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

iPhone Gains Another 2% Market Share in U.S.

Posted on 03/07/2015 by Chris Hauk

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The latest statistics released by market research firm comScore show Apple widening its lead over competitors in the U.S. smartphone market in the three month period ending May.

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Apple’s OS X El Capitan Trademark Filing Lists ‘Tablets’

Posted on 03/07/2015 by Chris Hauk

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The European Patent & Trademark Office has published Apple’s trademark filing for OS X El Capitan, and interestingly enough, the filing mentions something that wasn’t included in the verbiage of the OS X Mavericks and Yosemite filings: “Tablets.”

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How to Save Music for Offline Listening in Apple Music

Posted on 02/07/2015 by Chris Hauk

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While streaming these songs or playlists over and over may be ├╝ber convenient, it can play hell with your wallet if you have a metered data plan. Here’s how to download the songs to your iOS device or Mac for offline listening.

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Here’s How to Request a Song on Beats 1 Radio

Posted on 02/07/2015 by Chris Hauk

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If you’re like us, you’re enjoying listening to Apple’s new Beats 1 radio station. Wouldn’t it be great if you could make song requests like you do on your local stations?

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Apple Maps Vehicles to Survey 13 New States in July

Posted on 02/07/2015 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has announced the upcoming survey areas for its Apple Maps vehicle initiative. The company’s sensor burdened “black vans” will be motoring through a total of 27 new locales in the U.S., with an expansion into 13 states come mid-July.

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MacTrast Deals: TigerVPN: 2-Yr VPN Subscription

Posted on 02/07/2015 by Chris Hauk

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Tired of having your every move on the web tracked? You need TigerVPN, the most complete VPN ever built. Your entire communication via TigerVPN is 128/256-bit encrypted to ensure your privacy is secured. They don’t keep any logs or record any private data, period!

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Home Sharing for Music Disappears in iOS 8.4

Posted on 02/07/2015 by Chris Hauk

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A number of users are finding that the iOS 8.4 update removes Home Sharing for music on their iOS devices, no longer allowing them to share their iTunes library over Wi-Fi from their devices.

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Some Apple iCloud Services Hit By Outages

Posted on 01/07/2015 by Chris Hauk

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A number of Apple’s online services were hit by slowdown and outages on Wednesday, with some users reporting slow performance, while other reported the services were completely inaccessible.

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