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.
Articles
Mobile

Just stop, Google. The world doesn’t need 3 more chat apps

Allo, Duo, and Spaces brings Google's total of messaging app options to six. Which one should we use? If you’re not sure, don’t look at Google, as based on its confused approach to messaging, it doesn’t have a clue either.
Mobile

Privacy under threat as mobile network adds discreet tracking tech to new phones

Japanese mobile network NTT Docomo has admitted that several new phones, including the Galaxy S7 Edge, will have a feature that allows it to discreetly track the device's location, without the owner knowing.
Mobile

Lenovo gives cheap phone buyers a choice by splitting the Moto G in three

Motorola and new owner Lenovo have announced the Moto G4, Moto G4 Play, and the Moto G4 Plus, three new affordable smartphones that shun basic specifications, and pack in useful features and plenty of power. Here's what you need to know…
Mobile

Phoenix from the flames: Nokia’s coming back to mobile

Nokia, fresh from a messy divorce with Microsoft, is on its way back to the mobile world. In the near future, we're going to see a whole new range of phones and tablets with the Nokia name on them.
Wearables

The 12 best Apple Watch straps you can buy right now

If you have an Apple Watch, you'll know how easy it is to take off the strap it came with, so why not buy yourself another one? There are so many to choose from, so we've gathered together the best ones we've seen so far.
Mobile

Not just for Apple Pay: The iPhone’s Wallet app is getting more useful

A prototype of the U.K. driving license being stored inside the Wallet app on an iPhone has been revealed for the first time. The digital version would be used in addition to the current photo card, but no release date has been confirmed.
Mobile

Apple has pulled an app that told you if your iPhone was hacked

Paranoid? Worried you're being spied on? This is the app for you. Or at least it would have been if Apple hadn't pulled it from the App Store. System and Security Info basically told users if their phone had been hacked, but is no longer…
Virtual Reality

Acer is coming to help make this amazing VR headset less virtual, and more reality

Acer is really keen to ensure it's not going to be left behind as the world starts to embrace virtual reality. It has signed a partnership with Starbreeze to help make its high-spec StarVR headset an actual reality.
Mobile

An entire stadium of 75,000 is evacuated when a fake smartphone bomb is found

It must be hard to keep track of fake smartphones-that-look-like-a-bomb training devices, but they can cause chaos when you leave one lying around at a football stadium, and it's discovered right before kickoff.
Photography

360-degree photos, not just video, will soon be shareable on Facebook

After months of being able to share 360 degree videos, the chance to share 360 degree still photos on Facebook is almost here. Plus, a new button will let you quickly view them on your Gear VR headset.
Mobile

You probably won’t want to carry this Lenovo tablet around much

Lenovo may be following a trend that's growing in popularity, at least among its competitors, by making a really big tablet. How big? The screen may be 18-inches, twice the size of an iPad Mini and even bigger than the iPad Pro.