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.

Bad day? Watch a man use a big, metal ball to deliberately destroy iPhones in an Apple Store

Unhappy with a product you've bought? Don't be this guy in France, who visited his local Apple Store with a metal ball in his hand, then started smashing the screens of every device he could find.

Beware: Oculus app causing battery drain and overheating on some Samsung Galaxy phones

A recent update to the Oculus app installed on many Samsung Galaxy phones may be causing excessive battery drain, overheating, and other performance problems. Luckily, there seems to be an easy fix.
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Don’t ‘get’ Snapchat? Its weirdest, most innovative creators may change your mind

Snapchat, to anyone not already on the social network, looks confusing, weird, and almost impenetrable. It turns out that beneath the surface is a creative, entertaining community that may just be worth the effort to join.

Out with the old: Xiaomi’s sparkly Snapdragon 821-powered Mi 5S and Mi 5S Plus are here

Xiaomi has updated the Mi 5 -- a phone only released back in February -- with the Mi 5S, and announced the new Mi 5S Plus at the same time. The two phones use Qualcomm's fast Snapdragon 821 processor. Here's everything you need to know…

Where's that coming from? Sony's clever glass speaker will keep guests guessing

It's easy to miss Sony's beautiful Glass Sound Speaker, because it looks more like a space-age candle lamp than a speaker, but there's no mistaking the crisp 360-degree audio. We've been listening to it.

The first Samsung phone with 6GB of RAM is rumored to come soon

Samsung may be ready to announce a phone that beats the Galaxy S7 and the Note 7 in one key area: RAM. The Galaxy C9 is rumored to have 6GB of RAM inside, potentially making it the first Samsung phone to do so. Here's what we think we know…

Don’t like the look of this unusual new phone? The company really doesn’t mind

If you're not quite set on the design of this new phone, the U300, then Uhans, the Chinese company that made it, isn't really that concerned. It says it has made it for the minority, and that it, "doesn't need everybody to love it."

Head over to Tumblr if you want to share Live Photos from your iPhone on the web

Those fun animated Live Photos taken with your iPhone are almost free of their iOS prison. Tumblr has become the first website to support online sharing of the pictures, after adding support to its app recently.

Nokia tribute phone gets thrown from a building, proudly honoring its heroes

Chinese smartphone brand Uhans has paid tribute to one of the industry's true classics, the Nokia 1100. Its latest phone, the A101, blends characteristics that made the 1100 such a winner, including overall toughness, with a modern Android…

TSB ends lengthy Android Pay holdout in the U.K.

Android Pay is Google's mobile payment system, which turns your phone into a wallet and negates the need to pull out your credit card in stores. Chase Bank will add support on Sept. 7.

The bulky old Microsoft Band may have found its calling in the fight against epilepsy

Microsoft has found a great use for its bulky, but sensor-packed Band fitness wearable. It's part of a program called MyCareCentric that's working to combat epilepsy, through better understanding of the condition using the Band…

Verizon's Moto G4 Play Droid costs $85 for prepaid customers

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 everything you need to…