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.

Cincinnati Bell is shutting down its mobile network, selling spectrum to Verizon

Cincinnati Bell has announced it will be shutting down its mobile network, after agreeing to sell its mobile spectrum to Verizon for more than $200 million. Subscribers will eventually be forced to migrate to a new network.

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Microsoft’s Nokia deal given the final go-ahead, set to close later this month (Updated)

Following a delay, Nokia has confirmed the sale of its Devices division to Microsoft has received the final go-ahead from authorities in China, and now expects the deal to close by the end of April.

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Qualcomm reveals its 2015 processors: 64-bit and support for 55MP cameras

Qualcomm has announced a pair of next generation, 64-bit mobile processors, the Snapdragon 810 and the Snapdragon 808. However, before you get too excited, they're not going to see the inside of a phone until 2015.

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Will.i.am has made a smartwatch, and it’s going to launch in July

Will.i.am has apparently produced his own smartwatch, and demonstrated the device live on a UK TV chat show over the weekend. The bracelet-like device can make calls, play music, and access several social networks.

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Project Ara, Google’s modular smartphone, gets closer to reality, as new video shows

We've been treated to a new video showing how Project Ara, Google's modular smartphone, is progressing. It gives us a glimpse at the individual modules, how they'll fit into the chassis, and some information on the phone's design.

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Samsung returns to Windows Phone, launches the Ativ SE through Verizon

Samsung has launched the Ativ SE Windows Phone device exclusively with the Verizon network, where the 5-inch, quad-core phone will do battle with the excellent Nokia Lumia Icon.

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Apple to talk about the future of iOS and OS X at WWDC 2014, now confirmed for June 2

Apple has announced the dates for its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, or WWDC, and it will start on June 2. Expect to hear plenty about the future of iOS 8 and OS X, plus a few surprises too, we hope.

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Google adds new features to Newsstand, Play Movies, and Google Keep apps

Google has sent out some simple updates for three of its popular apps. Newsstand, Google Keep, and Play Movies & TV have all received a few new features, plus some subtle UI alterations.

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This little button will let you snap photos without unlocking your phone

This little button plugs into the headphone jack on your phone, and pressing it will activate one of ten different functions, including snapping a picture without unlocking your phone.

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Samsung’s not done with tablets this year, and its next models could have AMOLED screens

A new Samsung tablet has passed through the FCC's approval process, and if previous rumors are correct, it may be part of a new range of models featuring large AMOLED touchscreens.

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Don’t believe a thing! Our favorite tech-themed April Fools’ gags for 2014

It's April 1, which means the Internet is flooded with April Fools gags. We've gathered together the ones which make us laugh, chuckle, and groan the most, including our pick of Google's efforts.

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Strong Moto G sales see Motorola go from zero to 6 percent market share in the UK

Late last year, Motorola had almost no presence in the UK at all, but at the end of February 2014, it had grabbed 6 percent of the market. It's all thanks to the excellent Moto G.

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Acer to hold April event, could reveal new smartphones, or first wearable device

Acer has called a press event for April 29 in New York, where it will reveal its 2014 range of products, which could include wearables, smartphones, and tablets.

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