Friday, October 4, 2013

Make Custom Ringtones and Alert Tones for Your iPhone

From iOS5, iPhone users can set your own ringtones and alert tones. However, due to limitation of Apple's API ,  it is somehow difficult to set your own sound.

Besides you can purchase ringtones and alert tones from iTunes store, you can also make your own with the help of some apps. The free "Ringtone Maker App" can help you customise your iPhone tones very easily.

Step 1.  Download "Ringtone Maker App".

Step 2.  Choose a music file

Picking the right sound is a matter of personal taste, but it’s worth considering the purpose of your custom tone. The sounds you can change for your iPhone include:
  • Ringtone
  • Text Tone (including iMessages and MMS)
  • New Voicemail
  • New Mail
  • Sent Mail
  • Tweet, Calendar Alerts
  • Reminder Alerts

This app can import music files from many sources, you can add from your iPhone music library, from Dropbox folder, or open from your email attachment.

Step 3.  Edit the sound

The Ringtone Maker App has an intuitive interface, so you can easily cut the sound you want.

You can just swipe the sound waveform or drag the metal knob to set the length and start/end point of the music. When you’ve got your ringtone configured to your liking, tap the "Disk" icon to export the ringtone.

Step 4.  Export to iTunes

 These steps below are the most important steps to make your own ringtone, you first need to send the ringtone file to your desktop PC, you can choose sending email, using file-sharing or Dropbox. The final purpose is to save the ringtone files to your iTunes.

When you add your ringtones to iTunes, there will be a "Tones" category under the "LIBRARY" section.

Step 5.  Sync

You’ll need to sync your iOS device with iTunes in order to load your ringtone on it. Just make sure that when you’re looking at the Ringtones section of your iOS device’s sync information in iTunes to either select All Ringtones or choose Selected Ringtones with your new sound checked off. Otherwise, it won’t transfer. 
Step 6.  Assign

Your ringtone has been created and synced—now for the easy part! Navigate to Settings -> Sounds on your iPhone or iPod touch (or, on your iPad, Settings -> General -> Sounds), and tap on the alert sound you wish to change.
Now scroll to your newly-created sound—it’ll be listed under the Ringtones section, but don’t worry; you can use it for any of your alerts. Tap it and your iOS device will play it back once, just so you remember what you’re getting into, and that’s it.

 If you want to make more custom alert tones, just rinse and repeat.




Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Best Slideshow App for iPad

The iPad has a beautiful retina display and powerful CPU, it can do most of works that we used to do with a desktop PC. Building a stunning photo slideshow with background music with iPad is a time-consume work. However, when you find the right app, it is as easy as pie.

In this post, I'd like to introduce the most popular Slideshow App on AppStore named "Photo Slideshow Director HD". As its name shown, the main purpose of this app is to help you create a dynamic slideshow presentation from your photos and music.

This app can be downloaded from AppStore for $3.99. This is the AppStore link:

There are lots of slideshow videos built with this app, when you search "Photo Slideshow Director" on YouTube, you can get lots of sample videos made by the app satisfied users.

Here is a sample:

Another sample:

The key features of this app:

  •   Lots of transition effects to apply to photos, so you can build a professional-looking slideshow video as you did with a desktop software.

  •  The App can sync music and photos automatically. With this great feature, you can create a stunning music video with your favorite music and photos.

  •  An intuitive interface that lets you easily arrange your photos,customise your slide show with taps on iPad screen.

  •  You can export the slideshow to a video file, then you can copy the slide show video to a USB drive and plugin your HDTV USB port and enjoy the great slide show on a bigger screeen TV with friends or family.

Enjoy your slideshow!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Easily Create a Slideshow DVD-Video Disc with Mac

There are many ways to share your photos with others, you can use Facebook, Google+, Instagram etc, however, did you  think about showing your great photos on bigger screen TV with the comfortable of sofa and favorite music.

In this blog, I would like to show how to create a stunning Slideshow DVD and show on TV with a regular DVD player.

First of all,  you need to download a Mac version of Slideshow DVD Creator from AppStore for $29.99 or download a free trial version from its website .

To use Slideshow DVD Creator is very easy with its intuitive interface. From the left panel of the main interface, you can click the "Images" icon, it will show all photos on your Mac, then drag the pictures to the timeline on the bottom. Then you can click the "Play" button to preview the slideshow, as you can see, a random transition effect will be applied between images, even a default background music is added for you.

Normally, you can change the background music from your music library from the left panel by clicking the "Music" icon, you just drag the music to the timeline too.

When you click the "Play" button to review and you are satisfied with the slideshow video, you can click the "Burn DVD" icon to create a DVD Video disc to view the slideshow on TV with a regular DVD player.  You need to insert a blank DVD+R,DVD-R,DVD+RW or DVD-RW disc and wait for a few minutes. The Video DVD disc will be burned and ready for you to show on TV.

Is it easy enough to burn a Slideshow DVD video disc ?  Yes, it is. Everybody can do without any difficulties.

If you would like to spend more time on your slideshow, you can adjust the duration of photo presenting and transition, or apply Ken-burns effect to your photos to win more audiences.

This software is available for free downloading at it website which you can burn 36 photos on each disc, if you want to add more photos, it cost you $29.99 to purchase a license code. You can also download from Apple Mac AppStore from this link:

More screenshots from AppStore: