Aladdin Releases Spring Cleaning 5.0 -- Aladdin Systems has released Spring Cleaning 5.0, adding a number of new features to the company's system clean-up and uninstaller utility. New in Spring Cleaning 5.0 is support for drag & drop to limit searches (useful on today's Mac OS X volumes with hundreds of thousands of files), a system menu for Mac OS X, support for actions that require root access in Mac OS X, improved Web cookie management, more customizable searches, and more. Aladdin claims improved performance under Mac OS X, but many actions under Mac OS X are still extremely lengthy. Spring Cleaning 5.0 costs $50, with upgrades from previous versions available at $30 (the same price is available to owners of many other Mac disk utilities). [ACE]
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.