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, and his own personal tech blog at

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Posted on 30/04/2016 by Chris Hauk


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iMovie for Mac Gets Some Update Love

Posted on 29/04/2016 by Chris Hauk


Apple’s iMovie for Mac received some update love on Thursday, getting some design tweaks, faster project creation, support for app preview resolutions for the iPad Pro & Apple TV, and more.


How to Use Your iPhone’s Built-In Scientific Calculator

Posted on 28/04/2016 by Chris Hauk


We’re all likely familiar with the iPhone’s default Calculator app, but that same app holds more power than you might be aware of. There’s a quite capable scientific calculator hidden in there, and all it takes is a little “twist” to access it.


Apple Watch Market Share Slips 11% in Q1 2016

Posted on 28/04/2016 by Chris Hauk


While the Apple Watch remained the most popular smartwatch in the first quarter of 2016, with an estimated 2.2 million sold, its market share dropped to 52.4%, down from a 63% share in the previous quarter.


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