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Cyanogen Wants To Wrestle Android Away From Google

Cyanogen, the company behind the popular open source operating system and the OS of choice for last year’s OnePlus One, wants to be even more independent from the Google-based software that lies at its foundation. According to Cyanogen’s CEO, Kirt McMaster “We’re attempting to take Android away from Google.”

Why Don't All Phones Have This Clever PIN Code Scrambler?

An upcoming build of the CyanogenMod operating system includes a simple but brilliant security feature called “Scramble PIN Layout.” It’s exactly what it sounds like: a way to scramble the keypad when you unlock your phone, so that people can’t peek at your keystrokes and learn your PIN.

Nextbit Wants To Enable Magic App-Sharing For Android

App continuity is all the rage at the moment, thanks to Apple’s recently introduced feature to share apps and data between iOS and OS X devices. Nextbit, a software team of ex-Googlers, is trying to bring the same electronic wizardry to Android.

OnePlus One Review: An Unbelievably Fantastic Smartphone

Maybe you’ve heard of the OnePlus One. It’s the self-styled “flagship killer” aiming to swoop in from China and beat the Nexus 5 at its own affordability game. That’s a tall order, but the OnePlus One fills it. It’s so dirt cheap, and so incredible, that it’s damn near unbelievable.

Google Just OKed A Phone That Runs Modded Android Out Of The Box

You like to mess with your phone? Unlock that bootloader and flash some ROMs? Soon there’ll be another option for would-be tinkers who want to run mods. Google just approved the first ever Android phone to run the ever-popular Cyanogenmod right out of the box.

One-Click CyanogenMod Installer Lands On Google Play

If you’ve ever wanted to install Cyanogenmod on your Android handset but have been intimidated by the set-up or just too lazy to get it off the ground, there’s now a one-click installer on the Google Play store you can download.

Stream Everything To Your Chromecast With This Clever Workaround

People are greedy. We just are. What we want is all the content. All the content streaming to our Chromecasts. We want more. We want all the streaming services. All the video and audio the internet can offer. More, more, MORE. Here’s how to do stream everything to your Chromecast.

Zombie HP TouchPad Gets Android Jellybean Before Almost Every Android Tablet

Unless you’ve got a Google Nexus 7, you’re going to be waiting a while for the official release of Jelly Bean for your tablet. Which is why it’s a little surprising — and dare we say funny — that it’s already popped up on HP’s aborted TouchPad

Ice Cream Sandwich Coming For Xperia And... Everybody?

Sony’s announced that it’ll release the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for all of its 2011 Xperia phones sometime in 2012. The Cyanogenmod crew are working hard on ICS, with what looks like a planned release for everybody by January.

Here's An Alpha Version Of CyanogenMod For The HP Touchpad

The HP Touchpad just jumped up a few notches on the tablet scale now that the first public release of CyanogenMod is available for download.

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