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10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by RoyalBlak007: 11:17pm On Mar 24, 2018
Is it true that it’s dangerous to leave a phone charging for the entire night? The answer is no, it’s not. And this isn’t the only myth about devices that we share with other people all the time. It’s time we figured out which “facts” about devices we should stop believing and passing onto our friends.

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Myth № 1: The more megapixels a camera has, the better pictures it takes.
Megapixels don’t influence the quality or beauty of photographs, they only influence the size of the photo. But there are a lot of other reasons why pictures can be of worse or better in quality like the optics, the sensor size, and the skills of the photographer.

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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by RoyalBlak007: 11:18pm On Mar 24, 2018
Myth № 2: You can’t leave a phone charging for the entire night because this damages the battery.
Modern phones have lithium-ion batteries and they stop charging when they are fully charged. But even when this happens, the device still draws a little amount of power. So, the only reason you should disconnect your phone when it’s done charging is to save a little money.

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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by RoyalBlak007: 11:19pm On Mar 24, 2018
Myth № 3: Good reception means good sound quality.
Even if the reception indicator is full, it doesn’t mean that the connection will be perfect. The indicator only shows the strength of the signal which you are receiving from the nearest radio tower — it doesn’t represent the connection quality or the speed of the internet. If there are a lot of other phones using the same tower, you may have trouble with the connection even if the indicator is full.

Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by fantasticone1(m): 11:20pm On Mar 24, 2018
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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by RoyalBlak007: 11:21pm On Mar 24, 2018
Myth № 4: Mac computers can’t catch viruses.
There is no operating system completely immune to viruses. But there are a few
theories on why Mac computers have fewer viruses. Firstly, viruses are created for the most popular computer system which happens to be Windows, not Mac OS. Secondly, Mac OS has fewer weak spots, but this doesn’t mean that it’s entirely immune. Mac computers can still get infected, it just takes more effort to come across such a virus.

Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by RoyalBlak007: 11:22pm On Mar 24, 2018
Myth № 5: The incognito mode protects your data.
Many users simply don’t read everything that the browser window says when they enable the “incognito” mode. In fact, it only deletes the data which is stored locally. Any outside source (visited websites, internet providers) can still track your activity

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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by RoyalBlak007: 11:22pm On Mar 24, 2018
Myth № 6: The “Refresh” button makes tasks work faster.
The “Refresh” button that we push on the desktop or in the browser of a computer just refreshes all the icons according to the latest changes. For example, say you changed the name of a folder, but you still can see the old one. When you push “Refresh”, the folder name changes to the new one. Sometimes, the 1-2 seconds which you spend to push the button is enough time for the computer to work as fast as it usually does, so it might seem like it is actually working faster.

Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by RoyalBlak007: 11:24pm On Mar 24, 2018
Myth № 7: You can use only the original chargers.
Original devices can charge your gadgets faster but high-quality alternative chargers don’t present any threat to your phone or computer. Cheap fake chargers can damage your device, so if you want to save some money and buy a non-original charger, pay extra attention to the price and the manufacturer, and also to what determines the speed of charging: the current power source.

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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by RoyalBlak007: 11:25pm On Mar 24, 2018
Myth № 8: You should always disconnect the USB correctly.
If you are working with a USB-drive and you don’t need to put something on it, you can simply disconnect it without pushing extra buttons. When you choose the “safe remove” option, the system just checks that all changes are saved and that nothing is being transferred to the USB-drive.

Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by RoyalBlak007: 11:26pm On Mar 24, 2018
Myth № 9: You can’t charge your phone until the battery is completely drained.
This doesn’t work for the modern lithium-ion batteries. In fact, such devices are best kept from 40 to 80 % battery charge, which means you shouldn’t wait until the battery is completely drained.

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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by RoyalBlak007: 11:27pm On Mar 24, 2018
Myth № 10: Airport scanners damage memory cards.
X-ray scanners in the airport can
damage the film of a non-digital camera, but they don’t damage or delete the data from memory cards.

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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by Nobody: 11:36pm On Mar 24, 2018
Really? Thumbz up

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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by squarelead(m): 12:13am On Mar 25, 2018
Nice one, never believed some tho. But I learned more

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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by Kxngstein(m): 12:28am On Mar 25, 2018
Well done OP.

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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by RoyalBlak007: 8:48am On Mar 25, 2018
Kxngstein:
Well done OP.
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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by constance500: 9:22am On Mar 25, 2018
Interesting write up

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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by Adebowhales(m): 12:10pm On Mar 25, 2018
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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by Oyetboy(m): 1:43pm On Mar 25, 2018
Interesting read... That's a good one op

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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by plucky16(m): 3:12pm On Mar 25, 2018
nice thread

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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by Hhenryy: 3:34pm On Mar 25, 2018
Op, that No2 is incorrect and misleading. Yes, modern phones come with inbuilt over charge protection circuit but it's still not wise to let your phone overcharge! This usually happens when you plug your phone overnight.

I have been a victim of this. i damaged my last Android device battery through over charging. The battery didn't last for a year when it started swelling, and behaving erratically with a drastic drop in standby time.
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Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by maisauki: 4:48am On Mar 27, 2018
RoyalBlak007:
Myth № 3: Good reception means good sound quality.
Even if the reception indicator is full, it doesn’t mean that the connection will be perfect. The indicator only shows the strength of the signal which you are receiving from the nearest radio tower — it doesn’t represent the connection quality or the speed of the internet. If there are a lot of other phones using the same tower, you may have trouble with the connection even if the indicator is full.
I can relate to this
Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by Nobody: 3:34pm On Mar 27, 2018
RoyalBlak007:
Myth № 2: You can’t leave a phone charging for the entire night because this damages the battery.
Modern phones have lithium-ion batteries and they stop charging when they are fully charged. But even when this happens, the device still draws a little amount of power. So, the only reason you should disconnect your phone when it’s done charging is to save a little money.
Can please explain the highlighted sentence?
Re: 10 Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe by RoyalBlak007: 3:37pm On Mar 27, 2018
asuustrike2009:
Can please explain the highlighted sentence?
Electricity bills , I presume

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