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.
Other articles in the series Reading the Palm
- Palm Releases Palm m125 Organizer (24 Sep 01)
- Palm Desktop Marks Return of a Familiar Organizer (01 Mar 99)
- New Palm Handhelds Released (22 Feb 99)
- Palm Shows More in Hand at Expo (18 Jan 99)
- Mac Palm Desktop Beta Arrives with Palm VII News (07 Dec 98)
- PalmPilot Upgrade Card Problematic for Mac Users (22 Jun 98)
- Palm Organizer for Macintosh: Details Emerge (01 Jun 98)
- PalmPilot, Part 3: The Best Gadgets Are... Toys? (09 Feb 98)
- PalmPilot, Part 2: Power in Your Pocket (19 Jan 98)
- PalmPilot, Part 1: Hopelessly Devoted (05 Jan 98)
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Apple loves showing fast CPUs helping Macs win Photoshop duels against PCs. But you'll gain more speed from using Photoshop effectively, aided by this week's collection of tips from Iain Anderson. Also in this issue, Jeff Carlson squints at the Palm m505 handheld, DriveSavers aids victims of the 11-Sep-01 tragedy, and the Interface Mafia comes to town. Important releases include Interarchy 5.0.1, Rumpus 2.0, StuffIt Deluxe 6.5, and the Palm m125 organizer.
Palm Releases Palm m125 Organizer -- Adding a bit of spit and polish to its entry-level line of handhelds, Palm has introduced the Palm m125, incorporating the expansion and connectivity features of the Palm m500 seriesShow full article
StuffIt Updates Add File Manipulation Capabilities -- Aladdin Systems has shipped StuffIt Deluxe 6.5, the latest version of the company's venerable package of file compression, archiving, encoding, and manipulation utilitiesShow full article
DriveSavers Donates Free Disk Recovery Services -- Kudos to data recovery service DriveSavers, which is offering free data recovery services to individuals and businesses affected by the September 11th terrorist attacksShow full article
Rumpus 2.0 Offers Industrial Strength FTP Server -- Showing no fear of the built-in Unix FTP server in Mac OS X or Mac OS X Server (at least the former of which is notable for lacking MacBinary support), Maxum Development has released Rumpus 2.0, a significant update to the company's high-performance Macintosh FTP serverShow full article
Interarchy 5.0.1 Fixes Bugs -- Stairways Software has released Interarchy 5.0.1, fixing a number of bugs in the popular Internet file transfer and utility application but adding no new features (see "FTP Disk Feature Highlights Interarchy 5.0" in TidBITS-593)Show full article
Interface Mafia Goes After Bad Interfaces -- Macintosh users are unusually informed and opinionated about interface design, and even though Macintosh developers are usually equally as sensitive to the interfaces of their programs, creating good interfaces is difficult workShow full article
Even when I'm testing various models of handheld organizers for books and articles I write about Palm OS-based handhelds, I keep my Palm Vx nearby. I have to return devices when I'm done reviewing them, and so far the Palm Vx is the only one for which I've shelled out my own money: it's thin, lightweight, and has enough memory to store the data I needShow full article
Adobe Photoshop 6 is the world's leading professional image editor, exhibiting a depth of design and richness of function unequaled in any program I knowShow full article