Articles By Ryan Faas

Apple and Google: we’ve seen the cloud from both sides now

Apple and Google now dominate the world's smartphone and mobile device markets and both are now pushing quickly into the cloud. While Apple this week finally acknowledged the cloud as the future of

Published on: June 9th, 2011 Ryan Faas

Windows Phone 7 vs. iPhone – feature comparison

With all the features of Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 now out in the open -- along with details about the handsets available on Telus Mobility, Bell Mobility and Rogers Wireless here in Canada.

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Ryan Faas

5 fantastic new or updated Apple Safari 5 features

Although it wasn't mentioned during Apple CEO Steve Jobs' keynote address Monday at WWDC, Apple launched an updated version of its Safari Web browser for Mac OS X 10.5.8 and 10.6.2 or higher,

Published on: June 15th, 2010 Ryan Faas

Mac Mini server a great fit for small business

When Apple announced the server edition of its popular Mac Mini late in October, I was excited that the company was finally offering a low-cost small-business server at a terrific price point ($999)

Published on: March 22nd, 2010 Ryan Faas

How to decide if your business is ready for the iPhone

When the iPhone was first launched in June 2007, it was generally panned by IT managers and systems administrators. It didn't support any encryption of user data, could not have any enforced security

Published on: January 18th, 2010 Ryan Faas

Top 10 free apps to boost your productivity on the Mac

Microsoft's recent "Laptop Hunters" ad campaign is centered on the idea that Macs are more expensive than PCs and that the cost of core business and productivity tools for the Mac add to

Published on: August 21st, 2009 Ryan Faas

In Sync – How to keep your data updated both online and offline

Remember the early days of PDAs? They revolutionized the concept of a planner by combining calendars, contacts and notes into a compact, easy-to-carry device that could be connected to and synced with your

Published on: July 20th, 2009 Ryan Faas

15 fast and easy ways to hack-proof your Mac

One of the commonly touted advantages to using a Mac is that it's more secure and less prone to malware than a PC running Windows. It's easy to see where this attitude comes

Published on: May 1st, 2009 Ryan Faas

Apple Safari 4 – In-your-face browser is fast, fun and feature rich

Apple Inc.'s decision to offer a public beta of its new Safari 4 Web browser - available for Mac OS X and Windows XP and Vista - caught the tech world by surprise.

Published on: February 27th, 2009 Ryan Faas

Ten ways to turn your Mac into a lean, mean, agile machine…right now

Apple Inc. hasn't done much talking about Snow Leopard, the next-generation update to Mac OS X that's due to be released in 2009 (possibly within the first quarter of the year).But in what

Published on: December 15th, 2008 Ryan Faas

How to optimize the iPhone for business

After the release of the [iPhone 3G (and the iPhone 2 .0 update for first-generation iPhones ), I reviewed the challenges facing corporate IT departments integrating the iPhone as a business device. In

Published on: December 15th, 2008 Ryan Faas

How to push e-mail to the iPhone without Exchange

Though the iPhone supports all common e-mail protocols, Exchange is the only business-oriented option for offering push notification of new messages as well as over-the-air updates to calendar and contact items. Sure, push

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Ryan Faas

How to successfully deploy the iPhone 3G for business

Mobile applications for specific business needs can offer a wide range of benefits for users: access to internal databases and server-based applications (anything from sales and product management tools to patient information systems)

Published on: November 3rd, 2008 Ryan Faas

Get Windows and Leopard to Play Nice

Apple Inc. offers two ways to accomplish this task: Leopard's ability to share files and printers with Windows machines, and the ability of Intel-based Macs to run Windows using either Boot Camp (which

Published on: October 15th, 2008 Ryan Faas

How to get the best of both worlds – make Mac and Windows work together

One of the major selling points for Macs and Mac OS X Leopard these days is their ability to work well in a largely Windows world. Apple Inc. offers two ways to accomplish

Published on: September 11th, 2008 Ryan Faas