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.

iPad Widens Its Lead as Tablet Sales Surge

Posted on 15/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

According to a report on Thursday from market researcher International Data Corp, the global market for tablet computers is growing at a faster rate than expected, and to no one’s surprise, Apple’s dazzling iPad is leading the pack.


Waze CEO: Apple Going “Nuclear” on Google Maps (Video)

Posted on 15/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

Speaking with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West,” Noam Bardin, chief executive officer of Waze Inc., talks about the company’s mapping software and Apple Inc.’s decision to oust Google Inc.’s maps as the default application on the iPhone and iPad.


As of iOS 6, Permission Will Be Required For Apps To Access Personal Data

Posted on 15/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

As of iOS 6, Apple will require any app that wants to use personal data to request your permission before doing so. This includes, contacts, calendars, reminders, and your photo library. iOS 6 will also include a privacy settings sections where you can manage controls over which apps can have access to your data.


HTC Gives Up on ITC iPhone Patent Infringement Appeal

Posted on 14/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

HTC is dropping an appeal in a U.S. International Trade Commission of a ruling that Apple’s mobile devices aren’t infringing on patents it holds. In February, an ITC judge ruled that Apple’s iPhone didn’t infringe on four HTC patents.


Apple Releases OS X Mountain Lion Features Video

Posted on 13/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

Apple has posted a great video showing a “walk-through” of some of the features of OS X Mountain Lion. The 5:30 video doesn’t go into detail, or even show all the 200+ new features coming in OS X 10.8, but it should be required viewing for anyone considering an upgrade in the near future.