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.

Apple Secures 17 New Patents

Posted on 03/04/2012 by Chris Hauk

Patents recently granted to Apple include various technologies, such as digital camera calibration, and the the way a device boots under a single security model. Apple’s iPod Shuffle design, with its ultra-small footprint, with its control buttons on top, and a clip underneath, has also been cleared for the company to own.


Apple is ‘iPodding’ the Tablet Market

Posted on 02/04/2012 by Chris Hauk

Even though Apple has been selling the iPod for more than 10 years, it still owns more than 75 percent of the portable digital music player market. The thought that Apple could “iPod” the tablet market is giving many tablet vendors nightmares.


SOPA Supporter NBC Rips Off Apple’s Artwork

Posted on 30/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) supporter NBC Universal has announced another new reality series, (because that’s what we need ANOTHER reality series,) named “Home Transformers”. Sounds a lot like ABC’s Extreme Home Makeover, but in television imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, (and ratings.) But what’s that on the page of the website? Looks like the icon from Apple’s developer tool, Xcode!


iPhones and iPads Are Television Stations’ Hottest Tools

Posted on 29/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

A new wave of specialized video accessories and apps for the iPhone and iPad are giving journalists new freedom and flexibility, as television stations integrate the devices into their daily workflow at such a rate that even vendors of traditional broadcast equipment and software have begun to adapt high-end products to interact with them.


Apple Working on New 5-inch Retina Display Device for 2013?

Posted on 29/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

Apple is rumored to be developing a new device with a 5-inch Retina Display, which will allegedly ship in 2013, and have a resolution of either 1280X960 or 1600X960. Apple is said to working with LCD suppliers to prepare for the device.


iPhone Ranks As ‘Digital Camera of Choice’ for Consumers

Posted on 28/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

Flickr reports that Apple’s iPhone has become THE choice for consumers who use a digital camera. More evidence of this? Apple just revealed that it had sold a million copies of its new iPhoto software for iPhone and iPad in less than 10 days.


Five Enormous Things Apple is Bigger Than

Posted on 28/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

With Apple now worth over $500 billion, we though it’d be fun to look at just how big they are. “Downtown Josh Brown” over at “Things Apple is Worth More Than” has compiled a list.