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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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Power Macintosh G3: The Cannonball Express

The Cannonball Express was the fabled train that was so fast it took three men to say "Here she comes," "Here she is," and "There she goes." Computers are fast too, although unlike trains, most aren't self-propelledShow full article

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