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

You’re about to be able to unlock this humble ZTE phone with your eyes

ZTE is about to send out a software update for the Blade S6 smartphone that adds the Eyeprint ID eye scanning feature. With it installed, you'll be able to unlock the Blade S6 using a scan of your eyes.
Mobile

The Asus ZenFone Selfie’s 13-megapixel front camera makes you the center of attention

Asus has announced the ZenFone Selfie, a variation on its ZenFone 2 smartphone with a massive 13-megapixel front camera equipped with a dual-LED flash, an HDR mode, and gesture controls.
Mobile

Apple now owns a company that makes cool augmented reality software

Apple has reportedly acquired Metaio, a company that specialises in augmented reality and computer vision software. The news comes amid heightened interest in AR and VR, particularly following Google's announcements at Google I/O.
Mobile

Underwhelmed by I/O 2015? Look again, because Google is changing the world

This year's Google I/O keynote may have seemed a little bit... dull. After all, there were no new gadgets! Here's why everyone is completely wrong. It was an amazing I/O.
Mobile

Google Maps and YouTube will work offline for people in developing countries

Google has announced it's working hard on an offline feature for Google Maps, but rather than a simplified version, it will contain many of the major features, including turn-by-turn navigation -- all without a data connection.
Wearables

Google confirms 4,000 apps and an update coming to Android Wear

Google has announced there are now 4,000 specific apps available for the wearable platform, along with 1,500 watchfaces. A new software update is also bringing new features to the seven available watches.
Mobile

Lenovo’s new ThinkPad 10 tablet may look unusual, but it’s certainly versatile

Lenovo has announced the ThinkPad 10, a big 10.1-inch Windows 10 tablet that's suited for both business and pleasure use. In addition to the strong spec, there's a range of accessories for the tablet too.
Mobile

Lenovo unveils a smartwatch with 2 screens, and phone with a projector keyboard

Lenovo has shown off two crazy tech concepts at its Tech World 2015 show. The first is a dual-screen smartwatch called the Magic View, and the second is a smartphone with a virtual keyboard projector built-in.
Mobile

Google I/O 2015: All the news, rumors, and the best live sessions to watch

Google I/O 2015 is scheduled to begin at the end of May, and just like other years, will bring with it plenty of news and a few surprises from Google's world. Here's our guide to the event, including our pick of the live sessions not to…
Wearables

Can’t afford an Apple Watch Edition? This dog owns, and wears, two

There is a dog in China that owns -- and wears at the same time -- two Apple Watch Editions. That's two more than we own. That's the life of a pampered pet when you live with the richest family in China.
Mobile

Good news Xperia fans! The Xperia Z3+ is a version of the cool Xperia Z4 for everyone

Sony has finally announced an international version of the Xperia Z4. It's called the Xperia Z3+, and it has a water resistant, slim, and light body with a Snapdragon 810 chip and a 5.2-inch screen.
Mobile

Android Lollipop Updates: Which phones are getting it, and when?

The latest version of Google's Android mobile OS, 5.0 Lollipop, could be coming to your smartphone very soon. Here's the latest news on which phones will be getting it, and when it's scheduled to arrive.