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.

Rumor: Foxconn to Begin Receiving Apple TV LCD Panels in Q3

Posted on 21/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

A new rumor shooting about the Intertubes claims that Sharp is all set to start delivering LCD TV panels to Apple partner Foxconn to allow the assembly of the much discussed, but not yet officially announced Apple television sets. Q3 of 2012 is the rumored time frame for deliveries to begin.

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Apple Retail Store Staff Set to Gain Raises of Up to 25%

Posted on 21/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

Business Insider and Dow Jones Newswires are reporting that all Apple retail store staff will be receiving raises of at least $4 per hour. The raises, which are based on performance, will begin appearing in paychecks around the middle of July.

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Foxconn CEO: iPhone 5 Will Put Galaxy S III to Shame

Posted on 20/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

Foxconn CEO Terry Gou, who has a history of bold statements, continued his outspoken ways at Hon Hai Precision’s annual shareholders meeting on Monday. All translations seem to claim Gou urged customers to wait for the iPhone 5, “saying that the new model will put Samsung’s Galaxy III to shame.”

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Send the Kids Off to Apple Summer Filmmaking Camp

Posted on 20/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

Sure, you never realized your dream of singing in a boy band, or starring in a tweener Disney epic, and isn’t that probably for the best? But, if your son or daughter has dreams of becoming a film auteur, here’s how to point them in the right direction. Apple’s free summer camps.

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Control Your Home With Your iOS Device and Belkin’s WeMo

Posted on 20/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

Most of us remember the “Clapper”. With a clap of your hands you could turn on a light, fans, even a blender if you were so inclined. The perfect gadget for those of us too lazy to crawl out from under our Snuggie to turn on a lamp. Now Belkin takes that concept a few steps farther with the WeMo Switch. Control electrical devices with a tap of your iPad.

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Google and Asus to Take Another Shot at Knocking the iPad Off of Its Throne

Posted on 19/06/2012 by Chris Hauk

Falling right in behind Microsoft as the next pretender to attempt to grab the championship belt from Apple’s iPad, Google is expected to announce a new, low-cost Android tablet in the near future. The new, inexpensive tablet has been developed in a partnership by Google and Asustek Computer.

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