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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/21-Jul-08

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Thesaurus in Dashboard? One easily overlooked feature of Dashboard is that you can drag multiple instances of a widget onto the screen. (4 messages)


MobileMe and Tiger -- Apple's support for MobileMe is spotty under Mac OS X 10.4. If you're having trouble syncing, try the suggestions in this thread. (8 messages)


iPhone Email Failure -- After upgrading to the iPhone 2.0 software, several people encounter problems receiving email. (8 messages)


MobileMea Culpa: Apple Apologizes, Extends, Revises; More on Tiger -- Readers discuss the security aspects of MobileMe. (2 messages)


MacBook with poor AirPort connection -- MacBooks typically get better wireless reception than MacBook Pros, but one woman's experience suggests otherwise. What else could be going on? (1 message)


Duplicate messages in Mail.app -- What could be the cause of duplicate messages when the network connection is unreliable? (1 message)


Hands Off iPhone Talking in my Car -- Is an iPhone's headset illegal to use as a hands-free option? (12 messages)


Using a GSM cell phone as a modem -- The iPhone connects to the Internet, so why can't it bridge a connection to one's laptop? Readers discuss other options. (3 messages)


iPhone 3G: On the Line in Seattle -- High interest and iPhone shortages are resulting in long lines at Apple Stores and AT&T stores to get the latest iPhone 3G. (5 messages)

 

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