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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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iPhone Apps That Go Beyond Entertainment -- Readers note that some iPhone applications can be purchased only from the U.S. App Store. (5 messages)


Eudora folder merge? How do you merge two Eudora folders prior to moving to a new email program? (3 messages)


Odysseus, "Eudora style email client" -- A query about a new email program brings up questions of how well REALbasic can be implemented. (11 messages)


NetShare app on iPhone -- NetShare, which enabled someone to get Internet access on a computer by using an iPhone as a tethered modem, was pulled from the App Store. For those who purchased it, will it be removed at the next sync? (2 messages)


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Backing up Photos While Traveling -- Readers suggest strategies for keeping one's digital photos secure while on the road. (10 messages)


[ANN] Apple Security Update blocks Microsoft's update process -- The latest Apple security update prevents Microsoft AutoUpdate from working under Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. (1 message)


MobileMe Mail and Gmail Go Down Simultaneously -- Readers note issues with MobileMe and Gmail after both services experienced an interruption. (4 messages)

 

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