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Last Week in CyanogenMod

Week Ending: April 12, 2014

“This Week in CyanogenMod” is an ongoing feature that aims to serve as a one-stop shop for weekly updates. Topics discussed are culled from our social media accounts, gerrit, status updates and general thoughts.

Heartbleed, devices, theme engine and more – plenty to discuss this week.

Heartbleed

As a somewhat lucky coincidence, the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability was disclosed during the period of time our data center was offline (Note: downtime was unrelated to Heartbleed). What this did allow us to do was patch all appropriate web assets susceptible to Heartbleed before we brought services back up. Do note, that due to the nature of this vulnerability if you use a common password it is wise to change your passwords once all the other affected sites have signalled the all clear.

On the Android side of things, CM 10.1, 10.2 and 11 builds are unaffected at a core OS level …

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CyanogenMod 11.0 M5 Release

Right on time, CM 11 M5 builds are now hitting the Community Distribution channel.

Everyone seemed to like the mini changelog from the M4 release, so lets take a look at what M5 brings:

Trebuchet – Fix last icon from hotseat disappearing Trebuchet – Fix custom home transition effect Volume Panel – Increase opacity of transparency (previous level led to visibility concerns) WhisperPush – Relocate to Privacy menu WhisperPush – fix NPE on viewing identity if unregistered Translations – Initial imports from CrowdIn (followup blog post next week) MultiSim – Additional support patches (25+) Privacy Guard – Additional AppOps permissions Additional Right-to-left (RTL) layout mirroring support Settings – Add ‘screen color’ support Quickboot support (device specific) Stylus – Fix eraser being disabled by palm rejection NavBar – Allow toggle in runtime (needs kernel support) Add ethernet icon support to status bar Dialer – Open Source forward/backward/incoming look-up

M5 builds are actively generating …

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Cyanogen Inc’s New Identity

Cyanogen Inc., the company founded to help support and expand CyanogenMod, is growing. As a company grows, its brand must evolve to meet that need. The brand should continue to embody the spirit of the company origins, but also speak to the future. The company’s new logo is the vehicle to showcase that brand.

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Choice

The concept of choice has been the core of CyanogenMod and the founding of Cyanogen Inc. Choice means personalizing your device to your use cases and tastes. Choice means exercising control over your data and security. Choice means the freedom to select your OS on your mobile devices, and modify it as you see fit. These are the hallmarks of CyanogenMod, and they will be ever present in the company’s mission.

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A Deeper Meaning

The center displays the importance of the user – the focus of the brand. …

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Case Chase 2014

Recruit:

Your mission, should you decide to accept it…

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Mission Brief

Ten days. Ten locations. Ten chances to be one of the first to own a OnePlus One.

We’ve positioned Agents across the world to secure high value targets. Your mission is to find and extract the packages. The Agency will provide live surveillance and intelligence via the following channels: @CyanogenMod, @CyanogenInc, @OnePlus - tune your communicators in accordingly. Satellites align April 1st, 2014 1100 PST.

This is no April fools.

To recover the package: decipher the surveillance, introduce yourself (handshake) to the Agent on the ground and state the code word. The first Recruit to complete the tasks will be heavily rewarded by the Agency. Consolations are available for the runners-up.

As always, should you be caught or questioned, CyanogenMod, Cyanogen Inc. & OnePlus will disavow any knowledge of your actions.

Legal

The pencil pushers in …

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This Week in CyanogenMod

Week Ending: March 21, 2014

“This Week in CyanogenMod” is an ongoing feature that aims to serve as a one-stop shop for weekly updates. Topics discussed are culled from our social media accounts, gerrit, status updates and general thoughts.

GalleryNext Beta Update

In January we debuted the beta for the GalleryNext application, a large scale effort to start addressing the the gaps we’ve identified in AOSP applications. The reception to the application has been great and the interaction we’ve seen on the Beta’s G+ Community has been consistent – even when we went a bit ‘dark’ on the status of the project.

Since our last update on January 27th, the Gallery team has been working to address the incredible amount of feedback.

To note just some of the many changes:

* Better scrolling and load times

* Delete and Undo support for local and cloud

* Chromecast and …

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This Week in CyanogenMod

Week Ending: March 14, 2014

“This Week in CyanogenMod” is an ongoing feature that aims to serve as a one-stop shop for weekly updates. Topics discussed are culled from our social media accounts, gerrit, status updates and general thoughts.

And we’re back! Its been a while since the last TWICM, and I have to confess that as your narrator much of the blame in the delay falls back on me. Let’s get everyone’s favorite semi-recurring blog post back on track!

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact

The ‘amami’ has been officially added to the CM roster, courtesy of the crew known as FXP. The first test-build and nightly are both available on our download portal.

Translations Galore

Our translation team and contributors have been on a tear! These guys have not only volunteered to update and maintain the existing languages supported (which have been growing steadily), they have also created documentation and tools to help …

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