The integration between Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram was featured in ms de maro. Business conglomerate CEO Mark Zuckerberg issued a press release detailing the union of the three platforms and highlighted security as a fundamental principle at the junction. Another issue attracted the audience: the release of the Apple Card, Apple's credit card. The service can be accessed through the Wallet app on the iPhone (iOS), waives annuity fees and promises to return the customer a cash percentage for each purchase, which can be paid via Apple Pay.
The arrival of bicycles and electric scooters in Brazil was also a popular theme. The new modes of transport provided by Yellow and Grin have piqued the interest of our readers. Among other relevant issues are the first tests with Android 10 (Q), new version of Google's Android operating system, and an app capable of turning the phone into a surveillance camera. Here's the most widely read mobile app news on TechTudo in March.
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1. Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram together
Mark Zuckerberg gave details about the union between Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram. In a post posted last month, the CEO explained that the change will allow the user to talk to someone else through any of the three platforms, even if the contact does not have an active account on all of them. Messages will be exchanged with end-to-end encryption, security system already used in WhatsApp, and will expire automatically after a certain time, similar to Instagram Stories. The junction is under development and is not due for release.
Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram have integrated messaging system Photo: Nicolly Vimercate / TechTudo
2. Apple Credit Card
Apple Card Digital Card No Charge from Apple Photo: Press / Apple
Last March, Apple announced the launch of a credit card of its own, with no charge such as annuity or "overflow" limit. The Apple Card, under the Mastercard banner, can be used by the Wallet app and purchases made at virtual and physical stores paid with Apple Pay. The card bets on security and therefore generates a different code with each purchase. In addition, it sets up a detailed expense report to help the financial life of the user. Customers will receive money for each transaction made with the service from a daily cash back program. Interested parties may also request a physical Apple Card made of titanium.
3. Yellow bikes arrive in Brazil
Yellow invests in electric bicycle to cope with traffic in So Paulo Photo: Yellow / Divulgao
Yellow started operating its electric bikes in the country last month. The equipment is arranged in cities and does not require the use of stations, which allows the user to pick up and return the equipment at any point. To use, I need to apply for the app release of the service for iPhones and Android, as well as pay a flat fee and another variable that charges cents every minute of use. The company had been providing regular bicycles and scooters since November 2018.
4. Messages with sexual content
This article explained the concept of sexting, the practice of sharing erotic content by messaging the Internet. The common mode of relationship between young people involves the exchange of texts, audio, photos and intimate videos for partners. The text also warned of the dangers of sending this type of content to others, and gave tips on how to protect yourself from leaks or revenge porn.
5. How to use Yellow scooter
Scooters can ride on cycle paths with speeds of up to 20 km / h. Photo: Divulgao / Yellow
The tutorial taught how to use Yellow electric scooters. Available in 10 cities across the country, the equipment serves as a sustainable transportation alternative and helps to escape the traffic of major metropolises. To use, I need to install the app available on Google and Apple operating systems, and pay a scooter unlock fee plus per minute usage. Rental prices vary by location. The company also invests in ordinary and electric bikes.
6. Android 10 is coming
Google has released the first trial version of Android 10 (Q), new update of its operating system. New features include better privacy and location controls, faster application startup, options to customize the look of the interface, and folding device support. For now, only Google Pixel users are able to use the trial version. More information is awaited at the Google I / O 2019 conference, an annual event to be held in Mountain View, California, in May.
yoooUp! show gyms based on your location Photo: Divulgao / yoooUp!
The yoooUp app known as the "Uber Gymnasium". This is because the service allows the user to pay only for the length of stay in the establishment, without any ties or monthly fees. The app, available for iOS and Android, records the training by reading QR Code and the payment made directly on the credit card. Currently, it is possible to use the service in 700 gyms spread across four states of the country.
8. Mobile Security Camera
WardenCam turns cell phone into security camera Photo: Reproduction / Rodrigo Fernandes
The tutorial published in March attracted readers' attention by showing how to use the WardenCam app to turn any mobile phone into a security camera. The app transmits the images in real time and thus allows you to monitor a room of the house or even function as an electronic babysitter. The tool can be used to make an old cell phone that has no function useful. To use the function, just sync the same Google account on two different phones, one being the camera and the other being the display monitor.
9. Electric scooter also at Rappi
Grin and Rappi have integration system that allows you to release scooter through the delivery app. Photo: Divulgao / Grin
Grin's electric scooter was also featured in March. Equipment can be rented through the Rappi delivery app, in an exclusive platform scooter section. The rent is available in Brazilian cities where the delivery Act. Usage costs $ 3 for the first three minutes, plus $ 0.50 for each additional minute. Alternative transport may be a good option to escape the heavy traffic of large metropolises.
10. App teaches English the fun way
Learn English with Kahoot! on mobile Photo: Adriano Ferreira / TechTudo
The Kahoot! an app for learning english. With a quiz system and a colorful and playful interface, users can create their multiple choice quizzes and share with others, ideal for classroom activities. You can also customize issues with images, videos and diagrams to make the activity more dynamic. Interested parties can also train questions in the new language individually by playing games on various subjects.
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