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

Did You Know Your iPhone’s EarPods Could Do This?

Posted on 30/07/2015 by Chris Hauk


With every iPhone comes a set of fairly decent headphones called EarPods. While the EarPods are a fairly basic set of earphones, they do have some great hidden features that allow you to control your music and phone calls, and can even work with Siri.


How To: Wipe Your Personal Information From Your Old iOS Device

Posted on 29/07/2015 by Chris Hauk

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Now that you’ve bought a new iPhone, iPad, or even an iPod touch, (people still buy those, right?), you’ll likely either want to sell or donate your old device. That’s a great idea, but be sure you’ve deleted all of your personal data, files, and apps from the device before doing that. Here’s how.


T-Mobile Adds Apple Music to Music Freedom Plan

Posted on 28/07/2015 by Chris Hauk


T-Mobile announced on Tuesday that it has added Apple Music to the Music Freedom list of streaming services that Simple Choice customers can listen to without the cellular data counting against their monthly 4G data plan.


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