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How Loud Are Your Mac's Fans?

When they get hot, Macs turn on various internal fans to keep components cool. The noise can be annoying, but just how loud is it? If you have an iOS device with a built-in microphone, you can download one of many free sound meter apps (search on decibel in the App Store) and see if you're subjecting your ears to a truly unreasonable noise level.

 
 

Keeping Up with the Snoops 7: Too Many Snoops

Josh Centers brings you up to date with all of the latest surveillance news, including a setback to NSA reform, fake cell towers in airplanes, and some unusual legal opinions.

 
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Bring iPhone Slo-Mo Videos Back Up to Speed

“Take Control of OS X Server” Ready for Everyone

“Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition” Unravels iCloud Confusions

No TidBITS Issue on 1 December 2014

How to Batch Rename Files in OS X 10.10 Yosemite

FunBITS: Overglide Pushes the Limits of iOS 8 Widgets

First Apple Watch Apps Will Only Skim the Surface

 

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