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7 tech myths debunked

7 tech myths debunked

1.Apps from the Play Store and App Store are 100% safe

To ensure your security, smartphones don’t allow you to install apps outside your app store. But that does not mean that apps you install from the app store or play store are 100% safe. There were many instances when these app stores removed apps from their platform because they were not secure. So, you should never install apps from unknown developers.

2.Virus can’t attack Mac computers 

It’s a common myth that many people still believe. Many Mac users think that a virus can’t attack and affect their system but this is not true. A virus can affect both PCs and Mac computers.

However, PCs are targeted more often compared to Macs because the number of windows users are much higher than mac users.

3.Refreshing your PC will make it run faster 

This myth is very common among people and most of the users still believe that refreshing their computer will make it run faster. But if it’s a myth, what does the refresh button do? So, it turns out that hitting that refresh button does not refresh your whole computer.

It only refreshes the screen you are on and it only looks if something is added or removed from that particular screen. For instance, if you copied something on your desktop and it’s not showing you that file, refreshing the desktop will make it appear there. 

4.Services like Google, FB, Whatsapp, etc are 100% free 

If you are also one of those who think that social services like Facebook, Google, WhatsApp, etc. are free to use, you were living your whole life with a lie. These services may appear free to use at first but they use your data and track your activity to show you ads which generate revenue for them.

5.No one can track you if you use Incognito mode while browsing 

Many people think incognito mode can save them from getting tracked, but you should know that it’s a myth. When you turn incognito mode on, you can easily find a message which tells you that your browser will not save history, cookies and site data and information entered in forms.

But at the same time, it also says that authorities and websites that you use will be able to track you. So, next time keep in mind that you are not hidden from the world while you are browsing in incognito mode. 

6.Magnets will delete your data on hard drives

If you are a 007 fan you must have seen things like deleting hard drive data with a magnet. But if you think this is possible, let me tell you that it’s a myth and small magnets are not capable enough to mess with your hard drive. 

However, strong magnets like the ones in a CT scanner can surely damage your hard drive and can even corrupt the data in it.

7.Always charge your battery from 0% to 100% 

Before the invention of lithium-ion and lithium polymer batteries, it was advised to charge your battery from 0% to 100% to maintain its life cycle. However, for modern-day batteries, this charging cycle is not only harmful but can even reduce its life. So, what is the best way of charging your battery? If you want your battery to last as long as possible, you need to give it small top-ups and never let it drain completely.