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

Windows 10 may come to all your devices, but it won’t be at the same time

Microsoft has clarified the launch dates, to some extent, for Windows 10. It seems Windows 10 on PCs will arrive during the summer, but Windows 10 for Mobile won't come until later in the year, due to a different development schedule.
Mobile

This animated video about smartphone addiction is the best we’ve seen

Videos telling us we're too addicted to our smartphones are nothing new, but this latest example of the genre gets the message across in a satirical and amusing way, exaggerating the issue with great effect. Watch it here.
Mobile

T-Mobile’s $150 Astro Pop puts calls and connectivity before bells and whistles

T-Mobile's stocking a new, budget 4G LTE phone from Alcatel OneTouch. It's the Pop Astro, and the emphasis is on a low price, and great phone and connectivity features. Just don't expect it to be a Galaxy S6-style powerhouse.
Mobile

Samsung defeats Apple, reclaims its crown as the #1 smartphone maker

The latest research shows Samsung has reclaimed its title as the world's number one smartphone manufacturer, after shipping more than 80 million devices at the beginning of 2015, eclipsing Apple and its competitors.
Wearables

Get a closer look at the LG Watch Urbane in new video

LG's new, and very classy, Watch Urbane smartwatch is almost ready to go on sale. The good news is when it reaches the Google Play Store this month, it'll come with the latest version of Android Wear installed.
Cool Tech

Watch this incredible video of the Rubik’s Cube world record being beaten

The world record for solving a 3x3 Rubik's Cube puzzle has been beaten by teenager Collin Burns, and it now stands at just 5.25 seconds. Watch a video showing the extraordinary feat,
Mobile

Ears will become like fingerprints if this amazing new tech is built into your next phone

Only the most expensive smartphones come with a fingerprint scanner for extra security, but this research team has found a way to use a regular touchscreen as a biometric scanner - except it doesn't look at fingerprints, it looks at your…
Mobile

Are you paranoid, patient, and rich? This super-secure smartphone is for you

The Turing Phone is a new, highly secure smartphone from a company known as Turing Robotic Industries. It's supposed to be virtually impossible to hack, and be made from a super strong material called Liquidmorphium. It's coming in August.
Wearables

Christopher Walken advises you to hide the Apple Watch in a very uncomfortable place

Most Apple Watch ads are standard Apple style, with solemn commentaries and beautiful images to persuade us to buy one of the new wearables. Except what if Christopher Walken was advising us where an Apple Watch is best kept safe?…
Mobile

Set it and forget it: The Vector smartwatch runs for 30 days straight on a charge

This smartwatch can’t be turned off, but still manages to return at least 30 days battery life before recharging, plus it’s more classically styled and cheaper than the Apple Watch.
Mobile

Here’s some confidence for you: Huawei wants to chase down Apple and Samsung in the U.S.

Huawei wants to reverse its fortunes in the U.S., and go from little known brand to the third most popular manufacturer, behind Samsung and Apple. It's targeting networks to help it achieve this goal.
Mobile

Google’s pay-as-you-go Project Fi wireless plan is official — Here are all the earlier rumors

Google may be in the process of setting itself up as a mobile network, and team up with T-Mobile and Sprint to make it a reality. The latest rumors say it'll launch before the end of April 2015.