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.

Sprint’s LivePro is a mobile hotspot and a projector

Despite sounding like a gimmick which nobody asked for, we got a chance to try ZTE’s Projector Hotspot at CES 2014, and found it to be one of the most exciting and versatile new products at the show.

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10 totally innocent things you can’t do on Facebook

Facebook has removed an image showing a toddler's bottom, and warned the poster she'd be banned if it was posted again. It's not the first time Facebook has over-reacted, so here's ten more examples to prove it.

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Panasonic gets tough on the Toughpad, adds hot swap battery, new features to the FZ-G1

Panasonic has announced it will be shipping a newly updated version of the Toughpad FZ-G1, the Windows 8.1 Pro tablet that's built to play rough. Among the changes is the ability to change the battery without switching off the device.

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Want to take the ultimate selfie? Sony says you need the new Xperia C3

Sony has officially introduced the Xperia C3, which it calls the first PROSelfie smartphone, thanks to not only an LED flash above the screen, but a wide variety of apps and features usually seen only on the rear camera.

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Voice controlled music coming to Google Now, which is good news for Android Wear

It appears Google is testing a new Google Now feature, which will let you control the music on your phone using your voice, which could prove invaluable for owners of the new Android Wear smartwatches.

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Vertu partners up with Bentley, says we should expect first exclusive smartphone in October

Luxury smartphone company Vertu has announced a partnership with Bentley, the luxury car firm, which will result in the release of five different smartphones. The resulting devices will be co-designed by the pair, and the first is expected by the end of 2014.

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The Arrow smartwatch wants to make taking pictures from your wrist much easier

Making your smartwatch standout these days is a challenge. Newcomer Arrow will fit an 8-megapixel camera in to the bezel of its forthcoming watch, which can be twisted through 360 degrees for more versatility.

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Right to be Forgotten ruling sees Google inadvertently censoring the press

The EU's Right to be Forgotten ruling seems to have the unfortunate side effect of causing press censorship, as Google's removal of certain search results buries unrelated, but important, linked stories.

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Possible Lumia 820 replacement leaked, still wearing Nokia branding

A new Windows Phone smartphone said to be the Lumia 830 has been leaked, and despite new owner Microsoft recently taking control, the phone still wears Nokia branding. It may be one of four soon-to-be-released devices from the company.

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PINs are over: FiDELYS smartwatch recognizes your eyes to end password nightmares

The latest smartwatch to hit crowd funding website Indiegogo is the FiDELYS, which has an unusual iris recognition feature, designed to end the nightmare of remembering multiple passwords.

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Endomondo takes on RunKeeper with new Pebble smartwatch app

Popular smartphone fitness app Endomondo has finally got round to releasing an app for the Pebble smartwatch, enabling owners to track, start, and stop their workouts without needing to use their phone.

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This ‘digital tattoo’ unlocks your Moto X, looks like a disgusting boil

Sick of punching in your PIN code? You'll love the VivoLnk Digital Tattoo, which uses NFC to unlock your Moto X smartphone with nothing more than a tap. Aesthetically, it's a little challenging though.

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Samsung’s cheapest Galaxy phones now come with stripped down TouchWiz Essence UI

Samsung has introduced four new Galaxy smartphones - the Core 2, Ace 4, Young 2, and the Star 2 - all of which come with a cut down, simplified version of its user interface, called TouchWiz Essence.

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Galaxy S5 Mini arrives with fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, and 4.5-inch display

Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5 Mini, a smaller version of its latest flagship Android smartphone, which comes with both a fingerprint scanner and a heart rate monitor, plus a more compact 4.5-inch screen.

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App folders could be coming to future version of Windows Phone 8.1

A Microsoft support document discovered on the company's website indicates a future version of Windows Phone 8.1 will come with the ability to create folders for apps on the home screen.

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