Whether it’s the software rollouts, games or gadget drops, here’s your SOS Phone Repairs monthly update on what’s happening with the latest May tech news.
While technology sure is a wonderful thing, the dark side to these advancements often mean regular updates, new device releases, and a wide range of other obligations that the average consumer unwittingly signs up for. On the other hand, developments in technology can also provide a boost to productivity, efficiency and are often convenient ways to streamline our day to day lives.
As such, it’s almost inevitable that there always seems to be an onslaught of new product drops, software updates and even fresh games to hit the market that are regularly released so that we can make the most of this digital world – so what’s on offer this month when it comes to the latest May tech news and updates?
Even despite what’s going on in the wide world, for the global tech giants, the show must go on. With the release of new games, software and devices still happening left, right and centre, the latest updates are always worth paying attention to. For the savvy digital consumer who traditionally follows these types of updates, we’ve deemed the below to be the most noteworthy May tech news.
Elon Musk Buys Twitter – Although Twitter has far less active users and generates less revenue than its social media peers, this hasn’t stopped one of the world’s most famous billionaires from acquiring the platform in the name of protecting free speech. Although his initial offer was met with much scepticism, Musk purchased Twitter last week for an eye watering $44 billion dollars. As one of the most influential social media platforms, we’ll have to wait and see whether the acquisition will soon attract a younger audience or more users overall.
NFTs Are Going Gangbusters – Following a relatively low key month in March, April sales in the NFT world have skyrocketed in comparison. NFTs, or Non Fungible Tokens, are one of a kind digital files such as photos, videos, and audio, and are stored in blockchains much like cryptocurrency. In recent weeks, the NFT artwork drops that have generated the most buzz include the latest Apien avatars, the bubble bodies produced by Imaginary Ones, and the artwork from Melbourne based Lofi Origins that celebrates hip hop culture.
Metaverse And The Hybrid Workforce – The future Metaverse that we’ve been promised is a digital world where users can meet, work, and play collaboratively across a variety of devices. Aiming to bridge the gap with virtual reality headsets, users can ‘enter’ a virtual environment that consists of interconnected worlds from apps to games. Now, Meta is experimenting with how VR will change the workplace, with virtual conferences aiming to bridge the gap between cold video calls and in person meetings.
Apple Unveils iMovie Updates – Considering the rise of short form video platforms such as TikTok, it should come as no surprise that Apple have made sweeping changes to it’s built in video editing software app – iMovie 3. Storyboards makes it easy to get started, with flexible shot lists and step-by-step guidance on which clips to capture for each video type. For those who want to create a video even faster, Magic Movie instantly creates a polished video from the clips and photos a user selects, automatically adding transitions, effects and music to the edit.
Although we live in an increasingly digital age, technology has also brought with it an extra set of distractions on top of whatever happens to pop up during our day to day lives. If you’re looking to improve your selfie game, want to learn more about your smart phone’s camera, or even need some help in choosing the right type of device based on your needs, it’s always worth speaking to the professionals.
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SOS Phone Repairs are specialists in high-quality, cost-effective phone repairs, tablet repairs, and PC repairs, all backed with a six month warranty. Founded in 2015 in Coffs Harbour and now with over sixteen outlets located all over Australia, our primary driving factors remain the same: people and phones.
Whether it’s to get a few more years out of your trusted iPhone, to fix one up to sell, or to repurpose an old one as a gift, repairing a smartphone might just be easier and cheaper than you think. However, if you’re in the market for a new smartphone, SOS Phone Repairs also stocks a wide variety of refurbished handsets at a fraction of the cost of a brand new one. While each has been carefully restored to perform at their best, all refurbished smartphones purchased through SOS also come with a twelve month warranty, and can be purchased at any of our sixteen store locations.
If you are on the hunt for a quote, diagnostic, or even just some good old fashioned, friendly advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch or give us a call today at SOS Phone Repairs.