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Are you tired of using MP3 ringtones, or even those built-in ringtones that your phone came with? Would you like some nice visuals whenever someone calls you? This will be a quick tutorial on how to make custom music video ringtones for your Android phone, no computer needed.

To do this, you will need three apps:

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Have you guys heard the news? XDA user, Zoidpilot, made his own white Evo 3D and its been circulating all over the internet these past couple of days. I’m not knocking him for tinkering with his device because that’s what XDA members do, but it looks terrible. My question is, what’s the fascination with white all of a sudden? The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 has a white variant, the Evo 4G had a white variant, the Nexus S has a white variant. And they all look ugly.

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Mozilla’s concept phone dubbed the Seabird.

Patents, patents, patents. The single most important factor hindering innovation in the tech field. Every day some big tech company is suing another. Wouldn’t it be great if a judge ruled a 6-month amnesty period where manufacturers are free to let their imaginations run wild without fear of being sued for patent infringement. They can create however many devices they want and produce them for however long they desire. Apple can’t sue Samsung, Microsoft can’t sue HTC. Nobody can sue each other regarding devices invented during that six month period. The only catch would be that you can’t recreate a device you don’t own (for example, Samsung can’t make an iPhone, Apple can’t make an Evo, etc.). Can you imagine the types of innovative devices that would come out of it? It would be like the Big Boom of tech.

By now I’m sure you’ve all heard the news about the WiFi Motorola XOOM getting a price cut to $499, but is it only because the XOOM 2 just passed the FCC? Is it because the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is thinner, lighter, cheaper, and basically the same product? Is it because nobody’s buying the XOOM? Who know’s, but one thing I do know is that some things need to change in order for Android tablets to be as popular as their cell phone counterparts.

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Google+ First Impressions

Posted: July 7, 2011 in Reviews

I’ve had the pleasure of being an early adopter of Google+, Google’s latest foray into social, and it. is. great! Every aspect of G+, from its bright, clean user interface, to features like circles and hangouts, is a much-welcomed change to its increasingly stale-looking competitor Facebook. Let’s dive into it shall we?

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…for everyone that’s not on Sprint! Ha! I’m sorry but here’s a little background on why I’m so happy.

I’ve been a Sprint customer since the 7th grade, which equates to 10 years and some months. People and blogs constantly bash Sprint because I guess they had terrible customer service in the past. Personally, I have not had any problems with Sprint that didn’t get resolved in all of those ten years. Sure, they’ve messed up occasionally but as long as you know how to dial *2 then you will be fine. But that’s a story for another article.

Enter now to 2011, where Sprint has been making an excellent comeback, bringing multiple blockbuster Android superphones, the first carrier with widespread 4G data coverage, official Google Voice integration, greatly improved customer service, covering rooted phones under their insurance plan, the best plan prices, unlimited mobile-to-mobile calling, and..wait for it.. truly unlimited data! No data caps, no throttled speeds, just truly unlimited data. Rejoice! This is a great time to be a Sprint customer.

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Welcome to CBT

Posted: July 7, 2011 in Uncategorized

Ahh, what better way to start off a Thursday morning than with a quick blog post? Let me first thank you for making your way to CityboyTech, where posts will revolve around the most interesting advancements in mobile technology and social networking: Android, iOS (blah), Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft (sigh), RIM, and others. I feel that there is a small voice for Android fanboys on the web and this is me doing my part to make our voice louder and get real life opinions out on the web to counter those trapped in Apple’s distortion field. You ever notice when Apple says something, the press (blogs, news, etc) just runs with it, hyping it up way more than it really is? Even if its the dumbest, most outdated idea ever *cough*iTunes*cough*, the blogs and the news will find a way to make it seem like its really the best thing for them – It makes me sick.

Anywho, here at CBT I encourage friendly and heated debates, fanboyism is always welcome here (no matter which side of the fence your on), and civilized people are welcome too. Feel free to voice your opinions and share articles with your friends, and stay tuned for more posts!