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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.

Internet Set-Top Boxes: What Do Users Want?

Analysis: In the range of Internet-enabled TV options, how you watch is as important as what you watch.

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Concerned About Firesheep? Here are Some Secure Wi-Fi Alternatives

Firesheep highlights the danger of public Wi-Fi networks, but there are other on-the-go options to consider.

Why the MacBook Air is Wrong About DVD Drives

Apple and netbook manufacturers have proved optical drives aren't critical, but they're still not ready to be buried just yet.

The 30 Best Safari Extensions -- So Far

Apple's browser recently joined Firefox and Chrome in offering extensions. Which ones should you install?

Apple's Lion: A Marriage of IOS and OS X

Apple's Back to the Mac event yesterday was preceded by plenty of speculation. Some of it was dead on -- such as predictions of revamped MacBook Air models.

RIM's PlayBook vs. Tomorrow's iPad

The PlayBook isn't meant to compete with the iPad in the consumer market -- it is primarily designed to be a business and enterprise tablet.

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Apple's Updated iPhone Configuration Tool: A Closer Look

Analysis: Apple demonstrates its interest in small-business community needs by offering solutions such as this update.

5 Reasons to Upgrade to Apple's Safari 5

Apple's updated Safari Web browser for Mac OS adds support for browser extensions and sharpens overall performance.

5 Reasons to Upgrade to Apple's Safari 5

The biggest change is bringing extensions to the browser.

Why Is Apple's Developers Conference Snubbing IT?

Next week's WWDC is aimed squarely at iPhone/iPad app development.

Apple's iPad Applies for a Job in the Enterprise — Without Office

For the iPad to snag a position in the workplace, much will depend on whether its iWork apps are business-oriented and whether any compatibility issues are addressed.

Snow Leopard's 64-Bit Secrets

What's the Real Deal With 64-bit Computing in Snow Leopard?

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Apple's Snow Leopard OS: Ultimate Upgrade FAQ

In building Snow Leopard, the latest version of Mac OS X (version 10.6), Apple focused more on under-the-hood improvements to boost speed and stability than on...

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Ten Free Mac Tools for Getting Work Done

Mac productivity software doesn't have to cost a lot -- or, indeed, anything at all. Here are 10 great apps that will help you get stuff done on your Mac for free.

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New MacBook Pro SD Slot Offers Possibilities

Analysis: Apple's new MacBook Pro models have an SD card slot, but the feature means more than just an easy way to transfer digital photos.