10 misconceptions about technology (Part 1)

1. Mac computers cannot be infected with viruses

Some people think that Mac computers that are not infected with viruses or private browsing will not be followed by anyone, but the truth is not so.

In fact, any computer is at risk of being infected. Apple has stated that Macs are not attacked by malware like devices running Windows. However, the company had less to mention this issue after thousands of Macs were infected with malicious Trojans in 2012.

2. Close apps on iPhone to save battery

Previously, there were some tips that turning off the application after using it will help iPhone save battery power. However, reality does not work. In 2016, CEO Tim Cook was asked if he frequently escaped his iOS multitasking application and whether this was necessary for battery life. The answer received is “No and no”.

3. Private browsing helps anonymously on the Internet

When a user uses the Incognito Mode feature in Google Chrome or Private Browsing in Safari, the browser will not track the history, automatically log in to the accountm, etc. However, it is still provided by the network provider. and the website is logged in.

4. If GPS is not turned on, users cannot be tracked the location

According to Pew Research Center, this is a completely misconception because, in addition to GPS, the location of a smartphone user can be detected via a Wi-Fi connection, mobile tower, etc. Even, the home Northwestern University’s research also said the location could be collected via sensors on smartphones, such as accelerometers or gyroscopes.

5. Still charging after the battery is full will damage the battery

Some previous notions that if you continue to plug in the charger after a 100% smartphone will make battery damaged. However, many studies show that the phone has a circuit breaker mechanism when fully charged and the battery aging process does not depend heavily on charging.

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