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How to Create a Ringtone from an iTunes Song

by Barbara J. Feldman December 23, 2008

You can create a custom iPhone ringtone from most iTunes songs by purchasing the song for 99 cents, downloading it, choosing your start and end points using the iTunes software, then buying your custom ringtone from iTunes for another 99 cents. For details on this iTunes feature, read Dave Taylor. Chris Pirillo however, has a […]

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New iTunes 8 Genius

by Barbara J. Feldman November 19, 2008

The new iTunes 8 comes with a recommendation engine named Genius. If you give it permission to read your music library (which will take a bit of time, depending on how many songs you have), Genius will create playlists for you based on a single song as a seed and recommend songs from the iTunes […]

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How to Create an Internet Radio Station

by Barbara J. Feldman August 27, 2008

Using free tools, Tinkernet’s Daniel Davis explains how to create an Internet radio station that all your friends can listen to. The tools needed are Winamp, Shoutcast DSP Plugin, Shoutcast Sever, and a supply of digital tunes to play. Sorry, today’s tip is for Windows users only.

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How to Download YouTube Videos onto your iPod

by Barbara J. Feldman August 5, 2008

Ever wonder about downloading YouTube videos onto your iPod? The problem is that YouTube (and most other video sharing sites) uses a Flash format, and your iPod needs a QuickTime format such as MP4. The solution is a piece of software that will assist with the video download, do the format conversion, and place the […]

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How to Convert an iPod from Windows to Mac

by Barbara J. Feldman December 4, 2007

There are a variety of ways to convert an iPod from Windows to Mac, depending on how much metadata (such as playlists, album art, ratings, and date added) you want moved, and how your Windows iTunes library is configured. To transfer with CDs or DVDs, use iTunes Backup. To transfer a lot of music quickly […]

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iPod Notes

by Barbara J. Feldman September 4, 2007

Did you know that you can put notes, text files, ebooks and webpages on your iPod for portable reading? And you don’t need to worry about how to convert them, because iPodNotes does it for you. Simply name a URL or a local text file, and iPodNotes creates iPod Notes files. Make sure that “Enable […]

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