The culture of technology in Australia.

Instagram Launches Layout, a Standalone Photo Collage App for iPhone

Instagram’s newest app lets you create fun, one-of-a-kind layouts by remixing your own photos and sharing them with your friends. Choose photos from your camera roll—or use the built-in Photo Booth to take spur-of-the-moment shots—and instantly see them laid out in various combinations. Pick the layout you like best, then edit it to make it your own.

More info on the Instagram blog. I just tried it; it’s way easier to use than other apps (like Diptic) that do the same thing.

iPhone only for now, but coming soon to Android.

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Review: August Smart Lock

Tell me if this sounds familiar… you come home after grocery shopping at your local supermarket, you load yourself up with as many bags as you can in the hopes to only make one trip from the car to the house and start running to the front door before your fingers start to fall off. Only problem is, you get there, fingers beginning to turn purple but the door’s locked. You start dancing around like a dying praying mantis doing an impersonation of Peter Garrett trying to get keys out of…

Twitter Trying Not To Suck At Dealing With Abuse

Twitter has announced a new feature to simplify dealing with harassing tweets. In many countries around the world, this sort of harassment on social media is illegal — but if you’re going to report it to the authorities, police departments recommend that you collect and keep records of harassment, to give strength and credence to your case…

Now, the social network has added a tool that makes it easy to email yourself a report that contains all pertinent information with just a single click. When you report a Tweet using the “It’s abusive or harmful” option, the next pop-up will give you a one-click button giving you the option to send a report that you can then print out and give to law enforcement, should it be required.

Windows 10 Will Upgrade Dodgy Windows 7 and 8 Users

“Anyone with a qualified device can upgrade to Windows 10, including those with pirated copies of Windows,” a Microsoft spokesperson told Eurogamer. “We believe customers over time will realise the value of properly licensing Windows and we will make it easy for them to move to legitimate copies.”

Four Days Inside the Rolex Factory

Benjamin Clymer from watch blog Hondinkee:

In this special HODINKEE feature of Inside The Manufacture, I will recount a four day experience that completely changed my perspective on the world’s most important watch maker – the time that I got to spend inside all four of Rolex’s actual production facilities in Switzerland.

This is a fantastically-written piece, and the pictures. Oh the pictures! So good.

It strikes me that Apple’s getting into a market where their obsession with detail-oriented design is the norm, not the exception. Also, they’re executing this attention to detail at scale; building millions of watches where traditional hand-crafted watches are made in much lower quantities, for much higher prices.

Remote workers have feelings too

Scott Hanselman is a remote worker for Microsoft and has posted some tips on how people who are not remote workers can help those who are. As usual, other people being jerks are getting in the way of progress.