Tag Archive: Cache


Clear Mac App Store Temp Cache to Fix Some Download Issues

Rarely, the Mac App Store may report erroneous app download statuses or even offer a malformed file leading to an app that doesn’t launch or is partially downloaded. These situations are almost always the result of an interrupted or corrupted download, but can occur in some other scenarios as well. Sometimes simply deleting the app … Read More

How to Delete Safari Reading List Offline Cache on iPhone, iPad

The Safari Reading List feature is nice and lets you save web pages in Safari for later reading, even if the iPhone or iPad goes offline. This is done by caching the web page into the Safari Reading List feature, which is then stored locally on the iOS device. If you use Safari Reading List … Read More

Manually Empty Google Maps Cache on iPhone

Unlike most other apps on the iPhone, the Google Maps application allows users to manually clear the apps cache. Doing so will remove the Google Maps app specific Documents and Data on iOS, including all local application caches, app data, offline stored maps, and reset any cookies within the Google Maps application. This is a … Read More

How to Clear Chrome Browser DNS Host Cache Manually

The Google Chrome web browser is quite powerful with many interesting under-the-hood options that are hidden from the average user, but with a little digging around you can uncover a variety of power features that allow users to perform helpful tasks. One such hidden feature is the ability to manually clear out Chrome DNS host … Read More

A9X processor packs a gigantic 12-cluster GPU but no L3 cache

The enormous iPad Pro has an appropriately huge graphics processor. A teardown analysis by electronics firm Chipworks has revealed details of the new A9X processor that powers the iPad Pro, including the 12-cluster GPU that’s twice as powerful as the A9 processor found in the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus. Here’s a closer look at […]

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How to Clear & Flush DNS Cache on iPhone & iPad

If you ever need to set custom DNS or change the DNS settings on iOS devices for using an alternate domain name server or a faster one, you’ll probably want the DNS changes to take effect immediately, which requires the flushing of DNS caches on the iPhone or iPad. There are actually several ways to … Read More

How to Flush DNS Cache in OS X Yosemite with discoveryutil

Some Mac users may encounter situations where they need to flush DNS cache in OS X for a name server to resolve properly, or for some DNS address change to become noticed by their individual computer. This is particularly relevant for system administrators, network admins, and web developers, but there are certainly situations where other … Read More

Stop the Twitter for Mac Image Cache Folder from Growing Huge

The Twitter for Mac client has a peculiar feature (bug?) which causes the app image cache to grow endlessly and without limitation. That means the Twitter image cache folder can easily become several gigabytes in size unbeknownst to the end user, and those cache files are also stored in virtual memory, which can cause unnecessary … Read More

Stop the Twitter for Mac Image Cache Folder from Growing Huge

The Twitter for Mac client has a peculiar feature (bug?) which causes the app image cache to grow endlessly and without limitation. That means the Twitter image cache folder can easily become several gigabytes in size unbeknownst to the end user, and those cache files are also stored in virtual memory, which can cause unnecessary … Read More

Get the Google Cache Age of a Web Page URL

You may know that Google keeps caches of web sites and pages on a somewhat routine basis, storing them in an accessible Google repository of webcaches. These caches can be extremely useful for a wide variety of reasons, but one particularly common usage of them is if a site is slow to load or suffering … Read More