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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.

 
 

Disinfectant 3.7.1

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Disinfectant 3.7.1 -- On the heels of last week's Disinfectant 3.7, John Norstad has released Disinfectant 3.7.1, which corrects an error that could cause a crash while scanning some rare types of large resource files. This release does not respond to the discovery of a new virus. If you aren't having problems scanning files using version 3.7, you probably don't need version 3.7.1.

<ftp://ftp.acns.nwu.edu/pub/disinfectant/ disinfectant371.sea.hqx>

We also heard from a few readers last week who were confused by the overloaded FTP server at Northwestern University. The server allows twenty simultaneous FTP users, but a new release of Disinfectant generates a lot of traffic. If you get an error, check your FTP transcript for a message, and try again in a few minutes. You can also get Disinfectant from mirror sites like the Info-Mac network. [GD]

<ftp://mirror.aol.com/pub/info-mac/vir/ disinfectant-371.hqx>

 

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