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

FreedomPop launches free monthly iPhone-only plan, for those who don’t use much data

FreedomPop wants to make the iPhone a better proposition for people who don't use a great deal of data each month. It has launched two iPhone-only plans, one of which is entirely free, but still provides 500MB of data to use.
Product Review

Apple Watch review (Updated for OS 2.0)

A fresh OS paves the way for better Apple Watch apps, but the road's still bumpy.
Mobile

The OnePlus 2 takes on the LG G4 with new manual camera mode

OnePlus has started sending out an update to its OxygenOS mobile operating system, and the standout new feature is the addition of a manual camera mode for the new OnePlus 2 smartphone.
Web

Accused of copyright infringement, Kim Dotcom’s U.S. extradition hearing finally gets going

Kim Dotcom is finally in the court, after years of delays, which will decide if he is to be extradited to the United States, where he and three others will face charges of copyright infringement, and criminal conspiracy.
Wearables

Leaks suggest the Microsoft Band 2 may be less embarrassing to wear than the first one

Microsoft may be working on a sequel to the Microsoft Band fitness wearable, and the new model may be sleeker and more stylish than before, if the first leaked renders are accurate.
Mobile

Bumper Microsoft event with new Surface and Lumia hardware rumored for October

Microsoft will hold a special event on October 6, where it'll reveal new Windows 10 devices, according to the official teaser page. Flagship Lumia phones, the Surface Pro 4, and even the Microsoft Band 2 are all possible.
Apple

Donate sperm in China, and you can get an iPhone 6S

A hospital in China is using the pull of a new iPhone 6S to encourage men to come in and donate sperm. It's offering a considerable financial incentive, but advertising that the money can be used to buy Apple's newest smartphone release.
Cool Tech

Video shows that drones are excellent at pulling out wobbly teeth

There are some dads that really love their tech, and will do anything to incorporate it into every possible situation. Take this dad, who decides the best way to quickly remove his daughter's wobbly front tooth is to use a drone.
Mobile

Amazon spearheads Kindle revival with $50 Fire tablet, and new 8-inch and 10-inch slates

Amazon has launched a new range of Fire tablets, starting with the new $50 Fire, and continuing with an 8-inch, a 10-inch, and a Kids Edition slate. All are available for pre-order now.
Wearables

Timex challenges Withings with the new classically styled Metropolitan+ fitness watch

Classic watch maker Timex has announced the Metropolitan+, a traditional analog watch that hides fitness and activity tracking features inside. Best of all, it runs on a standard watch battery that doesn't require charging.
Mobile

Make the most of the excellent LG G4 with these 10 tips

If you're a new LG G4 owner, or you're just looking to get the most from this excellent smartphone, here are ten of our favorite LG G4 tips and features for you to try out on your own device.
Mobile

AT&T unlimited customer? Good news, your data won’t be throttled until you hit 22GB

AT&T says its work on improving the network has made an increase in the data limit on its legacy Unlimited Data Plans possible. Now, you'll have 22GB per month to play with before any throttling may occur.