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Monthly Archives: December 2012

When asking Siri for directions Just add “via transit” to your command!

Since Apple maps don’t include transit options, you’ll be presented with a selection of Transport Apps, which will include Google Maps if you have it installed. The location information will be handed off to Google Maps. This can be a lot easier than entering the address directly into the Google Maps app. No jailbreak required.

subway mapHere’s my plan …

1. Quickly try boosting myself back up onto the platform, while I don’t count on somebody helping me, I’ll shout out for a hand — some people need to be told what to do! The track well is deeper than it looks.

2. Shelter between the train and the platform overhang if there is lots of space. There usually isn’t.

3. My best bet: Jump the 3rd rail and take shelter between two sets of tracks or in the niches/alcoves in the wall opposite the platform.

4. Lie flat between the tracks — hoping the train will pass over me. The depth is uneven, often crowded with switch equipment. Last resort.

When the track is clear, walk to the nearest end of the platform to the steps which will bring me back up to the platform level.

I’ll get straight to the point, I’ve found some ringtones that do not have both a Name and an Artist listed for the ringtone won’t sync to my iPhone (iOS 6x). Get Info on the track in iTunes, add the missing metadata and sync again. Strange but true.

If you already have an Artist listed and think this doesn’t apply to you but still can’t sync up the ringtone, try deleting and then reentering the Artist info and then sync up again. Stranger but equally true.

Other common faults are that the tone is longer than 40 seconds or that you haven’t enabled the iPhone to synch all or this specific ringtone under the Tones tab against the device in iTunes.

Links How to create your own custom iPhone ringtones

Answers the question: Why won’t my ringtones or Tones sync with my iPhone?
Addresses the problem: iPhone ringtones or Tones will not sync from iTunes