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iOS 8.1.2 available now, fixes missing ringtone issue

Have you ever had a problem with ringtones that you purchased through the iTunes Store disappearing from your device? If so, you'll want to install iOS 8.1.2, which has just become available as an over-the-air update. Just visit Settings > General > Software Update and you should see iOS 8.1...

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Video: How to easily make your own ringtones in GarageBand for iOS

While the iPhone's standard ringtones certainly have their respective charms there's nothing quite like picking your own ringtones. It's your own little inside joke whenever your Grandmother calls and David Bowie's "Space Oddity" plays or you get a ring from the boss set to the "Imperial March."...

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Ringtone Director Presidential Edition lets Obama or Bush announce your messages

Ringtone Director Presidential Edition (US$0.99) lets your iPhone announce incoming messages in voices that sound like that of US President Barack Obama or former President George W. Bush. Using the app is simple. First, type what you want Obama or Bush to say, then you'll receive a link to an .m4r...

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The Little App Factory - Pay What You Want

Buried amidst Apple's latest announcements is news to make your digital life easier. The Little App Factory, which produces very useful utilities, offered up a "pay what you want" bundle for five of its Macintosh apps via Paddle: Evom, Grappler, Ringtones, RipIt, and iRip. All of the apps work in ...

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iPhone's Marimba ringtone becomes the catchy backing track for indy pop song

Since the iPhone first made it into the hands of the public nearly six years ago (June 29, 2007), one of the almost iconic sounds from the device has been the Marimba ringtone. Whether it's playing in the background during a church service or used as a wakeup alarm (to quote Dave Caolo, "I use tha...

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iTunes offers first Beatles ringtones

Apple started selling albums from The Beatles last year and now the company has released a set of ringtones taken from the band's most popular albums. The selections span a wide range of titles including early titles like A Hard Day's Night and later tracks like the 1970 chart-topper Let It Be. Yo...

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iOS 5 to sell text alert tones through iTunes

The beta version of iOS 5 includes a new feature that lets you buy ringtones for alert messages, and it's just one of the 200 new features that are to debut in the new operating system. The ringtone option is found in the settings menu under the sounds. Users select any of the available alert...

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Apple working on video ringtones

Patently Apple recently uncovered a patent filed by Apple that describes methods for creating video ringtones for telephonic iOS devices like the iPhone. The technology is designed to allow users to automatically combine sound and video from various sources, including iTunes and iMovie, to crea...

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iTunes 10 drops custom ringtone purchasing

Along with the up-front iTunes 10 changes (social awareness, monochrome sidebar, new-attitude icon), it looks like Apple has quietly dropped one store-centric feature from the latest version. Roberto Baldwin at Mac|Life notes that the feature allowing users to buy a section of a track from the iTune...

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Ringtones and a twist with AutoRingtone Pro Uncensored

It's not hard getting ringtones on your iPhone. You certainly don't have to buy them. If, however, you'd like something a bit more customized, there is a nice app called AutoRingtone Pro Uncensored. In a nutshell, it lets you pick out what the ringtone should say. It can be just an announcement a...

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Apple adds 30-second samples to browser-based iTunes previews

Last November, Apple launched browser-based iTunes previews, which gave customers information on a song or artist before pushing them out to the iTunes Store. It's a handy, welcome change. And now this week, they've added 30-second song samples to those preview pages (check it out). Just as you do ...

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Sony offers 1,000 ringtones for iPhone for 20 bucks. Pass.

Let's file this under 'really bad ideas done poorly.' Sony would like to sell you 1,000 ringtones, sound effects, and comedy voices on a data DVD that's just oh so ready to import into iTunes. Sony doesn't seem to offer a comparable product for other cellphones, like maybe the Sony Ericsson brand, s...

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First Look: PocketMac Ringtone Studio 2.0 for BlackBerry

PocketMac has been in the business of connecting Macs and handheld devices for quite some time, so it's not surprising that they have decided to start working on other ways to make our mobile devices more useful. Since our readers include Mac owners who use RIM BlackBerry devices, I jumped on the op...

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More easy ringtones with Ringer

Just the other day we reviewed one ringtone maker for the iPhone, and now another worthy app has crossed my desk. Ringer, from Pixel Research Labs, is another very easy to use app for the creation of iPhone ringtones. You can use any non-protected media file, including videos, and select it from the...

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Ringtones for iPhone dead easy with this Mac app

There are a lot of ways to get ringtones on an iPhone. Some are easy. Some not so easy. Some are free. Some cost money. A new release of PocketMac Ringtone Studio is about the easiest way to get ringtones on your phone, but it is not the cheapest. I think many users will be glad to buy the app, thou...

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