"Power Nap" for Apple Syncs Your Computer While It Sleeps

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Apple just announced a new feature to OS X Mountain Lion called Power Nap. It syncs your computer's email, keeps track of calendars, syncs to Time Capsule, and downloads App Store and system software updates—all while your computer's asleep.

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This is basically Intel's Smart Connect, just for Apple's stuff, but it's one of the cooler this-gen features out there, so this is great news.

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IceMetalPunk
IceMetalPunk

Doesn't this ruin the point of putting your computer to sleep? I thought sleep mode was intended to lower the power usage...but if you're doing all this radio work and installation and processing, I can't imagine it's not using a lot of power.