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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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Converting (local) Time Machine backups to Time Machine sparsebundle (network) -- A reader wants to know how to restore a Time Machine backup stored on a connected hard disk now that the drive is connected to a Time Capsule. (1 message)


Problem with Entourage 2004 (vers. 11.4.0) -- An old rule that references an AppleScript script prevented Entourage from checking mail; in the meantime, readers highlight several troubleshooting resources. (7 messages)


Printing text messages -- MegaPhone makes it easy to transfer files to the iPhone for easy access. (5 messages)


Printer sharing problem -- A shared printer stops working; is Leopard to blame? The solution may require spelunking among the printer drivers. (4 messages)


Strange Behavior with Gmail & Two Macs -- What could be causing Gmail to ignore some messages for one machine but not the other? (5 messages)

**not so negative at all...** The only perceived downside to Apple's latest quarterly earnings was flat iPod sales, but is 10 million really bad news? (2 messages)


Dealing with FLAC audio files -- iTunes won't play FLAC-formatted audio files, but a few other utilities can help. (10 messages)


Shell scripting Classic with bash? A reader is looking for help in updating data that previously ran only under Classic on the Mac so that it can be read under Windows (on a MacBook Pro). (3 messages)


New HP 2133 Mini-Notebook -- How does HP's new mini-notebook compare to the MacBook Air? (2 messages)


QuickTime SWFs -- Built-in Flash support appears to have been removed in the latest version of QuickTime. What options are there for easily ready .swf files (other than Flash Player)? (3 messages)

 

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