Some compulsions come from urban legends – that never shutting down your computer, for example, means never forcing it to make the processor-straining effort to turn itself back on. Others are fully unconscious, such as papering your PC desktop with saved files and wondering why it's suddenly stuttering or crashing, or charging your phone whenever you're near an outlet, and later complaining about your plummeting battery capacity. Here are some of the most common maladaptive tech habits, and the easiest ways to break them.
Mapquest is the AOL of mapping services, a brand that once defined a technological capability, but now serves only to date anyone who uses or mentions it. Go for Google Maps instead, not because it's the newer choice, but the better one, with more options for fine-tuning your chosen route, plus, for the free mobile apps (Android & iOS), real-time reports on accidents and road closures, as submitted by users of the Google-acquired service, Waze.
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