Apple made it clear this week that one of the industries it hopes to reinvent is education -- an area in which the company has a long history. Columnist Ryan Faas explains what Apple has in mind for schools.
Companies with large deployments of Macs may be eying Apple's new OS X Lion warily. Ryan Faas offers advice on how to roll it out successfully.
The HP TouchPad arrives July 1. Can it, unlike earlier iPad rivals, finally take a bite of Apple's success in the tablet market? Columnist Ryan Faas thinks it just might.
With its upcoming iCloud service, Apple takes a common concept -- cloud computing -- and pares it back to core functions. Columnist Ryan Faas compares Apple's plans with what Google already offers.
Although many of the features Apple talked up Monday during the WWDC keynote could be a boon to enterprise IT shops, some could pose security challenges, says columnist Ryan Faas.
While Microsoft's Windows 8 offers 'a lot of good ideas,' says columnist Ryan Faas, it risks confusing users by being too gesture-intensive.
Apple has already said it'll be highlighting its new iCloud service, the Lion OS and iOS 5 at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference. Columnist Ryan Faas offers a sneak peek at some of the details.
In addition to a variety of new features, Mac OS X 10.7 'Lion' is getting something all new: Lion Server, which will be bundled with it for free.
The recent publicity about whether iPhones and iPads are keeping tabs on their users' whereabouts -- they are -- left a lot of people wondering what Apple's up to. Columnist Ryan Faas offers his take on the location-tracking brouhaha.
Why wait until the new version of Mac OS X is released this summer? With the right tools, you can get some of the features promised for Lion in Snow Leopard, Leopard or Tiger now.
Why wait until Lion is released this summer? With the right tools, you can get many of the features promised for the upcoming OS in Snow Leopard, Leopard or Tiger today.
2010 was a phenomenal year for Apple, given the successful rollouts of the iPad, the new iPhone 4 and iOS 4, says Ryan Faas. He looks back at the year's hardware highs and lows with an eye on what's coming in 2011.
Try out these add-ons -- from Apple's Safari Extensions Gallery and beyond -- for better social networking, tab management, security and more.
Among other announcements at its 'Back to the Mac' event, Apple offered a sneak peek at Mac OS X 10.7 'Lion,' which borrows a number of features from the iPad. Is that a good thing? Perhaps, says columnist Ryan Faas.
Now that Microsoft has unveiled Windows Phone 7, the long-raging debate between Windows and Mac fans can move into the mobile OS world. Columnist Ryan Faas takes a look at how Microsoft's new mobile offering stacks up against Apple's iOS.
A free app called Tango is challenging Apple's FaceTime and Android's Qik by offering video chat on a variety of hardware and software platforms.
RIM's PlayBook tablet, which is already being seen as a good fit for the enterprise, will face an updated iPad by the time it arrives in 2011. Columnist Ryan Faas weighs in on the upcoming fight.
Without much fanfare, Apple this week updated its iPhone Configuration Utility when it released iOS 4.1.
While the new iPods and Apple's soon-to-come updates for iOS 4 were big announcements on Wednesday, the revamped Apple TV and iTunes 10 featuring Apple's new 'Ping' social network for music show where Apple hopes to go in the years ahead.
Apple's iPhone has always had something of an image problem in the workplace, but updates to the phone's operating system have made it easier to manage -- and secure -- than ever before.