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

10 essential tips and tricks to make your OnePlus 3T even more awesome

Your new OnePlus 3T is a thing of beauty, as is its like-minded predecessor, so why not learn how to use it properly? Here's everything you need to know about making the most of your newfangled OnePlus device.
Mobile

Stealthy black pearl Galaxy S7 Edge is Captain Jack Sparrow's dream phone

Samsung has added a seventh color to its Galaxy S7 Edge range, named black pearl. The sleek, glossy finish is more reminiscent of Apple's jet black iPhone 7, than the barnacle-encrusted pirate ship with which it shares its name.
Mobile

Bluetooth 5 is here, offering a huge jump in speed and range for devices

Bluetooth 5 is ready for release, and is all set to change the way we interact with all those devices connected with our smartphones, thanks to more speed, greater range, and more data capacity.
Wearables

Pebble is shutting down and will stop manufacturing its devices

Fitbit is officially buying Pebble's core assets and while the price hasn't been announced, it's rumored to be less than $40 million. Pebble is shutting down and will no longer manufacturer devices.
Product Review

OnePlus 3T Review

The OnePlus 3T is almost Pixel perfect, and it's a fraction of the cost.
Outdoors

Finally! A pickpocket-proof backpack you can fall asleep on the subway with

Tired of worrying if someone’s about to steal from your backpack? The RiutBag takes all that concern away, because the openings are all against your back, not facing the crowds behind you.
Mobile

Samsung’s smart new Gear S3 watch bands mean you’re no longer strapped for choice

Samsung has teamed up with two strap design companies to provide official straps for the Gear S3 smartwatch. Ranging in price from $30 to $110, there are plenty of colors and styles to choose from.
Product Review

Styr Labs Fitness Ecosystem Review

Styr Labs bundle of fitness products left a bad taste in our mouth, literally.
Mobile

Galaxy Note 7 broke basic engineering rules, says damning new report

A teardown of the Galaxy Note 7 may have revealed why the device was a fire-hazard, and eventually canceled. It's shown the battery didn't have enough space to expand naturally, potentially causing internal layers to touch, and eventually…
Mobile

Crime wave: Crash-and-grab at California Apple Store latest in string of robberies

The latest in a string of Apple Store robberies in and around the Bay Area, thieves used a car to smash through the iconic glass front of the store, before rushing in and stealing hardware on display.
Android Army

Yes, it’s official, new Nokia Android smartphones are coming in early 2017

The agreement between Nokia and HMD Global is final, which means it will soon be able to release new smartphones with the Nokia name attached to them. How soon? We're told to expect them early next year.
Home Theater

B&O Play's H9: A pair of Scandinavian beauties so pretty, they'll sweep you off your feet

B&O Play has unveiled the H9 over-ear Bluetooth headphones with active noise cancelation, and although we've taken a listen, it was the gorgeous styling that really got our attention.