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

iPhone 6 makes iOS a success in the UK, but Android fights back in Japan

New research shows the iPhone 6 has been a big hit in the UK, with the company's market share increasing by more than 10 percent, eating into Android's lead. However, in Japan, Android has fought back.
Mobile

Verizon starts the slow process to becoming an LTE-only network

A network researcher has discovered Verizon is in the process of testing out using its 3G bandwidth for LTE purposes, as it starts the long, slow process to becoming an LTE-only network.
Mobile

This iPhone case stinks, but in a good way

Ever been in a perfume emergency? Where you really, really needed a quick spray? The AromaCase could be the solution to those frightening situations, as it holds a small amount of your favorite perfume.
Wearables

Heads up: This is what Google Glass 2 could look like

A patent filed by Google could have given us our first look at the design for Google Glass 2. The picture shows a more compact, stylish version of the original smart eyewear.
Mobile

Xiaomi’s on the move: Firm invests in Shine makers Misfit, and may launch a $100 tablet

Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi may launch a $100 tablet early next year, in a bid to overtake Samsung in the local market, and catch up with industry leader Apple. The rapidly expanding firm has also invested in Misfit, makers of the Shine…
Mobile

SwiftKey creates a personalized keyboard for Stephen Hawking

Keyboard experts at SwiftKey have been working with Professor Stephen Hawking for the last two years, and have created a bespoke keyboard system which is so accurate, it has doubled the scientist's speech rate.
Mobile

KitKat is catching Jelly Bean as the most widely used version of Android, Lollipop yet to register

The latest Google statistics show Android 5.0 Lollipop isn't out of the starting gate in the race to catch up Android Jelly Bean as the most widely used version of Google's OS, and that it's going to have to catch the growing KitKat first.
Mobile

This unusual phone never wants you to stretch across a big screen to tap a key again

The Manta X7 is a new smartphone which does away with all physical keys, and uses a clever touch system to adjust the volume. It even knows how you're holding it, and shifts onscreen keys around so you don't need to stretch for them.
Mobile

Is this a new Lumia camera phone, or an old prototype come to tease us?

An unknown Microsoft Lumia phone has been leaked, and it could be the sequel to the Lumia 1020 PureView camera phone. However, while it's exciting, there's no firm proof it'll ever become more than a prototype.
Wearables

The next version of Google Glass may have an Intel chip inside

A new report says Google could have struck a deal with Intel to power a future version of Google Glass. Intel may promote the new specs, apparently due for release in 2015, to businesses.
Wearables

Forget smart watches and glasses, smart clothing will be the hottest trend of 2015

The holiday season is kicking off, but we could get our first glimpse into next year's big tech trend in January. Smart watches may be the hot topic of 2014, but smart clothing could steal its thunder by next year.