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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.


Make Free ringtones for iphone

Step 1.  Download “Ringtone Maker App”.

This app is free, you can download from AppStore by clicking this link.

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.

Free Ringtone for iPhone

User interface of the best free ringtone maker app

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.

Import to iTunes

Import your own free ringtone files to 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.

Sync ringtone to iPhone

Sync free ringtone files to your iPhone

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.

Assign ringtone to iPhone

Assign ringtones to iPhone

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

There are some ringtone files I created with this free Ringtone Maker App, you can have a try.

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How to Burn a Photo Slideshow DVD Disc on Mac ?

You have shot lots of photos with your iPhone, digital camera, burn to a DVD video disc and play on big-screen TV is a good idea to share your great memorable moments with family and friends.

On Mac, you can use Slideshow DVD Creator App to easily make a slideshow DVD.

Slideshow DVD Creator

Easily burn slideshow DVD

Slideshow DVD Creator can be downloaded from http://www.slideshowdvdcreator.com

To use Slideshow DVD Creator is as easy as 1,2,3:

Step 1: Add photos

Step 2: Add background music

Step 3: Insert a DVD-R/RW or DVD+R/RW disc and click burn dvd button.

More info about Slideshow DVD Creator:

Slideshow DVD Creator helps you create photo slideshow video and burn DVD video disc from your photo collections and favorite music as easy as 1,2,3. With Slideshow DVD Creator, you can easily turns your photos into live slideshow movie file with dozens of dynamic transition effects, then encode to a HD video file and burn to DVD video disc, so you can play on TV with traditional DVD player.

Key Features:

1. Integrated with DVD burning function, burn a photo slideshow video DVD couldn’t be more easier with Slideshow DVD Creator. All you have to do is to add photos and music, then click ‘Burn DVD’ button, this software will create a standard video DVD disc so you can play on TV with a DVD player.

2. Encode photo slideshow to HD video as MP4 or MOV file. So you can upload the video file to video sharing website or play on HDTV by copying to a USB drive. With hardware-optimized video encoding functions, it is very fast to compress photos and music to a video file.

3. Dozens of transition effects to choose from. Your photos will be turned to a live show without any additional work. You can choose one transition effect for each individual photo or let the software pick one randomly while play back.

4. Sync music and photos automatically. With this feature, you can build a music slideshow video easily. The slideshow duration will adjusted to the same length of background music.

5. Very intuitive software interface, you can burn a photo slideshow video DVD in minutes without any help.

More info about slideshow dvd: http://slideshowdvd.blogspot.com


HD Slideshow Maker 50% Off for Holiday Season

By Thomas Yuan

Turning your photos and favorite music into a fantastic slideshow movie couldn’t be easier with HD Slideshow Maker.

This Mac Photo Slideshow App is 50% Off for holiday. Only $9.99 from Mac AppStore can make your photos live.

Make slideshow HD with Mac slideshow App

HD Slideshow Maker

Photo Slideshow Director HD version 4.5 released

By Thomas Yuan

The best photo slideshow App – Photo Slideshow Director HD – has released version 4.5.

New Features included Dropbox and SkyDrive Support.

For more info, please visit: http://www.ipad-slideshow.com

A sample video made by this App:

Customer Reviews on AppStore:

Makes Amazing Slideshows With Ease! ★★★★★

by HisWorkmanship – Version 4.2 – Sep 2, 2012

Great app! Makes it extremely easy to create slideshows on my iPad. The ability to draw directly on your slides and place stencils on them lets you be very creative! Recently had an inquiry from the developer and they responded promptly!

Great app ★★★★★

by luckynot – Version 4.2 – Sep 1, 2012

Out of all the apps I’ve downloaded, this is absolutely my favorite.

Excellent ★★★★★

by Lvchoralman – Version 4.2 – Aug 27, 2012

Very easy to use. Excellent app. Highly recommended!

