Ever had questions for your St. Louis technology company? Think something you have heard may be a myth? We decided to go ahead and debunk some of the most common misconceptions about technology. In no particular order, below are our most common myths about technology that may just put your mind at ease.
- Cell phone reception is directly correlated with the amount of bars you have on your phone– This is only partially true. The amount of bars you have on your phone is an indication that you have service, but only that you have service. What the amount of bars actually reflects is how close you are to the nearest tower. Many factors such as amount of people on the network and the type of phone you have will determine signal strength.
- Mac’s cannot get viruses or malware– This is something that many have viewed to be true for a long time. St. Louis technology companies will all tell you the same thing. Mac’s are less prone to viruses, not immune.
- Once something is deleted from your PC or the internet it is gone for good– This myth couldn’t be further from the truth. The best rule to go by is once something is there it is always there. All that deleting something means is that it is harder to access. There are ways to completely remove something from your PC, but often times it takes specialized software and an IT expert to use it.
- Letting your phone power go all the way down before recharging helps battery life– This used to be true, but with innovations in the types of batteries in phones now days it no longer is true. Lithium ion batteries have changed the game in cell phone battery longevity.
- You should always shut down your PC at night– This also used to be true. As, technology has advanced the hardware in computers are built to handle long periods of time without shut down. Obviously, it will not hurt to shut down you PC at night, but don’t feel like it is a necessity.
- The more expensive HDMI cable the better the display quality– This is far from the true. In fact no difference in quality will be noticed from the cheap cables to the expensive ones. As long as a signal is received that is all that matters. Longevity may be the bigger issue here, not initial quality of picture.
Hopefully, we answered some questions that you have always wondered about. Have something else you would like to read about? Contact us and we will do our best to fulfill your request. As always, thanks for reading.