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.

Twisty, turny faces could be the future of smartwatch control systems

A group of engineers have come up with a possible solution to our smartwatch control woes. The idea is to twist and turn the entire watch face, avoiding the need to prod and swipe at the tiny display.

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Nexus 8 is coming: Here’s what (we think) we know about Google’s next tablet

Rumors of a Nexus 8 tablet have been spreading for a while, with some even suggesting it'll replace the popular Nexus 7, so to keep you informed, we've gathered all the news and gossip together in one place.

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Apple, Google, and others are defying gov’ts to tell us when we’re being spied on

Policy alterations taking place at several major technology companies mean in the future, they will inform more customers about government and law enforcement requests for your private data.

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Samsung wants to talk about your health before Apple does

Samsung has called the press to an event in San Francisco, where it wants to talk about health. The specifics of the conversation aren't mentioned, but the timing may be more to do with one-upping Apple than launching new products.

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Motorola teases a new smartphone that’s made to last, and priced for everyone

Motorola has announced a press event for May 13 in London. The invitation confirms we'll be introduced to a new smartphone, and intriguingly, says that it'll be made to last, and priced for all.

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Goodbye Nexus? Google rumored to introduce high-end Android Silver smartphone range

Google's rumored Android Silver Project may bring together the best of its Nexus and Google Play Edition programs, to create a high-end smartphone showcasing the Android experience.

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Nokia gets a new CEO and new hopes, Microsoft gets a poorly performing smartphone business

Following the closure of the deal to sell its devices division to Microsoft, Nokia has announced a new CEO, Rajeev Suri. It has also revealed its last smartphone financial figures, and the news isn't good for the new owners.

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Lenovo and LG could be the smartphone firms to watch in 2014

The latest 2014 smartphone marketshare figures show Lenovo is a company to watch over the coming year, and by using its own data, LG is also on the move. Neither will challenge Samsung or Apple yet, by Huawei needs to watch out.

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Nokia to take selfies seriously with next Windows Phone, codename Superman

A rumor indicates Microsoft may be working on a new smartphone, codename Superman, which will feature a 5-megapixel front camera. This would make it the most powerful selfie cam we've seen on a Windows Phone device.

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Legislation to introduce smartphone kill switch struck down in California

Legislation which would force smartphone manufacturers to install a mandatory kill switch, which would render the phone useless in the event of a theft, has failed to pass in California.

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