Cool Tool ★★★★★

by jck0001 – Version 4.1 – Aug 14, 2012

Been looking for a slide show app, this one works very well. Wanted to customize background to black and loop slideshow of recent travels. Easy to do, works well. Output on TV is optimized and my guests enjoyed my travel photos.

Great App ★★★★★

by Seeker7775 – Version 4.1 – Aug 5, 2012

There are corresponding applications for PCs that cost 30 dollars plus. It has a good amount of features; as long as your not making a Hollywood movie, you should be good.

Easy to use, good quality, buy it! ★★★★★

by D123 – Version 4.1 – Aug 1, 2012

This app has good features, easy to use interface, good editing engine, transitions, soundtrack options and a few styles to choose from. All I can say is this is great for photographers and to share with family. If I could ask for one thing, it would be for more styles, or user-editable options for backgrounds. Overall a highly recommended app, well worth the purchase price.

Great App ★★★★★

by PhotoJT – Version 4.1 – Jul 11, 2012

The best slideshow app I have found for the IPad and the support is very helpful and prompt.

Awesome ★★★★★

by Nikon D7000 Photoshoot – Version 4.1 – Jul 10, 2012

I just downloaded this app a couple of days ago and it is totally awesome. Just did a 250 picture slideshow with music and fixed pic right on the app and was able to move the pictures where I needed them and synced to music ( 9 songs ). First time doing a slideshow and because of this app it turned out great, highly recommended! One side note is that with that many pictures export took a very long time to do.

The Best! ★★★★★

by Ron10cents – Version 4.1 – Jul 8, 2012

This is by far the best slideshow prep App I have tried, and I have tried several. It is very intuitive, and has been able to easily do everything I have attempted, ie, reorder (slides & music), discard,edit pics, etc. thank goodness I don’t have to try out any more—-I can’t believe there is a better one out there.

How to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad?

By Thomas Yuan

If you want to transfer your photos or videos on your iPhone to another iPad, you got the right place. This guide will show you how to transfer photos from iPhone to iPad.  With the same way, you can also transfer from iPhone to iPhone, iPad to iPhone , iPhone /iPad to and from computer etc.
First of all, you need to download Wireless Transfer App from AppStore by clicking this link.

You need to download this app on both devices, both device should be in the same Wi-Fi network.

Then you tap the “Receive” button on iPad, this app will list all photos on your iPhone, you can choose the photos and video you want to download.


Wireless Transfer App

Wireless Transfer App


Wireless Transfer App

Wireless Transfer App

How to add video on your own website?

If you own a website,  you may need to add some videos on your website.  You can check out the Mac HTML5 Video Player software from  here.

Create a Full-HD Photo Slideshow on Mac

By Thomas Yuan

HDTV are poplar nowadays

HDTV are popular nowadays

The HDTV’s price is dropped recently, most people replace their old CRT TV with a big screen HDTV.  You can enjoy  movie or Television program in HD now.  However, most HD source is 720p, and the HDTV can play 1080p videos.

Most HDTV has a USB port, but most people just ignore it.  In fact, the USB port has some interesting thing you could do.

Today, I will introduce software to use your HDTV’s  USB port, and I promise  you will say “wow..” when you play with it.


Most HDTV support HDTV 1080p

This new software name is “HD Slideshow Maker”, you can download it free from http://www.hdslideshowmaker.com . It can help you create stunning photo slideshow show movie from your photo collections, and then you can show these photos in as higher as 1080p on your HDTV to your family or friends.

This piece of software is very easy to use, just add your photos and music, the slideshow is ready to play.

The next step you need in order to be able to play on HDTV is to export to slideshow to a photo movie and copy to a USB drive, then plug-in HDTV’s USB port to play.

The software also support uploading to YouTube and Facebook.

Download URL:

Download HD Slideshow Maker

Download HD Slideshow Maker



screen shot of HD Slideshow Maker

HD Slideshow Maker