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.

This printer searches Instagram for your #hashtag, then prints out free photos

The next time you hold a big party or attend a cool event, this fun Instagram printer -- which prints out free photos when you use a special hashtag -- could be the center of attention.

Double trouble: One version of Xiaomi's Mi 5 may rock Windows 10, but the other gets Android

The Xiaomi Mi 5 has long been discussed, but official news hasn't been forthcoming. We now know it'll arrive at the end of February, and here's everything we think we know about it so far.

Forget the Galaxy S7, Samsung may have new VR toys at MWC 2016

Samsung will hold a press event on February 21, just before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, where it will show off this year's new Galaxy mobile hardware. Plus, if the teaser video is anything to go by, we'll see some new VR…

The new Hello Kitty phone will melt your heart

If you're bored of phone designs, and wish you could find something really cute instead, you'll want the new 2016 Hello Kitty phone. Shaped exactly like the feline, it's actually a flip phone in disguise.

Stop the temptation: Protect your Android phone against unwanted in-app purchases

It's all too easy for little ones to rack up a giant bill using in-app purchases on Google Play and your Android device, so make sure your account is properly protected. Here's how to make sure a massive bill doesn't unexpectedly arrive.

Avoid that surprise big bill! Here’s how to turn off in-app purchases on your iOS device

No one wants to see a surplus of surprise charges on their bill, especially when they're a result of in-app purchases. To make sure that doesn't happen to you, here's how to turn off in-app purchases in iOS.
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How can you tell HP’s new smartwatch is for ladies? It’s got Swarovski crystals on it

HP continues to work with the fashion world to produce partially smart watches with traditional designs. Its latest is the work of Isaac Mizrahi, and for once, is aimed at women rather than men.

Sweat holds secrets to your health, and this sensor wants to uncover them

A sensor has been developed that takes crucial health data from your sweat, and it may be built into future generations of fitness wearables and smartwatches. It has been developed by a team of researchers at UC Berkeley.

True wireless charging, without the annoying mat, may come to the 2017 iPhone

Apple may be working on a wireless charging system that doesn't require the device to be placed on a charging mat, and it could be included on the 2017 edition of the phone, if Apple can solve the technical problems.

The OnePlus X is now invite free

Good news for OnePlus enthusiasts: The Chinese startup company has been offering the OnePlus X invite-free every Tuesday since December 15, but now you can grab one any day of the week.

Lonely Planet mixes Maps-style POI with its amazing local knowledge in new Guides app

Lonely Planet has released Guides, a new app that combines a handy map with points-of-interest for a city you're visiting, with it's cool insider knowledge of the best places. Best of all, it's completely free.