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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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Aperture 3.2.3

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Apple has released Aperture 3.2.3, a small maintenance update to its professional photo organizer and editor. Like the recent update to iPhoto (see “iPhoto ’11 9.2.2,” 8 March 2012), this release enables you to delete individual photos from your iCloud Photo Stream. It also addresses unnamed “minor issues related to performance and stability.” ($79.99 new, free update, 635.54 MB, [release notes][*])

 

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Tommy Weir  2012-03-15 14:15
The minor issue related to performance seems to be an alert which popped up on my machine requesting that I delete a 3ivx QuickTime component which 'severely impacts performance'. It identifies it in the Finder and continues with the install after deletion.