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.

Pope calls Internet, smartphones, and TV a “distraction” from what’s really important

Pope Francis has said that smartphones, the Internet, and television is a distraction from what's important, and that many young people waste too many hours on these pastimes.

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Timex Ironman smartwatch has its own data connection, doesn’t need your phone

Timex has announced a smartwatch which doesn't need to be tethered to your phone in order to use a data connection. Instead it has its own, provided by AT&T, and is designed for running fanatics.

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What it’s like to tour one of Google’s hidden, strange Glass stores

Following Google Glass' release in the UK, the company opened up a showroom where you can go, try the smart specs, and buy them over the counter. It's a glimpse of how Google will sell Glass in the future, and we went along to see what it's like.

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Exclusive Electric Blue Galaxy S5 headed to Best Buy, yours for $100 on contract

Best Buy will sell an exclusive Electric Blue version of the popular Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone later this month, and will cut the on-contract price in half for a limited amount of time.

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Ready for the Galaxy Note 4? Samsung’s sets Unpacked event for September 3 (Updated)

Samsung will hold another of its Unpacked press events at the IFA tech show next month, where it should reveal the new Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, and maybe its Google Glass challenger too.

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Lenovo’s Vibe Z2 Pro is a metallic, 1440p smartphone to worry the LG G3 (Updated)

Lenovo has launched the Vibe Z2 Pro, its newest flagship Android smartphone, which comes with a massive 6-inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel touchscreen, and a fast Snapdragon 801 processor. It goes on sale in September.

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Mini versions of flagship smartphones are too expensive, sales reportedly suffering

Manufacturers may be forced to rethink their "Mini" versions of popular high-end smartphones, if a new report suggesting sales are falling below expectations, is correct. Apparently, the high cost of these lesser devices is to blame.

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BlackBerry’s restructure is complete, on its way to recovery, says CEO Chen

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said in an internal memo the three-year company restructure is complete, and that the firm is now on its way to recovery. This comes just before it fully reveals the Passport, a smartphone designed to capture a new audience.

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Windows Phone 8.1: Update 1 software now available for Developer Preview users

If you're wondering when Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 update will arrive on your phone, and what features it will bring, then check out our roundup for all the latest news and information.

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Freedom! It’s finally legal to unlock your phone in the U.S. again

A new law, named the Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act, has been passed, which allows you to legally unlock your phone so it can operate on the compatible network of your choice.

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Gionee Elife S5.5 review

Do you believe the stereotype that all smartphones designed and produced in China are rubbish? Don’t, because the Gionee elife S5.5 is here to change all that.

  • Pros: Excellent design and build quality, Super thin chassis, Fast…
  • Cons: Too much software bloat, Poor User Interface performance…

Gionee Elife S5.5 Hands On

The main reason anyone will be eyeing up the Gionee elife S5.5 is because of its design and the super slim chassis. If that’s all you’re interested in, you’ll be satisfied with the device.

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Dear conspiracy nuts: Apple doesn’t cripple your old iPhone, time does

It's that time of the year again, when conspiracy theorists start having palpitations about Apple deliberately crippling older iPhones, to convince you it's time to buy the latest and greatest model.

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Android L: The future of Android is (almost) here

The next version of Google's mobile operating system will be out later this year, and to make sure we're prepared for its release, the company has detailed a teaser version known as Android L.

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