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What you need to know

  • Apple's M1 Macs are so quiet some people are finding them too quiet.
  • FanFan is an app that brings the whirring fans back.

Apple's M1 MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, Mac mini, and iMac are apparently so quiet that some people are finding that it's putting them off doing their work, so there's an app that does one thing and one thing only — it brings that fan whir back.

When Apple announced its Apple silicon transition, power consumption and raw performance were two of the big benefits we heard all about. Both of those things mean that Apple doesn't need to spin the fans up quite so often — because it isn't trying to cool an Intel chip moments before combustion. But that means that the new machines are too quiet for some. And that's where FanFan comes to the rescue.

With its state of the art Fan Simulation Engine (patent pending), FanFan can bring back that soothing sound of computer fans to your Apple Silicon Mac.

Okey dokey! You can download FanFan for free right now and while it's unlikely too many people will be desperate to get that fan whir back into their life, it's true that a lot of people don't like working in an environment that's silent. So there you go — this is for you!

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