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.
Articles
Mobile

Xiaomi’s off to pastures new, launches $160 Redmi 2 smartphone in Brazil

Popular Chinese smartphone brand Xiaomi has launched its first smartphone outside Asia. It's the Redmi 2, and it'll be on sale in early July in Brazil, along with a selection of Xiaomi accessories.
Cool Tech

Sony just launched its own version of Kickstarter filled with cool concept products

Sony has opened up First Flight, its own crowd-funding website where it hopes some of its more unusual projects will gain attention, and perhaps be successful enough to be put into production.
Mobile

Download iOS 8.4 now: Apple Music is a single tap away from your iPhone

Apple has released iOS 8.4, the latest version of its mobile operating system, and one of the most anticipated yet. It includes the on-demand music streaming service Apple Music, and comes with other improvements.
Product Review

Razer Nabu X Review

The perfect accessory for Razer's Nabu X fitness band is a hammer to smash it.
Mobile

Meizu’s MX5 has a full metal jacket, shoots autofocusing laser beams, and costs $290

Meizu has announced the MX5 smartphone, its new flagship for 2015. The all-metal body is thin and light, while an octa-core processor and a 3150mAh battery should ensure it's a powerhouse too.
Mobile

Europe is abolishing roaming charges

Mobile roaming charges will be no more in Europe from June 2017, after an agreement was reached by the EU and network operators to abolish them. Additionally, rules on net neutrality have been put into place.
Mobile

iOS Hangouts app gets Material Design overhaul, and a host of cool new features

Google has updated Hangouts for iOS, introducing a Material Design-style new look, and a variety of new features. Version 4.0 of the app includes new photo sharing options, and the new experience will be coming to Android in the near…
Web

Online payments halted in Greece, citizens eye Bitcoin to protect savings

Online payments using local debit and credit cards have been halted in Greece, including use on iTunes and Amazon. During financial turmoil, there is evidence citizens may turn to Bitcoin to protect investments.
Wearables

bPay’s contactless payment wristband takes on Apple Pay in the UK

Apple Pay launches in the UK in July, but Barclays Bank won't be supporting it. Instead, it has announced bPay, a contactless payment system that works with a special sticker, key fob or a wristband.
Cool Tech

Google talks Project Loon: 14 different prototypes, leaks solved by using fluffy socks

Google X's Astro Teller has talked about the challenges the company faced when designing the balloons that will see its Project Loon plan take off in the future, from multiple prototypes to the type of socks worn by engineers.
Mobile

We may not need 5G Speeds by 2020: Here’s Why

At the Future of Wireless international conference, a roundtable discussion with the question "Do we need 5G?" was held. It turns out that while we as tech fans always want the latest, 5G is one case where we could be being duped.
Cool Tech

With $500 million in the bank, OneWeb looks to launch Internet-giving satellites by 2019

OneWeb has announced $500 million in new funding, allowing it to further develop the technology needed to launch Internet-providing satellites into space. It aims to have the project online by 2019.