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

T-Mobile to Pay $90M in FTC ‘Cramming’ Settlement

Posted on 19/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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A complaint filed by the United States Federal Trade Commission against T-Mobile back in July has been settled. The FTC had charged the carrier with “cramming”, which is knowingly charging customers for unauthorized SMS subscriptions for prices up to $9.99.

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#Friday5 – Win a Copy of Comic Life 3 for Mac + A $20 iTunes Voucher

Posted on 19/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It’s time for another great #Friday5 giveaway on MacTrast! For this giveaway, we’re teaming up again with the fantastic folks over at Plasq, and this time we’re giving away 5 copies of Comic Life 3 for Mac! Cool huh? But wait, there’s more… one winner out of the lucky five will also pocket a $20 iTunes voucher! KAPOW!

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MacTrast Deals: 6-Ft MFi-Certified iOS & Android Convertible Charging Cable

Posted on 19/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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While most people tend to stay in either the iOS or the Android camp, we know there are a few wild ones out there who can’t keep their hands off every cool device that comes their way. Well for swingers like those, MacTrast Deals has a great deal: The 6-Ft MFi-Certified iOS & Android Convertible Charging Cable. No matter which way you like it, we’ve got a charge for you!

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Shipping Times for Some iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus Models Slip to 1 Day

Posted on 19/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Good news if you’re looking to put an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus under the tree this Christmas. Apple store shipping estimates for both the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the 16GB and 64GB models of both devices, including all colors and carriers, have slipped to one business day.

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Apple Responds to BBC Supply Chain Documentary Airing Tonight

Posted on 18/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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While the BBC’s documentary profiling working conditions in Apple’s product supply chain, “Apple’s Broken Promises,” is set to air tonight, BBC News has published a story highlighting what was discovered in visits to Pegatron factories in China, and tin mines in Indonesia.

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Sony Pictures “Stuck in 1992″ – Except for Mac and iOS Users

Posted on 18/12/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Following the attack by hackers, Sony Pictures is “stuck in 1992.” A source inside Sony tells TechCrunch that the squeal of the fax machine, and the low murmur of co-workers that are now forced to speak face-to-face have replaced the sound of incoming email and text messages. However, iOS and Mac users have fared better.

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