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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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Visual Basic a Casualty of Processor War -- Matt Neuburg's article about the demise of Microsoft's Visual Basic on the Mac spurs discussion of the utility of Visual Basic and Virtual PC. 32 messages


Leopard wish list -- Did Apple's preview of Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard fulfill your wishes for the next version of the operating system? TidBITS readers share and debate their own ideas. 43 messages


iTunes Server -- It's one thing to share a common set of music files from one computer using iTunes, but what if each person accessing it wants their own playlists and song ratings? 4 messages


Retrospect to DVD - what write speed do you get? The type of DVD media you use for backups can affect the write performance in Retrospect. 8 messages


Recovering audio from aging CD-Rs -- Remember all those audio CDs you burned several years ago? They might not be holding up well over time. How do you get the audio off of them? 5 messages


AOL Drops Fees, Offers 5 GB Free Storage -- Glenn Fleishman's article on AOL's new pricing prompts some ruminating on online video and video iPod sales. 2 messages

 

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