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

Would you spend $14,000 on an 'unhackable' phone? Sirin Labs hopes you will

Sirin Labs, a newcomer to the smartphone industry, has launched the Solarin, a phone that provides an extremely high level of privacy and security. However, it comes at a high price. We've tried out the phone.
Wearables

Xiaomi’s new Mi Band 2 has a lot of fitness tech for not a lot of money

The Mi Band 2 is Xiaomi's sequel to the Mi Band, and in addition to another low price and long battery life, it has a screen on the front to show your stats, and new software tweaks to accompany the updated hardware.
Product Review

LG Cam Plus Review

LG's Cam Plus keeps the G5 shooting longer, but won't sell shutterbugs.
Product Review

LG 360 Cam Review

LG's 360 Cam is the easiest way to all-encompassing photos and video.
Mobile

Unfortunately, the G5 isn’t getting enough help from its Friends

To really enjoy the LG G5, you need to get to know its Friends. These are the Cam Plus, Hi-Fi Plus, and the 360 Cam. We try out the three modules and accessories available for the G5 right now.
Product Review

LG Hi Fi Plus Review

You don't need a golden ear to appreciate LG's Hi-Fi Plus for the G5
Mobile

It looks like a luggage tag, but Native Union’s Tag Cable has a handy secret

Never have a charging cable with you when you need one? Solve the problem in a very stylish way with the Native Union Tag Cable, which attaches to your bag like a high-tech luggage tag.
Photography

If you’re in Texas, you can worship at the feet of a statue celebrating selfies

In an attempt to enrich the lives of the community artistically, the town of Sugar Land, Texas, has put up a statue celebrating the joy of snapping a selfie. Many residents aren't keen on the result.
Mobile

This $270 smartphone looks awesome, but the company is playing hard to get

Lenovo-backed spin-off brand Zuk has announced the Z2, a smartphone with a great spec and a low price, but annoyingly it hasn't said the phone will follow in the Z1's footsteps and launch internationally.
Mobile

No, Huawei hasn’t forgotten about the P9 Lite, but it’s missing the P9’s best feature

The P9 Lite has joined the P9 and P9 Plus in Huawei's new 2016 range, but it comes with a few key differences that make upgrading to the P9 highly advisable, mainly due to its lack of Leica camera. Here's everything you need to know about…
Mobile

Do you want Jolla’s swish new smartphone? Tough luck, you can’t have one

Jolla, the company responsible for Android alternative OS Sailfish, has a new phone called the Jolla C. The limited edition device comes as part of a new developer-led initiative to boost interest in the software, and the program has…
Mobile

If you’re after a smartphone bargain, OnePlus has taken out its price-cutting scissors

OnePlus is known for its competitively priced smartphones, but those already good prices have just got a little better, after the company cut the cost of both the OnePlus X and OnePlus 2. Why? There's a rumor the OnePlus 3 is nearly here.