By: Yohana Desta
“Don’t use your phone while it’s charging,” “don’t leave it plugged in overnight” and “always let it die completely” these are just a few popular myths about smartphone batteries.
When it comes to battery life, there are many little rules for what you can and can’t do with your smartphone. While plenty of real rules exist, there are several rumored ones you can simply ignore. Phone batteries have evolved so much over the years, becoming smarter and easier to manage. Most lithium-ion batteries, used by major retailers like Samsung and Apple, should last between three and five years, if you take proper care of it.
Here’s the truth behind five major phone charging myths.
Can you cure an ebola virus infection with salt or coffee? Is it all a hoax? Because it’s hard to spread accurate information about the disease there’s a lot of misinformation going around. AJ+ looks at some of the myths that have spread since the latest outbreak in 2014.
By: Jess Mouneimne
I wasn’t always a pro-Palestinian Muslim. Seven years ago I was a Star of David-wearing Zionist Jew.
I lived in the Jewish stronghold of Sea Point and eagerly disposed of my spare change by contributing to the blue tin that an elderly lady would shake all day in front of Checkers. She said I was doing my bit to plant trees in Israel. That felt good. I’d visited Israel and loved the country.