Leopard articles

Hazel remembers to empty the Trash, that secret hoarder of files

When you put files and folders in the Trash on your Mac it feels as though you’ve removed them from your machine. But you haven’t — they’re quietly sitting there out of sight sucking up space on your hard drive. Here’s what’s going on and a handy tip that means you’ll never have to remember to empty the Trash again.

Make your Mac much louder

In noisy surroundings it may be hard to hear the audio on my Mac — that’s annoying if I try to watch a video while cooking dinner, for example. Even turning the volume to maximum may not be enough and headphones or speakers may be inconvenient. But there’s a way to boost the volume beyond maximum. Here’s how.