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 and HP: The Favorite Targets of Patent ‘Trolls’

Posted on 13/04/2012 by Chris Hauk

Over the last five years, Apple and HP have the “honor” of being sued by patent “trolls” more than any other technology companies. No one has been sued more by non-practicing entities over alleged patent infringements.


Apple Packing New 32nm A5 Chips in New iPad 2 and Apple TV

Posted on 12/04/2012 by Chris Hauk

While everyone’s attention has been on the shiny new iPad, those slick folks at Cupertino have started quietly shipping iOS devices with the 32nm A5 SoC’s. (System on a Chip.) So far the $399 iPad 2 and the 3rd-generation Apple TV have been confirmed to use the chip.


FAA plans to expand use of Apple’s iPad & create its own app store

Posted on 11/04/2012 by Chris Hauk

The United States Federal Aviation Administration has found that use of the iPad has lowered costs and improved efficiency. The authority has decided to expand the use of Apple’s best-selling device, and also create its own app store containing aviation-specific software.


Review: Zero 5 PRO Clear Case for iPhone 4/4S

Posted on 10/04/2012 by Chris Hauk

I am always in search of the next best case for my iPhone 4s. I have tried leather cases, (DON’T try to handle the case while eating pizza!) rubberized cases (man those things gather lint,) and hard plastic cases (should your iPhone case cut you when you handle it?)