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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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Default Folder 3.0.7 Squashes Bugs

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Default Folder 3.0.7 Squashes Bugs -- St. Clair Software has released Default Folder 3.0.7, an update to the company's shareware utility for improving file access through Open and Save dialog boxes. (See "Tools We Use: Default Folder" in TidBITS-475.) The update fixes a few potentially crashing bugs (including one when Internet Explorer 5 was running), no longer includes invisible folders in its Recent Folder list, and improves handling of its optional pop-up menu for accessing folders from the Finder. The 685K update is free for owners of Default Folder 3.x and those who purchased version 2.x after 31-Jan-98. Otherwise, the program can be updated for $15 or registered in full for $25. [JLC]

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