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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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April Mac OS X Security Update

April Mac OS X Security Update -- Apple last week released the Security Update April 2002 through Software Update and the Apple software downloads siteShow full article

DVD Studio Pro 1.5 Supports Mac OS X

DVD Studio Pro 1.5 Supports Mac OS X -- Apple today announced the release of DVD Studio Pro 1.5, a new version of the company's professional DVD authoring tool that adds Mac OS X compatibilityShow full article

Free Macworld Expo NY 2002 Exhibit Passes

Free Macworld Expo NY 2002 Exhibit Passes -- If you're thinking about attending Macworld Expo in New York City from 17-Jul-02 through 19-Jul-02, you can register now through April 23rd to get a free exhibit hall pass (supposedly a $35 value)Show full article

Top Mac OS X Utilities: Restoring Third Party Capabilities

In the first installment of this series on Mac OS X utilities, I looked at utilities that restored capabilities inherent to Mac OS 9 that we had all been accustomed to over the yearsShow full article

Two Bytes of the Cherry: Unicode and Mac OS X, Part 2

In the first part of this article, I introduced you to Unicode, a grand unification scheme whereby every character in every writing system would be represented by a unique value, up to a potential one million distinct characters and symbolsShow full article

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