The service â?? built into the iTunes application â?? will allow users to customize tracks currently for sale through the iTunes store, selecting the portion they want, perform fades and other sound editing. After the track has been cut and edited as desired, the 'Buy' button is pressed, and the tone is automatically transferred to the iPhone. Pricing is as follows: You purchase the track for $.99, then pay $.99 to turn it into a ringtone, for … Read more
The newly introduced iPod Touch bears striking resemblance to the iPhone, aesthetically and functionally. It uses the same multi-touch screen, apparently runs a scaled down version of OS X that runs Safari and a YouTube application, uses WiFi, has an accelerometer that allows the display to shift based on physical orientation, and uses the same "SpringBoard" interface to launch its applications.
There are, however, some important differences between the devices:There is no email client on the iPod Touch There is no Maps application on the iPod Touch There are no Stocks or Weather widgets on the iPod … Read more
Today Apple unveiled the iPod Touch, a new touchscreen iPod that shares much functionality with the iPhone. Like the iPhone, it runs a scaled down version of Mac OS X, can browse the Web via a version of Safari, can stream videos from YouTube, and includes Contacts, Calendar, Calculator and Clock applications. It can also use the new iTunes WiFi Music Store. It apparently lacks the email client of the iPhone and a number of other significant features, however. The device is expected to ship later this month at a price of $299 for the 8GB model and $399 for … Read more
Apple's press releases for the new iPod models mention that the device requires iTunes 7.4, which has not yet been released. In addition to compatibility with the new iPods, this release will also presumably include the iPhone ringtone maker functionality, which will be unlocked at a future date. Stay tuned...
Apple has debuted the "iTunes WiFi music store," which allows users to preview, purchase and download tracks from the iTunes Store. The new functionality will come to the iPhone in the form of a free software update to be released sometime in the coming month.
At today's special event at Moscone West in San Francisco, Apple announced that it will begin selling ringtones for the iPhone through the iTunes store. The service -- built into the iTunes application -- will allow users to customize tracks currently for sale through the iTunes store, selecting the portion they want, perform fades and other sound editing. After the track has been cut and edited as desired, the "Buy" button is pressed, and the tone is automatically transferred to the iPhone.
Pricing is as follows: You purchase the track for $.99, then pay $.99 to turn … Read more
Crave presents the week's laptop news, in digest form.
The week before the U.S. Labor Day holiday brought some pretty big news: Taiwanese manufacturer Acer has agreed to purchase Gateway. The deal delivers a one-two punch to Acer's rival, Lenovo; not only will the acquisition thrust Acer ahead of Lenovo to become the third-largest PC maker in the world, but it potentially could also stymie Lenovo's attempt to acquire Packard Bell (turns out, Gateway has right of first refusal to buy that company). The upshot for consumers, though, is far from earth-shattering; Wired reported that Gateway's familiar dairy cow branding will stay… Read more
Do you stay informed of the latest news around the world? This fun quiz application for iPhone tests you on the news of the day, by showing you pictures that you need to match up with the headlines. Once you've matched the story with a picture, NewsMatch will take you to a small blurb of information. Though we like the concept of the game, if you're not already a news junkie, this probably isn't the best way to get the news.
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Ambrosia Software has released iToner, a Mac OS X tool that allows you to transfer custom ringtones for your iPhone - without modifying, hacking or having to reset your iPhone. You drag and drop MP3 or AAC audio files on iToner's window, click the Sync button, and the items are automatically moved into the iPhone's ringtones section. Ambrosia says the ringtones will continue to work with future iPhone OS updates.
We've been playing with beta editions of the software for the past several days, and are generally impressed with its functionality -- basically it's a simple … Read more