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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.

 
 

Why iWork Had to Change (and What That Has to Do with Aperture)

When Apple replaces one of its apps, it gets accused of “dumbing it down” or “iOS-ifying” it. But that isn’t what happened when Apple rebooted iWork, and it isn’t happening with the pending replacement of Aperture with Photos.

 
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Seeing the World through Google-Colored Glasses

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What Apple Data the U.S. Government Can and Cannot Access

iWork for iCloud Beta Recalls iWork.com

Apple and the Coming War Over Patent Trolling

Why Apple Needs to Open Up iOS 7

Ebooks, Footnotes, and Skeuomorphs, Oh My!

Pondering the Social Future of Wearable Computing

 

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