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How to make free ringtones and text tones in iOS 5

A little-known feature in iOS 5 is the new option to create free, custom ringtones and text message alert tones.

By October 19, 2011


Five years of the iPhone

As we observe the fifth birthday of the iPhone, CNET takes a look back at all the models, their highs and lows, and how they changed the cell phone industry.

By June 28, 2012


How to set ringtones for Gmail labels on your Android phone

Have you ever wished you could set different ringtones for e-mails the way you can for phone numbers? You can, with the latest version of Gmail, now an Android Market app. We'll show you how.

By August 2, 2011


Make custom iPhone ringtones, alerts with GarageBand

Create custom ringtones and alerts to use in iOS 5 Using GarageBand to make a ringtone (or alert tone for iOS 5) for your iOS device is easy. Best of all, it's a free way to get your custom ringtones on your device.

By July 13, 2011


Sprint delivers music tracks, ringtones with new Android app

With deferred monthly billing and bundle options, Sprint is hoping users open their wallets to its new Sprint Music Plus service for music, ringtones, and ringback tones.

By April 12, 2011


Make your own ringtones on Android, iPhone (video)

In this episode of Tap That App, CNET's Jessica Dolcourt shows you seven mobile apps for slicing ringtones out of songs you already own.

By April 4, 2011


ESPN analyst's Super Mario ringtone goes off on air

Just as he's telling the world who will win the Final Four, ESPN's Doug Gottlieb hears his cell phone go off in his breast pocket. It makes for quite a TV moment.

By March 17, 2011


Create ringtones right on your iPhone

Ringtone Remix is one of many apps that can work this nifty magic, but it's the only one that can instantly upload ringtones to your Dropbox account.

By February 2, 2011


How to assign unique vibration patterns in Android

It's easy to assign unique ringtones to help ID callers before looking at the screen, but there are plenty of times we need to mute our phones. We can still ID callers, though; Vibe lets us assign unique vibration patterns to contacts.

By November 3, 2011


AEsir AE + Y solid gold phone costs £36,000

The AEsir AE + Y -- or AEsir Æ+Y if you're Danish -- is a solid gold phone that doesn't even surf the Web, but does cost £36,000.

By October 31, 2011