What a world we live in, where a photo can be taken on one side of the world, and sent instantly to the other side. Video phones are real, movies are available on demand, and portable computers live in our pockets. But with all this tech, and so many new buzzwords, myths and misconceptions are inevitable.
The truth is that the vast majority don’t even understand the basics of the tech they use on a daily basis. This means that, due to lack of education, many believe things that aren’t true. Here is a list of some common misconceptions that need to be debunked.
Megapixels Equal Quality
When it comes to digital cameras the number of megapixels per image is important. More data, inevitably, means better quality. But more megapixels do not guarantee quality. There are far more factors than just data per snap, such as lens and sensor quality.
A sensor may see a ton of data but be dramatically lacking in how it captures that data. The bottom line is that it is far more than megapixels alone that determine picture quality.
More Bars Means Better Signal
The smartphone revolution has given way to many myths about service quality. More signal bars means you’re getting the best service, right? Wrong. More bars only indicates that a tower is within range and says very little about how stable service is. And if you want to play at the best live casino onlineyou need a stable connection.
It is possible to have full bars, only to not even be able to send a message on WhatsApp. After all, your WiFi is also put under strain if everyone in the house is streaming at once, right?
Mac Is Virus Free
Perhaps the most common misconception is that Macs are safe from viruses while Windows is under constant attack. The only reason that this is true is because most hackers don’t bother with Macs. Windows dramatically dominates the market, occupying around 85% of the industry.
Of course, Windows sees more viruses, given that it is the only OS worth attacking. Plus, with Windows 10 and 11 the OS is more capable of virus defence than ever before. Macs have made very few strides in security, making them comparatively more vulnerable.
Incognito Mode Hides Your Activity
There is a common perception that Incognito modes in browsers hide user activity, and this is true on the surface. Someone unfamiliar with the tech won’t see the activity at a glance.
But the data is still very much available if anyone goes looking deep enough. There is, in a nutshell, basically no such thing as using digital services and not leaving some sort of tracks. It just takes looking in the right place for the information.
Deleted Files Are Gone
I you delete files, they are gone forever, right? Not at all. Deleting files simply assigns the space on a drive to be overwritten. Data is technically present on a drive long after it has been deleted, and can be retrieved. Depending, of course, on how much data exchange has happened on the drive since the deleting occurred.