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.

Steve Jobs Wins a Grammy Award

Posted on 22/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

Steve Jobs has been honored with a special lifetime achievement Grammy award to recognize his contributions to the music industry. The award ceremony will be held Saturday, February 11, 2012.


Phishing Scam Targets MobileMe Customers

Posted on 21/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

The Mac Observer reports that there’s a new Phishing scan targeting MobileMe customers. The scam tries to get users to send their MobileMe login information by posing as their Internet service provider via a spoofed e-mail.


Made in Texas: Apple’s A5 Chip

Posted on 16/12/2011 by Chris Hauk

Apple is famous for using low-cost Asian manufacturers for both sourcing and assembling it’s popular devices, but the consumer device monolith recently started receiving one critical component from a little closer to home… Texas.


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)