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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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Farhad Manjoo on Google’s Grand Plan

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Over at Slate, Farhad Manjoo has an insightful piece that looks at how Google has learned to focus its efforts on seven key businesses: search, advertising, social networking, Android, Chrome, YouTube, and local mobile commerce. We just hope they don’t give up on the self-driving car!favicon follow link

 

Comments about Farhad Manjoo on Google’s Grand Plan

Eolake Stobblehouse   An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2012-03-29 14:16
So do I! I really want a self-driving car. For myself, and for the world.
Adam Bell  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2012-03-29 14:50
Bad Link -- 404
Jeff Carlson  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-03-29 15:05
Fixed. Thanks for the heads-up!