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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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No Issue Next Week -- We won't be publishing TidBITS next Monday to give everyone on the staff a break, particularly Jeff Carlson, who's just finishing iMovie 3: Visual QuickStart Guide and looking forward to a relaxing week culminating with his birthday on May 30th. Also, Tonya and Tristan and I will be driving to Tonya's sister's graduation from Oberlin College; though we don't have an iPod, the iTunes Music Store has inspired me to put together a couple of MP3 CDs of our favorite music to play in an MP3-capable portable CD player we received as a present a few years ago. Look for our next issue on 02-Jun-03. [ACE]

 

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