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.

Sony decides a change will do it good, appoints new mobile chief as sales shrink

Sony has appointed Hiroki Totoki as its new head of mobile, in the face of shrinking sales and further lowered expectations, a move it hopes will reinvigorate the struggling division.

Slim, stylish and ready to take super selfies, Samsung’s Galaxy A3 and A5 phones are here

Now Samsung has got the hang of premium style phones, it can't stop making them. The new Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 have super slim, metal unibodies, and large Super AMOLED touchscreens. Aimed at the young and hip, selfies can be taken with…

Apple CEO Tim Cook is proud to be gay, hopes his openness can help others

Apple CEO Tim Cook has talked about being gay, saying although he is fortunate enough to work in a company which embraces people's differences, others aren't so lucky. If his openness can benefit them, he says, it'll be worth the trade-off…

Motorola is now a Lenovo company, still committed to making cool Android hardware

Lenovo's acquisition of Motorola from Google is now complete, and the two companies are looking ahead at a bright future. The good news is, Motorola doesn't intend to change much, and promises more of the cool devices we've come to expect…
Social Media

New website Thursday Market tells you which local firms your friends use, and whether they’re any good

Thursday Market is a new online, social referral network which connects you with local firms, when you need a specific job done. The crucial difference is, the results are based on recommendations made by your friends and neighbors.
Product Review

LG G Watch R Review

LG's G Watch R is a subtle smartwatch that doesn't make you look stupid.

Credit cards at the ready — Google’s all-new Nexus 6 goes up for pre-order

It's time to get your credit card out, because Google's all-new Nexus 6 smartphone has gone up for pre-order through the Google Play online store. The massive phone will appeal to many due to it coming with the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop…
Android Army

Don’t worry, Samsung says it has fixed the Find My Device security flaw (Updated)

Samsung says it has fixed a security flaw discovered in the Find My Device feature, which is installed on most of the firm's phones and tablets, making it safe for us to use again.

Huawei tries something new, relaunches the Honor 6 smartphone without the Huawei name

Huawei is using the new 5-inch, octa-core Honor 6 smartphone to raise some brand awareness, and has decided to relegate its own name to the background, and push the Honor name instead.
Cool Tech

An instant-charging nanobattery makes this hearing aid smaller than a coffee bean

The Nanoplug is a hearing aid which has the potential to change the hearing industry. It's smaller than a coffee bean, with a miniscule battery that delivers six days use, and can be recharged instantly.

The record beating, wafer thin Oppo R5 has a 64-bit, octa-core chip powering it

The title of world's thinnest smartphone has changed hands yet again. This time it's the Oppo R5 holding the trophy, thanks to its astonishing 4.85mm thick aluminum chassis.
Cool Tech

This holographic touchscreen is projected into thin air, but it looks incredibly real

A team of scientists from the University of Tokyo have developed a holographic touchscreen interface called the HaptoMime, which uses a ultrasonic wave to make it feel like you're really touching a physical surface.