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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.

 
 

Saturday Night Live Skewers iPhone 5 Tech Blog Coverage

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We’re not sure what’s more amazing about this Saturday Night Live sketch from last week: that the bit is funny, or that it pokes fun at Apple products and the entire industry in a way that doesn’t reflexively rely on lazy rumors or reporting. In it, bloggers from CNET, Wired, and Gizmodo are interviewed about the iPhone 5’s problems such as the new Maps app, lens flare when taking photos of the sun, being too thin and light, and susceptibility to scratches. Count on a trio of guests to put them in their place. (Our apologies to international readers since Hulu isn’t available in other countries. You may be able to find a copy on YouTube or other video sharing sites before NBC has it removed.)favicon follow link

 

Comments about Saturday Night Live Skewers iPhone 5 Tech Blog Coverage

David Vereschagin  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2012-10-15 09:49
Link to Hulu works only in the US.
Adam Engst  An apple icon for a TidBITS Staffer 2012-10-15 10:12
Yes, that's unfortunately true. You can try searching for the video on YouTube and other video services - try "iPhone 5 SNL".
Eolake Stobblehouse   An apple icon for a TidBITS Supporter 2012-10-15 13:00
David Vereschagin  An apple icon for a TidBITS Contributor 2012-10-15 19:03
“ "SNL iPhone..." This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by NBC Universal.”

* Sigh *
Ken Powell  2012-10-15 21:25
On YouTube, search for saturday night live iphone5. It's a really wonderful piece...

Ken
It is a funny piece. Better to find it on Youtube anyway, you can watch without the annoying ads from hulu's version.
Ken Braly  2012-10-16 17:58
It's on the NBC site

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/tech-talk-iphone-5/1420759