Intel officially unveils full Broadwell-based Intel Core CPU lineup — Chip giant Intel on Monday took the covers off if its oft-delayed fifth-generation Intel Core processor family, a revamp that includes significant efficiency improvements and is expected to sit at the heart of Apple’s rumoured all-new MacBook Air.
Based on the 14-nanometer Broadwell microarchitecture, Intel says that the new chips are “purpose-built for the next generation of compute devices.” Manufacturers will have 10 new low-power, 15-watt models and 4 new 28-watt variants to choose from.
Pages and Numbers mail-merge — It’s not a feature directly built into either app but it’spossible through the power of AppleScript. On the Mac OS X Automation site is an AppleScript and Pages page that provides instructions for using the free Pages Data Merge utility (the page also includes a link to that utility). As its name suggests it lets you incorporate data found in a Numbers spreadsheet into a Pages documents. Christopher Breen has more.
Review: Painter Essentials 5 offers fun photo painting with 31 new brushes — Corel Painter Essentials has hit the streets. Targeted toward hobbyists, art enthusiasts and emerging photo painters, Painter Essentials 5 was redesigned to be smoking fast and far easier to use. It includes a whopping 31 new and useful brushes, including some of Painter 2015’s hot new Particle Brushes, plus two new tools for creating mirror and kaleidoscope paintings, a vastly improved photo painting engine, a powerful brush-tracking utility, real-time effect previews, and more.