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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.

 
 

iOS 8 Users: Do Not Upgrade to iCloud Drive

Since upgrading an iOS 8 device to iCloud Drive prevents Macs running Mavericks from accessing documents and data stored in iCloud, refrain from enabling iCloud Drive until Yosemite ships.

 
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Apple Announces iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus with Larger Screens

Apple Previews the New Apple Watch

Apple Pay Aims to Disrupt Payment Industry

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Chapter 14 of “Take Control of OS X Server” Now Available

Prepare for Yosemite Now with Take Control Books

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