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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BlackBerry sees four new smartphones in its future, according to leak

According to a leaked roadmap, supposedly showing BlackBerry's future smartphone plans, the company has four new devices in development. The new releases could start off with the Passport next month.
Mobile

Spotify adds free music streaming to its Windows Phone app

Spotify has updated its Windows Phone 8 mobile app, and finally added a free music streaming option, a feature already available on the iOS and Android version. It's available right now.
Mobile

A kill switch will be installed on every smartphone sold in California from July 2015

The smartphone kill-switch bill has now been made law in California. From July next year, all phones will be sold there with a high-tech security measure enabled, letting the owner remotely render the phone inoperable in the event of it…
Mobile

LG’s new G3 Stylus adds a pen to the G3 package, at the expense of the other specs

LG could be planning to launch another spin-off of the G3 smartphone, named the G3 Stylus. A leaked set of specs suggests it won't be challenging the Note 3, but will share the G3's overall design.
Mobile

Leaked picture shows mystery mini Sony tablet, and new Smartwatch 3 watch

A series of leaks have given us a glimpse of two new Sony devices, a tablet named the Z3 Compact Tablet, and what could be the SmartWatch 3. Both could make their debut alongside the Xperia Z3 smartphone next month.
Mobile

Now that the same phone can have Windows or Android, will anyone choose Windows?

HTC has quietly announced the One M8 for Windows, and although there wasn't much fanfare, it's an important phone for both it and Microsoft. The question is, will you buy one?
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Samsung’s clever new cable will charge three gadgets at once

Samsung is preparing to release a new charging cable, which splits one end into three separate microUSB connectors, allowing you to charge up three gadgets using a single plug socket.
Mobile

LG’s new L Bello and L Fino smartphones steal the G3’s looks, but ignore its specs

LG has pre-launched the L Bello and L Fino smartphones, a pair of mid-range devices which share the G3's looks and its new Android user interface, ahead of the IFA tech show in Berlin.
Mobile

ZTE’s Nubia S5 Mini goes on sale August 27, and its yours for $280

ZTE has announced it'll start selling the Nubia S5 Mini through Amazon before the end of the month. The unconnected phone has been given a price of $280, for which you'll get a 4.7-inch screen, a quad-core chip, and a 13-megapixel camera.
Mobile

B&N’s back in the tablet game, releases the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook (with Samsung’s help)

Barnes & Noble has announced the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook, its first collaboration with new partners Samsung. The tablet brings the best of B&N's Nook software and book selection to Samsung's popular budget model.