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Jeff Carlson gave up an opportunity to intern at a design firm during college because he suspected that they really just wanted someone tall to play on their volleyball team, and instead worked in the Whitworth publications office where he got to actually, you know, design stuff. In the intervening years, he's been a designer and writer, authoring best-selling books on the Macintosh, Web design, video editing, and Palm organizers. He's currently a columnist for the Seattle Times, senior editor of the respected electronic newsletter TidBITS, and consumes almost too much coffee. Almost.

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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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Bring iPhone Slo-Mo Videos Back Up to Speed

Why Apple Kept the 16 GB iPhone in Favor of 32 GB

Aperture’s Golden Hour

Sit Up Straight for the Roost Laptop Stand

ExtraBITS for 1 April 2014

OmniOutliner 4 Refines the Outlining Process

Mysterious Mac Pro Posters Appear

Photos Get Renewed Focus in iOS 7

“Take Control of Your Digital Photos,” Chapter 9

“Take Control of Your Digital Photos,” Chapter 8

“Take Control of Your Digital Photos,” Chapter 7

“Take Control of Your Digital Photos,” Chapter 6

“Take Control of Your Digital Photos,” Chapter 5

“Take Control of Your Digital Photos,” Chapter 4

“Take Control of Your Digital Photos,” Chapter 3

“Take Control of Your Digital Photos,” Chapter 1

“Take Control of Your Digital Photos,” Chapter 2

How to Relocate a Dropbox Subfolder to Another Disk

Aperture 3.4.4

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