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    myths of devices.

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    This thread is to prove if myths are real or false. So post any myth you want tested,

    As for me. I have always wondered if leaving your phone in the sun (face up) will damage the screen, I have never tested it nor heard anyone else confirm it. Is this true or false ?

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    Is it possible that downloading many many (400+) apps going to damage your phone, that's the reason I have been told is the cause of my device giving me so many issues, so keeping it dead stock, it should run fine. Has anyone downloaded 400+ apps on a Droid and switch constantly between launchers and had 0 issues for more than 5 months ? This would be a good way to test this theory.

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    Can standing close to a radio tower damage the strength and quality of your signal if you are with a different carrier that does not use that tower ?

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    Why would you need 400+ apps at one time?
    Its not damaging the device, youre just over taxing it.
    And why would you switch between launchers constantly?

    ProTip, delete some crap from your phone.
    We have a saying. "10 pounds of crap in a 5 pound bag"

    Think about it.

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    Double post, but worth more than any other in this thread
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    Buy an iPhone. Your troubles will be solved.

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    EDIT: never mind, I'd rather have you on Android. (for you there Jay,haha)

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfcooley View Post
    Double post, but worth more than any other in this thread
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    If this is allowed, then I'll double post as well, gee I'll go for a quadruple post to the power of 4.

    Never thought I would say this to you Cooley but only make posts that are relevant and meaningful. And don't try to jack this thread.

    (BHP your bird that eats jelly beans is going to go crazy, get some popcorn and watch the show. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfcooley View Post
    Why would you need 400+ apps at one time?
    Its not damaging the device, youre just over taxing it.
    And why would you switch between launchers constantly?

    ProTip, delete some crap from your phone.
    We have a saying. "10 pounds of crap in a 5 pound bag"

    Think about it.
    What do you mean buy taxing it ? (are you referring to damaged software or lagging ?)

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    Can a cellphone interfere with the systems in an aircraft ?

    This theory is false (i googled it) you are asked to put away your electronics so that you pay attention to the flight safety rules and tips. The technology that a cellphone could interfere with is shielded. Also if the take off should be rough then who would want electronics flying around ? Myth false.

    Reference: http://www.switched.com/2008/03/14/t...ths-explained/ (this is the website for my reference of the next 10 or so myths)

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    Cell phones can cause gas station fires.

    Myth: While pumping gas, using or turning on your phone can release a charge of static electricity that will ignite the fuel.

    True or false? False. This rumor dates back to the '90, when a phony e-mail made the rounds of people's in-boxes around the world. The e-mail claimed that Shell Oil had issued a warning about three instances of cell phones causing fires at the pumps. When contacted about it in 2003, Shell claimed it was a complete hoax and that it wasn't aware of any such incidents. While it has been proved that static electricity can cause fuel vapors to combust, cell phones do not emit a strong enough amount to ignite anything. Smoking, however, will still cause problems. reference:
    http://www.switched.com/2008/03/07/c...s-explained-2/

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    Cell phones cause cancer

    Myth: Prolonged cell phone use can cause brain cancer or tumors because of radiation.

    True or false? Debatable. Ever since cell phones became popular, both the media and average people have claimed that cell phones can cause cancer. Unfortunately, there have been many medical studies on the issue and they still don't offer any definitive proof. A 2005 study of 4,000 Europeans by the Institute of Cancer Research found no link to any types of cancer among regular phone users, but did say that radiation could potentially cause adverse effects, so moderation was recommended. Last month, an Israeli scientist claimed that phone use causes tumors in salivary glands, saying that regular users had an increased risk of 50% for developing tumors. A few weeks before that, an Australian cancer specialist said the exact opposite (same goes for coffee and breast implants). For now, this one seems like a personal choice, so proceed at your own risk.

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    Cell phones can be used to open up locked cars

    Myth: Broadcasting the sound of a remote keyless entry device over a phone can open up a locked car.

    True or false? False. The rumor is that if you have an extra key remote at home, you can call someone and have them hit the open button while you hold your phone up to the lock. Well, those entry systems use radio waves and proximity – think about when you've tried to open your car from too far a distance – and can't be transmitted over a phone. Unfortunately, if you lock your keys in the car, you'll have to get your spare set or AAA to open it for you.


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    Cell phones use #77 instead of 911 for emergency calls.

    Myth: Dial 112 anywhere in the world to reach emergency services, or dial #77 to reach highway patrol anywhere in the U.S.

    True or false? Mostly false. You've probably heard a variation of this story: a woman gets pulled over by unmarked car, suspects the cop is a fake, calls one of these numbers and is connected to a local police force that tells her that he is, in fact, a fake, and she escapes. First off, neither of these numbers will automatically connect you to someone who can tell you right away that you're in danger. Calling #77 in some parts of the U.S. will connect you to the local highway patrol, but in many areas it won't. The solution? Dial 911. It will connect you every time and it's the same amount of keystrokes. The other is that 112 is a worldwide emergency mobile number that you can call from any location if you're in trouble. Well, you can call 112 in many foreign countries, as it is the standard emergency number, especially from GSM phones in roaming areas, but the number will not work in the U.S. Again, stick to 911 domestically, and, go online to find out what the local emergency number is in another country before you leave the U.S.

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    Dialing a special code gives you extra battery life.

    Myth: Entering *3370# or some other code will unlock a reserve amount of battery to allow you to make another call.

    True or false? False. Sure, it'd be nice if this trick really worked but, unfortunately, once a battery's drained, you're out of luck. One European Nokia executive even called this idea "pure science fiction." Some phones actually use codes like that to enhance voice quality, which decreases battery life. Instead, keep your phone charged and don't rely on this one.

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    Cell phones interfere with hospital equipment.

    Myth: Cell signals disrupt hospital equipment and can kill patients.

    True or false? False. Many uniformed people have claimed that the radio frequency signals from phones somehow screw up medical technology in hospitals, so it's unsafe to use your phone in any of these settings. Even some hospitals have cell phone bans as a way to avoid this potentially life-threatening scenario, but thanks to a study by the Mayo Clinic, this was proved to be completely untrue. 300 tests using two cell phones, four carriers, and 192 medical devices were conducted at the clinic's Rochester campus over five months and not one problem occurred. The study even recommended that hospitals lift their bans, so you can forget about this one.

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