Tech Tip Summer Extra: It’s Too Darn Hot!

Somehow it didn’t make it into Cole Porter’s lyrics, but it’s just too darn hot to leave your computer in the car for any length of time.

You know this already, but just a reminder: extreme heat and direct sunlight are really bad for computers. The heat can degrade components, lessen the battery’s lifespan, and even cause the screen to crack. Don’t leave your computer in a hot car even for a short time.

A sleeping computer still generates some heat, so you should also take care to turn your computer off–not just put it to sleep–before you slip it into a bag in this weather.

If you, like me, have a sudden desire to hear Ella’s heavenly interpretation of the Cole Porter classic, here’s a recording.