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CYNGN: A brief history of how Cyanogen OS came to be

It's a story of inevitability, one that is far from over. Over the last couple of years, a group of clever software developers have built an empire out of a free alternative to whatever version of Android came included on your phone. Many of those people have come together to form a company...
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Gesture controls and how to use them in Cyanogen OS

Cyanogen gestures means your screen doesn't need to be on for your phone to be useful. There are a handful of amazingly clever ideas out there for accessing certain parts of your phone as quickly as possible. Motorola's double screwdriver twist to launch the camera, Samsung's double home...
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Cyanogen setting up an office in India, mulls acquisition of local talent

Cyanogen is setting up a 50-member team — a third of the company's current employee base — in India that will work on localizing Cyanogen OS, along with quality assurance testing. Part of Cyanogen's latest $80 million funding round — led by India's Premji Invest — will be used toward...
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Using the Cyanogen OS Gallery

Like many other third party Gallery apps, the Cyanogen OS offering is all about offering a single destination for all of your photos. It's reasonably safe to say that most smartphone camera users fall into two categories. Your photos are either meticulously organized into folders and you...
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Cyanogen OS Privacy Guard — keeping apps from seeing your data

One of the best features in Cyanogen OS lets you have your cake and eat it too Personal security, especially when it comes to privacy on mobile devices, is all about the balance between convenience and usefulness. We use dozens of apps every day, each of which ask for access to an enormous...
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Using Cyanogen OS AudioFX, and whether you should bother

One of the many software partnerships baked into Cyanogen OS is Audio FX, which is designed to help you get the best sound possible when listening through your phone. It's up to you to decide if it's worth the work though. Generally speaking, audio enhancement apps and services for Android...
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Inside Cyanogen OS Themes

The modding scene has been theming for years, so it makes sense that Cyanogen OS would be one of the most verbose offerings out there. Theming and third-party versions of Android have gone hand in hand for quite a while now. Originally themes had to be applied on a system level, making it so...
Cyanogen OS gestures

Gesture controls and how to use them in Cyanogen OS

Cyanogen gestures means your screen doesn't need to be on for your phone to be useful. There are a handful of amazingly clever ideas out there for accessing certain parts of your phone as quickly as possible. Motorola's double screwdriver twist to launch the camera, Samsung's double home...
Cyanogen folder locking

Cyanogen folder locking - how it works and why it is awesome

Perfect for privacy fans or parents who let their kids play with their phones. Unless you have a native guest mode, every time you hand your phone over to someone else you're handing over your entire digital existence. Your photo gallery, browser history, chats, and anything not secured by a...
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Cyanogen setting up an office in India, mulls acquisition of local talent

Cyanogen is setting up a 50-member team — a third of the company's current employee base — in India that will work on localizing Cyanogen OS, along with quality assurance testing. Part of Cyanogen's latest $80 million funding round — led by India's Premji Invest — will be used toward...
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The difference between Cyanogen OS and CyanogenMod

The line between community and commercial benefits everyone, and it couldn't be easier to choose one or the other. You'd be hard pressed to find Android fans familiar with concepts like rooting and flashing roms that don't know what CyanogenMod is. As a third-party replacement for the...
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CYNGN: A brief history of how Cyanogen OS came to be

It's a story of inevitability, one that is far from over. Over the last couple of years, a group of clever software developers have built an empire out of a free alternative to whatever version of Android came included on your phone. Many of those people have come together to form a company...
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The Top 10 things about Cyanogen OS you need to know

Android comes in many flavors and styles, but Cyanogen OS is a little different from the rest. We all know that Android is made by Google, but it's not quite as simple as that. Each of the major smartphone manufacturers have their own fork of Android, complete with features and user...

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