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How to Uninstall Flash Player on Mac OS X How to Delete Flash on Mac OS X | How to Remove Flash on Mac OS X With the recent news about Adobe Flash Player's vulnerability, most Mac users are scrambling to find out how to uninstall Flash Player on their Macs. Normally, uninstalling Flash on Mac can cause a… Read more... How to Clear iPod Photo Cache on Mac OS X What is iPod Photo Cache? iPod Photo Cache is a group of cache files found in your iPhoto Library (or Aperture Library). They are located in a folder called iPod Photo Cache. When you sync photos to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod, iTunes creates this folder, where it then stores your cache… Read more... How to Clean Out System Log Files on Mac OS X What are system log files? System logs capture the activity of system applications and services. These system log files can be sent to developers for debugging purposes if an application crashes. But sometimes these logs, which are typically smaller files, can end up with a lot of information and start taking up… Read more... How to Delete Browsing History on your Mac Deleting browser history is a good way to make sure your history stays yours. In this article we’ll show you how to safely and quickly remove browser history from your Mac, even from the very first day. It’s not too hard, but there’s a faster way to remove history than… Read more... How to Clean Up Duplicates in iPhoto If you frequently use iPhoto, you definitely have plenty of duplicates hidden in the depth of it. Since iPhoto is a default program on every Mac, anyone who uploads pictures usually stores them there. Sometimes, more than once, as we’ll see in this article. Duplicates in iPhoto appear of two… Read more... How to Remove Universal Binaries on a Mac? What are universal binaries? Universal Binaries are files that allow applications run both on Intel and PowerPC architectures. Your Mac has only one architecture, so you don’t need the files that provide support for another architecture and you can safely remove them. How to clean up universal binaries manually? Universal Binaries… Read more... How to Upgrade Your Mac to OS X El Capitan? OS X El Capitan has arrived and there are a few things you should know: The first, what are the installation requirements? And the second, how can you prepare your Mac for OS X El Capitan? Which Mac models can upgrade to OS X El Capitan? These ones: iMac MacBook… Read more... What is the CleanMyMac 3 Menu? The CleanMyMac 3 Menu is an important navigational and monitoring tool to make tracking your Mac’s most important readings easy. It’s beautiful sleek and light-weight design allows it to monitor your Mac while using barely any your systems resources. How can I access the CleanMyMac 3 Menu? The helper always… Read more... What is Low SSD life? Solid-state drives, or SSDs, work faster and use up less battery power than good old HDDs. The bad thing about SSDs is their limited lifespans. The even worse thing is that they can fail without warning and take all your data with them.  Low SSD life means your drive’s lifespan… Read more... What is High disk temperature? Your Mac’s hard drive works best at temperatures between 37℃ and 46℃ (99℉ and 115℉). Anything above that would be considered high disk temperature. You know the drive’s overheating when your Mac’s surface feels too hot, the fans start working louder, or you get a High disk temperature alert from… Read more...

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