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How to clear your web browsing cache

Over time, web browsers accumulate data from your internet browsing. As this data becomes corrupted, sometimes you have to clear your browser caches. We’ll show you how to clear cache from Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

Apple just doubled iPhone SE storage without raising prices

As part of announcing iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED Special Edition in a new vibrant red aluminum finish, Apple this morning said that iPhone SE, its most affordable handset ever, is now available with double the storage at the same starting price of $399 in the United States.

The new 32 and 128-gigabyte capacities have replaced the previous 16GB and 64GB models of iPhone SE which are no longer sold. The new 32/128 GB iPhone SE models will be available beginning Friday, March 24 from apple.com and Apple Stores.

FolderUsage: see how much storage space is being used by apps within folders

Have you ever wondered how much storage space the apps inside of a particular folder on your Home screen are using? If so, you might be interested in a new free jailbreak tweak called FolderUsage by midey.

With this tweak installed, you can use a simple swipe-up gesture on any of your folder icons and this invokes a pop-up that displays the storage space being occupied by all of the apps contained within it.

Synology NAS will take your media and file storage to the next level

In this information age, data is more prevalent than ever before. Even the average user tends to require more storage now than ever to keep their photos, videos, music, and documents in a safe and easily accessible location. The cloud is an increasingly popular solution for saving and sharing data, but security has been and will continue to be a concern with storing personal information on a third party’s servers. Additionally, users who deal with slow internet speeds or bandwidth caps have reasons for not fully relying on a cloud service that extend beyond privacy concerns.

WhatsApp gains offline message sending, overhauled storage usage screen & more

Facebook-owned WhatsApp was refreshed on App Store this morning with a few new features. Bumped to version 2.17.1, the iPhone application now lets you queue up messages while offline to be delivered when the device regains an Internet connection.

WhatsApp’s storage management screen has been redesigned and now allows you to selectively delete specific media file types on a per-chat basis.

Dropbox for iOS gains bulk renaming of photos, offline folders & recent save locations

Popular cloud-storage service Dropbox has refreshed its iPhone and iPad application on the App Store with three new features: bulk-renaming of photos, offline folders and recent save locations. In addition, the company announced a major infrastructure push enabling faster sync speeds thanks to several new proxy servers established across the globe, including accelerators in California, Texas, Virginia, New York, Washington, the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Google Drive becomes Android migration tool with contacts, photos, videos & calendar sync

Google wants to make it even easier for Apple fans to switch from iOS to the Android platform so it’s turning the mobile Google Drive app into a migration tool of sorts with new features that let you upload and synchronize your contacts, photos, videos and calendar events.

The search giant also provides a Quick Switch Adapter with its Pixel smartphones that allows users to quickly transfers data directly from an iPhone to their Pixel phone.

Google Drive is available at no charge from the App Store.

How to configure your Mac to automatically delete files that have been in the Trash for 30 days

Some people aren’t as retentive about emptying their Mac’s Trash as others are, and when things start piling up, valuable storage space can be wasted as it just sits there and does nothing productive.

You can configure your Mac to automatically remove items that have been sitting in the Trash for 30 days, which might be a useful function for people who tend to forget to take out the trash from time to time.