Articles by 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

New Video Demos Using Apple Pay at McDonald’s

Posted on 20/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple’s iOS 8.1 update earlier today enabled Apple’s electronic payments service, Apple Pay, on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets. A new video shows an iPhone 6 user paying for his lunch at McDonald’s via Apple Pay.

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Apple Releases iOS 8.1 Update – Apple Pay, Camera Roll, SMS Relay, and More

Posted on 20/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has released iOS 8.1. The update offers significant features updates to users of Apple’s popular iOS devices, including the activation of Apple Pay, iOS 8/Yosemite Continuity features such as SMS Relay and Instant Hotspot, plus access to iCloud Photo Library, the return of Camera Roll to the Photos app, bug fixes, and more.

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Report: Apple Working to Get Beats Music Subs Down to $5 per Month

Posted on 20/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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While Apple is reported to be negotiating with record companies to drop the subscription price of a revamped Beats Music service down to $5 per month, Spotify has effectively dropped the price of its streaming music service by giving family members of subscribers a 50% price cut.

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Apple Expects Slow Retail Adoption of Apple Pay

Posted on 20/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Today is the day Apple Pay debuts in the marketplace, and SVP Eddy Cue tells The Wall Street Journal that the company expects a slow adoption of the service by retail stores, and also expects to see in-app purchases making up most of the transactions in the early going.

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All Bose Products Pulled From Apple’s Online Store

Posted on 17/10/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Following rumors that Apple would soon be pulling all Bose products from the shelves of its Apple Retail Stores, comes the news that all Bose products -including all headphones and speakers – have been pulled from the Apple online store.

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