“Apple has introduced a simple and free way to create and sync your own custom ringtones to the iPhone using GarageBand (i.e., Mac only).
The first thing you’ll need to do, if you haven’t already, is download and install the latest update of GarageBand from Software Update (at the time of this writing, that’s version 4.1.1). Once you’ve installed and restarted your computer, turning any song on your computer to a ringtone is a breeze. Here’s how it works.
1. If you’re using a song from your iTunes library, just open GarageBand, open iTunes, and simply drag and drop the song from iTunes to a new track in GarageBand.
2. Now click the Cycle Region button, which will activate the region loop tool.
3. Now adjust the length of the region to the section of the song you want to export to iTunes as a ringtone (40 seconds long or less).
4. Finally, when you’ve got everything set the way you want it, just go to the menu bar and click Share -> Send Ringtone to iTunes. GarageBand will automatically convert the song to the proper format and sync it to your iTunes library as a Ringtone.
Simple, no? Likewise, if you prefer to create ringtones of your own music, just build your own tracks in GarageBand and repeat steps two through four. If you’re a Mac owner, creating custom ringtones for your iPhone just became dead simple.”
I got an email from Jan at MacRabbit today and I’m stoked to announce that I’ve been accepted into the Espresso testing group! MacRabbit makes the best CSS editor ever, CSSEdit, so I can only imagine how great Espresso is going to be. Espresso isn’t going to be a full blown and bloated solution to development, rather it will focus on allowing the community to develop Sugar with it’s SugarDevelopmentKit. Freedom to extend is always good.