Andy Vandervell

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Andy has been a gadget fiend ever since he discovered he had opposable thumbs. He started out writing videogame reviews as a teenager, and graduated to technology journalism when he left university. He spent four years working for Trusted Reviews before joining Which? in October 2010 as Deputy Technology Editor. He likes nothing more than exploring new technology, especially all the latest laptops, tablets and mobiles, and he won’t leave the house without his beloved Kindle.

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Is 4G the answer to rural broadband blackspots?

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 21 March 2013
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Man using laptop in field

EE is soon to roll out 'up to 20Mbps' broadband over 100 square miles of the Cumbrian Northern Fells - an area previously untouched by decent broadband. Is 4G the answer to Britain's broadband blackspots? (more about rural 4G...)

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The Samsung Galaxy S4 is another boring smartphone

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 15 March 2013
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Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung's latest smartphone will doubtless go on to win many awards. But, like many a recent smartphone, it's short on talking points. What do manufacturers need to do to make smartphones cool again? (more about the Samsung Galaxy S4...)

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If the TV schedule dies, will you miss it?

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 26 January 2013
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Falling house of cards

Netflix will soon release its brand new TV series House of Cards. And it won't just be released online only, it will also be released in one go. It's the beginning of a brave new world for TV - will you miss the old one? (more about TV schedule...)

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Why charge extra for Sky Go Extra?

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 23 January 2013
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Sky Go Extra on London Tube

Sky Go Extra adds another £5 per month to an already expensive service - is this fair or is Sky taking its customers for a ride? Would you pay extra to be able to download TV and films to watch later? (more about Sky Go Extra...)

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Laptop + tablet = hybrid: but would you buy one?

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 17 January 2013
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Microsoft Surface in pink

The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show revealed many common themes, including new Ultra HD TVs with eye-watering price tags. But the trend that caught my eye was 'best of both worlds' laptop-tablet hybrids. (more about laptop-tablet hybrids...)

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What’s your big tech prediction for 2013?

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 29 December 2012
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2013 on TV

We've had the smartphone boom, and the tablet armada is busy conquering all corners, but where’s the next big tech explosion going to come from? And who will set it in motion? (more about next thing in tech...)

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Tech companies want your loyalty, till death do you part

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 22 October 2012
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This coming week promises to be a big one in technology, with Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google all vying for our attention. And the stakes couldn't be higher - they each want your undivided loyalty. (more about tech announcements...)

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Apple’s Maps apology – an incredible admission of failure

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 28 September 2012
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Post it with 'Sorry'

Apple's CEO, Tim Cook, has publicly apologised for the state of its widely ridiculed new Maps app. It's an incredible, and near-unprecedented, admission of failure. Well I didn't see this coming! (more about Apple’s apology...)

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Apple’s £25 iPhone 5 dock adapter is a slap in the face

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 12 September 2012
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iPhone 5 Lightning to 30-pin Adapter

Everyone expected Apple to change the dock connections on its new iPhone 5 and iPods. Everyone expected it to charge for an inevitable adapter... but the price is beyond ridiculous. (more about new iPhone adapter...)

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Windows tablets are a recipe for confusion

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 6 September 2012
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Samsung-Ativ-Smart-PC-Pro-undocked

Windows 8 is Microsoft's foray into the Apple dominated world of tablets, but on my first viewing at the IFA 2012 tech trade show, it doesn’t make a terribly convincing case. (more about Windows tablets...)

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Samsung vs Apple – the battle of the Titans

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 28 August 2012
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Apple icons and Android icons

A US jury has found Samsung guilty of infringing multiple patents belonging to Apple and has been fined $1bn. But this is only the beginning of a long, tortuous story that could have a very messy ending. (more about Samsung vs. Apple...)

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Don’t cry for the death of Flash on Android

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 17 August 2012
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Google Android

As of now you can't download Flash on Android phones. Adobe has pulled the plug-in from Google’s Play store, saying it won’t work properly with the latest version of Android. However, I don’t think it’s any great loss. (more about Flash on Android...)

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LinkedIn data breach has given me a password wake-up call

by , Deputy Technology Editor Technology 7 June 2012
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hacker takes password

LinkedIn has been hacked, eHarmony has been hacked... When 8 million passwords from popular social networks were leaked, I thought it about time I took more care of my own passwords. (more on using the same passwords...)

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