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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.

 
 

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First Legal Shots Fired over Net Neutrality

FCC Goes All-In on Net Neutrality

President Obama Weighs In on Net Neutrality

Apple Goes Public on Privacy

FCC Moves Ahead with Internet “Fast Lanes”

Europe’s Highest Court Upholds Internet “Right to Be Forgotten”

White House Report Recommends Requiring Warrants for Email

Are Comcast and the NSA Locking Horns over Bandwidth?

FCC Hopes Third Time Is the Charm for Net Neutrality Rules

Comcast Makes $45 Billion Bid for Time Warner Cable

Net Neutrality Is Down, but Not Out

FunBITS: Master Your Fretboard with Capo 3 for Mac

Are We Ready for the Post-Snowden Internet?

More on Apple/EMI and DRM-Free Music

Of the Zune, DRM, and Universal Music

The More Things Change...

Apple Settles with Creative for $100 Million

Dell Recalls 4.1 Million Batteries

Apple Updates Boot Camp Beta

Creative Hits Apple With iPod Patent Suit

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