In the early days of using the MacBook Air, battery life of 5 hours was not unheard of, especially if I was not doing anything related to video.
For normal browsing, bit of email, and mostly writing (code and English!), battery life was pretty good. Some days I would be out and about, and not plugin till the end of the workday.
Then something changed. Somewhere along the line I started to hear this whirring sound, the fan was on full blast, and battery time was closer to 2-3 hours instead of 4-6. Not cool.
Did I install some weird, virus-filled software? Probably not. I’m a little paranoid, and usually keep anti-virus and the like up to the minute.
Did I change some settings while trying to get on to the wireless of one of my favourite coffee shops, which the Mac was stubbornly refusing to detect? May be.
This weekend I decided to figure out what on earth was going on.
Off I went to fire up Activity Monitor, the equivalent of Windows Task Manager. For newbies, you can find it under Applications, Utilities.
Ordering the running processes by CPU utilization, I found something called Adobe Resource Synchronizer eating up 68% CPU! A quick visit with my friend Goo