Advanced tips for Sudden Motion Sensor from Apple, Boost for SSD Owners

I learned that you can disable the Sudden Motion Sensor on MacBooks by following the simple steps on this Apple Knowledge Base article: Apple Portables: Advanced tips for Sudden Motion Sensor. Why would you want to do this? In theory, disabling this sensor when you have an SSD (solid state drive) may shave a tiny smidgen of power use from your laptop, because it will reduce process poling for that sensor. If you have a HDD (hard disk drive), you probably do not want to disable this sensor.

I am a professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on 20th/21st-century American culture, science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology.

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Who is Dynamic Subspace?

Dr. Jason W. Ellis shares his interdisciplinary research and pedagogy on DynamicSubspace.net. Its focus includes the exploration of science, technology, and cultural issues through science fiction and neuroscientific approaches. It includes vintage computing, LEGO, and other wonderful things, too.

He is an Assistant Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY (City Tech) where he teaches college writing, technical communication, and science fiction.

He holds a Ph.D. in English from Kent State University, M.A. in Science Fiction Studies from the University of Liverpool, and B.S. in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech.

He welcomes questions, comments, and inquiries for collaboration via email at jellis at citytech dot cuny dot edu or Twitter @dynamicsubspace.

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