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.

iPhoto for iOS Uses OpenStreetMap Data

Posted on 08/03/2012 by Chris Hauk

Reports published after the launch of Apple’s new iPhoto for iOS noted that the mapping integrated into the software was not Google based. It was speculated then that perhaps iPhoto used an in-house iOS map product that Apple has been working on. This turns out not to be the case.


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”.


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.


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.


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.


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.