iPhone Master Tips #1 : How to make ur own ringtones via iTunes


Written on Tuesday, June 23, 2009 by KayChink


Things You'll Need:

  • iPhone
  • iTunes
  • Mac or Windows Computer
  • Non-DRM song (i.e. one not bought from the iTunes Store)
  1. Step1

    Open iTunes.

  2. Step2

    Find the song that you want to make into a ringtone.

  3. Step3

    Listen to the song and find the part of it you want to use. The chorus may be a good place to start.

  4. Step4

    Write down the start and stop times of the clip.

  5. Step5

    Right-click the song and select "Get Info."

  6. Step6

    Click the "Options" tab.

  7. Step7

    Type in the start time of your ringtone in the text box next to "Start Time" in the minutes:seconds (i.e. 2:01) format.

  8. Step8

    Type in the end time of your ringtone in the text box next to "Stop Time." Make sure the ringtone is no more than 40 seconds long.

  9. Step9

    Click "OK".

  10. Step10

    Right-click your song again and select "Convert Selection to AAC". Wait for iTunes to convert your song. It will create a duplicate version.

  11. Step11

    Right-click the ringtone and select "Delete".

  12. Step12

    Click on the "Keep Files" button.

  13. Step13

    Find the file. It's usually in your User folder under Music > iTunes > iTunes Music and under the band's name. It will have an extension of "m4a."

  14. Step14

    Replace the "m4a" extension of your ringtone with "m4r". You can either double-click slowly to re-name your file, or right-click and select "Get Info" on a Mac or "Rename" on a Windows PC.

  15. Step15

    Click "Use .m4r" or the PC equivalent when the system warns you that the change may affect the use of your file.

  16. Step16

    Double-click the ringtone file. ITunes will automatically add it to your ringtones folder in your iTunes Music Library.

  17. Step17

    Connect your iPhone and sync your ringtones.

Selamat Tinggal Moscow.. untuk seketika tapi bukan selamanya


Written on Monday, June 22, 2009 by KayChink

Jam menunjukkan pukul 6.15 pagi. Tido awal semalam, pukul 11pm camtu. Seharian semalam aku tak tidur, terlalu excited nak balik kot.

"Jantungku berdebar-debar. Terkenangkan bila saat kapal terbang tu berlepas.."

Bag aku dah kemas, tak lama pun, beberape puluhan minit saja. Baju aku sumbat, almariku sangat penuh, penuh dengan pakaian yang tak sepatutnya. Kaki shopping la dulu.. tapi sekarang dah insaf.

Semalam aku singgah rumah kedua di Moscow. Main dengan kawan-kawan dan adik-adik. Makan masak lemak mama yang sangat mengenyangkan isi perutku. Nampaknya aku dah merasa masakan Malaysia sebelum aku pulang ke Malaysia. 2 ketul ikan masak kicap menjadi santapanku juga.
Pasti, aku akan merindui mereka, meronggeng sama-sama, melihat mereka ketawa, melihat mereka berjenaka, menendang bola bersama, akan menjadi kisah indah hidupku di sini yang takkan ku lupakan.

"Sorang demi sorang pergi, tapi tak mengapa... kenangan tetap dihati"

Ahhh, aku pulang hari ini.. Singgah di Middle East sebentar, nak buat 'natural tanning' kata orang puteh. Mereka pasti bingung.. kau duk luar negara pun gelap ka? ape nak buat? aku tetap orang Asia sepertimu.

"Semestinya diriku tak sabar menunggu pukul 12am.. untukku mengucapkan selamat tinggal kepadanya, tapi yang pasti bukan untuk selamanya." 31 ogos, aku akan kembali jua.. menghabiskan sisa-sisa perjuangan yang akan menjadi acuan hidupku kelak. Pada masa yang sama, aku juga tidak sabar memegang segulung ijazah, hadiah untuk mereka yang selama ini menyokongku dan memberi semangat kepadaku.

