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.
Android Army

Gateway phone: Just one try of the OnePlus 2 will make you an addict

The OnePlus 2 is generating Apple-levels of buzz, but can the startup manufacturer produce a fault-fee phone that competes with not only more expensive Android hardware, but also new devices like the Moto X Style? We’ve spent some time…

BlackBerry Classic Now available through Verizon and AT&T

BlackBerry has officially launched the BlackBerry Classic, which has the name suggests does away with all that modern nonsense, and returns to the traditional BlackBerry look with a physical keyboard.

For the OnePlus 2 to be the best deal in Android, it has to defeat Motorola first

OnePlus showed the new OnePlus 2 off in a flashy virtual reality launch event that went beyond anything its competitors have done before. The phone has a lot to live up to, if it's to beat a surprise challenge from Motorola.
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Eyeing a Galaxy S6? Samsung may be about to drop the price

There are reports that Samsung may be considering a price drop for its top-of-the-range Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones, after sales slow down. The news comes ahead of the expected Galaxy Note 5 announcement.
Cool Tech

This wireless charging technology works with metal phones

Qualcomm says it has solved the problem of enabling wireless charging on phones with metal bodies, and has made the technology available to its partners today. However, the ongoing standards battle may hold back adoption.
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This super slim 16-megapixel camera module could be headed for the Galaxy Note 5

Samsung has announced a new camera module designed for use in smartphones, that's slimmer than before, yet offers the same degree of image quality. It may find its way into the new Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge Plus.

Rumors show the Galaxy S6 Mini may have a spec that makes it truly desirable

A Galaxy S6 Mini seems almost inevitable, given we've seen Samsung release a smaller version of its flagship for several years. Leaked information is starting to spread about the device, so here's everything we think we know about it so…

Earthquake-proof, public smartphone solar charging stations are being built in Tokyo

We all find our smartphones needing a little extra power when out and about, and new solar charging stations announced in Japan will help solve that problem -- and help provide emergency power in the event of a devastating earthquake

Duckface to unlock: How our selfie obsession helped make eye-recognition possible

While selfies may seem like a waste of time, without them, we wouldn’t be on the cusp of securing our smartphones using eye scanning technology. Here’s how they managed to kickstart a biometric security revolution.

Great deal: 100 cool apps that cost $1 on iTunes right now

If you're after a new app or two for your iPhone or iPad, then you'll want to check Apple's new promotion, which reduces the cost of 100 key apps to just $1. Titles include Pixelmator, Fruit Ninja, Cytus, and Dead Space.

Keep your smartphone food-free and your friends happy with Ikea’s fun new placemat

Ikea has come up with a solution to whether it's polite to put your phone, face up, on the dinner table or not. Its new placemat lets you keep your phone in sight, without making it too obvious.