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

LG’s new 8-inch tablet has a full-size USB port

LG has announced the G Pad 2 8.0, a so far Korea-only tablet that may not boost the tech specs over older G Pad models, but does come with a precision stylus and a full-size USB port on the body.
Wearables

Ludacris shows off his diamond-encrusted Apple Watch

Rapper Ludacris has shown off his Apple Watch, but as you'd expect, it's not a basic Sport model. Instead, he has customized the smart watch with a gold and diamond-encrusted bezel.
Android Army

The Galaxy Tab S2 is an Android tablet that’s worth a premium price

Samsung’s taking on Sony and other high-end Android tablet makers with its new Galaxy Tab S2 range. Thin, light, and with a screen that’s gorgeous to look at, we try both the 8-inch and the 9.7-inch version out.
Mobile

Europe won’t take no for an answer, starts a petition to force Samsung to release the Note 5

Samsung has said Europe won't be getting the Galaxy Note 5, because it knows best. The best, apparently, is the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. However, not everyone's convinced, and there's a petition to force Samsung to reconsider.
Wearables

Best Wearable Technology For Students

Heading back to school and want a new piece of wearable tech? There's a lot of choice out there, so to help out, here are our five wearable picks for 2015, based on functionality, style, and price.
Mobile

Xiaomi steals Samsung’s big-screen thunder with 5.5-inch Redmi Note 2, which will cost about $125

Xiaomi has revealed the Redmi Note 2, its latest big-screen smartphone with a suitably low price. The octa-core, 5-5-inch device has a 13-megapixel camera, a 1080p resolution and even a removable battery, but will cost around $125 when it…
Mobile

Own one of the best LG phones? You’re going to get two Hi-Fi songs each month, for free

LG has announced its own music service that's ready for use on its very best smartphones. Owners of the G4, G Flex 2, and others will be able to enjoy two, free, super high quality tracks each month, and get the chance to buy discounted…
Mobile

This invention could turn your body into a touch sensitive control panel for your phone 4:37

Scientists have developed a pressure-sensitive, second-skin control system for your mobile device, that could mean almost any part of your body could be turned into a touchable control panel.
Mobile

HTC left unsecured fingerprint data on the One Max

A security team has revealed the HTC One Max had a security flaw which meant it stored unencrypted data related to fingerprints, which may have left them vulnerable to hackers. The issue has since been fixed, but highlights the need for…
Product Review

Netatmo Welcome Review

The Netatmo Welcome isn't just watching you, it knows who you are.
Android Army

I'm a grown, cynical man and this smartphone magic kit still amazed me

Is it really possible to give traditional toys a new lease of life using a smartphone and a cleverly created augmented reality app? Marvin’s iMagic is quite literally, a box of tricks that manages to do exactly that.
Android Army

The reason we may get two Nexus phones in 2015? It’s because of Android Pay

A new report has provided a reason Google is rumored to launch two Nexus phones this year -- Android Pay. Apparently, it wants to use LG's brand recognition in North America and Europe to promote the system, and Huawei's influence in China…