Selamat tinggal Moscow.. untuk seketika tapi bukan untuk selamanya.

iPhone OS 3.0 - Detailed


Written on Friday, June 12, 2009 by KayChink


This is the list of all the updated features for iPhone OS 3.0 what will be released on the 17th of June. There were 5 BETAs and right now, Gold Master version has been released for the developers to test it out and to touch up whatever necessary and everyone including non-developers can also download and test it out too if you couldn't fight your inner urge for getting your hands on it...like me. hehehe. but bear in mind that the jailbreak for OS 3.0 will only be available on the launching date so be patient for a while ;)

1. Cut/Paste
2. Copy/Paste
3. Shake to undo/redo typing
4. Text selection for easy mass deletion
5. MMS
6. Landscape keyboard in Notes
7. Landscape keyboard in Mail
8. Landscape keyboard in Messages
9. Forward texts or picture messages
10. Delete individual texts or picture messages
11. Sending progress bar in Messages app moved to title instead of over the keyboard area (allows typing new message while the first one is sending)
12. USB tethering
13. Bluetooth tethering
14. Stereo bluetooth (A2DP)
15. Spotlight search (searches all app titles, mail, media, contact details, and calendar appointments)
16. Search in Notes
17. Search in Mail
18. Search in iPod
19. In-App purchases
20. Option to have double clicking the home button go to the Spotlight Search
21. Option to have double clicking the home button go to the Camera
22. Preview icon in lower left hand corner for last shot taken in Camera app
23. Shake to shuffle in iPod
24. Scrolling of screenshots in App Store
25. Type of phone used under each call in Recents (i.e., mobile, home, work, etc.)
26. Call history log (including call duration)
27. Option to Share Contact in each contact listing
28. Hold link in Safari to Copy
29. Hold link in Safari to Open in New Page
30. Auto Fill contact information, usernames and passwords in Safari
31. Login to your YouTube account
32. See Comments in YouTube
33. Subscribe in YouTube
34. Rate in YouTube
35. Shake to undo what you have typed
36. Option to retry sending failed text messages, indicated by red exclamation point next to text
37. Turn-by-turn GPS capabilities
38. Maps can be run inside other applications
39. Access to dock port for accessories to communicate
40. Peer-to-peer connectivity using Bluetooth (no Wi-Fi required)
41. New Voice memo application
42. Extended Parental controls
43. Anti-phishing
44. Wi-Fi auto login
45. Note syncing in iTunes
46. Improved Stocks app
47. New calendar types (CalDAV)
48. Prompt to confirm deleting a note
49. Prompt to confirm deleting a photo
50. Option to select multiple photos to attach to an email
51. "Find My iPhone" option for MobileMe users
52. Unlimited size podcast downloads over 3G
53. Pushing home button on first home screen takes user to Spotlight
54. Pushing home button on Spotlight takes user to first home screen
55. Variable speed playback for audio books
56. App Store subscriptions
57. Push notifications
58. Audio/Video tags
59. New video streaming capabilities (HTML 5 video, h.264 and HTTP)
60. Calendar subscriptions
61. iTunes login
62. iTunes account creation
63. Encypted profiles
64. LDAP (directory services)
65. VPN on-demand
67. Proxy support
68. OTA profiles
69. Revoke certificates
70. Exchange ActiveSync Policies
71. Media scrubber
72. More languages
73. Improved keyboards
74. Failed app updates now are shown in a duplicate icon and labeled "Paused"
75. When selecting multiple emails to forward/delete, any unread emails' blue dot are shown next to the red selector dot instead of being overridden by the red selector dot
76. Non-contact phone calls list their city and state of origin in Recents and Visual Voicemail under the number.
77. Ability to change ringtones straight from Favorites
78. Lap time display now displayed smaller and above time in Stopwatch
79. Polished Phone, Messages, and iPod icons
80. Swipe to delete notes in the Notes app
81. Advanced Bluetooth options for Handsfree devices
82. Option to close a single web page in Safari page view, which immediately opens a new blank page
83. Improved predictive dictionary
84. Blue dot now displayed in center of location circle in Maps (V1 only)
85. Listening to music while charging the battery now displays the album art instead of the battery
86. Smaller font for song title on lock screen
87. Option in Phone Settings to choose your phone number
88. Option to disable text message reminder alerts
89. Option to disable text message previews
90. Option to show subject field in text messages
91. Ability to integrate iPod music into apps
92. Clickable email links in App Store app descriptions
93. JavaScript 3x speed boost
94. 11 homescreens now allowed
95. Reboots to "slide to unlock" screen instead of homescreen
96. In Settings>General>Home>Search Results, users can choose what is searched on the phone and in what order.
97. Application count added in Settings>General>About
98. Option "Load Remote Images" added in Mail settings
99. Global address book option available if Exchange account is set up
100. Speed control in audiobooks
101. 30 second repeat option for audiobooks
102. Improved scrubbing speeds when holding white dot in song progress bar in iPod
103. When sending a text, your text box where you typed smoothly fades from white to green instead of instantly changing from white to green.
104. When moving an app across homescreens, holding the app on either the left or right side will slowly advance the app one through one homescreen at a time, without leaving empty spots in the bottom right corner or each homescreen it advances through.
105. Album name displayed on lockscreen iPod controls
106. Shake to shuffle on lockscreen iPod controls
107. Podcasts saved on iPhone now show Run Time, Time Left and Date Published
108. Screen goes from dimmed to full brightness after each song when playing the iPod while plugged in
109. WAVE file support in Mail
110. Attachment no longer automatically downloaded until user taps the attachment in Mail
111. When using a bluetooth headset with iPod, volume bar is removed and bluetooth headset name is displayed in its place.
112. A hard reset on your phone (holding sleep and home for 10 seconds) now turns it off instead of restarting it.
113. A space is no longer needed between two words for predictive texting to function.

