Tech Tech myths we all need to stop believing (14 Photos) February 23, 2017 borednerdist 255 Views 0 Comments believing, myths, photos 1 Anyone who has been unfortunate enough to have a family member download MacKeeper Pro knows about this one. Apple computers, cell phones, even your Playstation are all capable of being infected with a virus. 2 Emptying the “trash can” or “recycling bin” does not delete your files forever. It takes a bit more than a few clicks on the can to take care of that forever. While we are on that subject… 3 GIFMagnets will not destroy data. Well, not most anyway. You need a very powerful magnet, like the kind found in an MRI (or yes, a junkyard). Even then it will only work on certain kinds of storage media. Solid State drives and thumb drives would not be erased. 4 The camera with the most megapixels will not take the best photos I am sorry to tell you. Camera shopping (or being realistic, phone shopping) has more to do with circuitry and lens technology than the megapixels the tech boasts. 5 There are no HDMI cables worth $50 dollars. Some brands may boast their gold plating and superior quality but the plain fact is that as long as the cable is up to date (version 1.4) it can do anything any other cable can do. 6 Charging your phone overnight will not damage the battery. This one is a holdover from years past. There was a time where this was true, but battery technology has advanced and this is no longer a common issue. However, you should turn your tech off from time to time. Especially if your stuff gets hot. Extra heat can damage battery life. 7 You do not need to drain your battery, pretty much ever. Not on your first charge, and not every few months. This is another holdover from a time long gone. 8 Posting a tweet, status, pic, or anything else declaring you disagree with any agreement you’ve made online (such as the facebook terms of service) will not invalidate the agreement. You cannot protect your photos on facebook by making a status that says so. 9 Jailbreaking your phone is not illegal (in the United States). Phone companies have tried to make it so, but failed. 10 GIFPutting metal in a microwave will not always make it spark. My personal recommendation is to not do this anyway, but if you do NEED to put metal in a microwave you should be fine if the shape allows for a spread out discharge. But just the same, don’t do it. 11 The strength of your signal is not the strength of your phone call. Those bars represent the signal of the nearest cell tower, but if the tower is under a heavy load you’re still going to feel the result of a bad call. 12 Private browsing is not a way to hide your information. Your ISP, ad trackers, and the sites you visit can still record you. 13 GIFPlaying video games won’t make you fat, lazy, or violent. 14 Countless years of research and university studies have disproved these notions time and time again.