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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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Poker on the Mac -- Jeff Carlson's first article on poker software brings the closet poker players out of the woodwork and sheds light on the differences between playing against computer opponents and real people. (3 messages)

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