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What stalkerware? Partners 'spy app' generates controversy Photo: Reproduction / Kaspersky LabWhat stalkerware? Partners 'spy app' generates controversy Photo: Reproduction / Kaspersky Lab

What stalkerware? Partners 'spy app' generates controversy Photo: Reproduction / Kaspersky Lab

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1. Spy apps grow in Brazil

The most read matter of the month showed that the use of stalkerwares, applications capable of spying on third-party phones and tracking information such as the location of the device, conversations and messages, increased by 228% in Brazil, in the last year.

A study by Kaspersky, warned that, in July of last year alone, more than 130 thousand people were victims of seven applications of the kind, which can be used by controlling relatives or jealous love partners. The article explained in detail how the applications work and gave tips to avoid installing this software.

2. Consultation of CPF for free by cell phone

Boa Vista Consumidor Positivo allows to consult free CPF by cell phone Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudoBoa Vista Consumidor Positivo allows to consult free CPF by cell phone Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudo

Boa Vista Consumidor Positivo allows to consult free CPF by cell phone Photo: Rodrigo Fernandes / TechTudo

This tutorial taught you how to use the Boa Vista Consumidor Positivo application, which allows you to consult your free CPF by cell phone. Through the tool, the user will be able to know if he has a good payer profile in the market and his current Score, a score used by financial institutions to assess credit release. The app also reveals whether there are open debts and offers finance tips to improve the consumer's financial position.

Apple Memoji allows you to create an avatar to show your personality and mood Photo: Reproduction / AppleApple Memoji allows you to create an avatar to show your personality and mood Photo: Reproduction / Apple

Apple Memoji allows you to create an avatar to show your personality and mood Photo: Reproduction / Apple

This list brought together five different ways to make emojis similar to the user's face. Personalized faces can be used in WhatsApp conversations and other social networks to make chats more fun. Among the options are Memoji, from iPhone, AR Emojis, from Samsung, Bitmoji, from Snapchat, and other options released for iOS and Android.

4. What you can't do on Nubank

Nubank has list of prohibited actions in the application Photo: Divulgao / NubankNubank has list of prohibited actions in the application Photo: Divulgao / Nubank

Nubank has list of prohibited actions in the application Photo: Divulgao / Nubank

Nubank has a series of rules that need to be complied with to avoid malfunctions in the application's banking services. Among the actions prohibited by the digital bank, is to pay the invoice with a virtual wallet service, a practice that has become common among some Brazilian users to postpone the debt and which can culminate in an even greater loss. The bank also does not allow to use the service in games of chance, to ignore norms on the foreign exchange market, among other determinations.

5. Electric scooters with monthly subscription

Grin wins monthly subscription plan Photo: Divulgao / GrinGrin wins monthly subscription plan Photo: Divulgao / Grin

Grin wins monthly subscription plan Photo: Divulgao / Grin

In December, Grin launched Prime, a loyalty program that guarantees promotional prices on electric scooter and bicycle rentals through a monthly subscription. With a value of R $ 15 per month, subscribers are only charged for the minutes used with the equipment, being exempt from the unlocking fee charged for each trip. The subscription is made through the application itself, and has the first month free.

6. Cheap Chinese products

Shopping app: how to use Banggood to find deals Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudoShopping app: how to use Banggood to find deals Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

Shopping app: how to use Banggood to find deals Photo: Helito Beggiora / TechTudo

This tutorial taught you how to use Banggood, an application for purchasing Chinese products with delivery to Brazil. The platform sells electronics, clothing, shoes, toys, among many other items, and payment is made by credit card or bank slip. As with other international services of its kind, such as Wish and AliExpress, the delivery time is extended, possibly reaching months of waiting.

7. Social network for casual sex

Learn how to register and use Down Photo: Reproduo / Helito BeggioraLearn how to register and use Down Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

Learn how to register and use Down Photo: Reproduo / Helito Beggiora

The Down app, formerly called Bang With Friends, a social network geared towards meeting partners for romantic encounters and casual sex, without commitment. With a mechanic similar to that of Tinder, the app finds people close to the user's region to form the couples. In the profiles of the applicants, it is possible to see detailed photos before forming the "match".

8. How to invest by cell phone

Tesouro Direto one of the applications that allow you to make investments by cell phone Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudoTesouro Direto one of the applications that allow you to make investments by cell phone Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo

Tesouro Direto one of the applications that allow you to make investments by cell phone Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo

This article brought together six free applications to make financial investments by cell phone. Through the tools, it is possible to invest money in fixed or variable income in an easy way, being able to follow the income and receive tips when investing. The list includes apps like Tesouro Direto, BTG Pactual and XP Investimentos, showing their positive and negative points.

9. Nubank criticized for upgrading action

Nubank released an update for iPhone and used the technical explanation section on the App Store upgrade improvements to make a joke that divided opinions. The bank revealed the changes using the "miguxs": "WHAT DOES THE EXPECTED ACTUUUAliZaaUm OF THE aPPi qUI MAL KNOWN AND J CONSIDERATE PaKaaAs?! / ?! 11".

On the Internet, action has been criticized for harming dyslexic or blind people who use screen readers. In official positioning, the bank said that it always uses a casual tone in points of contact with customers.

10. The best Android app of the year

Angle helps to improve anxiety and insecurity Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudoAngle helps to improve anxiety and insecurity Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo

Angle helps to improve anxiety and insecurity Photo: Raquel Freire / TechTudo

Cngulo is an application that promotes self-knowledge "guided therapy", providing videos, tranquilizers and motivational texts to relieve stress, anxiety and insecurity. The app was voted by Google as the best app of 2019 for Android. This tutorial taught you how to use the service's main functions to take care of mental health using your cell phone.

Best of the Year TechTudo 2019: discover the winning apps

Best of the Year TechTudo 2019: discover the winning apps