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.
Apple's PowerBooks not only redefined the laptop computer industry, but also embodied a nebulous combination of style, innovation, and prestige - elements Apple has been trying regain. In this issue, we take real-world looks at the newest contenders: the PowerBook 1400 and 3400, the latter currently holding the title as fastest laptop in the world. Also, Adam raises some interesting questions about Apple's decision to drop Open Transport in Rhapsody.
CDA Goes to Washington -- The U.S. Supreme Court has begun hearings on the Communications Decency Act. I won't pretend to analyze the results of the initial oral arguments, but I found reading the complete transcript to be fascinatingShow full article
About Those R&D Numbers -- Several readers wrote into comment about the numbers Apple was bandying around in relation to the research and development budgetsShow full article
Macromedia Fixes Shockwave Director -- On 19-Mar-97, Macromedia issued a fix for the security holes in Shockwave Director we reported on last week (see TidBITS-370)Show full article
As many of you know from reading my article in TidBITS-370, Apple has announced that Open Transport will enter "maintenance mode" and eventually be replaced in Rhapsody by Unix BSD (Berkeley Standard Distribution) networking codeShow full article
When Apple introduced its first family of laptop computers, the PowerBook 100, 140, and 170, the machines were hailed as capable and feature-rich, and were attractive and usable to bootShow full article
I was overjoyed to have been selected as a seed site to test a new PowerBook, the much-anticipated machine code-named Hooper, which Apple shipped on 17-Feb-97 as the PowerBook 3400Show full article