Also in the previous month, Instagram launched a new feature for testing followers, with multiple choice questions, while WhatsApp Web gained an extension to increase user privacy and hide messages and media. In addition, there was a jackpotting scam, which makes ATMs "spit" money like a slot machine. Check out the list below for the top ten most frequently read software related topics at TechTudo in April.
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1. How to find out the origin of your surname
Ancestry (ancestry/learn/facts) offers a search bar for you to find historical records of your surname in the world. In the first section, the user visualizes a brief family history and similar surnames. The tool also features demographic data and official documents such as passenger lists and immigration files all readable on the computer. Finally, the platform shows a graph with the life expectancy index of individuals with the surname searched. You can translate the English interface into Portuguese using the Google Translate Chrome extension.
Ancestry site allows the user to discover the origin of surnames Photo: Reproduction / Marvin Costa
2. Things to avoid doing in Google Chrome
Some Internet actions may compromise your PC's information security and performance, causing it to crash and slow down. In Google Chrome, there are a number of things the user should avoid. These include not allowing Google's browser to run in the background, saving payment methods in the browser, setting the program to run even closed, activating native software protection, ignoring the suspicious red alert, opening too many tabs at the same time or use various extensions.
Don't ignore Chrome content alerts: Photo / Playback / Google
3. How to consult taxpayer in the IRS
The IRS website (cpf.receita.fazenda.gov.br/situacao) allows you to check the status of your CPF, so you can find out if the registration is regular or if there are any impediments. It is important to note that if you want to download the file, the platform only serves to certify the registration status of the CPF ie it does not work to prove its registration. If there are problems, regularization is only possible in person at a Revenue Service. The user may further verify the situation of another person having only the CPF number in hand and the date of birth.
To check the status of your CPF, simply provide the registration number and date of birth. Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
4. Sites to buy imported products and receive in Brazil
In order to save money and obtain unavailable goods in Brazil, buying products online from foreign sales websites is becoming an increasingly common practice. This allows you to take advantage of diverse offers, even with the high dollar rate. Sites such as AliExpress have already noticed the trend and invest in audiences for this purpose and can even make the payment by ticket. Among the disadvantages, however, is the fact that all international orders are subject to tax. It is also important to check and make sure that the online store is reliable.
AliExpress is among Brazilians' favorite international shopping sites Photo: Reproduction
5. How to find cheap airfares with Submarino Viagens
Submarino Viagens (submarinoviagens.br) is an area ticket searcher with a great diversity of resources. Here you can filter prices with the lowest value highlighted and add specifications to optimize the search, with company preferences, airports and maximum purchase costs. You can also set whether you want "Direct flights only" and "Business Class", if you want to find flights with checked baggage, and choose the number of passengers. The site also offers bank payment, bank transfer, cash and credit card options.
To start your search, choose a city of origin, destination, number of passengers and estimated period. Photo: Reproduo / Marvin Costa
6. Jackpotting Scam Makes ATM Spit Money
Kaspersky researchers have discovered a new scam of jackpotting which releases cash from ATMs remotely. Nicknamed WinPot, the company uses malware marketed in the illegal Internet marketplace that tricks the machine's software into "spitting" notes stored in the cash register by hacking the operating system that runs the ATM. The virus has a look similar to slot machines, with commands that refer to the game such as the "spin", which makes the movement to activate the machine of chance and withdraw the notes.
New malware steals money from ATMs and looks similar to slot machines Photo: Divulgao / Kaspersky
7. Instagram Test: How to use the new question sticker in Stories
A new feature has been released by Instagram recently. The "Test" sticker, available for Android and iPhone (iOS), allows you to test followers with a multiple choice question of up to four answer options, in a different format than poll stickers and questions. To set the correct answer (in green), just click on the letter. The iPhone even offers the function of choosing random questions with the dice icon. To check the correct answer, the follower only needs to touch one of the items to vote. For those who ask the question, you can check the answers in the Stories.
Type your test question and choose from four options Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
8. How to find cheap PC ticket areas using Kayak
With cheap flight options, the Kayak area flight search site also offers filters to create a detailed search with travel schedules, stopovers and payment conditions. In addition, the service offers promo alerts regarding the desired segment for this, just register an email. You can still choose which sites to compare the values to. An interesting tip is that for best results, opt for Everyone. The online platform is also available for mobile.
Kayak finds cheaper tickets according to your preferences and is also available for mobile Photo: Playback / Rodrigo Fernandes
9. Problems with software that only the 2000s know about
The 2000s brought a lot of news to the Internet, but along with it came problems. No matter what the inconvenience was, but a lot of them were much more common at the time of dial-up Internet, such as slow and frequently falling connections, files that could come with viruses along with the download and computer shutting down alone. Other hurdles of the time were the PC crashing repeatedly with games such as The Sims, limitations on CD recording and text messaging, the absence of streaming platforms which made the music download process much more bureaucratic, streamlined. mail, blue screen and time consuming social media loading.
Sluggishness and a drop in connectivity are among the main problems faced by the dial-up Internet generation in the 2000s (Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo) Photo: Luciana Maline / TechTudo
10. WhatsApp Web: How to Hide Conversations with the Privacy Extension Plugin
A Chrome plugin lets you use WhatsApp Web privately. Privacy Extension For WhatsApp Web hides messages, photo and video thumbnails, media gallery, typed text, profile photo, and name of contacts and groups. The tool promises greater privacy of your PC conversations in public environments, such as at work, for example. The procedure works on Google's browser version for macOS and for Windows PC users. To use it, just hold the mouse cursor over the content for a few seconds. Remove the cursor and the information instantly hidden.
Setting up hidden information with Privacy Extension For WhatsApp Web Photo: Play / Helito Beggiora
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