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.

How Famous Tech Companies Got Their Names

Posted on 16/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

Ever wonder how famous tech companies got their name? What exactly does a huge river in South America have to do with selling merchandise via the web? (Amazon)


Apple Trying to Lure More Advertisers to iAd

Posted on 13/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

Apple has lost ground to Google in the fast growing mobile ad space, and is changing its approach as it tries to bring more advertisers to its mobile advertising platform, iAd.


Steve Jobs is Remembered by Stephen Wolfram

Posted on 12/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

Stephen Wolfram tells The Guardian the story of how he met Steve Jobs nearly a quarter of a century ago. Jobs was building his NeXT computer, and Wolfram was working on the first version of the Mathematica software system.


Clever iPhone Trick: See the Inside of Your Own Ear

Posted on 12/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

Everyone wants to look inside their own ear, right? Well, OK. maybe not. But how about the back of your head? Erica Sadun over at TUAW, tells us how to do all of the above, and more by using your iPhone 4S and a handy Apple TV.


Review: BuzzE – A New Way to be Social

Posted on 09/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

There are plenty of “social apps” available for iOS devices, BuzzE looks to go that extra step by allowing you to meet new friends who are geographically close to you, or stay in touch with friends who are just “close to you”.