Tag Archive: Empty


How to Automatically Empty Trash in Mac OS After 30 Days

For those Mac users who often dump items into the Trash but forget to empty it on a regular basis, you can enable a new feature in MacOS which allows the Trash to automatically empty itself after 30 days. This can be a particularly nice feature if your Trash can is constantly bloated and taking … 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

36 empty iMac boxes taped together = human iMac hamster wheel!

Looking for a fun weekend project? Got 36 iMac boxes lying around? Make yourself an iMac hamster wheel. Redditor studercinema posted this incredible picture of two school IT dudes riding three dozen iMac boxes in a giant rolling circle. How is this possible? It turns out an empty iMac box has a ten degree angle […]

Health App Dashboard Empty on the iPhone? It’s a Quick Fix

The iOS Health app can keep track of your movement, steps, and fitness throughout the day, and it works really great with the new iPhones… most of the time, at least. But sometimes you can open Health app and rather than seeing a chart of your fitness activity for that day, week, or month, you’ll … Read More

Unable to Empty Trash and Delete Time Machine Backups? Here’s How to Fix That

Empty the Trash when Time Machine backups won't delete

Despite Time Machine being a remarkable solution for easy backups, a peculiar issue can arise for some Time Machine users that causes the OS X Trash to not be able to empty when the backup drive is connected to the Mac. This will usually manifest itself as the following; a user attempts to empty the Trash, the Trash either refuses to empty, or  [Read More…]

The Communist Chinese Press Attacks Apple For Being “Empty And Self-Praising”

A communist country pointing the finger at Apple for being tight-lipped? That's the pot calling the kettle black.

A communist country pointing the finger at Apple for being tight-lipped?

The Chinese Communist Party is continuing to attack Apple in the press, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. After China Central Television (CCT) ran its big hit piece, the government’s newspaper has also decided to throw dirt on Apple now. The first  [Read More…]

Turn Off the Screen Shot & Empty Trash Sound Effects in Mac OS X

Mute icon in Mac OS X Anytime you take a screen shot in Mac OS X or empty the trash you hear a little sound effect that accompanies the action. With a screenshot it sounds like a camera shutter clicking, and with the Trash it kind of sounds like a bunch of papers being crumpled and dumped out.

Cute sound effects, and they certainly serve their purpose of alerting a user to  [Read More…]

Force Empty Trash in Mac OS X When File is Locked or In Use

Force Empty the Trash if a file won't delete Mac OS X can sometimes throw permissions errors when trying to delete files or empty the Trash. The most common variations of the errors are usually �Operation cannot be completed because the item �File� is in use� or �because the file is locked�, sometimes you can get around this by just quitting open applications or rebooting the Mac, but if you don�t want  [Read More…]

Secure Empty Trash in Mac OS X Lion

Secure Empty Trash on a Mac If you need to delete sensitive information and have it completely inaccessible, you�ll want to use the �Secure Empty Trash� feature. This works by writing over a file immediately after it has been removed from the filesystem, something which otherwise takes place over time throughout normal computer usage. Secure Empty Trash Quickly in OS X Lion Mac OS X Lion makes it easier than ever to  [Read More…]