This time I am writing about the most frequently heard or said myths related to the tech or devices, so as to clear the doubts which people have in their mind. After reading the article, if anyone still has a doubt can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or can comment below without hesitation!
So without any specific order, I start with the most spoken tech myths:
1) More Megapixels, better.
This myth is the most used! Everyone says that a camera with more megapixels gives the best quality photos. But it’s completely wrong! The photo quality doesn’t depend only on the number of megapixels. The quality of a photo is dependent on the camera’s sensor type, the sensor size, its optics and the processor. The Megapixel of a camera only determines the quality of the image when it is zoomed in. When you click photos in two cameras- a 6MP and a 20MP camera; when you zoom in both the photos, the photo were taken with a 6MP camera will appear grainy and somewhat blurry, whereas, the photo taken with a 20MP camera will be sharper when zoomed in. For example, the 5MP PureView cameras in the Nokia Lumias are better than some of the 8MP cameras on other phones. So, the next time you buy a phone, don’t look at only the megapixels to compare the cameras of different phones.
May people say that phones or any other devices should not be overcharged; otherwise, it reduces the life of a battery. This is a total myth. Modern Lithium batteries are intelligent. Whenever a device is plugged in a charger, the charge fluctuates when it reaches full state. For example, when the charge reaches 100%, it automatically reduces to 99% and once again goes to 100% till the device is removed from the charge. And, the battery stays completely unaffected. So, you can keep your phone for charging the whole night without any worries! Some even think that you should only go through the “deep cycle.” Deep cycle is a cycle where the battery is fully charged and can be charged only after losing all the power. This actually can reduce the efficiency of your battery. So please avoid this deep cycle!
3) Closing apps save battery power?
All smartphones have the feature of multitasking. Most of the people think that keeping apps in multitasking is not exactly idle and using the battery and processing. This is actually right for Android phones. In Android, if an app is open in multitasking, it will still be using the battery and will do whatever it wants. But, for iOS and Windows Phone, when an app goes to multitasking, it freezes. It does not do anything until you open it again. It does not use any of the battery power. So this may be right for Android users, but, it is the type of a myth for iOS and Windows Phone users.
4) Scratch guards are necessary
This was right in before the introduction of Corning Gorilla Glass. Gorilla Glass is now introduced in almost all smartphones. It is made out of a substance which prevents scratches. So mobile phones having Gorilla Glass are least vulnerable to scratches and do not need scratch guards unless you use the phone normally.
5) MACs don’t get viruses
YES, THEY DO! MACs get viruses. All Mac owners go about telling everyone that my PC/ laptop cannot get viruses and scare the Windows users. But actually, as I mentioned in my previous article, Macs do get viruses. It’s simple math that about 90% of the computer users use Windows, while only 5-6% of computer users use Macs.(Others use Linux, Ubuntu, etc.) So, if a virus creator wants to create a virus, he/she will want that the virus affects a large number of people throughout the world. And it is obvious that he/she will create viruses for Windows so as to affect the 90% of the people. Previously Apple had mentioned in their advertising campaign that Macs don’t get viruses. But after a breakout of a virus that affected over 250,000 Macs, they took back their statement!
6) Jailbreaking and Rooting are illegal
Smartphone owners can jailbreak their iOS phones and root their Android phones so as to get root access to their smartphones and make their own customizations and tweaks to it. But many of the users avoid it as they think that rooting or jailbreaking is illegal. Actually, it’s not! Rooting or jailbreaking a phone (which is factory-unlocked) is not illegal. In the USA, the law is quite complicated. But, if you buy an unlocked model anywhere in the world, it is legal to jailbreak or root your phone. Is rooting or jailbreaking your phone worth it? I will explain that in my next article!
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