• $3 million round for Vyng proves ringtones are still a thing

    $3 million round for Vyng proves ringtones are still a thing

    Sometimes the journey to success and millions of dollars in venture funding can start with nothing more than a Mexican road trip and crashing a cat convention’s film festival. That’s the story of Vyng, which has closed a round of $3 million after two years spent working on its technology that allows users to use personalized videos that appear on lock screens as ringtones. Read More

  • After 45M+ Installs On Android, Zedge Brings Its Content Personalization Experience To The iPhone

    After 45M+ Installs On Android, Zedge Brings Its Content Personalization Experience To The iPhone

    Its name may not be familiar, but Zedge has become one of the most popular Android apps out there. Offering personalized content and game discovery along with free ringtones and wallpaper, the app currently sits in the ninth spot among Google Play’s free apps, placing it between familiar names, like Netflix and Twitter. Over the last three years, Zedge has seen over 50 million installs… Read More

  • The Palm Pre's ringtone has leaked!

    The Palm Pre’s ringtone has leaked. You can listen to it now, perhaps even assign it to your iPhone 3G if you’re feeling adventurous. Read More

  • Which gadgets should be banned from public use?

    Wired.com has a list called Five Antisocial Gadgets That Should be Banned. While I don’t necessarily agree with the final two items – e-books and satellite navigation – I definitely agree with the first three: speakerphones, Bluetooth headsets, and custom ringtones. Custom ringtones, especially. Enough already. We get it. You like bad music. I’m all for melodic… Read More

  • AT&T's list of most downloaded ringtones in 2007 makes me sad

    Society reaches a new low as the list of the top ten downloaded ringtones of 2007 on the AT&T network reads like a who’s who of smelly, no-talent ass-music. The only thing worse than this list is the fact that people paid $2.49 each to download these. This would be the iTunes playlist in the first ring of hell for me. 1. Shop Boyz – "Party Like a Rockstar"
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  • Make custom rings for iPhone with GarageBand update

    Now you can inflict your Evanescence remixes with everyone around you – all the time! The new GarageBand update allows you to export 40-second chunks of your songs as ringtones for your iPhone, so now you can share your latest opus with an unsuspecting crowd. It’s as simple as selecting a region, then going to “Share > Send Ringtone to iTunes,” sync and… Read More

  • Van Halen, Dave Matthews Band now in ringtone form

    Here’s a tip for bands that don’t make new music any more. If you’re offered to sell your songs as ringtones, do it. It’s one of the last places that most people are still actively (and even happily) overpaying for music. Dave Matthews Band has been crapping out live albums left and right but hasn’t released a new album in over two years and they’re… Read More

  • PatentMonkey: Nokia's Karaoke Ring Tones

    This week Nokia received a patent for more than just mere ringtones, but ringtones that can be modified with a secondary tone, or what they call “compound ring tones“. Oh yes, get all your friends to record singing to your favorite song as a way to know who’s calling. Details after the jump… Read More

  • Add Ringtones to Your iPhone… Sorry, XP/Vista Only

    David at MobilityToday is selling a cool new app that appears to take advantage of the jailbreak hack to add new ringtones to your iPhone. Vista only, kids. Sucks to be a Mac user! Click through to MobilityToday to pick up a copy. via MobilityToday Read More

  • Add Your Own Ringtone to the iPhone

    While this functionality should soon be available in some sort of cool open source UI package, the folks at HacktheiPhone have broken down the process into 23 easy to follow steps that involve downloading the iPhone restore files, hacking the crap out of them, putting your own ringtone into a folder, and uploading it. I’m going to put on an MP3 of my mom telling me how good I am. And… Read More

  • The End of Human Civilization I: Landline MP3 Ringtone Thing

    If you’ve got $12 to blow and want to guarantee I never speak to you again, you might consider investing in a Magic Ringtone MP3 Ringer. Sure, ringtones are nothing new, but this horrid little device takes things a step further by providing ringtones for your landline phone. No, read that again. It typed it correctly. This USB-connected box stores a single MP3 ringtone. It’s… Read More

  • Push Ringtones, Reason to Give Up on This Merry-Go-Round Called "Life" on Horizon

    I can think of a few things I could spend $7.7 million on that would be less annoying and potentially misanthropic as Push Ringers. The idea isn’t new — some folks call them Ring Backs. When I call you, it plays the song I’ve picked. This is the worst thing ever. Sure, people like me would use it for good. I hope you like “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey. But… Read More

  • Study: You Hate Mobile Content

    Your wireless provider wants you to buy ringtones. It wants you to buy wallpaper, Bejeweled and MP3 ringbacks (we hate that crap, really). It wants you to watch sports clips on a one-inch screen, and it wants you to pay for the privilege. You, as a country, as tech-savvy individuals, as consumers in the most important and influential economy on the planet, as those that know best and drool… Read More