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 Pressures Rivals to Adopt Ultra-Tiny nano-SIM Card

Posted on 21/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

Apple is using it’s leverage to try to force its mobile phone making rivals to use its chosen standard for the next-generation of mobile SIM cards. Apple has long pushed for smaller SIM cards, to make room in its devices for more sophisticated electronics.

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F.A.A. Taking “Fresh Look” At Passenger Use of Devices During Takeoff/Landing

Posted on 19/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

“Everyone please continue to use their electronic devices.” This is something you could be hearing from flight attendants in the future. The F.A.A. has recently been certifying the use of iPads in the cockpit, and the ban on the use of electronic devices during takeoffs and landings is once again coming under fire.

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Apple and the Daisey Affair: Why Didn’t The Company Respond Publicly?

Posted on 19/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

IN January 2011, Mike Daisey began performing his off-Broadway monologue, “The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”. The show claimed to expose the working conditions in the Chinese factories that produce over half of the world’s electronic devices. We know know that Daisey’s monologue was a “theatrical piece” not a factual report.

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Review: Vocal Search – A New Way to Search the Web

Posted on 16/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

If you have an iPhone 4S, you have the best way to search the web with your voice. Ask Siri, she finds what you want. (Most of the time.) If you’re using an iPhone 4 or earlier, Siri isn’t an option.

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Video: The Woz Stands in Line for the New iPad

Posted on 16/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

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There are some things that are cool just because they’re cool. One of these is the ritual of The Woz, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, standing in line outside an Apple Store on release day. He’s done it again for the new iPad release.

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MLB Players and Staff Eager for New iPad Release

Posted on 15/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

Opening Day of the new baseball season is just a few weeks away, but for many major league players, coaches, and scouts, Friday’s release of the new iPad is the reason they’re excited.

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