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.
Police in the UK are engaged in ongoing talks to persuade phone companies to make PIN codes mandatory on all new mobiles, forcing buyers to turn them off rather than on. It's hoped this will increase adoption, and lower phone theft.
LG's proud of its work on the new Android user interface introduced with the G3, and has confirmed it will be using the same software on its low and mid-range smartphones and tablets introduced this year.
Sony has announced the Xperia M2 Aqua, a phone which it says has the highest level of water resistance in the smartphone market, at any price. The M2 Aqua won't break the bank either, thanks to a modest feature list.
Microsoft has launched WindUp, an app that lets you send messages to your friends which are deleted after a set amount of time or views. Despite similarities to Snapchat, Microsoft says the app is part of an ongoing research project into…
Considered the world's first smartphone, the IBM Simon will form part of a new exhibition at the London Science Museum later this year. The device has a touchscreen and a stylus, but the battery lasts only for an hour.