Technology Misconceptions

Because technology is so dynamic it is hard to keep track of what is true and what’s not true. That is why we have so many technology misconceptions. With these misconceptions people believe what they want and they continue to spread. This is regardless of the fact that they are true or not. That is why we want take a look at some of the most common technology misconceptions.

GPS Tracking

Like in online casino games, there are several things that people believe to be true about technology. One of those being that when you switch off your GPS you can’t be tracked. We are sad to say that even if you do switch off your GPS you can still be tracked.

Your smartphone constantly communicates with the cellphone towers and through the use of this data, your phone can be found.

Battery Charging

We relay so much on our smartphones we always want to make sure that the battery is fully charged or almost full before we use it.  And with their first launch, many believed that they should let their battery drop to zero before they could charge it. However, that doesn’t have to be the case, you can charge your battery when you want to charge it. And no, it will not explode even if it is full. Most of the smartphones that we use to cut off the power entering the phone as soon as the battery is fully charged.

Eavesdropping Applications

Contrary to what you may believe our conversations are not that private anymore, especially if you a social media fanatic. The applications the we use have access to our phones microphone. That is why we get pop ups of things we talk about we are not looking for them online.

More Bars, Better Service?

Many people believe that the more bars that you get, the better the service will be. That is why we gauge our availability of network with the number of signal bars that are showing. However, the number of bars has no link with the network availability. The signal bars will show how strong the connection between your cellphone and the cellphone tower is, but there is no set standard that show how those bars are calculated.

5G Towers

5G is the latest network that we now have access to. Although it has not reached other parts of the world yet, there are now many whose smartphones can use it. And with the emergence of 5G towers came the belief that they will make us sick. The towers use wireless technology that emits radiation, hence the belief that it will make us sick. But this is no different from LTE, 4G, 3G and other devices.