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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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk for 17-Aug-09

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What Notes Do You Keep on your iPhone/iPod Touch -- Readers share the types of information stored on mobile devices, ranging from lists of books to read to copies of the U.S. Constitution. (4 messages)


Apple Upgrade Pricing -- With Snow Leopard around the corner, discussion turns to Apple's lack of upgrade pricing for most applications, especially iLife, and to the license agreements included in the software. (32 messages)


Leopard for G4 DP 450mhz? How does Leopard perform on an older system? (7 messages)


Escaping from AT&T -- Apparently, you can get out of your AT&T contract without penalties if you move out of the United States and can prove it. (6 messages)


Suggestions for iPhone SMS & Call Log monitoring? What options are available to keep track of an iPhone's text messages and phone calls on the Mac? (4 messages)


Mail server woes - LetterRip help sought -- A reader using the old LetterRip mailing list software needs help. (2 messages)


Wi-Fi connection problem -- Is old AirPort hardware to blame for problems connecting to a wireless network? (2 messages)


Worth It? See (feel) a Difference? Readers respond to a question of whether paying $300 to get the fastest MacBook Pro processor is worth the money, or if it's better to improve performance in other ways, such as a faster hard disk. (7 messages)

 

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