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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.


Watch Adam’s PMUG Presentation about Jobs and Lion

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A few weeks ago, Adam and MacVoices host Chuck Joiner did a joint iChat video presentation to the Portland Macintosh Users Group, talking about Apple in a post-Steve Jobs era, what’s interesting (and not) about Lion, converting email from Eudora, and how Star Trek technology now seems clunky.Generic Globefollow link