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 9 years ago, and he has since added a MacBook Pro, a number of iPads, iPhones, and multiple 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.

HBO Will Allow iCloud Users Access to Universal and Fox Movies

Posted on 12/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

During the introduction of the new Apple TV last week, we learned iCloud users would now be able to access purchased movies, and that would include digital copies uploaded from DVDs. Unfortunately, content from Comcast’s Universal and Fox would be blocked due to exclusive rights in place through pre-existing deals with HBO.


Best Buy Drops Price of Entire iPad 2 Lineup by $100

Posted on 09/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

During the new iPad announcement on Wednesday, Apple announced it would drop the price of the Wi-Fi only 16GB iPad 2 to $399. It was assumed the price drop would take effect on March 16th, the new iPad’s launch date.


Lion Compatible Quicken 2007 Now Available

Posted on 09/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

Intuit announced last December that it would be developing a version of its Quicken 2007 for Mac software compatible with OS X Lion. The software is now available directly from Quicken.


iPhoto for iOS Uses OpenStreetMap Data

Posted on 08/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

Reports published after the launch of Apple’s new iPhoto for iOS noted that the mapping integrated into the software was not Google based. It was speculated then that perhaps iPhoto used an in-house iOS map product that Apple has been working on. This turns out not to be the case.