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Julio Ojeda-Zapata is a technology reporter and blogger at the Pioneer Press in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has written books about Twitter, the iPad, and mobile productivity. Keep up with him at ojezap.com and yourtechweblog.com.

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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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Six Windows 10 Features Apple Should Steal

Eight Apple Watch Stands That Stand Out

Apple’s New iPhone Dock Versus the Competition

The 12-inch MacBook: A Different Mac for a Particular User

Apple Watch Try-Ons Are Both Hype and Help

ITbits: Bushel Helps Small Companies Manage Apple Devices

Force Touch Trackpad Makes MacBooks More Compelling

Microsoft Releases Public Preview of Office 2016 for Mac

FunBITS: Sling TV Is Made for Cord Cutters

Microsoft Outlook Arrives for iOS

Windows Goes Universal… and Holographic

Mac Podcast Client Showdown: Native Clients vs. Web Apps

Ergotron Lets Mac Users Stand and Deliver

Microsoft Office Comes to the iPhone, and It’s Free

The Retina iMac: It’s All about the Screen

Physical Keyboards for the iPhone 6 Plus

FunBITS: Hosting Backyard Movie Night

12.2-Inch Samsung Galaxy Tablets Bring Productivity to Android

Microsoft Addresses Notable Complaints with Office for iPad Update

Amazon Fire Phone Too Limited and Gimmicky

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