Articles by Chris Hauk

Chris Hauk

MacTrast Senior Editor, and self-described "magnificent bastard," Chris Hauk owns Phoenix Rising Services and writes for everyone's favorite "bad movie" website, Big Bad Drive-In.

His first Apple product was an iPod Classic 5 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, iPad, iPhone, and 2 Apple TVs to his collection.

He lives somewhere in the deep Southern part of America. Yes, he has to pump in both sunshine, and the Internet.

Don't forget to check out Chris' two latest endeavors, as the "Apple Expert" at Answers.com, and his own personal tech blog at chrishauk.com

EveryAppleVideo – The Largest Apple Video Archive

Posted on 23/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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We all enjoy Apple related videos. From the painful to watch ’80s videos, (UGH! Those clothes! That hair!), all the way up to the current iPhone and iPad commercials currently running on the television networks. Luckily for us, there’s one convenient location we can find them all…

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How To Use The iOS 7 Compass App

Posted on 23/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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With iOS 7, Apple updated most of the iPhone’s built-in apps with a sleeker, simplified look. One of the updated apps was the compass app. Formerly designed to resemble its real-world counterpart, the new Compass app is a study in sleek, black and white utilitarian design.

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Apple Responds to iOS “Backdoors” Charges – Outlines Legitimate Uses for Services

Posted on 23/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Earlier this week saw forensic expert Jonathan Zdziarski disclose what he termed “backdoors” in iOS that could allow for nefarious data collection of information from users’ devices. In addition to an earlier statement denying any underhanded intentions, Apple has also posted a new support document offering a description of the three services highlighted by Zdziarski.

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The Story of Apple’s Pippin Gaming Console

Posted on 22/07/2014 by Chris Hauk

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While there is much talk these days about the possibility of Apple releasing a new version of the Apple TV that will also include gaming features, this isn’t the first time Apple’s name has been connected with gaming on your television.

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