RAM Upgrades for the Late 2015 Apple iMac

Apple’s released new iMac Models today in both 21.5 inch and 27 inch displays. Their tech specs state that these new iMacs take faster 1867MHz ram vs the slower 1600MHz ram that’s been in close to every mac for the past few years.

I have yet to find a memory vendor that actually sells 1867MHz ram for the new iMacs (except for Amazon) but as in the past when the new Apple computers ship the memory vendors eventually carry the new ram upgrades for the new models and I will update ramseeker when the time comes.

Of course, if you really need a Maxed out late 2015 iMac today then the only other option will be to buy it direct from Apple, but the memory direct from Apple isn’t all that cheap:

The cost to upgrade from the stock 8GB to 16GB is a $200 price bump, and if you want to max out your brand new iMac it will cost you $400 for 32GB of RAM from Apple compared to what looks to be about $100/16GB if the pricing I found at Amazon are any indication.

For more info on the new Apple iMacs:

Apple, of course but also Jason Snell has a review of the new iMacs over at Macworld.

I will keep you updated when the other vendors come on board with more ram upgrade options for the new late 2015 iMac models with retina displays.

Will Apple’s Control-Freakery Turn Personal Computers Into Big iPhones?

Dan Gillmor, writing for Slate asks this question as he ponders the future of Apple’s Devices:

I’d just purchased was probably my last Mac. Apple, I said, was becoming more and more control-freakish in how it allowed customers to use the hardware they’d purchased. It seemed clear that the company intended to move its personal computers “into a more iPad/iPhone-like ecosystem, where Apple gives you permission to use the computers you buy in only the ways Apple considers appropriate.

With the release of Apple’s new iPad Pro he might be on to something. I know the Mac isn’t going anywhere tomorrow, but some have already switched to using their iPads as their primary devices so Dan might be on to something.

Austin Mann’s iPhone 6s Camera Reviews.

This is worth a look if you’re at all interested in how the iPhone 6s cameras compare vs the iPhone 6 cameras. Are their really improvements?

We’ve shot a lot on the 6s. In fact, we’ve already shot 2121 photos + 55 panoramas + 237 time-lapses + 1310 videos (including Live Photos)!

All along the way we’ve been carefully comparing the results to the iPhone 6.

Ars Technica Reviews Android Marshmallow 6.0

Ars Technica has one of the most thorough reviews on Android’s operating system spanning over 12 pages:

Marshmallow makes many long-requested features a reality with selectable app permissions, a data backup system that actually works, and the ability to format SD cards as Ext4, allowing the system to treat cards just like internal storage. Marshmallow is also prepared for the future with support for USB Type-C’s power delivery spec, a Fingerprint authentication API, and 4K display support. And, as with any Android release, there’s also lots of new Googley stuff—a slick new search interface and a contextual search mode called “Google Now on Tap,” for example.

As a current Android user I’m interested to see what Marshmallow looks like in real life, but in the meantime this article is a great way to explore Google’s new software

Chromecast Audio Review

Dan Moren at Six Colors reviews the new Google Chromecast Audio:

The Chromecast Audio is an interesting product, but after I spent about an hour or so playing around with it, I realized that I don’t really have much of a need for it. But that doesn’t mean it’s a bad product, necessarily, just that my setup doesn’t really lend itself to this device.

I have been interested in this device to replace my bluetooth wireles transmitter device and this is one of the first reviews I have seen.

The Search for the Fastest Content Blocker for iOS

Ben Brooks at Brooks Review has researched most, if not all of the content blockers available for iOS and has come up with a four part review of all the most popular content blockers available and what are the fastest:

Which content blocker for iOS 9 is the best? I have no clue, but I did test a bunch to find out which one is the fastest.

If you want to speed up your browsing experience and stop getting tracked by websites then you need a good content blocker and Ben’s results can help you find the right one.