With a world surrounded by technology, we are constantly hearing about the many ways to care for your devices and what the dos and donâ€™ts are when handling them. A lot of the times we canâ€™t help but come across some information that completely contradicts the one we may have just heard about.
We have searched some of the most common myths about technology and decided to share them with you in two parts to help clear some contradicting information for you. Here is part 1 of the common myths:
Macs Are Not Prone to Viruses
One of the most common myths is the one about macs not getting viruses. Perhaps this myth stems from Appleâ€™s claim that their OS X software system is not susceptible to the common viruses targeted towards Windows. Although this is true, it does not mean that apple computers are not susceptible to those viruses created to target Macs.
In fact, the more common these computers become in homes and offices, the more vulnerable they become towards malware.
A Cell Phoneâ€™s Battery Should be Drained Before Charging
This is another very common misconception and the reason for this goes back to when NiCd batteries were common in many tech devices. The NiCd batteries suffer from â€œmemory effectâ€ which leads to the battery not being able to recharge up to 100 percent, causing the battery life to drain more quickly.
Since the early 2000s, NiCd batteries have been replaced with Lithium-Ion batteries, especially in all Apple products, which eliminate the â€œmemory effectâ€ issue. Although this is true, though, Apple does advice for the devices to be drained at least once a month in order to help maintain battery life.
More Bars Means Better Service
When we see our signal bars go down, we immediately start moving around to get more signal in order to have better service. Truth is, the bars only show the signal strength to the cell phone tower near you. The service is determined by the amount of tech devices connected to that same tower.
Files are Permanently Deleted Once Trash Bin is emptied
Maybe this is something you never thought of before, but the fact is that after the trash/recycling bin has been emptied in your computer, fragments of those deleted files can be left behind. This means that those fragments can be restored. The act of deleting a file is simply to make space for new ones.
In order to fully delete files on a Mac, you may want to follow up by clicking on â€œSecure Empty Trash.â€ If you are a PC owner, it is best to download a secure deleting program.
Private Browsing Means Anonymity
Private browsing does not keep anyone anonymous. Using this browsing mechanism simply keeps your computer from saving information about the websites visited and what typed or clicked on while being there. However, files downloaded from private browsing will remain in your device.