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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/11-Apr-05

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Guest PC -- A reader solicits opinions on using the PC emulator Guest PC. (3 messages)

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PowerBook-using cats -- Matt Neuburg's April Fools article about a cat accidentally downloading the next version of Mac OS X prompts other cat owners to relate tales (tails?) of cat-inspired Web browsing. (2 messages)

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iPod double-shuffle -- Holy duplication, Batman! Our April Fools announcement of the iPod double-shuffle (which has a Wrigley's Doublemint gum design) is one thing, but you can actually order gum-themed decals for the iPod shuffle. (1 message)

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DVD Jon vs Apple -- This active discussion about copy protection evolves into a look at copyright laws and how extended copyright periods affect works. (50 messages)

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