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How to make an iPhone ringtone with Music

macOS Music app

The Music app on a macOS computer can be used to create a free ringtone for iPhone. Making a ringtone from a song or Voice Memo in the Music library takes a few steps. Once the ringtone is created, it can be transferred to the iPhone and used for phone calls, incoming Messages, and other alerts. There are some songs that are copyright protected, which means that a ringtone cannot be made from that file.

Follow these steps on your Mac to make a free ringtone with Music. Once the ringtone has been created, copy the ringtone to your iPhone with the instructions below.

How to remove Adobe Flash from your Mac forever

Adobe Flash

After 25 years of dedicated service the Adobe Flash Player is kaput. The ball started rolling in 2010, when Steve Jobs published an open letter titled "Thoughts on Flash". Along with the letter, Apple refused to allow Flash to be installed on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. While it may have been a controversial stance at the time, in 2017 Adobe announced it was discontinuing Flash. The company officially dropped Flash support at the end of 2020.

How to pin conversations, reply to specific messages and mention people in Messages for Mac

How to pin conversations, inline reply to messages and mention contacts in Messages for macOS Big Sur.

After lagging behind for years, Messages for macOS Big Sur has finally been fully updated and now has all of the capabilities that its iOS counterpart enjoys. In addition to bringing Memoji and Screen Effects up to speed, you can now pin conversations and, respond to specific messages within a thread, and "mention" other members of the conversation, which are all new features included in the recent iOS 14 update. Here's how to use these three new features in Messages on macOS Big Sur:

How to add and remove Notification Center widgets in macOS Big Sur

How to add, remove and customize Notification Center widgets in macOS Big Sur.

macOS Big Sur comes with a lot of changes in both appearance and function, including that of the Notification Center. Whereas iOS 14 let you add widgets to iPhone's Home Screen, Big Sur lets you add widgets to your Notification Center, giving you access to a lot more information with a simple click. Here's how to personalize your Notification Center on your Mac running macOS Big Sur:

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