Thoughtful, detailed coverage of the Mac, iPhone, and iPad, plus the best-selling Take Control ebooks.

 

 

Pick an apple! 
 
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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/08-Sep-03

Send Article to a Friend

Hog Bay Notebook comments -- Readers weigh in on what they like and dislike about Hog Bay Notebook in comparison to other snippet keepers. (4 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2051>

Internet vulnerabilities -- So is the Internet more or less vulnerable than Chuck Goolsbee described in his interview? And does the Internet make for a good target for terrorists anyway? (14 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2053>

Concerns with Google -- After our announcement of the experiment with Google AdSense, a reader wrote in with some concerns based on the Google Watch Web site. That then prompted some fascinating responses about the Google Watch Web site's biases, including the fact that there's a Google Watch Watch site. (4 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2054>

DealBITS drawings comments -- Discussions of how to handle duplicate entries in DealBITS drawings. (5 messages)

<http://db.tidbits.com/getbits.acgi?tlkthrd=2055>

 

READERS LIKE YOU! Support TidBITS by becoming a member today!
Check out the perks at <http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html>
Special thanks to Jonathan Fewtrell, Harro de Jong, Frank Geddes, and
Joe & LiB Shore for their generous support!