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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.

 
 

Hot Topics in TidBITS Talk/31-Jan-05

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Macworld Expo in decline? Although the number of vendors at Macworld Expo San Francisco 2005 was up, the increase is offset by the number of iPod-specific (non-Mac) booths. Does this point to less interest in Macworld Expo? (4 messages)

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Pages first impressions -- Readers share their initial experiences with Apple's new word-processing/page-layout application, Pages. (3 messages)

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iWork and other applications -- Does Pages import data from other applications, such as Microsoft Excel or FileMaker? (5 messages)

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Memory for the Mac mini -- Readers share suggestions on where to buy more RAM for the Mac mini, taking memory quality into consideration as well as price. (4 messages)

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Remember Watson? Karelia's Watson search utility was flying high before Apple introduced an improved Sherlock utility that copied many of Watson's features. Now, Watson is owned by Sun, and people are talking about making Watson on the Mac open-source. Will Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger's Dashboard widgets replace Watson's functionality? (19 messages)

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