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Chris Rawson

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Chris Rawson has been using Apple's products on and off since 1982. He was a mostly a Windows user during Apple's "wilderness years" in the mid- to late-90s, but he came back to the Mac in 2003.

From 1995 to 1999, Chris served in the US Navy as a nuclear-rated electrician's mate and performed maintenance duties on an aircraft carrier's twin nuclear power plants. After leaving the Navy, he spent two years working as a Radiation Health Physics Technician in the private sector until a contamination accident convinced him to pursue a different career. He was thoroughly disappointed when the accidental radiation exposure failed to give him any superpowers whatsoever.

From 2007 to 2008, Chris worked as an editor for PR Newswire in Cleveland. While at PR Newswire, he gained inside knowledge of the workings of the US media and an amazing repertoire of anti-Cleveland jokes.

Chris moved to New Zealand in 2008. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Kent State University and has earned a Master of Arts in English from Massey University with upper second-class honours.

Chris Rawson's Latest Posts

Rumor Roundup: Clickbaiters gonna clickbait

Next-generation M7 coprocessor, codenamed 'Phosphorus', reportedly shown in iPhone schematics (U: Likely expected barometer/air pressure sensor) (9to5 Mac) Once again, in their rush to be FIRST!, the rumor blogs whiffed it on their interpretation of a leaked schematic. I felt moderately...

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Rumor Roundup: 2014 delayed until 2015 (developing)

Purported 'iPad Air 2' flex cables revealed in new photos (AppleInsider) Ohhh, things are getting "exciting" now, with fresh spy shots of ribbon cables supposedly meant for the next-gen iPad Air. Feast your eyes upon these random electronic parts completely divorced from any meaningful context...

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Rumor Roundup: The snake is eating its own tail

Alleged Schematic Shows iPhone 6 Coming with 1GB of RAM [Updated] (MacRumors) When one of these rumor blogs appends (updated) to the end, you know it's got to be amusing. And it is: according to the article, this schematic "more likely refers to some aspect of the device's flash memory." Egg,...

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Rumor Roundup: Of stones and glass houses

Assembled iPhone 6 Logic Board Revealed in New Photo (MacRumors) Here's another shot of an alleged iPhone 6 logic board, except this time it has EMI shielding glued all over it, so it's way less interesting-looking this time. Apple Meets With Thai Officials to Discuss 'iPhone 6' Approval...

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Rumor Roundup: ALL-CAPS ALL THE TIME

New images provide clearest look yet at iPhone 6 front panel (9to5 Mac) These components are probably the real deal. You've got to love this quote, though: "Unfortunately it's impossible to tell from these photos if the phone is utilizing a glass or sapphire crystal display." No [kidding],...

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Rumor Roundup: Drain-circling credibility

Analyst: Apple could equip 5.5" 'iPhone 6' with more powerful processor than 4.7" model (AppleInsider) Some analyst makes entirely evidence-free claims about a next-generation Apple product. The rumor blogs react not with the sort of skepticism that would be appropriate for these almost always...

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Rumor Roundup: BREAKING: Analyst says stuff about Apple

Is Apple's iPhone 6 going to feature a glowing Apple logo? (BGR) Let me save you a click: no. No it will not. That's not just me making pronouncements from the mountaintop; this article's source (such as it is) says the same thing. Additionally, it's already been established that the most likely...

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Rumor Roundup: Gin it up for pageviews

Apple unlikely to release the 5.5-inch iPhone and iWatch in December as rumored (9to5 Mac) A post on a Chinese social network claims the products earlier rumored to launch next year will instead be launched in December. As 9to5 Mac correctly points out, this seems incredibly unlikely for a...

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Rumor Roundup: Ribbon cables galore

There's no Swatch in your future iWatch (BGR) 75 percent of this article is a rehash of a rumor that the headline itself says is not true. It's only after a couple hundred words of nonsense that BGR finally gets to the point - namely, that Swatch has no plans to work with Apple on...

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Rumor Roundup: A confirmation bias the size of Greenland

Light-up logo rumors for iPhone 6 likely have a more mundane explanation (9to5 Mac) Let me save you a click: the mundane explanation is that the logo will act as a window for radio signals. You know, exactly like the iPad. Earth-shattering analysis here. Rumor: Rear shell for 4.7" 'iPhone 6'...

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