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.

Sony jazzes up the SmartWatch 2 with metal strap and new software update

Sony has announced two new strap styles for its SmartWatch 2, one in the colors of the Brazilian flag, and the other with a cool stainless steel metal look. The two new models are accompanied by a software update.

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Microsoft now owns Nokia, but with a few changes to the original plan (Updated)

It's a month behind schedule, but Microsoft has confirmed it will close the deal to acquire Nokia's Devices division on April 25. It has also announced a few changes to the original agreement.

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Moto G 4G LTE version rumored, could be joined by Ferrari edition, and budget Moto E

Motorola is rumored to be preparing several new smartphones for release. They include a 4G LTE version of the popular Moto G, along with a Ferrari-branded special edition, plus a super slim budget phone named the Moto E.

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Nokia may be renamed Microsoft Mobile once deal closes

A leaked letter, supposedly from Nokia to its business partners, suggests the Nokia name will be replaced by Microsoft Mobile once the forthcoming sale closes at the end of this month.

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HTC camera expert teases optical zoom and improved UltraPixel camera for future phones

HTC's imaging specialist has said in an interview we should look out for major advances in camera phones from the company over the next year, including the possible introduction of an optical zoom, and an improved UltraPixel camera.

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Samsung offers free ebooks through new Galaxy-only Kindle app (Updated)

Samsung and Amazon have signed a deal to release a dedicated Kindle book store app for owners of the Galaxy S5 and other Galaxy devices, which offers the chance to download 12 books for free in the first year.

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Verizon launches the LG Lucid 3, a 4G LTE smartphone which won’t cost you anything

Verizon has introduced the LG Lucid 3, it's latest mid-range Android smartphone which will connect to its 4G LTE network. Best of all, if you don't mind signing up for two years, the Lucid 3 can be yours for free.

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HTC wants some of Samsung’s Galaxy magic, recruits former marketing star to help

HTC is once again looking to turn its fortunes around using a strong marketing campaign. This time, it has reportedly brought the man behind Samsung's Galaxy brand onboard to help it do so.

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Samsung expands Gear 2 and Gear Fit compatibility, but still keeps it in the family

Tempted to buy one of Samsung's new Gear 2 or Gear Fit wearable devices, but want to make sure your device is compatible? Samsung has now confirmed the new gadgets work with 20 different Samsung smartphones and tablets.

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This phone might be faster than a Galaxy S5 at nearly half the price

If the major smartphone releases this year have left you a little cold, then you should take a look at the OnePlus One. If you've never heard of it, that's OK, here's why it's going to be one of the most exciting new devices of 2014.

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Samsung executive claims the first Tizen phone will launch before July

A Samsung executive has said in an interview the company will launch the first Tizen-powered smartphone before the end of June. It has also switched strategies with the new OS, and will push it in markets where Samsung is already popular.

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These smart specs are like Google Glass for sailors

These cool smart glasses are specifically designed for sailors and competitive yachting, providing crucial data all the time, right in front of your eyes. However, like everything to do with yachts, the Afterguard Recon is expensive.

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When did tech get so political? Let’s stop ousting executives

Lately, tech has gotten really political. One major executive has resigned from Mozilla because of his views on gay marriage, and a Dropbox board member is now under fire for her past. Is this the new reality?

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