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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.

 
 

Poll Preview: A People Divided

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Poll Preview: A People Divided -- We at TidBITS prefer using Macs to anything else, but the reality of the computer industry is that Macintosh users are in the minority and are likely to remain so. We're curious about the mix of mainstream personal computer hardware that you use: how prevalent is PC use within the TidBITS readership? Note that for the purposes of this poll, we're leaving aside the question of what operating system you're using, and we're also leaving aside the issue of specialized workstations or personal computers of yesteryear. Vote today on our home page! [ACE]

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