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.

WWDC 2012 Coverage – Mystery Banner

Posted on 11/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

MacRumors has reported a “mystery banner” that is still covered outside the WWDC 2012 Keynote Hall in Moscone Center. I’m sure we’re all holding our collective breaths to see what will be revealed when the tarp comes down. We’ll be sure to report as soon as we find out.


WWDC – Last Minute Rumors

Posted on 11/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

Today’s the day! The WWDC Keynote will begin at 10AM Pacific Time, 1PM Eastern. The rumors have been flying hot and heavy, so we’re just going to collect them all here before the keynote, and then we’ll sift through them afterwards! So here they are, in no particular ranking of feasibility, the last minute WWDC rumors…


What Can We Expect From iOS 6?

Posted on 09/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

Monday is the day! The day when we find out all about the upcoming latest and greatest version of iOS. What can we expect from the new version of our favorite mobile operating system? What improvements are coming our way?


10 Most Wanted Features in iOS 6

Posted on 08/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

Next Monday at the WWDC, we should find out all the new features of iOS 6. What features are the “Most Wanted”? Here’s my list for the “Top 10 Most Wanted Features in iOS 6”. (In no particular rank, the numbers are just because I REALLY like Top 10 lists…)


The iPad 2 is the Closest Competitor for the New iPad

Posted on 07/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

Apple’s decision to keep the iPad 2 available for a lower price is turning out to be a good business move. The iPad 2 is definitely attracting the attention of the budget-conscious consumer, suggesting it’s taking sales away from lower priced competitors like the Kindle Fire.


Gartner: Macs are Invading the Enterprise

Posted on 07/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

Information Technology managers, you may have been able to keep Apple’s Mac out of your Windows PC dominated enterprise in the past, but the era of “no Macs allowed” in the working world is swiftly coming to an end.


Dell Executive: “Shiny” iPad Not Fit for Business

Posted on 06/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

Apple has had huge success in getting the iPad into the hands of senior executives and board members since the launch of the device two years ago. But, Joe Kremer, Dell Australia’s managing director, will not give up on the tablet computing race. He says “shiny” devices like the iPad are too difficult for business to support.