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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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Mac OS 9.2.1 Released

Mac OS 9.2.1 Released -- Apple has released Mac OS 9.2.1, an update for "Mac OS X compatible" computers running Mac OS 9.1 or 9.2, which includes the Power Mac G4, Power Macintosh G3, PowerBook G4, PowerBook G3 (except the original PowerBook G3), iMac, and iBook linesShow full article

Quicken 2002 Deluxe Adds Mac OS X Compatibility

Quicken 2002 Deluxe Adds Mac OS X Compatibility -- Intuit has begun shipping Quicken 2002 Deluxe for Macintosh, adding Mac OS X compatibility and a number of online features for managing your financesShow full article

REALbasic 3.5 Released

REALbasic 3.5 Released -- REAL Software, Inc., has released version 3.5 of REALbasic, their easy-to-use visual object-oriented development environment that many consider the true heir of HyperCardShow full article

IPNetRouter 1.6.1 Released

IPNetRouter 1.6.1 Released -- Sustainable Softworks has quietly released IPNetRouter 1.6.1, a minor bug fix that fixes a NAT (Network Address Translation) bug in the more significant release of 1.6 two weeks agoShow full article

Nisus Writer 6.0.2 Improves International Support

Nisus Writer 6.0.2 Improves International Support -- Nisus Software has released Nisus Writer 6.0.2, a free update to the company's flagship word processorShow full article

Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0.3 Released

Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0.3 Released -- Users of Power On Software's versatile calendar and contact information manager can download Now Up-to-Date & Contact 4.0.3Show full article

Mailsmith 1.1.8 Released

Mailsmith 1.1.8 Released -- Bare Bones Software has shipped Mailsmith 1.1.8, a free update that brings bug fixes and a few new features to the company's email clientShow full article

Ecrix, Exabyte Merge

Ecrix, Exabyte Merge -- Ecrix, makers of the VXA-1 tape drive, and Exabyte, makers of high-performance MammothTape drives used in large network backup situations, have announced plans to mergeShow full article

Macworld Expo San Francisco 2002 Free Passes

Macworld Expo San Francisco 2002 Free Passes -- If it's not one Macworld Expo coming up, it's another. If you're making plans to be in San Francisco for the 2002 Macworld Expo there, it's worth visiting the Macworld Expo Web site, where you can register for a free exhibits-only pass (but not the keynote) through 15-Oct-01Show full article

Honors Showcase Apple's Impact

Despite the familiarity those in the Macintosh community have with Apple's innovations and achievements, it often seems that the rest of the world sees Apple as just another computer manufacturerShow full article

Getting Moving Again with EtherMac iPrint LT

One of my clients - David - always seems to call when I'm driving. It must be the universe's idea of a joke: I'm moving, he's not. "I can't print," he says, our new form of greetingShow full article

TiVo: Freedom Through Time-Shifting, Part 1

I didn't realize it, but for years someone has been controlling a large portion of my leisure time: the nameless network executives who create the television schedule. I've never thought of myself as someone who watches a lot of TV, particularly compared to the average viewing time of 19 to 32 hours per week (culled from U.S., Canadian and Japanese sources)Show full article

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