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How to Clean up HTML5 Local Storage on Mac OS X What exactly is HTML5 Local Storage? HTML5 Local Storage is the data that web applications store locally within your browser. Web application data used to be stored in cookies, but that was before HTML5 came along. With HTML5 local storage, larger amounts of data can be stored locally (in the… Read more... How to Delete Cookies on Mac OS X Here’s a handy guide on how to delete cookies on Mac. Removing cookies is naturally directly connected to the browser you use. To make it easier, we'll go over each and show you how to clean up cookies from the three most popular browsers: Firefox, Safari, and Chrome. Before we… Read more... How to Clear Log Files on Mac? We've got two ways to do it: the manual way and the CleanMyMac 3 way. How to Clear Log Files on a Mac Manually Open Finder and select "Go to Folder" in the Go menu. Type in ~/Library/Logs and hit Enter to proceed to this folder (pay attention to the… Read more... How to Uninstall Safari on Mac OS X Clean up Safari browser the right way — If you’ve ever dragged an application to the Trash in order to remove it from your Mac, you’ve been doing it wrong. Why is that? Well, the thing is that apps are more than just their application icon. When you drag an… Read more... How to Delete Junk Files on Mac Here’s a quick guide on how to clean junk files on Mac. We’ll go over types of junk you might have on your Mac and why it’s there, as well as ways of getting it removed. Why would you want it removed (apart from the desire to keep your Mac… Read more... How to Delete Language Files from Mac OS X? What are language files? Almost every application on your Mac is available in more than a dozen languages and thus contains specific language files for that matter. Since you don’t speak most of these languages, such files just waste space on your Mac and can be safely removed. How to… Read more... How to Upgrade Your Mac to OS X Yosemite Upgrading to OS X Yosemite isn’t as tough a task as you might think. So today, we’ll go over all the necessary steps in upgrading so that your transition will be an easy one. But first, if you’re looking to get a fresh, clean start on your Mac, you should read our… Read more... How to Clean Install OS X Yosemite Clean Installing OS X Yosemite | The three steps to clean installing OS X Yosemite Do you want a brand new start on your Mac with no apps or files? A clean install of OS X Yosemite is just the thing for you. Now, there are three things you’re going to want to do in order to… Read more... How to Back up Your Mac Before Upgrading to OS X Yosemite A new OS X means a lot of new features and changes, which you can read about here. And the best thing for any Mac user to do before a major OS X update is to backup their files. Why should I back up before upgrading to OS X Yosemite? Shortly put, backing up… Read more... How Much Space Do I Need for OS X Yosemite? OS X Yosemite is almost here, and if you hadn’t heard, the requirements will be the same as they were for Apple’s OS X Mavericks. We’ll cover all the system requirements in this article, but let’s first start with disk space. Now, in terms of space, you’ll need at least… Read more...

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