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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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Tiger: Performance, Stability, Security -- The preview of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger features at WWDC prompts discussion of how the operating system's performance will be improved. (4 messages)

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Apple copying small developers -- The new Dashboard feature in Tiger has a lot in common with Konfabulator. To what extent is Apple copying programs from small developers, and should the company be paying for them? The consensus is that the situation isn't as simple as it may have initially appeared. (30 messages)

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HFS+ on Tiger? Readers make the case for and against case-sensitivity in filenames, and how the operating system recognizes files. (28 messages)

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