Stories by Ryan Faas

How IT should prep for iOS 8

Although Apple has incrementally improved business and enterprise functions with every iOS release, three releases were particularly significant for business users and the IT professionals that support them: iOS 2 (called iPhone OS 2 at the time), which introduced support for Exchange ActiveSync and configuration profiles; iOS 4, which introduced Apple's mobile management and app encryption APIs and helped launch the MDM/EMM industry; and last year's iOS 7, which ratcheted up enterprise security and management capabilities.

The iPhone 6 completes Apple's mobile line-up

Apple this week <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2604468/apple-watch-steals-show-from-biggest-iphone-ever.html">launched its next generation of iPhones</a> -- the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus -- maintaining a two-device product cycle that mimics last year's iPhone 5s and 5c release.

With new iPhones - and a watch - Apple moves on from Jobs

Apple certainly had a lot to announce and preview during its almost-two-hour media event for the launch of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, which included not only new phones but the company's new mobile payments system known as Apple Pay and the first preview of the Apple Watch -- set to debut sometime early next year.

'Oleg Pliss' hack makes for a perfect teachable IT moment

Earlier this week, a number of iOS device owners woke up to discover that someone had locked them out of the iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. The attack, primarily aimed at users in Australia and New Zealand (though there are now reports of users in North America and other countries being hit), demanded a ransom be paid to unlock each device. Ironically, the PayPal account referenced in the demand did not seem to even exist.