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.
Published by Jason W. Ellis
I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.
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