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.
Drowning in email? You need filters, and according to William Porter, you need Mailsmith, thanks to its innovative distributed filtering approach. Matt Neuburg offers a quick look at the new StuffIt Deluxe 7 and its new StuffIt X file format, we announce our sessions at the upcoming O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference, and we glance at a trio of updates from Apple, a new version of the PowerMate software, and an 8-inch Godzilla-shaped FireWire hub.
Apple Releases Mac OS X 10.2.1 and iTunes 3.0.1 -- Apple pushed a trio of small upgrades out the door last week through Software Update and as separate downloadsShow full article
PowerMate 1.5 Released -- Griffin Technology has released PowerMate 1.5, an update to the software running its eerily popular $45 multimedia controller (the "shiny knob" we wrote about in our Macworld Expo San Francisco 2002 superlatives articleShow full article
DragThing 4.5 Gets Tabbed -- James Thomson's DragThing, the favorite Mac OS X launcher of some of us here at TidBITS, has now been upgraded to version 4.5Show full article
Hubzilla Meets Macintosh -- Okay, this is just too funny. Charismac Engineering has introduced a 4-port FireWire hub embedded into an 8-inch (20 cm) tall plastic Godzilla toyShow full article
Next week, after celebrating Tonya's birthday on Sunday, I'm jetting off to Santa Clara, CA to speak at and attend the O'Reilly Mac OS X Conference from September 30th through October 3rdShow full article
Perhaps you've never been tight on disk space; and perhaps you've always lived in some remote hermitage with no desire to share files with others. But I doubt itShow full article
We've never met, but I know something about you: you're getting more email this year than you did last year, possibly a lot more. If you simply let messages pile up in your incoming and outgoing mailboxes, sooner or later you'll have an organizational nightmare on your handsShow full article