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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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MacTech Boot Camps Fast Approaching

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As we noted not long ago in “MacTech Boot Camp Adds Four More Cities” (18 February 2011), the MacTech Boot Camp conferences are going on the road, with events scheduled for Dallas, Boston, Los Angeles, and Chicago in the next four months. Having them throughout the country should make it easier for people to attend without requiring significant travel. MacTech Boot Camp conferences cover topics aimed at helping consultants and support techs who work with home and small office users.

MacTech Boot Camp Dallas is fast approaching on 27 April 2011 at the Hyatt Regency DFW, and Boston isn’t far behind on 18 May 2011 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge. (Los Angeles is scheduled for 27 July 2011 and Chicago for 31 August 2011.)

Although the $200 discount for early bird registrations is no longer available for the Dallas or Boston events, TidBITS readers can get the equivalent of the $295 early bird pricing using this special link.

And, like the initial MacTech Boot Camp conference last January in San Francisco, there will be a special Apple Certification Testing session the day before the MacTech Boot Camp conference, complete with a proctor-moderated group study session beforehand for last-minute studying. Attendees can take any current Apple Training exam, and the regular $299 price drops to $199 for MacTech Boot Camp attendees.

 

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