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.

New iPhone Case is Also a Stun Gun

Posted on 12/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

How do you protect yourself and your loved ones? A company named Yellow Jacket has a novel idea – an iPhone case that doubles as a stun gun? It’ll also give you an additional 20 hours of battery life for your iPhone.

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New RIM CEO Vows to Create a ‘Lean, Mean Machine’

Posted on 11/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

As Research In Motion’s customers prepare for its impending demise, RIM’s new CEO vowed on Tuesday to turn the troubled company around with a new generation of BlackBerry devices, saying he would transform RIM into a “lean, mean, hunting machine.”

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WSJ: Amazon is Already Testing Smartphones With 4-5″ Displays

Posted on 11/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

Amid reports last week that Amazon is working on a smartphone, The Wall Street Journal says the online retailer is already testing handsets with displays between 4 to 5-in, and could begin production of the device as early as late this year.

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Video: Amazon Introduces Game Center Competitor

Posted on 11/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

Amazon has just announced their competitor to Apple’s Game Center. It’s called GameCircle, and Amazon says it will be a new gaming experience for developers and the Kindle Fire.

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PhotoMojo! – Have Fun With Your Photos!

Posted on 10/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

There’s a fun little photo app now available in the App Store, PhotoMojo! (From HalfPeeled.) It’s just been released for both the iPhone and the iPad. Ii allows you to add effects, blur, text, stickers, and a whole lot more. Using these tools you can have fun with your photos, while sharing the memories with others.

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Navy Wants iPads for Use in Executive Dining Facility at the Pentagon

Posted on 10/07/2012 by Chris Hauk

We’ve all seen iPads being used “out in the wild” Hotels use them for concierge services in their rooms, airlines are offering them for in-flight entertainment. Now comes news that the U.S. Navy is planning on using them for a very important purpose… The Executive Dining Facility at the Pentagon.

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