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

LG G4 vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Our in-depth comparison

The LG G4 is here, and it has entered a considerably crowded battlefield. One one side, it's facing the HTC One M9 and the Galaxy S6, while on the other, it's the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. We pit it against the latter in a round of early…
Wearables

Get ready, aftermarket Apple Watch straps are on the way

Bored of your Apple Watch strap already? Apple has released guidelines for creating alternative straps for the Apple Watch, opening the floodgates for third-party straps.
Mobile

T-Mobile strikes out at Verizon, offers free trial to disillusioned customers

T-Mobile's not happy about Verizon's Never Settle advertising campaign, and has come up with Never Settle For Verizon, a free two-week trial of its own network exclusively for disillusioned Verizon customers.
Wearables

See this newborn baby’s heartbeat sent out into the world using an Apple Watch

The proud parents of this newborn baby decided to celebrate its arrival into the world, by sending its heart rate out to their family. They did so using the Digital Touch feature on the new Apple Watch.
Wearables

$17K Apple Watch is ‘missing integrity and substance,’ asserts maker of $13K phones

With the $17,000 Watch Edition, Apple has moved on from its premium status to become a luxury brand. We sat down with Vertu, makers of luxury smartphones, and talked about how it viewed Apple's latest creation, and if it was planning a…
Mobile

Indiegogo cancels modular phone project without an explanation

Google's Project Ara isn't the only modular smartphone we can expect to see launch this year. Meet Fonkraft, a new modular phone that's cheap, easily modified, and expected to be ready in September.
Web

Who ya gonna call? Microsoft’s age-guessing photo site finds ghostly face in picture

Microsoft's How-Old.net website has taken social media by storm, thanks to its uncanny ability to not judge anyone's age correctly using face recognition software and complex algorithms. However, it may have another, slightly more…
Mobile

Windows 10 may come to all your devices, but it won’t be at the same time

Microsoft has clarified the launch dates, to some extent, for Windows 10. It seems Windows 10 on PCs will arrive during the summer, but Windows 10 for Mobile won't come until later in the year, due to a different development schedule.
Mobile

This animated video about smartphone addiction is the best we’ve seen

Videos telling us we're too addicted to our smartphones are nothing new, but this latest example of the genre gets the message across in a satirical and amusing way, exaggerating the issue with great effect. Watch it here.
Mobile

T-Mobile’s $150 Astro Pop puts calls and connectivity before bells and whistles

T-Mobile's stocking a new, budget 4G LTE phone from Alcatel OneTouch. It's the Pop Astro, and the emphasis is on a low price, and great phone and connectivity features. Just don't expect it to be a Galaxy S6-style powerhouse.
Mobile

Samsung defeats Apple, reclaims its crown as the #1 smartphone maker

The latest research shows Samsung has reclaimed its title as the world's number one smartphone manufacturer, after shipping more than 80 million devices at the beginning of 2015, eclipsing Apple and its competitors.
Wearables

Get a closer look at the LG Watch Urbane in new video

LG's new, and very classy, Watch Urbane smartwatch is almost ready to go on sale. The good news is when it reaches the Google Play Store this month, it'll come with the latest version of Android Wear installed.