Articles by Chris Hauk

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

How To Block Unwanted Messages in Messages for Mac

Posted on 18/04/2014 by Chris Hauk


Awhile back we showed you how to block unwanted messages and calls in iOS 7. But what if you’re working on your Mac and the messages are still coming through via Messages for Mac? Here’s how to block unwanted messages in OS X.


Apple’s Maps May Reveal Existence of the Loch Ness Monster

Posted on 18/04/2014 by Chris Hauk


While Apple Maps may send you in the wrong direction on occasion, it seems it may be able to find the unfindable. Amateur sleuths on the search for the Loch Ness Monster have used Apple Maps to discover what they believe to be Ol’ Nessie herself.


iOS 6 Users Are Reporting FaceTime Issues

Posted on 17/04/2014 by Chris Hauk


iPad and iPhone users that have iOS 6 installed on their devices are reporting that FaceTime is malfunctioning on their device. Users are unable to place or receive FaceTime calls.


Angela Ahrendts May Delay Burberry Exit Until Mid-Year

Posted on 17/04/2014 by Chris Hauk


Apple’s soon-to-be head of its retail division, Angel Ahrendts resigned from her CEO position with British fashion house Burberry back in October, and her six-month notice period is almost up. However, Ahrendts may stick around Burberry for awhile longer…


Bug Stops Some iOS Streaming Video Apps From Playing Video

Posted on 17/04/2014 by Chris Hauk


The BBC reports that some video apps on the iOS platform have stopped streaming content to users today. Videos refuse to stream, instead serving up error messages such as: “You have insufficient bandwidth to play this program.”


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