In today’s age, we all are running with the help of gadgets. Our life is dependent on computers, mobile phones, and other modern technologies. People seldom realize that all these gizmos are technology-based and totally prone to errors. We have started living a life where these gadgets command us to do things accordingly and this makes us truly and completely believe in sheer technology.
The truth is there are many common myths around the corner that have been prevailing as an inevitable truth. And this is why we at GUDSTORY try to debunk some most common technical myths that people mistake to be true.
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- Continue to read below to unfold the truth behind these common myths:
- 1. Never use the same chargers for different mobile phones
- 2. Camera megapixels do not ensure image quality
- 3. It is a myth that Apple gadgets do not catch a virus
- 4. Smartphones are not resistant to heat or cold
- 5. Overcharging does not hamper battery life
- 6. Don’t charge your phone until it reaches 0%
- 7. It’s a myth that password protected networks are safe from hackers
- 8. It’s a myth that cell phone causes cancer
- 9. Keeping your phone on during the flight would cause a plane crash
- 10. Quality of the network service is not gauged by signal bars
Continue to read below to unfold the truth behind these common myths:
1. Never use the same chargers for different mobile phones
One of the very common technical myth is that we believe that we can use any charger that fits into our mobile phone’s charging socket. The truth is using a different charger for your mobile phone can cause serious harm to the battery life. Also, you will notice that when you are charging your phone with a different charger it takes about double time to charge your phone.
2. Camera megapixels do not ensure image quality
We always lure for high megapixels cameras while buying a phone or a digital camera. This is because we believe in the myth that megapixels ensure image quality. More megapixels do not mean better camera quality. For a picture to have a good quality it is necessary to have a better camera lens.
3. It is a myth that Apple gadgets do not catch a virus
Avid Apple users swear by Apple products believing the myth that says Apple products do not catch a virus. Well, sad to know that it is a complete myth. There is no computer that is completely immune to the virus. Even the Apple ones.
4. Smartphones are not resistant to heat or cold
It is a myth that cold and hot weather has no effect on your smartphones. In fact, extreme cold or hot weather can cause irreplaceable damage to your phones.
5. Overcharging does not hamper battery life
It is a common myth that overcharging the smartphone can damage the battery. The truth is our smartphones are smart enough to STOP receiving power when the battery is fully charged.
6. Don’t charge your phone until it reaches 0%
It is no more a truth that you should charge your batteries only when they are fully drained. This is because today’s lithium-ion batteries work better if we charge them half way. It was the case only with nickel-cadmium batteries which should be charged when it is exhausted totally.
7. It’s a myth that password protected networks are safe from hackers
Yes, you read it right that even the fully password protected networks are not completely safe from the hackers. Sadly enough hackers have amazing code cracking tools that help them to decode even critically composed password. Even Wi-Fi networks can be decoded.
8. It’s a myth that cell phone causes cancer
Many people believed that electromagnetic radiations emitting from the cell phone can cause cancer. Well, there is no recorded case of a cell phone causing cancer. The only known side effects of these radiations are to generate heat on the body part closest to the phone.
9. Keeping your phone on during the flight would cause a plane crash
It’s a myth that we are asked to switch off our mobile phones during take-off and landing because it may result in a plane crash. No, it won’t. We are asked to keep our phones shut because they cause annoying beeping in the frequency. It is like when you put your cell phone too close to your desktop or speakers it cause a beeping sound when it rings.
10. Quality of the network service is not gauged by signal bars
It is nothing but a myth that more the signal bars, better the available service is. The signal bars on the top of the mobile phone determines the signal strength not the quality of the available network. Shocker one, right?