Who's your daddy?
If you have questions just place them in the comment box or the public chat box and i'll get to you ASAP. I know, it is too much to handle. hehe

Introducing the 'new' iPhone.


Written on Thursday, June 11, 2009 by KayChink


"The Fastest, most Powerful iPhone yet." has been released by Apple last Monday. The key features of this new generation of iPhone are the speed, upgraded 3.2MP camera and support video capturing 30 fps VGA + Sound.

However, the upgrade doesn't seem all big of a deal compared with iPhone 3G. Same design, same cosmetic characteristics, same OS and lots of the features upgraded are not so different from iPhone 3G.

Thus, the investment of iPhone 3G S is purely based on the speed (S=speed), the camera (3.2MP with autofocus), voice control, and the new application, compass - A built in digital compass that works just like a magnetic needle compass to let u know which way you're facing and turn-by-turn GPS with voice.

So, the main question here. Is it worth upgrading your iPhone 3G to iPhone 3G S? Here are the comparisons:

1. Speed (Processor, Memory and Graphic)
  • iPhone 3G : 412MHz processor with 128MB RAM, Samsung S5L8900 chip processor with PowerVR MBX graphic processor
  • iPhone 3G S : 600MHz processor with 256MB RAM, PowerVR SGX graphic processor that supports OpenGL ES 2.0 for better 2D/3D gaming experience
Comment : Yes, 1 point for iPhone 3G S. It is really 2X faster than iPhone 3G.

2. Battery Life

iPhone 3G S vs iPhone 3G

Comment : 1 more points for iPhone 3G S. Certainly a longer battery life is needed. Although the difference is not much, but the fact that they increased the processor and the RAM, does have a significant impact.

3. Camera
  • iPhone 3G : 2MP with no autofocus... Lame
  • iPhone 3G S : 3.2MP with auto focus, auto exposure, and auto white balance. Tap to focus, changing white balance in the process. Special macro and low light modes. Photo and video geotagging.

Comment : What is there to comment? huhu. 1 point for iPhone 3G S!!

4. Features

Let's talk about iPhone 3G S. It has a digital compass, turn-by-turn GPS, voice command, Video recording with on-the-mode editing and all the iPhone 3.0 firmware features (Cut, Copy n Paste, A2DP, Landscape keyboard, Peer-to-Peer over Bluetooth ect.)

