April 16th, 1998 marks the eighth anniversary of TidBITS, continuing our streak as one of the longest running edited publications on the Internet. We started publishing in April of 1990 and have released a total of 425 weekly issues since then. If you're interested in reading more about our history, the two articles to check out are "TidBITS History" in TidBITS 222 and "TidBITS 7.0" in TidBITS 375.
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.