Well since the advent of technology, the number of myths have just kept piling on, so here’s out take on some of the most common tech myth’s…….
- The more the signal bars on your phone the better your reception
The signal bars illustrate only your proximity to the nearest tower. Your signal strength also depends on other facts such as the number of people using your network.
- Don’t charge your phone unless it’s almost dead
Well it’s a pretty common myth. Batteries have a limited number of charge cycles, so, after a certain number of cycles it loses it’s ability to hold charge. So charging your phone before it drops dead is not only harmless but it also increases the life of your battery
- Mac’s don’t get viruses
Wrong. Times have changed and last year in June, Apple updated its website and removed the claim of malware immunity due to an ongoing spate of viruses attacking the Mac OS. The security buffs at Sophos recently found that 2.6 percent of Macs that had downloaded a virus-checker were in fact infected with malware.
- Greater the megapixels, Better the picture
One of the most commonly held beliefs, holds true only if you enlarge the picture and don’t want to lose the picture quality. There are more important factors such as the camera’s lens, it’s sensor and the lighting conditions
- Laptops can make a man sterile
The laptop itself is not the problem it’s the heat that it generates. The testes are stored outside the body in the scrotum to stay cool. So sitting with your laptop on your lap for prolonged periods of time is best avoided
- The QWERTY keyboard is the most efficient
QWERTY keyboard was invented to avoid internal jams on your computer. Neither was it the most efficient nor was it designed to slow typists down. By the time the DVORAK ( more efficient ) keyboard was invented, the QWERTY keyboard could not be eliminated.
- Closing out apps increases battery life of your phones
Well, it’s pretty satisfying to clear out your recently used apps list, but, these apps are not draining your battery, it’s the background processes.
- A magnet can erase your hard drive
Well the truth is it can, but, it will take an industrial scale super magnet to zap your hard drive. And you are not going to take your PC anywhere near that, right?
- Facebook is going to charge for it’s services
Seriously, you think so?