How about iPhone 3G? Digital compass? Yes. There's an app for that. Turn-by-turn GPS. Yes. it is called xGPS, pretty much the same with voice. Voice command? Yes. Lots of apps for that. Video recording? Hahaha.. i've been using that months ago. Yes, there's an app for that too. Firmware 3.0? Of course.. i'm using it right now. shake to undo..bla bla bla.

Comment : So, where's the upgrade? everything looks the same. BooOOoo~ 1 point goes to iPhone 3G!!! hurrraaaaahhh~

5. Design

Same, but heavier for iPhone 3G S. Not a big deal though but..

1 point for iPhone 3G!! hehehe

6. Price

Apple has slashed the price for iPhone 3G 8GB from 199USD to 99USD. yeah, in USA only duhh.. but i'm sure the price will drop in other countries as well.

199USD for 16GB iPhone 3G S
299USD for 32GB iPhone 3G S.

Comment : with a cheaper price, with almost the same features and the same design as iPhone 3G S, i'm sure normal people would have chose iPhone 3G (considering the fact that they know how to tweak the phone.. noobs will automatically consider themselves for iPhone 3G S because of one reason.. it is the latest version). As for me, another point for iPhone 3G!!

Conclusion :
the result is 3 to 3. both have the same qualities and the same positive marks. So, should I or should I not upgrade my white 16GB iPhone 3G?

I'm really amazed with the ability of iPhone 3G S to capture good quality photos and its on-the-mode video capture. Plus, it is really awesome to have my Luna to have a voice and actually could speak back to me. ;) Also, i've fallen in love with all the products from Apple... They really know how to 'pancing' especially a person like me. hehehe. Even though iPhone is still lacking of features, people will never stop wanting to get their hands on it.

iPhone -the most awesome device ever created and it really.... has become a phenomenon where people will look back twice to the person with an iPhone and not to forget, the Macs as well. To have iPhone 3G S - the new revolutionary phone, the ONLY phone that could replace the iPhone 3G is another episode of awesomeness.

With that, I'm announcing that I will get my hands on that phone!! it will be on the top of the list of Barang-Barang Keperluan Akew!! yeahh~!!

Forget HTC, Nokia and others. Get yourself an iPhone. 2G, 3G or 3G S.. either one. it is really a good investment. of perhaps, the best investment ever!


Chronicles of David, the screwed up Boy


Written on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 by KayChink

YO! Chingus!

Do you know about David? he's really popular in YouTube. His famous video - David after dentist has become a phenomenon and people are making parodies about it. His famous quotes "Why is this happening to me? Is this going to be forever??" is legendary.

It started when David escaped from his highchair and learned how to use his legs to get to his father's secret stash. From that day, his miserable, screwed up life begins..

David, 7 years later. Went to see the dentist and got his gums stitched because he fell from his tricycle. How the hell he could fell from a tricycle? That still remains as the mystery of the century. he said that a Pterodactyl hit his head, probably he was just 'high' as the experts said.

David 11 years later, after graduating from college. He was thought to suffer from schizophrenia - describes a mental disorder characterized by abnormalities in the perception or expression of reality. Often claimed that he was abducted by aliens and one of them was residing within him. Really, he was just 'high'.

David 17 years later, after the divorce. His wife claimed that David was acting strange and would screamed his head off every time he was sitting on the back seat. David said that he sometimes was portraying himself as a victim of the dentist and the alien abduction he encountered years back. She was afraid that his behavior might affect their children as one of them started to show the same symptoms. Really, they were just 'high'.

Now David is living with his dad, who coincidently had the same screwed up episodes as David. Maybe this is what people always say, "Like father like son"
"Thanks Dad.." said David.

Tales of Mere Existence : What Would Penis Do?


Written on Tuesday, June 09, 2009 by KayChink

It's better to have a heart although you are mindless.
It's better to have a brain although you are heartless.
But.. Is it okay to have a heartless, mindless Penis??

This is how the story begins..

I told you, you are crazy! (Quoting Magz)

Sorry I didn't update about the new iPhone 3G S. still figuring out the reasons for not buying the phone. hehe! i'll update first thing tomorrow morning. ;)

"the Fastest, most Powerful iPhone yet"