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Creating your own ringtones on iPhone

One of the most annoying things to me as a user, is the fact that I’m not able to assign my music files as ringtones. The “offical” way of adding more ringtones, is by buying them from Apple, however, you can generate them yourself, using your iPhone and a computer. To do so, you need an app that will create the ringtones for you, I use RMakerPro, but you may of course choose whichever you want. Here’s how I do it:
 

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Functionality of the iPhone Microphone button

The iPhone headset has a multitude of functionality. The obvious ones are listening to music, and using it as a hands-free device when talking on the phone. However, the microphone also has a built-in button, which can do a lot of things:
 

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The FotoWeb Office Plugin supports placing of multiple placeholder boxes in PowerPoint

When creating a layout in Powerpoint, pay attention to the sequence in which you place placeholders. The Office Plugin will place images in picture placeholders first, in the order they were placed in the document.
 
Second, it will place images in Content placeholders, again, in the order they were placed in the document. Naturally, if you select a placeholder in the layout, the first image you select will be placed into it.
 
To place multiple images in the presentation, double-click each image you want to insert, in the order you want them inserted. When placing an image in a Picture placeholder, the image will be centred and adapted to the placeholder’s width.
 
When placing an image in a Content placeholder, the whole image will be visible, and the height and width of the placeholder will be adjusted to fit the image and its proportions.
 
Caveat lector: I used to work with support at FotoWare. This blog is my own space, I am not paid to write it. I write about FotoWare and FotoWare products because I believe in them.

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Corrupted data, and avoiding it

I more or less always carry a USB Flash drive with me, for several reasons;

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Making changes to critical (and less critical) system files

From time to time, you might want or even need to make changes to system files that are more or less critical. This can be risky business, and as a result, it is always smart to make the changes in a non-operative version of the file, then back up the file, and only then implement the new version.
 
A practical example; You want to change the OEM-info of your computer. The way you do this is first to locate and make a copy of the OEMINFO.ini-file, then make the changes in the copy. Once you’re done, you rename the OEMINFO.ini-file to OEMINFO.ini_old, and only then do you actually implement the new file, copying it back in.
 
Backup and new file
 
The reason for this is twofold; firstly you’ll not be screwing up anything while editing, and should something go wrong, it’ll be that much simpler to roll back; simply rename the original file and you’re back up and running.