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.

Le 1s News: LeTv’s flagship racks up more than 11 million pre-orders, goes on sale in China

Chinese brand LeTv has announced another new phone. The Le 1s is an all-metal device with a surprisingly high specification, but it'll be sold at a low price. The company still intends to launch in the U.S., but is keeping quiet on when…

FreedomPop's releasing a phone that ignores cellular connectivity, and favors Wi-Fi

Mobile network FreedomPop will launch a Wi-Fi smartphone next year, that shuns network connectivity in favor of Wi-Fi networks to provide calls, messages, and data. Here's everything you need to know about it.
Social Media

Twitter replaces star-shaped favorites with heart-shaped likes

Twitter has replaced the familiar star-shaped Favorite button with a heart-shaped Like button, saying its use will be less confusing to newcomers, and can be used to convey a wider range of internationally understood emotions.

A $1 million prize for hacking iOS 9 has been won, and the method used is about to be sold

An unnamed group of hackers have claimed the $1 million prize for hacking iOS 9 using sophisticated techniques, after the bounty was offered by security company Zerodium last month. The company plans to sell the hack to its customers.

5 fun features you’ll only find on the new Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

If a brand-new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is either already in your hands, or will be soon, then you'll want to know the coolest features that are only available on Samsung's latest big-screen phone.

This tough, $100 smartphone looks like an upside down Galaxy S6 Edge

This cool looking smartphone made by Chinese manufacturer Bluboo looks a little like an upside down Galaxy S6 Edge, thanks to its 3D printed rear panel. It's also pretty strong, and costs less than $180.

Give your OnePlus a second chance thanks to the new On-Guard extended warranty plan

OnePlus has launched On-Guard, its own extended warranty insurance scheme to cover your OnePlus 2 should it get accidentally damaged. Broken screens and water spills are covered, and the scheme will soon apply to the OnePlus X as well.

Why you absolutely, by no means should even consider buying a Windows Phone

If you've already moved on, here's a reminder: Microsoft has two new Lumia phones about to go on sale. But you shouldn't buy them. Here are all the reasons why.
Product Review

Marshall London Review

The Marshall London is an awesome music player, but a terrible smartphone.

Sony now owns Toshiba’s image sensor factory in Japan

Sony and Toshiba have announced a deal in which Sony will acquire Toshiba's image sensor factory in Japan. The deal is believed to be worth $166 million, and will strengthen Sony's already considerable influence in the market.
Health & Fitness

Just $52 buys you these new Smart Scales for your bathroom, and a fitness band for your wrist 1:39

Pivotal Living burst onto the health tech scene last year with its $12 fitness tracking wrist band. Now it's back with a set of smart bathroom scales that cost a fraction of the competition.