So I gave Facebook fiction a try. Turns out, it's not as satisfying as the precautionary video makes it look.
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Adidas MiCoach Fit Smart wristband leaked, could come with Google Fit support

Adidas has been named as one of Google's partners on the Google Fit program, and now leaks have started to appear regarding a fitness tracking wristband called the miCoach Fit Smart, which may launch soon with Google Fit support.
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India’s answer to Amazon releases Kindle Fire challenger, priced at $165

Flipkart, a close competitor to Amazon in India, has announced a challenger to the Kindle Fire tablet. It's called the Digiflip Pro and the device significantly undercuts the price of Amazon's slate, and comes with various special offers…
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Android L: Customer representative confirms Moto X and Moto G will receive update

Google has previewed the next version of Android, currently known only as Android L, which will be released later this year. You'll find out here if your phone is on the list to receive the update, and when it could happen.