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
Mobile

Report shows evidence of phone spying tech being used in London

A report shows evidence that technology used to fool phones into giving up private call data is being used in London, although law enforcement will neither confirm nor deny its existence.
Mobile

Help catch skin cancer early with this potentially life-saving, $100 smartphone accessory

The MoleScope is an amazing tool that uses the high quality camera on your iPhone to assess moles on your skin, ready to detect the early stages of skin cancer. Caught early enough, the survival rate is 98%.
Mobile

Facebook code changes mean Windows Phone no longer syncs up with the social network

A change in Facebook's Graph API means several key features in Microsoft's Windows Phone mobile operating system will no longer work correctly, including contact syncing and photo sharing.
Mobile

HTC dramatically slashes sales estimates, but it has a plan to get things back on track

HTC has sent out a statement saying it's expected revenue is going to be lower than previously stated, due to demand for its high-end phones not matching up with forecasts. However, it has outlined plans to reverse its fortunes.
Wearables

Lock and load: Blocks is the Project Ara of smartwatches

The team working on the Blocks smartwatch project have come up with two ingenious methods of solving the challenge of keeping battery life sensible, and securing modular strap parts to the device.
Mobile

This app lets you chat with 200 of your closest friends, for free, and all at the same time

Line, the popular messaging service, has launched a new app called Popcorn Buzz. It's a conference call-style app which allows you to organize massive group chats, where up to 200 of your closest friends can all shout over each other at the…
Mobile

ZTE’s stunning bezel-free Nubia Z9 is coming to the U.S. later this year

ZTE has finally announced the Nubia Z9, following on from the launch of the Z9 Max and Z9 Mini earlier in the year. The Z9 has a 2.5D almost bezel-less screen, and is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor.
Mobile

T-Mobile in talks to merge with Dish Network, say new rumors

Rumors are spreading that T-Mobile may be in talks with Dish Network about a possible merger. Still in the early stages, should the deal go ahead, T-Mobile CEO John Legere may head up both companies.
Mobile

The number of smartphone users in the world is expected to reach a giant 6.1 billion by 2020

A new report from Ericsson estimates that by 2020, 70-percent of the world's population will use a smartphone, or 6.1 billion people. That's more than double the figure recorded in 2015. What's more, the growth will occur outside America…
Computing

Microsoft shows off previously unseen new Windows 10 hardware at Computex tech show

During its keynote presentation at the Computex tech show in Taiwan, Microsoft has shown off several previously unseen pieces of new hardware, all of which makes best use of the upcoming Windows 10 software.
Mobile

Lenovo CEO teases new Moto phones and smartwatches for release this summer

Lenovo's CEO has said in an interview we should be on the look out for new Motorola-branded hardware this summer, and the company's plans include new smartphones and smartwatches.
Product Review

Flir FX Review

Part-time GoPro: When the Flir FX isn't watching your home, it's watching your stunts.