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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.

 
 

“Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition” Unravels iCloud Confusions

Still trying to wrap your head around how to use iCloud Drive or the best way to manage your photos via iCloud? Joe Kissell’s best-selling “Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition” is now available to answer your questions.

 
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FCC Hopes Third Time Is the Charm for Net Neutrality Rules

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