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Ryan Faas is a technology journalist and author who has been writing about Apple, business and enterprise IT topics, and the mobile industry for over a decade. He is author and/or editor of ten technology books. He is a prolific freelance writer whose work has been featured on Computerworld, Enterprise Mobile Today, InformIT, Peachpit Press, Cult of Mac, Cult of Android, About.com, and Datamation. In 2008 he was awarded a Neal National Business Journalism award for his work featured in Computerworld's "Week of Leopard" series.

In addition to writing, Ryan has spent a large portion of the past fifteen years in the systems/network engineering and IT management fields as an IT director, systems administrator, trainer, and all round multi-platform and mobile device technology consultant. His client list ranges from human services agencies, small non-profits, and private schools to fortune 500 hundred companies and major media agencies.

ICloud and IOS 5: New Challenges for Business

The ongoing march of iPads and iPhones into workplaces of all shapes and sizes is beginning to make Apple a fairly common tech brand in businesses and enterprises.

Windows 8, From an iPad User's View

The Windows 8 demo from the All Things Digital conference left me kind of confused. More accurately, it left me thinking Microsoft is kind of confused.

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Mac OS X: Make Snow Leopard (and Other Cats) Roar Like Lion

With a second preview version now in the hands of app developers, Apple's next generation of Mac OS X (Lion) appears to be on track for release this summer.

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Amazon Touts E-Book Sales; Kindles, Not so Much

Analysis: Why Amazon may be selling lots of ebooks but not so many Kindles.

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Verizon iPhone Choice: Unlimited Data Now or Next-Gen iPhone in the Summer

Verizon is dangling the carrot of unlimited data plans to convince users to buy an iPhone now and forego a new model this summer.

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HP Delays its Tablet Announcement

Analysis: HP plans its webOS announcement after CES rather than battle for the spotlight amid other tablet news.

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Why Nook Beat Print at Barnes & Noble

Barnes and Noble is selling more e-books than print books online for some excellent reasons -- including really good platform design decisions.

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Should You Consider Windows Phone 7?

With somewhat better than expected sales, is Windows Phone 7 a viable smartphone platform worth considering over Android and the iPhone?

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The iPad Lock: Guard Your Tablet

Tablets are incredibly portable, but that also makes them easy to steal. One company offers a potential solution.

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White iPhone for Verizon?

Analyst Shaw Wu reports that Verizon may be desperate to sell iPhones early next year. Meanwhile white iPhones are said to finally ship around the same time.

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Nook Color's Jailbreak: What Does it Mean for Barnes and Noble?

If the retailer casts a blind eye to jailbreaks, it could end up selling more Nooks. Or it could engage in the same cat-and-mouse game that Apple does with the iPhone/iPad.

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Is Apple Sabotaging 4G MiFi on the iPad?

A recent series of tests reveal the iPad performs slower on 4G hotspots than other devices. What's going on here?

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Video Chat: Tango Goes Beyond Apple's FaceTime

Testing out Tango's free video chat app.

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Are Unlocked Smartphones Finally Coming to Americans?

HP's decision to offer an unlocked Palm Pre 2 in the U.S. could be a harbinger of things to come.

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Facebook 'Mobile' Event Nov. 3: Will a Facebook Phone Surface?

If Facebook is announcing a phone this week, what will it be and will it fit into a crowded mobile market?

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