Be it life or the world of technology, misunderstandings are everywhere. In this era of race, we often come face to face with such things which are not true but are said with great confidence. Technology is also no exception to this. Our friends, relatives, strangers sometimes tell us something that, without investigating it, we start believing it to be true. In such a situation, many times we have to bear the loss. At the same time, we are fearlessly spreading a wrong information.

For example, if we want to choose a camera, then we start counting megapixels. When it comes to private browsing, Incognito is trusted ‘blindly’. Obviously, we do not have enough time or attention to verify everything. …so why not talk about 5 such misconceptions today which are related to technology and also to our everyday use…

‘More pillars means more signals’

Image – Mobile Signal (File)

There are signal poles on the top right or left side of your phone. It is assumed that the higher these are, the stronger the signal connectivity will be. Actually, these poles show the proximity of your phone to the nearest tower. In such a situation, do not make them understand that the signal of your phone is working smoothly when the whole poles come.

‘Browse secretly then open Incognito’

incognito window

photo – Incognito Window

There is also a rumor among technology users that the Incognito window is the safest option. Every browser has the option of having a private window. Actually, the truth is that whatever site you are visiting in this window, your details cannot be hidden from your internet service provider and site. Get out of your mind that anything you visit on Incognito will remain between you and your computer. On Google Chrome, you can open Incognito directly with CTRL + SHIFT + N. Whereas, on Internet Explorer, Safari, you have to press CTRL + SHIFT + P for this. For Mac this shortcut would be CTRL + OPTION + P.

‘Megapixels more then the camera will be cool’

nokia lumia 1020 camera

Image – Nokia Lumia 1020 (File)

To understand this myth, you have to understand what is a pixel? Actually, any picture is made up of small dots, which are called pixels. Together they make up the picture. These pixels are made up of hundreds of millions of tiny dots that you don’t normally see in a photo. Camera quality is determined by the combination of camera lens, light sensor, image processing hardware and software. For example iPhone 6, which comes with 8 megapixel camera and beats many 13 megapixel camera phones out in the market. The extra megapixels in the phone can only help with your printed photo. Make one thing more clear here that no phone camera can ever make up for the lack of DSLR.

‘Processor should have more cores’

qualcomm snapdragon

Image – Qualcomm Snapdragon (File)

Multi-core processors divide the tasks of your phone amongst each other, so that the task is possible quickly. Dual core, octa core, quad core tell the number of processors in any CPU. Dual means 2, Octa means 8 and Quad means 4. A quad core processor can be faster than a single and dual core processor only if the tasks assigned to it match its capabilities. Some apps are specially made to run on single or dual core processors. They cannot bear the extra power. Also the extra core does not improve the user experience. For example, the quality of HD video running on an octa core processor can also deteriorate due to the integrated graphics of the phone. So it would be wrong to say that clock speed and number of processors are the ‘panacea’ cure. That’s why the iPhone was found to outperform some phones that used dual or more cores.

‘Apple’s system doesn’t get virus’

macbook

Image – MacBook Air (File)

You’ve probably heard from a friend who owns your Apple device – a virus can never come in it. Actually, there is hardly any system in the world in which virus cannot enter. Sure enough, Apple’s Mac computers have a better track record than other Windows PCs. One of the reasons for this is that Windows PC has more number than Mac.

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