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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Mobile

Scribble away with the LG Stylo 3, an intriguing budget phone

LG doesn't want its mid-range phones to be boring, and the Stylo 3 definitely isn't. It has a built-in stylus for scribbling on the screen, the latest version of Android, and some cool design features. We've tried it out.
Wearables

Mio’s Slice shows fitness tracking isn’t only about counting steps

Mio's new Slice wearable, when combined with the PAI app, moves fitness tracking away from a focus on only steps, and toward a more manageable goal based on your heart rate.
Virtual Reality

15 immersive apps and games that make Samsung’s Gear VR a must-have

Before you put on your cool new Gear VR headset, you should know which apps and games are worth a download. Thankfully, we've put together a list of the best available right now, to ensure you can start enjoying VR straight away.
Mobile

Was 2016 a bit much? Meditation app has a plan to get 2017 off to a good start

If 2016 didn't turn out to be the best year for you, then check out Simple Habit, a cool meditation app with a plan to get 2017 off to a much better start. All you need is 5 minutes each day, for 31 days.
Music

I never appreciated music until I heard the golden voice of a Vocaloid

Although I didn't fully understand the impact it would eventually have, it took the crazy technology behind digital singer Hatsune Miku to finally make me appreciate music, after it had barely played any role in my life at all.
Mobile

Watch a brazen phone thief get taken down with a flying kick

Thieves don't always get what they deserve, but this guy does, after snatching a smartphone from someone who wasn't prepared to lose it that day. He gets a big surprise when he tries to make a getaway on a scooter.
Wearables

Time to grab a bargain? Refurbished Apple Watch models start at only $230

The first refurbished Apple Watch models have started to appear in Apple's special online store, and both Series 1 and Series 2 versions are available. Prices start at $230, so it may be the right time to grab a bargain.
Mobile

Warm your hands over a festive fireplace filled with Galaxy Note 7 phones

What better way to warm the tech-lover's heart than with a fireplace filled with slowly burning Galaxy Note 7 smartphones? Luckily, it's not a real fireplace, but a virtual one everyone can enjoy with a fire extinguisher to hand.
Wearables

The 17 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

You’ll have to try really hard to lose Nomad’s new battery pack

Nomad's latest battery pack for your smartphone is really hard to lose. Not because it's massive or needs to be handcuffed to your wrist, but because it comes with Tile technology built-in, and is locatable using an app on your phone.
Mobile

What happens to your stolen phone? A Dutch filmmaker spied on a thief to find out

Ever wondered what happens to a phone after it gets stolen? Using a specially modified phone, this filmmaker allowed the device to get stolen, and then tracked what happened to it using data, audio, and even pictures.
Mobile

The LG G Pad 3’s kickstand means no more balancing acts to watch Netflix hands-free

LG has announced the G Pad 3 10.1, a large screen tablet with a clever built-in kickstand, so you'll never have to rest it up against books, or a handy sleeping pet to watch Netflix ever again.