Intel Releases 10th Generation H-Series Chips

· Andrew Orr · News

A photo shows Intel's new 10th Gen Intel Core H-series processor. Intel Corporation released the new processor family on on April 2, 2020. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Intel released new 10th-generation processors designed for high-end computers, Comet Lake chips built on Intel’s 14 nanometer architecture.

Avoid RISCy Behavior – Mac Geek Gab 795

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

Ever have an iOS device that won’t stay connected to your Mac? How about needing to connect your Thunderbolt 2 devices to your new Thunderbolt 3-equipped Mac? What about proving your location in the past? Or looking up phone numbers?

These are just a few of the questions John and Dave tackle this week. Of course, Cool Stuff Found and Quick Tips are healthily represented as we drive towards the end of 2019. Just make sure to avoid RISCy behavior. Or don’t, and be like Chuck Peddle!

Safari 13 Adds CPU Timeline to Web Inspector

· Andrew Orr · Product News

Safari 13 is adding a CPU Timeline to Web Inspector. This lets web developers measure the CPU usage of a page, energy impact, and more.

Intel Power Gadget Monitors Your Mac's Energy Usage

· Andrew Orr · Cool Stuff Found

Traditional methods to estimate power/energy usage of the processor has always been a cumbersome task that included special purpose tools or instrumentation on the platform along with third party equipment. Intel Power Gadget is supported on Windows and macOS and includes an application, driver, and libraries to monitor and estimate real-time processor package power information in watts using the energy counters in the processor. In version 3.0 there are more features that include estimation of power on multi-socket systems as well as externally callable APIs to extract power information within sections of code.

Intel Power Gadget Monitors Your Mac’s Energy Usage

Geekbench Results Tease 6-Core MacBook Pro with 32GB RAM

· Jim Tanous · Rumor

Geekbench results posted this weekend appear to show an upcoming MacBook Pro featuring the latest 6-core Intel processor and 32GB of RAM, a major upgrade over the current 4-core models limited to 16GB of RAM. This suggests that a 6-core MacBook Pro could make its debut this week at WWDC.

Disable tailspind and spindump to Speed Up your Mac

· Dave Hamilton · How-To

tailspind and spindump processes running full CPU on Mac

Apple’s macOS High Sierra introduced enough performance enhancements that my dual-core, 2011 MacBook Air felt like it had new life breathed into it. Occasionally, though – and more and more frequently recently – events would cascade such that my CPU would run at full tilt for 5-10 minutes before finally settling in. When that was happening, Activity Monitor and/or iStat Menus would show two system processes chewing up CPU: tailspind and spindump. Thankfully, we now know how to stop that.

Get Detailed CPU Info From Mac's Command Line

· John Martellaro · Quick Tip

Terminal app

It’s easy to get hardware information about your Mac from “About This Mac.” But the command line data can provide some extra tidbits that the GUI leaves out. John shows you how to reveal detail of your CPU from the Terminal app.