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

Samsung and LG open 2016 very differently, but both predict gloomy mobile future

Samsung and LG have reported company earnings for the beginning of 2016, and while both performed differently, each has concerns over the coming year in the mobile world.
Virtual Reality

Samsung will challenge Oculus and HTC with a phone-free VR headset

Samsung's not content to lead the mobile phone-driven world of VR, and has said it's working on VR devices that may not need a smartphone placed inside to operate, meaning it'll compete with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Wearables

Apple and Samsung are ruling smartwatches

The world of smartphones is dominated by Samsung and Apple, and the latest data shows the two tech giants are similarly in control of smartwatches. However, the rule may not be quite so rock solid just yet.
Wearables

Get motivated: New fitness app partners you up with a personal trainer

If you need an impartial, outside source of motivation to get fit and healthy, then Goqii's new fitness app partners you up with a personal trainer, ready to spur you on, and monitor your goals.
Mobile

LG is trademarking a bunch of odd ‘X’ names, but why?

LG has trademarked a collection of interesting new product names in South Korea. They are the LG X Suit, X Slim, X Skin, and X Classic. What could they be? We've got everything we think we know about them right here.
Mobile

Starbucks has an emoji keyboard, so send a Frappuccino with that smiley face

Starbucks has added another app to its arsenal, and this time it's an emoji keyboard app, ready for installation on Android or iOS devices. Now it's easy to say it with a Starbucks emoji.
Mobile

Nokia and newly acquired Withings may be a match made in tech heaven

Nokia Technologies has purchased connected health experts Withings, in a deal valued at $191 million. The acquisition will see the French company become part of a new Nokia division later this year.
Mobile

Le who? This Chinese company wants to take over the U.S. with its phones, TVs, and more

A relatively unknown Chinese company called LeEco has designs on the U.S. smartphone market. We spoke with its marketing manager to find out how it plans to conquer the Americas, and to check out the flagship phone that may lead the charge.
Mobile

$15,000 smartphone coming in May puts tech before bling

Sirin Labs is the latest name in the niche, ultra-expensive smartphone world. It plans to release a $15,000 device in May, that will concentrate on technology rather than blinged-up luxury.
Wearables

Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch may come in September, luxury version to follow in 2017

Samsung is apparently working on the Gear S3 smartwatch, a follow-up to last year's Gear S2, and has already commissioned luxury brand de Grisogono to make an expensive, luxurious version of the device.
Mobile

10 best iPad Pro games to make the most of your big screen tablet

Have you just bought a new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, or are enjoying the larger 12.9-inch version? Then don't make it all about work with our line-up of cool games that make the most of that big, beautiful display. Here's 10 to get you started.
Wearables

Wear TomTom's Golfer 2 watch on the course, improve your game using its data after

TomTom has announced the Golfer 2, a smartwatch that wants to give you information during the game, and actionable feedback to improve your game afterwards. We got a chance to see the new watch up close.