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.

iPhone 3G and 3GS iBrick Lawsuit – You’re Outta Here!

Posted on 11/11/2011 by Chris Hauk

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit that accused Apple of “iBricking” the iPhone 3G and 3GS. Lead plaintiff Bianca Wofford said Apple told owners of its 3G and 3GS iPhones that the new iOS4 operating system was an upgrade.


Apple to iPhone 4 Owners: “No Siri For You!”

Posted on 09/11/2011 by Chris Hauk

There has been speculation, some even here on this site, by this writer that Apple may be planning to allow Siri to run on the iPhone 4. It’s been a bright shining beam of hope for those of us still “stuck” with our iPhone4.


Settlement Reached in Magsafe Connector Lawsuit

Posted on 09/11/2011 by Chris Hauk

Apple posted a new support document listing procedures users should follow if they experience strain relief problems with their “T” style MagSafe power cables on Apple notebook products. Issues with fraying on those cables resulted in a redesign to an “L” style connector that wears better.


Review: Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hybrid Hard Drive

Posted on 08/11/2011 by Chris Hauk

Who hasn’t sat and waited for the hard drive in their MacBook Pro to load an application or file, and wished for a way to cut a few precious seconds off of the wait? The Seagate Momentus XT 500GB Hard Drive could be the solution you’ve been longing for.


Best Bet to Find the iPhone 4S? Yeah, It’s the Apple Store

Posted on 08/11/2011 by Chris Hauk

Haven’t been able to find the iPhone 4S anywhere? Are you lost in the wilderness of the old, in search of the newness? Don’t despair, there’s one place you can find the 4S more reliably than anywhere else… Your local Apple Store.


Hidden Panorama Mode Discovered in iOS 5 Camera App

Posted on 08/11/2011 by Chris Hauk

Following a previous report from June suggesting that Apple was working on bring panorama capabilities to the iPhone, new screenshots of the interface have now been revealed, showing that iOS expert Conrad Kramer hase learned how to enable the new mode.


Apple Working To Bring Siri to the iPhone 4?

Posted on 07/11/2011 by Chris Hauk

Electronista floats the rumor that Apple could be working on getting Siri to run on the iPhone 4. Claims are that “Apple briefly let staff get a test build of iOS 5 with Siri on the older model that was pulled once the trial was done. The dry run supposedly went ‘really well,'”


Sprint Takes iPhone 4s Speed Issue Seriously

Posted on 04/11/2011 by Chris Hauk

Sprint - iPhone 4s

Sprint is working with Apple to figure out the slow connection problems some users are having with the iPhone 4s on the Sprint network, but so far there’s no solution.