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.

HTC has something new to show us on August 19, but what could it be?

HTC has called members of the press to an event in New York on August 19, but hasn't given any clues as to what it will reveal. There are rumors galore though, including talk of a Windows Phone device, and a new Nexus tablet.

Japan’s new HTC J Butterfly manages to be better and worse than the HTC One M8

HTC has teamed up with Japanese network KDDI to launch the J Butterfly, a new take on its popular One M8 device. There are a few differences between the two, some of which make it better than its cousin, while others make it worse.

Lenovo and Huawei see market share bump, while Samsung and Apple falter

The latest market share data from IDC shows dramatic improvements from Chinese brands Huawei and Lenovo, and the two swapping positions in the charts, while leaders Samsung and Apple both suffered losses.

Cortana lands in the UK and China in Windows Phone 8.1 Update

Microsoft has detailed the first revision of its Windows Phone 8.1 operating system. The new version will concentrate on improving Cortana, and will bring the virtual assistant to the UK and China.

This crowd-funding campaign wants to use an iPhone to diagnose malaria

The latest crowd-funding campaign to make use of the Apple iPhone is one from IanXen Rapid, a small medical team hoping to use the device along with a specially created app to make it easier to diagnose, and therefore treat, malaria.

BlackBerry CEO questions whether brand can ever be iconic again

BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said the company may never become iconic again, after being grilled about the firm's future, and any plans for an outright sale, in a recent interview.
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DT Daily: Phone project called Shamu? Microsoft’s tasty charging project, fox eats a GoPro 2:38

Today on DT Daily: The next Nexus phone gets a whale of codename, Microsoft veges out with a Lumia smartphone, and what does the fox eat? GoPro cameras, apparently. Google could be working with their old friends at Motorola on…

Lithium anode breakthrough could double or triple gadget battery life

Researchers at Stanford University have made a breakthrough in using lithium as an anode inside next generation batteries, potentially meaning triple the standby time for our phones, and twice the range on our electric cars.

5G mobile connections coming in 2020 says London Mayor

According to Boris Johnson, the London mayor, London will get its first taste of hyper-fast 5G mobile connection speeds in 2020. The future network is all part of a long-term plan for the city's growing infrastructure needs.

UK police to demand phones are handed over after traffic accidents

In the UK, police officers attending traffic accidents could seize mobile devices, so they can be checked for evidence of use at the time of the crash. It's hoped the new rules could help reduce mobile-related accidents on the…

Brits declining Web filters don’t love porn, they just love freedom

Common sense has prevailed in the UK, after the introduction of adult content filters by UK ISPs, shows most people don't want their Internet badly censored in this way.

ZTE talks up the Nexus-like Blade Vec 4G, teases Grand Band fitness wearable

ZTE has provided more details about the Blade Vec 4G, its first phone to come with the Google Now Launcher pre-installed. It was launched alongside a revised Grand S2 smartphone, and news of the Grand Band fitness wristband.