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.

NFL Players Learn How to Talk Trash Anonymously Through Their iPad Playbooks

Posted on 31/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

Washington Redskins players all received iPads this season with the team’s playbook loaded on them. The playbook allows players to send team-wide messages anonymously. It was designed to discuss plays, but Chris Cooley, TE for the Redskins reveals that some players are having a little fun using the feature for “trash talking”.

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2/3 of Apps in iOS App Store Are ‘Zombie’ Apps

Posted on 31/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

An analytics firm says that two-thirds of the apps on Apple’s iOS App Store are “zombie apps”. That doesn’t mean they want to eat your brains, but that they are un-downloaded, unranked, and largely invisible. (Wouldn’t that make them “ghost apps”?)

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Apple ‘Dictates’ to Russian Phone Carriers

Posted on 31/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

Americans who complain about the high price of the latest iPhone should be grateful they don’t live in Russia, as the popular Apple smartphone is not subsidized there at all, and can cost a pretty ruble.

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Apple and Samsung Are Fighting Over Where to Sit in Court

Posted on 30/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

As we promised, MacTrast will bring you the latest coverage of all the “important” developments in the Apple / Samsung courtroom battle. The latest hard fought battle for both sides? Where each party will sit during the trial, and how each will refer to the other.

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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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