Ryan FaasRyan 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., Computerworld Follow me on Google+

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.

Secrets of Mac trackpad, from iBook to MacBook Air

Depending on which Mac laptop you have, there are up to 10 specialized trackpad functions you can use to make navigating the screen, Mac OS X and various applications faster and easier. Computerworld’s Ryan Faas takes a look at each of them.

Apple’s 17-inch MacBook Pro wins over a skeptic

Computerworld’s Ryan Faas was skeptical about Apple’s largest laptop model. But a little time with the 17-inch MacBook Pro convinced him to rethink his stance.

Top 25 overlooked and underrated features in Leopard

Computerworld’s Ryan Faas looks at the OS X 10.5 features that are buried just beneath the surface, unknown or ignored by users even though they’ve had Leopard installed for months.

Making Leopard servers simple

Leopard Server, the newest version of Mac OS X Server, sports many updated features, the most innovative of which is a new interface that simplifies server setup and management, according to Computerworld’s Ryan Faas.

Computerworld's Mac gift guide

Computerworld's Ryan Faas offers 10 holiday gift ideas for your favorite Mac fan.

Computerworld: Leopard hits and misses

Computerworld looks at what Apple got right and wrong with OS X 10.5.

Computerworld: Leopard Server vs. Windows Server

Ryan Faas compares Leopard Server with Windows Server in this comprehensive look at the two workgroup server tools.

Computerworld: 15 iPhone 2.0 fixes

Computerworld's Ryan Faas details 15 changes he hopes to see when Apple rolls out the next version of its mobile phone.

Computerworld: Hands-on with iWork '08

Computerworld's Ryan Faas takes an in-depth work at each of the components of Apple's updated productivity suite, including the new Numbers spreadsheet app.

Dumping Microsoft Office for an alternative suite

Interested in dumping Microsoft Office but don't know where to find a replacement? Here's a roundup of some possible contenders, ranging from software from Apple to software that's available for free.

How to make Tiger roar like a Leopard

Ryan Faas offers suggestions for how Tiger users can make their operating systems more like Leopard by using a variety of open source, shareware and commercial applications.

Understanding Mac OS X Open Directory

Computerworld's Ryan Faas offers a tutorial on OS X's native directory service, Open Directory.

Mac administration in a Windows world

Computerworld evaluates Direct Control for Mac, an Active Directory support tool for Macs in a corporate network.

Computerworld: Hands on with Apple TV

Computerworld spends some time with Apple TV and declares that Apple's set-top box offers both simplicity and class.

Mac support in an Active Directory environment

Supporting Macs in Windows Active Directory environments can be a challenge, so Ryan Faas has helped break it down.