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.

iPad 3 to Feature Haptic Feedback Display?

Posted on 07/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

Reports are being published that Apple’s new iPad 3 might include a new “Feel Screen” technology. Senseg, the company that develops panels based on haptic display technology has hinted that the new iPad might include their “feel screens”.

0

Economists Weigh in on Apple’s U.S. Job Creation Claims

Posted on 05/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

On Friday, Apple published the results of a study they had commissioned saying that it had “created or supported” 514,000 American jobs. The accuracy of the Apple jobs claim may be debated by economists for years.

0

German Court Shuts Down Two Apple, Samsung Lawsuits

Posted on 02/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

Apple and Samsung both took hits in their patent infringement lawsuits against one another in a German court on Friday. The judge threw out a 3G/UMTS related Samsung filed suit, while Apple lost out on one of its “swipe-to-unlock” patent cases.

1

Apple Pushing to Launch Subscription TV Service by Christmas?

Posted on 02/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

Apple is pushing forward with plans to launch a streaming television service by December, but is making little headway in negotiations with content providers. Reports are saying that while Apple still has ambitions to be big in TV, the media companies aren’t quite ready to play along.

1

8-Inch ‘iPad mini’ Production to Begin This Summer?

Posted on 01/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

Digitimes is reporting a rumor that makers in Apple’s supply chain have started delivering samples of 7.85 inch iPads for verification. According to industry sources, volume production could begin in the 3rd quarter of 2012 at the earliest.

448s

MLB.com At Bat ’12 Hits the App Store

Posted on 01/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

It’s almost spring, and young man’s thoughts turn to… baseball! MLB.com At Bat 12 is now available in the App Store. The app lets you stay connected to your favorite teams and players all the way from spring training, right up to the World Series.

0

20% of Non-iPad Buyers Would Consider a $399 iPad 2

Posted on 01/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

Amidst reports that Apple will introduce the iPad 3 next week, a survey of consumers not planning to purchase an iPad shows that 20 percent would buy an iPad 2 if Apple were to continue to sell the device and offer it for $100 less.

0