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

UK goes to war against encrypted messaging apps, because it wants to read everything

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed that should his government win the next election, he will introduce legislation which will allow intelligence agencies access to encrypted messaging services, which currently can't be accessed at…
Wearables

Razer wants to bring gamers together, and it’s using a $20 fitness band to do it

Gaming company Razer has launched the Nabu X, a fitness band it's using to bring the gaming community together, using tech similar to Nintendo's StreetPass system seen on the 3DS console.
Mobile

Samsung may turn to Windows Phone as Tizen stalls on mobile

A new report suggests Samsung may build smartphones using Windows Phone while it waits for Tizen to grow, and for more developers to adopt the stalled mobile OS. In the meantime, it will live primarily on televisions during 2015.
Mobile

Super slim Galaxy A7 has a metal chassis that measures just 6.3mm thick

Samsung has announced the Galaxy A7 smartphone, the latest and technically greatest A series device we've seen. It has a large 5.5-inch screen, and is powered by an octa-core processor.
Wearables

The Thync is the tech world’s answer to a strong coffee or a sleeping pill

The Thync is a wearable which promises to put an end to dependancy on a strong coffee to get through the day, or a sleeping pill to relax at night. It delivers the same effects, on demand, in 15 minutes.
Mobile

You wouldn’t know this new Asus phone has a 3x optical zoom, but it does

Asus's new Zenfone Zoom has an optical zoom system which operates laterally, meaning it doesn't need an extending lens, or the unsightly bulge necessary to house it. Plus, it's coming to the U.S. later this year.
Mobile

Remember Palm smartphones? They may return in 2015

Days after a mysterious website hinted that the famous Palm brand name could be about to make a return, TCL/Alcatel has confirmed the news. The so-called "Palm project" will involve rebuilding the brand and promises "absolute breakthrough…
Mobile

ZTE is finally taking on the iPad, with the zPad

ZTE has announced the zPad, a new 8-inch Android tablet complete with 4G LTE connectivity built-in, at CES 2015. It's powered by a quad-core processor, and has a MicroSD card slot.
Wearables

ZTE Grand Band fitness wearable works with Android and iOS smartphones

ZTE has launched the Grand Band, a fitness wearable designed to work with both Android and iOS devices. It tracks your step count, calories burned, and distance traveled.