The iPhone and Mac make many tasks easy, but creating ringtones is not one of them. You'd think it would be a simple matter to create your own custom ringtones, but it's not. In fact, many people aren't even aware that they can create free custom ringtones for their iPhones! We're here to guide you through the process.
This tutorial will show you two ways to use your Mac to create free ringtones for your iPhone: Creating a ringtone from a YouTube video, and creating a ringtone from a song in your iTunes Library. Let's get started!
Extracting Audio From a YouTube Video
Web developers know it's important to test their websites on every web browser and device possible. And with the growing popularity of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, it's only natural that they'll also want to test their websites on all of those devices. But short of stocking up on a bunch of Apple products, how can developers preview their websites in iOS?
The AirPort Extreme, AirPort Express, and Time Capsule are excellent wireless base stations, but it can be difficult to know exactly what they're doing. For instance, you might be interested in knowing how many devices are connected to your base station, or how much bandwidth has been used by all of the connected devices over a certain period of time. To monitor statistics like these, you'll need to enable something called SNMP, which stands for simple network management protocol.
The Apple Bluetooth keyboard is one of those rare, indispensable devices I couldn't live without. It's wireless, it's portable, and I love typing on it. There's only one problem: When the keyboard's batteries run out of juice, it stops working. This can be an issue when I'm working away from home or trying to meet a tight deadline.
Many people use a 24-hour clock, also known as "military time," to keep track of time. This system is the most commonly used time notation in the world today, and is the international standard notation for time of day. The 24-hour clock is especially popular in military and health care environments.
Here's how to set your iPhone's clock to 24-hour time (military time):
- From the iPhone's home screen, tap Settings.
- Tap General. The window shown below appears.
Did you misplace your iPad? If you enabled Find My iPad, you can make the iPad play a sound and display a message, increasing the chances that it will be found and returned to you. Note that the iPad must be turned on and connected to a cellular or wireless network for this to work.
Of course, this feature also has other potential applications. If you've left the iPad with a spouse, friend, or child, you could use this feature to send them an important message. Use your imagination!
Here's how to send a message to your iPad remotely:
You know those digital photo frames that create a slideshow of all of the photos on a memory stick? Believe it or not, you can set up your iPad to do the same thing. Using your iPad as a picture frame is a great way to enjoy your photos wherever you go. Just prop up your iPad, tap a button on the lock screen, and sit back and enjoy the pictures. We'll show you how to do it.
Operating systems like OS X and Windows are constantly being updated with new features, but for the longest time, you could always count on seeing scroll bars in windows, no matter what operating system you used. But then multi-touch gestures hit the scene and OS X Lion was released, and the scroll bars were gone. Poof! Just like that.