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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.

 
 

Safari has become the new Internet Explorer, at least if you believe developer Nolan Lawson. In a blog post, Lawson laments Apple’s absence at the recent EdgeConf developer conference, and goes on to chide Apple for not properly implementing new Web technologies in Safari. Lawson argues that as a result, like Internet Explorer once did, Safari is holding the Web back.

 
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