The politics of gray or pink tennis became fever on social networks and was the most clicked news from the TechTudo Software publisher in May. The Snapchat filter that turns people's faces into babies was also featured last month: the effect took the app to the top spot of the most downloaded apps in Brazilian stores.
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Another relevant theme was the arrival of Facebook Dating in Brazil. The relationship app is here to compete with Tinder and find suitors within the social network. In addition, they also drew attention to a list of sites to legally watch online movies and Instagram's decision to hide the number of likes from posts. Check out the news related to most read software on TechTudo in May.
Gray or pink sneakers? Know the truth color of the photo
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The polymer tennis shoe that is seen in different colors (green and gray or pink and white) has come back to the news. The image had gone viral on social networks in 2017 and has once again split the Internet in the past month. This time, the challenge was accompanied by scientific information that would explain why people see different shades in the image as justification, the reason being the predominant side of one's brain. A neurologist consulted by TechTudo explained that, in fact, the confusion created by an illusion of ethics. By 2017, the mystery had already been solved: the gray and water green sneakers.
Tennis color mystery took over social networks in May Photo: Reproduction / Girlsmouth
2. Filter turned everyone into a baby
Snapchat Baby Filter Photo: Pedro Vital / TechTudo
A face filter made Snapchat stand out again among users, reaching the top of most downloaded programs on the App Store and Play Store in Brazil last month. The effect uses augmented reality feature to turn anyone's face into a baby, allowing you to make cute kid-faced photos or movies. In addition to the app itself, the images were also widely shared on Instagram and Twitter. Some users have complained about the absence of the filter on their lens carousel, but one trick is to unlock the effect from other profiles.
3. Plugin teaches English in Chrome
When to hear the correct pronunciation of English sentences using the Speech extension in Chrome Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
The Speech extension teaches the correct pronunciation of English words in Google Chrome. To use the plugin, the user must type phrases and idioms in order for the app to play the reading of the terms in audio. This way you can learn how to pronounce the term correctly in the foreign language. You can determine playback speed, volume and choose between a male or female voice.
4. Tips for protecting Excel spreadsheets
List advises to avoid in Excel Photo: Carolina Ochsendorf / TechTudo
This list has put together some actions that should be avoided to maintain good Excel performance on your computer. Tips include avoiding leaving empty spaces, inserting numbers in the header, exaggerating rows and columns, and distributing spreadsheets without error handling. The subject also explained why it is important not to share unprotected spreadsheets, preventing the action of people with bad intentions.
5. Facebook Dating arrives in Brazil
Facebook Dating debuted on social networking app with Secret Crush function Photo: Nicolly Vimercate / TechTudo
The Facebook Dating tool is available in Brazil and will help users find partners within the social network. As in Tinder, a couple formed from the moment two people like each other's profile (a match), opening the possibility to start a chat to talk with the suitor. Although it works within Facebook, the section does not suggest friends as suitors, nor does it share Dating activity in the news feed.
6. Tricks to make Excel easier to use
Excel tips became popular Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft
Some editing options may make Excel tasks more convenient during daily use. This subject explained how to use pivot tables, autocomplete, conditional formatting, and cascading charts. Some curiosities were also mentioned, such as the possibility of finding out the number of days between two different dates using Office spreadsheets.
7. Cheap airfares
Almundo provides deals on air tickets Photo: Pond5
Another success was the subject that taught how to use Almundo, an area ticket search service that allows you to find the cheapest flights by computer. The tool scans the websites of leading national and international airlines in order to find the option with the best price for the user. You can apply the desired connections, time, flight duration, lines and airports filters.
8. Internet Banking Care
Mobile banking apps are safe, but I need some care. Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudo
Care should be taken when accessing internet banking from computer or mobile phone, in order to make hacking difficult and increase security during online banking. Users should not use easy passwords, connect via public Wi-Fi, or click on suspicious email links. Other tips explained in this area include always updating apps, avoiding automatically filling in passwords, and using two-factor authentication via the app, not SMS.
Tubi TV Desktop Interface Reminds Netflix Photo: Playback / TechTudo
There are a variety of websites for free and legal streaming of movies on the Internet. Some of them even allow you to download videos to watch offline, via PC or mobile. Among the options listed in this area are Legally Free, SnagFilmes and TubiTV. There are also options for education, such as Curta na Escola, and international options such as the Argentine Cinema.
10. Instagram will hide number of likes
Instagram will hide number of likes in posts Photo: Playback / TechTudo
Instagram is testing a new way to display the likes of posts. Users may hide this data from the public, making this information private. The goal of this is to avoid a popularity contest existing among people today. In this way, the social network would take the pressure off users to always be looking for likes, enjoying the social network healthier, sharing their moments in a less toxic or competitive environment.