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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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Database Syncing -- Our Macworld Expo superlatives article mentioned SyncDeK for synchronizing databases, but a reader points out that fmSQL Synch has done similar work for years. (1 message)


HD movies and the Mac -- Now that HD video capture is starting to trickle down to consumer-priced levels, what's available for the Mac? Are we stuck with MiniDV tapes still, or is there hope with the new hard-disk-based cameras? (4 messages)


The Grouch -- Remember when your Mac's Trash had the capability to sing to you? You can do it under Mac OS X, using a few different methods. The original author even weighs in! (8 messages)


Daylight Saving Time May Bite the Out-of-Date -- Could the problem of time synchronization with the adjusted Daylight Saving Time have been averted by more diligent Macintosh software engineering? (1 message)


Article on carpal tunnel -- An article about carpal tunnel syndrome leads to discussion of similar repetitive strain injuries (5 messages)

 

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