We bet you know someone who does everything online, from banking to making friends, to kicking back. If you're stuck trying to find great gifts for the constant blogger, video vulture, or online socialite in your life, take a look at this virtual gift guide that shows you get it, and you care.
With yesterday's release of GarageBand 4.1.1, you can now "export your original song, your original audio recordings, or use Apple Loops and iLife jingles to create a custom ringtone for your iPhone," according to Knowledge Base article #307108.
The process requires GarageBand 4.1.1 or later, iTunes 7.5 or later and an iPhone with software version 1.1.2 or later.
Apple says that to create the ringtone, you need to "set up a cycle region that covers the area you wish to use in the GarageBand song. Note: This area must … Read more
Aptly named Simplify Media recently launched a native third-party iPhone application that can stream music from any enabled Mac or PC (also running the Simplify Media software) directly to the iPhone over a WiFi or EDGE connection. Once you've made your iPhone ready accept third-party applications, the process for setting up Simplify Media is, well, simple:Download Simplify Media for Mac OS X or Windows. Launch the application on your Mac or PC and select the option to setup a new user account. Enter a username and password. Simplify Media should automatically select your iTunes music folder. If not, … Read more
If you're using an iPhone running software/firmware 1.1.2 or iPod Touch and have installed several third-party applications, you may begin receiving an error message that states "Warning: You are running out of disk space. Please delete some photos or videos," even though there is still significant storage space on the device.
Here's what's actually happening: the iPhone (or iPod Touch) places a low, artificial size limit on its /Applications directory, which is reached after installing a number of third-party apps. In order to get around this problem, you need to store your … Read more
The iPhone, by default, requires 10.4.10 or later. However a poster to the Hackintosh forums, "JSN1", has created a utility that allows the iPhone to mount on and interact with systems running Mac OS X 10.4.9 and earlier, as long as they are running iTunes 7.3 or later. The tool works by modifying the file SystemVersion.plist, essentially tricking various software (including iTunes) into thinking that the system is running a newer version of Mac OS X.
Problems might ensue when trying to sync and otherwise operate the iPhone with Mac OS X … Read more
Developer Tommy Svensson has debuted an unofficial MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) application for the iPhone, partially fulfilling one of the biggest feature requests for the device. The tool allows you to send (but not receive) MMS messages via the iPhone using a variety of service providers. Though we haven't been able to make it work on an AT&T-locked iPhone in-house, other users have reported success with AT&T and other carriers.
We've updated our Applications page with complete instructions for jailbreaking every iteration of iPhone firwmare/software, using Installer.app to install/uninstall applications and add new sources, and what to do if you'd like to restore your iPhone to default state.
Now here's a Web app that could save you money on something you're bound to be doing on a weekly basis: buying food. GroceryGuide takes all the data from weekly grocery sales circulars and makes them available online in one large database. Similar to some of the aggregation sites that do this with electronics deals, you can either browse by store, or create a list of three items you'd like to search for from up to two different local stores at a time. If you find an item you like, you can then add it to a … Read more
A significant advancement has been made in the world of unofficial iPhone feature enhancement. The aptly named "Download Files Plugin" is a new add-on for the iPhone's MobileSafari that fulfills one of the most oft-mentioned functionality requests for the device: the ability to download files of various types (including images, MP3 files, QuickTime, compressed .ZIP files and many more) and store them on the iPhone. By default, the iPhone can access and play MP3, QuickTime, PDF and other files, but cannot store them for later use. This new plug-in makes it possible.
You can install this plug-in … Read more
Some may be thankful there are only three weeks left in the holiday shopping season, but many of you are panicking because there are only three weeks left. For you anxious-ridden procrastinators, we're here to help.
CNET's holiday gift guide is packed with great tech gift ideas, and we're updating it as choice new items hit the shelves. If you just need a little something, check out our stocking stuffers and the tech gifts under $100.