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.
Articles
Product Review

ZTE Blade S6 Review

Android on the ZTE Blade S6: smoother than Egyptian cotton.
Photography

Is this dress white and gold or black and blue? The experts have an answer

The dress that broke the Internet is white and gold. Or maybe it's blue and black. The thing is, it's one or the other to different sets of people, and there are several very scientific reasons why. Here's what's going on.
Apple

Ericsson is trying to get the iPhone banned from sale in the U.S.

Ericsson, a major player in the telecoms industry, has requested the ITC place a ban on the sale of the iPhone in the U.S., after a patent battle between it and Apple took a nasty turn this week.
Mobile

The Ubuntu Mobile phone you’ve been waiting for will be here next week

Chinese smartphone brand Meizu will finally show its first Ubuntu Mobile phone during Mobile World Congress next week, and the good news is, it's based on the flagship MX4 Android device.
Cool Tech

This robot dog funeral may be the saddest thing you see today

The earliest examples of Sony's Aibo robotic dog are now around 15 years old, and many are coming to the end of their short lives. Engineers specializing in keeping the Aibo's going have been pictured at a funeral in Japan, honoring those…
Mobile

Messaging app Viber’s new (and cute) social games are out now for iOS and Android

Following a limited launch late last year, Viber, the popular messaging app, has released its new series of social games worldwide. The three titles are available right now for Android and iOS devices.
Mobile

Sony’s cutting-edge Xperia Z4 tablet just leaked, and may debut next week

Sony has accidentally (on purpose?) leaked a new tablet, which may go by the name the Xperia Z4 Tablet. It may form part of Sony's expected Xperia Z4 range, and debut at Mobile World Congress next week.
Mobile

Huawei is making a 4G fitness band, but won’t tell us about it until March

Huawei has announced it will hold an event just before the doors to Mobile World Congress open in March. It hasn't said what it will reveal, but there are rumors surrounding several devices, including a smartwatch.
Mobile

This company’s covering all the bases, launches Android and Windows phones, plus Windows tablets

Kazam, a European mobile tech brand, has launched a series of new devices ahead of MWC 2015. The new products include Android smartphones, Windows Phone smartphones, and Windows tablets.
Wearables

If you’re quick, this all-in-one smartwatch will cost you a fraction of an Apple Watch

The FlyShark is the latest smartwatch to hit the Kickstarter crowd-funding website, and what makes it standout is its very low price, all-in-one functionality, and compatibility with iOS and Android smartphones.
Mobile

Warning! This Android malware pretends your phone is off so it can hijack it

A nasty new piece of Android malware has been discovered. It's being called PowerOffHijack, and infected phones only pretend to shut down - instead remaining secretly active and capable of making calls, and even accessing the camera app.
Cool Tech

Finally, a relaxing flight! This plane’s LED ceiling recreates the northern lights

Icelandair's Hekla Aurora Boeing 757 aircraft will provide a flight experience like no other, thanks to an amazing LED ceiling that recreates the Aurora Borealis, otherwise known as the Northern Lights.