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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/05-May-08

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AppleWorks Replacement -- A reader discovers a replacement for AppleWorks Spreadsheet in DataGraph. (2 messages)


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Selectively Pruning Time Machine Backups -- The mechanisms for deleting portions of a Time Machine backup are confusingly opaque. (5 messages)


OmniFocus: the interface is weak but the project is willing -- Readers respond to Matt Neuburg's review of OmniFocus. (5 messages)


auto-filing of read mail in Apple Mail -- More Eudora-to-Mail woes, this time the inability to automatically file read messages. However, the solution might be tackled from the opposite direction. (3 messages)


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