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13 Common Myths And Misconceptions About Devices We Continue To Believe

By Andrew Alpin, 1 April 2018

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5Myth 5. The incognito mode on your browser protects your data

Hogwash again. Most people don’t even read what the browser says in incognito mode. The mode only deletes locally stored data. External websites and internet providers can still easily track your data. 

incognito mode on your browser protects your data

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6Myth 6. Clicking “Refresh” makes activity and tasks faster

You may have seen how even unskilled so-called service men keep clicking on the refresh button. There are many people who also click on the refresh option when a computer goes slow or sticks. Sometimes you may also see a recently renamed folder after clicking “refresh” but that isn’t so because that 2 seconds is all your computer needs to read the new file and it seems that the refresh just made it work faster instead. 

Clicking “Refresh

 

7Myth 7: You should only use original chargers

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Original chargers are compatible with your phone, that’s true, but if the alternate charger you may be using is a quality product that will not present a threat to your laptop or phone, then there is no problem using it. Always ensure you use an alternate charger of high quality from a branded manufacturer.

original chargers

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8Myth 8: You should always disconnect the USB correctly

If there is no activity being performed on the USB drive, you can just disconnect it without the extra hassle of eject. Choosing the safe remove option is necessary when saving items because your computer then checks all changes have been saved and that there is no transfer going on with the USB. 

disconnect the USB correctly

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