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

Apple Says iOS 8 Is Now Installed on 60% of iOS Devices

Posted on 27/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple updated its App Store Distribution Data for developers on Wednesday, to show that 60% of iOS devices are now running iOS 8. That number is up from 55% of devices when Apple last updated the figure earlier this month.

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Happy Thanksgiving to All Our U.S. Readers!

Posted on 27/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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In observance of Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., our posting will be very limited today as we join our families in the festivities. MacTrast will be back tomorrow, Black Friday, with limited coverage, and then we’ll be back in full force on Cyber Monday!

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Apple Debuts New iPhone 6 Ad – ‘Voice Text’

Posted on 27/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple has debuted the third new iPhone 6 ad in just under a week. The new spot, “Voice Text,” highlights the new voice messaging feature in iOS 8. Of course, the ad features Host of the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon, along with singing star Justin Timberlake.

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Natalie Portman May Sign On For Steve Jobs Biopic Role

Posted on 26/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Natalie Portman may become attached to the Steve Jobs biographical film at Universal, reports Deadline. No word on what role she’s up for, but there are reportedly many female roles in the biopic, including that of Jobs’ daughter Lisa Brennan.

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MacTrast Deals: The Name Your Own Price Must-Have Mac Bundle

Posted on 26/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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This morning’s MacTrast Deals brings you 9 great Mac apps PLUS video tutorials to show you how to use the apps to their fullest. And get this… You pay whatever you want for them! Dig deep as you can though, because a percentage of the proceeds from this deal goes to charity!

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GT Advanced’s Creditors Will Get a Look at Apple Documents

Posted on 26/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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It appears that GT Advanced Technologies’ creditors will be getting a peek behind the curtain at Apple’s secretive business goings-on. This, as Apple and GT work toward finalizing their settlement spurred by GTs bankruptcy filing.

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Report: Apple to End Production of iPhone 5c in 2015

Posted on 26/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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Apple will end production of the iPhone 5c next year, says a report from Taiwan’s Industrial and Commercial Times. Production of the colorful handset will end sometime in the middle of 2015, as Apple manufacturing partners Wistron and Foxconn will wind down production of the device.

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DrawType Keyboard for iOS – Draw Your Text Replies

Posted on 25/11/2014 by Chris Hauk

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While numerous third-party keyboards have been released since Apple enabled them with the release of iOS 8, The DrawType Keyboard may be the most entertaining one so far. The new extension allows you to respond to messages with drawings in place of text.

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