From software rollouts, gadget drops and even the best new games released, here’s our quick round up of the latest July tech news that deserves your attention.
Technology sure is great, but in order for it to stay relevant, beneficial and glitch free, the double edge sword of this new world is the constant updates. After all, QR codes wouldn’t work so well with the humble Nokia 3315, right?
There is always a new way to streamline a process, eliminate a redundant task or even just a means to procrastinate with technology. In essence, new product drops and software updates are regularly released so that we can make the most of it – so what’s on offer this month in the realm of July tech news?
With 2021 already at the halfway mark, tech giants around the globe are dropping new games, software and devices left right and centre, particularly as it’s the middle of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. For the savvy digital consumer, we’ve deemed the below to be the most noteworthy this month in regards to July tech news.
Apple iOS 15 Release – In June, Apple announced all its fall operating system updates. The developers conference coincided with a release of beta versions meant only for registered developers, but Apple promised that a Public Beta will be released in July. The rollout is set to offer new features for FaceTime calls, tools to reduce distractions, a new notifications experience, added privacy features and no doubt, much more.
Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart – Dubbed “the best PlayStation exclusive since God Of War 4”, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is from Insomniac Games – the same studio that brought us the legendary Spyro dynasty. Although it’s the eleventh instalment in the Ratchet and Clank universe, users don’t need to have any prior experience playing its predecessors. Even if you’re not a big gamer, grab this for the visuals – it’s been described as an interactive Pixar movie.
Samsung Galaxy Software Update – The July update for the Galaxy S20 FE is rolling out to the LTE variant, and sports firmware version G780FXXU4CUG1. While the firmware version tells us the update brings more than just security fixes, a changelog is not available at this time. As a result, nobody is quite sure what other inclusions users can expect apart from the updated security patch – so stay tuned.
Vivo X60 Pro Release – If you love the gadgets, bells and whistles of the Apple iPhone or Samsung Galaxy but aren’t so eager to pay for it – behold, the Vivo X60 Pro presents an alternative. Dropping in Australia this month, this is now Vivo’s flagship photography-focused smartphone. The buzz is thanks to its exciting collaboration with the camera gods, ZEISS, who are renowned for producing some of the best optical glass lenses on the planet.
Tokyo Olympics Video Game Delay – Much like its namesake, the official Tokyo Olympics video game was pushed back twelve months as the nation grappled with the pandemic. However, with the event just weeks away, the game has finally pole-vaulted onto Australian shelves. Players can compete in over eighteen different sporting games, and while featuring a mostly realistic tone, it does include some playful elements such as power-ups and costumes.
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