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.

Google’s Motorola Mobility Appeals U.S. Android Import Ban

Posted on 20/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

Motorola Mobility, a subsidiary of Google, Thursday appealed to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit an ITC ban won by, no not Apple, but Microsoft, that took effect this week, requiring the removal of a meeting scheduler feature.


EPEAT Reassessing Ultrathin Laptop Rating Methods

Posted on 19/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

EPEAT announced on Wednesday that the organization will be reassessing how it rates ultrathin laptops like Apple’s MacBook Pro with Retina Display. Apple or its products weren’t specifically mentioned in the announcement.


June 2012 MacBook Pro and MacBook Air Software Update Released

Posted on 18/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

Apple has released a software update for June 2012 models of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. The update is a bug fix that improves compatibility with some USB devices, and fixes an issue that can lead to increased CPU power consumption.


Judge Rejects Apple vs. Samsung Secrecy Bids

Posted on 18/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

A U.S. judge has rejected requests by Apple and Samsung to keep parts of key documents out of the public view during the patent infringement battle set for trial later this month.


Does the iPhone 3GS Have a Future?

Posted on 18/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

The iPhone 3GS has been on the market for a little over three years. Is there still life left in the old horse? Will it be put out to pasture, or continue as Apple’s entry-level drug for value minded consumers?