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

Xiaomi's smaller version of the Mi Mix, called the Mix Nano, will soon be released

Don't glance at the Mi Mix and think it's nothing more than a concept phone. It's real, in production, and coming in December. Xiaomi made the first edgeless smartphone with a screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent, and it looks spectacular.
Cool Tech

You won't 'fly casual' with these dogfighting Star Wars Battle Drones

Red 5 is no longer standing by. These awesome Star Wars drones, modelled on the X-Wing, TIE Advanced fighter, and a Speeder Bike, let you battle against up to 12 other drones for supremacy in the skies.
Mobile

You can now order Huawei's MediaPad M3 for $300

Don't think you need a tablet when your phone has a massive screen? Huawei's new MediaPad M3 is here to convince you tablets still have a place in the world, and the good news is, it does a very good job of it.
Mobile

How to use iMessage on iOS 10

One of the biggest changes in iOS 10 is the new and improved iMessage app. It now offers animations, GIFs, music sharing, and even its own app store. Here's how to make the most of Apple's latest set of messaging features.
Home

Want to wake up with Jeremy Clarkson? You can with hilarious Amazon Echo alarm

Bickering and shouting from Clarkson, May, and Hammond -- the stars of Amazon's forthcoming show The Grand Tour -- will wake Amazon Echo owners up in the morning, with hilarious new alarm tone.
Mobile

Samsung’s confidence falters on future foldable phone release

After the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung may have lost some confidence, and is reportedly concerned about interest in a foldable smartphone, an exciting project we've been expected to launch over the coming year.
Product Review

Huawei Nova Review

Huawei’s gorgeous Nova wants to be the smartphone in your jeans, but it’s too pricey.
Mobile

Not so fast: Google may slow down quick charge progress with new guidelines

Google is keeping a careful eye on the new, proprietary fast charging technologies we're seeing launched recently, and has updated its Android guidelines with a warning that it wants all chargers and phones to work together.
Mobile

Go ahead, dunk them. The best waterproof phones don't mind 2:48

Use your phone in the bath without worrying about getting it wet with our pick of the best waterproof smartphones you can buy.
Music

Electric Jukebox wants to help CD fans understand the fuss over streaming music

The Electric Jukebox, a funky device that wants to drag the millions who still listen to CDs at home into the streaming music age, is about to be released, a year after it was first announced.
Mobile

After killing the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung is now looking to reduce its environmental impact

Samsung has ended production of the Galaxy Note 7, a day after it halted sales around the world. The firm is now looking for ways to "limit the potential environmental impact" of all those useless handsets.
Mobile

Porsche Design Huawei Mate 9: Our first take

Huawei has teamed up with Porsche Design to make a second, highly exclusive version of the Mate 9 smartphone. It has much of the same technology inside, but with a flashier design, so is it worth twice the price? We take our first look.