A large number people are now drenched in use of gadgets and when they fail or wear out after a period of time, 'myths' start evolving out of them. In this article I'm going to clear out a few misconceptions about these and burst out few myths that people still believe.

Tech Myths That People Still Believe!!!


Top 10 Tech Myths That People Still Believe!!!

So, here I present in front of you, one by one:

1. More MegaPixels = Better Camera!

This is my all-time favourite debatable topics. Well, I am no photographer but a common person often has a wrong idea about a device having higher megapixels is better for capturing photos. Why not? Especially the way advertisements are put on by several mobile brands the commoners are easily fooled by that chiseled advertisement content. But use your knowledge the next time you come across such ads.

More Mega Pixel means better camera

Talking about this needs an idea of what exactly is a megapixel?

A megapixel is one million tiny coloured dots in a photo. It seems logical that more megapixels would mean a sharper photo. However the bitter reality resides in the fact that a quality picture is not judged only by the number beside MPs but, the size and the material of the main camera lens, the amount of light is available, the H/W responsible for image processing, and definitely the software of the manufacturer who polishes the entire thing up. That is why pictures captured on an iPhone and another device of same MegaPixels are so different.

And if its a DSLR sort of picture you desire on a phone camera, welcome to the void space of craziness. The only place where Mega Pixels matter is when you want the image to be sharp so that a detailed print out is possible.

2. Browsing in Incognito = Do Not Track Enabled?

All browsers now come up with an option of incognito mode which actually very less people among us know that it doesn't act as it is thought to do. Let me put this clear "NOTHING YOU BROWSE ON THE INTERNET IS PRIVATE". The incognito feature is wrongly brought about us and most of you use it believing that all that you surf on the net using Incognito Mode is private, but no! The Internet Service Provider whose service you are availing knows about every nook and corner that you have been through in this mode. 

Incognito

This mode only washes away the browsing history and force closes the tabs that were opened under the incognito mode. So next time you browse something kinky, incognito mode is not always mandatory! Only don't get engaged into some fugitive jobs.

3. Deleting means gone forever?

Guess what, write with a sharp pencil on a notebook and by pressing hard against the paper, and then erase it. Even though you can bring out a clean paper back the depressions caused by pressing your pencil hard on the paper remained, which can only be removed it you crumble the entire thing and then again unfold the material.

.Delete Button

Same goes in case of files that are deleted from your device! It is always possible to bring back data using certain 3rd part tools. So the next time you lend or sale your devices just by erasing the storage, check back and just format the entire thing and again write something on it. Only then the files previously existed on that storage device is vanished.

4. Battery to be charged only when less than 10%? or whatever!

The popular old fashioned notion about discharging the battery completely before recharging it is now a history and a myth. Time to dump that idea in trash can. Years ago, when nickel–metal hydride (NiMH) and nickel-cadmium (NiCad) batteries were common, they suffered from an issue called “battery memory”: Unless the battery was completely spent before being recharged, it would “remember” how much power it had used and only charge back up that amount. If done repeatedly over time, the battery would never charge totally again.

Charging your battery

However, the lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery that’s probably in your phone or laptop right now doesn’t suffer from this issue. Now to keep your battery safe it is better to charge your device when it lacks an ample amount of charge, as these Li-ion batteries come with a limited number of charge cycles. Interestingly, the biggest foe of modern day battery is temperature. Avoid heating your batteries often.

5. Pre-Planned Obsolesce!

There is another wrong idea about manufacturers building products that eventually die out shortly after the product is out of its scheduled warranty period. Unfortunately, this is not true. The manufacturing houses now keep bringing heavy updates to devices that require higher specs and definitely the app developers do the same task just to keep up to in this race.

As a result, the phones or tablets with older specifications no longer can run those applications smoothly and thus they earn the badge of technologically wearing out! But no, they don't.

6. Screen Brightness low => Better Battery Backup?

With the advent of large screen mobile devices in market, the craze of common customers have drifted to buying larger screen devices. Interestingly they are seen to extend battery life by reducing brightness on screen to as much low as 0%. This in no manner will help you save battery but will definitely eat your savings to buy a new pair of glasses. Leave your phone brightness at 40 to 50 per cent and tick the auto brightness setting when outdoors.

7. www and Internet are same?

The terms Internet and the World Wide Web are often used interchangeably, but they have vastly different meanings. The Internet is commonly called a “network of networks.”


www

However www or WorldWideWeb is only a part of day to day adresses surfed on the internet.  The World Wide Web is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators, interlinked by hypertext links, and can be accessed via the Internet.

8. 4K display better than FHD!

Your new smartphone boast of a Quad-HD display. But does it matter? Can you really decipher the difference between a Quad HD (2560 x 1440 pixels) and a Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) display on a phone?

A 5.5-inch Quad HD display has a pixel density of 538 ppi (pixels per inch), whereas the pixel density of a 5.5-inch Full HD screen is around 400 ppi. Unfortunately it's found that human eye can’t really distinguish greater than 326 pixels per inch. So what's in a  4K display than simply flaunting it.


4k vs fhd

9. More bars on Cell Signal = Better Network

The network bars on your screen does not show signal strength. They show the nearness of your cellular signal to its nearest tower and that the number of customers of the same service provider from same tower is massive.  

10. Greater Cores = Better Performance!

Multi core processor helps divide the phone’s tasks among multiple cores that do their portion of the job and try to finish a task faster. The terms, dual-core, octa-core and quad-core denote the number of processor cores in a CPU (central processing unit). Dual is two, octa is eight, quad is four.


Core i7


But a quad-core processor is faster than a single- or dual-core processor only when it’s running an application that’s been developed to take advantage of its abilities. Most applications made today are built for devices that run on single or dual core processors.

Therefore they can’t exploit the extra processing power of octa core chips. For example, iPhones perform better compared to other smartphones with double or more cores.
    

I tried myself to explain all the misconceptions that we carry and henceforth I believe that such wrong or incomplete notions will be barred. For more such interesting contents Follow TechGyd by Sukalyan.