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

Nokia can’t make phones at the moment, but that won’t stop it designing them says CEO

The CEO at Nokia has spoken about the company's wish to get back in the smartphone business. However, while it can't build and sell phones of its own, it can design them and license the Nokia name.
Mobile

The Lumia 735 is $80 with Verizon, and it’ll handle Windows 10 when it arrives

Verizon added the Lumia 735 to its smartphone range. It runs Windows Phone 8.1 at the moment, but this $80 phone will handle Windows 10 for Mobile when it's released later this year.
Mobile

LG G4 Pro: Rumors of an October launch and a massive 27-megapixel camera spread

Rumors are gathering that LG isn't finished releasing high-end smartphones in 2015, and may follow-up the G4 with a G4 Pro later this year. News is only just getting started about the phone, so here's everything we thing we know so far.
Mobile

UK network EE adds 4G Harrier Tab tablet to its growing range of low-cost hardware

UK network EE has announced a pair of smartphones and a tablet which carry its own branding, named the Harrier, Harrier Mini and Harrier Tab. Here are all the details you need about the competitively priced collection.
Mobile

18-year-old who tracked down lost phone is slain trying to get it back

Eighteen-year-old Jeremy Cook was shot to death after using an online tracking service to find his stolen smartphone. Police are urging people to be vigilant when using such services, and to always contact them if it appears dangerous.
Mobile

The Smart Sheriff app rides into South Korea, ready to watch over teens’ smartphones

New rules introduced by the South Korean media regulator mean that smartphones sold for use by anyone under 19 in the country, must have a tracker app installed, so parents can keep watch over online activities.
Product Review

Xiaomi Mi Band Review

At $15, the Xiaomi Mi is the fitness band bargain you need to buy.
Apple

This won’t end well: See a $10,000 Apple Watch Edition come between two very big magnets

Just because the Apple Watch Edition costs at least $10,000, doesn't mean no-one is willing to give it a hard time, but this video takes it to the extreme. See what happens when the expensive gadget comes between two massive…
Mobile

Stop! Why it’s a bad idea to buy an iPad, for now

The new multi-tasking feature in iOS 9 may look like a compelling reason to go out and pick up an iPad Air 2, but careful, it's really not. However, it is a very strong reason to wait and see if the iPad Pro comes out later this year.
Mobile

FCC urges phone companies to make opt-out anti-theft measures standard on all devices

The FCC has urged smartphone manufacturers to make the anti-theft measures on devices an opt-out system, ensuring they come switched on as standard, in an effort to cut down on smartphone thefts.
Mobile

Line launches Line Music app in Japan, where the CD still dominates music sales

Line, makers of the cute messaging app, has launched another spin-off service. Line Music is a streaming music app with a growing library of tracks, but it's launching in a country where the CD still dominates music sales.
Mobile

Meet the Gionee Marathon M5, the smartphone that packs a tablet-sized battery inside

Gionee just announced the Marathon M5, an Android smartphone that packs a tablet-sized battery pack. This is thanks to the combination of two separate battery packs that work in tandem thanks to engineering wizardry.