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 / Samsung Trial Kicks Off Today, The Crowd Goes WIld!

Posted on 30/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

OK lawsuit groupies, get your signs and banners ready, as the most anticipated lawsuit of this week kicks off today! A California courtroom will be the arena for the battle between the Cupertino Kids, (Apple!), and the bombastic battlers from Korea, (Samsung!)

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State Audit: MTA Gave Apple Unfair Edge for Grand Central Shop

Posted on 30/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

The New York Post reports today that The Metropolitan Transportation Authority gave Apple an “unfair edge” last year in the bidding for the prime retail perch in Grand Central Terminal that the Cupertino giant’s retail store now occupies.

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Rumor: Apple Will Produce New iPhone Cases

Posted on 30/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

Apple is rumored to be planning the release of two new cases for its anticipated next-generation iPhone. One of the designs is said to have a “major impact on the accessory market.”

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Report: iPhone is the Best Mobile Advertising Platform

Posted on 27/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

A new report from Opera Software says the iPhone is the top performer in the “mobile ad monetization performance space”. (God, I love technical talk!) It’s closely followed by Android devices, then there’s a large gap, and “all the rest” fall in behind.

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Apple Denied Transfer of Kodak Suit Out of Bankruptcy Court

Posted on 27/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

Thursday a judge denied Apple’s request to transfer its patent suit with Kodak to a New York district court. The venue change could have delayed plans that bankrupt Kodak had to sell off patents from their lucrative portfolio.

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Apple Won’t Have to “Advertise for Samsung” Quite Yet

Posted on 27/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

A London court granted Apple’s request to postpone an order given earlier this month requiring Apple to post a public notice on their U.K. website and several British newspapers that Samsung’s Galaxy tablets do not infringe on Apple’s iPad design patents.

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iPhone Nearly Twice as Profitable for Apple Than iPad

Posted on 27/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

Reuters says today that an unsealed document in the Apple-Samsung legal brouhaha reveals that the iPhone generates more profit for Apple than the iPad does. How much more? How about twice as much per unit!

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