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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Microsoft’s CEO doesn’t care about Windows Phone’s 3.4 percent market share

Windows Phone holds less than 4 percent of the global smartphone OS market share, but it doesn't seem like Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella cares. He's looking at the situation in a different way.
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ZTE says it’s ready to take on LG in America, knocks Xiaomi’s international ambitions

ZTE has big plans for America, where it wants to double last year's smartphone sales, and eventually pass a resurgent LG for third place in the market. It intends to do this with a range of affordable, but premium style hardware.
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BlackBerry and Porsche Design are back with the $2350 P’9983 smartphone

BlackBerry and Porsche Design have announced their latest smartphone together. It's the P'9983, and while it's technically modeled on the existing BlackBerry Q10 QWERTY phone, the design is strikingly different.
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AirVR puts an entire iPad Mini in front of your eyes for immersive virtual reality

The latest virtual reality-themed Kickstarter project is the AirVR, which is a headset that uses the iPad Mini or iPhone 6 Plus to create a digital 3D realm in front of your eyes.
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BBC to share breaking news, not cute stickers, through Line messaging app

The BBC has opened an account with popular instant messaging app Line, through which it will share breaking news stories, plus audio and video content. It's the latest in a string of experiments with similar apps from the broadcaster.
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Dropbox clicks pause on iOS automatic backups, thanks to iOS 8 syncing glitch

Dropbox has been forced to temporarily suspend the automatic backup feature in its iOS app, thanks to a compatibility problem with iOS 8, due to be released later today.
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AT&T opens up the order book for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S tablets

AT&T has opened up the pre-order books for Samsung's new Galaxy Tab S 8.4 and Galaxy Tab 10.5 tablets, both equipped with high-resolution, Super AMOLED display panels, and octa-core processors.
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Nvidia adds 4G LTE and more storage to Shield gaming tablet, increases price to $400

Nvidia put an updated version of the Shield gaming tablet up for pre-order. The new device now has 32GB of internal memory and 4G LTE connectivity built-in, but you'll pay an extra $100 for the privilege.
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No NFC for you: Apple restricts new iPhone 6 feature to payments only

Apple may have included NFC capabilities on the iPhone 6, but sadly, its use will initially be restricted to the new Apple Pay wireless payments system. However, like Touch ID on the iPhone 5S, there is a chance this will change in the…
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Tim Cook to discuss Apple Watch privacy concerns in the wake of iCloud scandal

The Attorney General for Connecticut, George Jepsen, has called a meeting with Apple CEO Tim Cook, where they'll discuss the measures being put in place to protect our privacy on the new Apple Watch.
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Motorola opens up online store in the UK to bypass wireless carriers

Motorola has opened the doors to an online store in the UK, through which it will sell the new, second generation Moto G and Moto X smartphones, plus the Moto 360 smartwatch.
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Tag Heuer is ready to class up smartwatches, set to release first model in 2015

Luxury watch maker TAG Heuer wants to build a smartwatch, but doesn't want to simply copy the Apple Watch, or any other device on the market. We could be set to see the watch's debut in March next year.