Just like the silly Myths we believe everyday, like it’s bad luck to walk under a ladder or “knocking on wood”, technology comes with a lot of myths too.
Here are four technology myths that you really need to stop believing…
Turning down your screens Brightness will extend battery life. You probably do this one on a regular basis, lowering the brightness of your smartphone screen to save battery power. Yes, it is true that it can help to make it last longer, but it is not the best solution. The best solution would be to use your phone’s Auto Brightness. This setting will allow your phone to automatically adjust to different lighting, so the next time it’s dark outside you won’t have to turn up the brightness of your screen.
Private browsing is 100% private. If you don’t want your internet browser to store your cookies and remember every single site you visited then use your browser in incognito mode, right? It is partly true that you won’t see any annoying adverts popping up, but never believe that once you close your browser that it’ll be like you were never there. A lot of people have the wrong idea about private browsing – no, it can’t protect you from tracking and spying!
Never buy third-party chargers. You’re in desperate need of a new charger and the only one you can find is at a 7/11 on the corner, but you can’t use that charger, it’ll destroy your laptop! Stop believing this myth, there are a lot of third-party chargers that will work fine with your laptop or phone. The only chargers you should avoid are knockoffs that do not have a brand name at all. These won’t last long and could possibly even start fires.
Always unplug when your PC freezes. When everything freezes without warning, what do you do next? Some people believe that the best thing to do is pull the power plug out or flip the switch on the plug. There is no need to do this! Just hold in your PCs power button for a few seconds and it will power down or restart in a less disruptive way.
When something like this happens to your PC, you need to get to the bottom of the problem. Call The Computer Guyz on 087 001 0511/2 or email [email protected] and a helpful technician will assist you.