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Pencil, FiftyThree’s Nifty iPad Stylus Now Available in Australia

Pencil comes in gold now

This is quite cool — remember FiftyThree, the company behind super-popular iPad drawing app Paper? Well, they’ve announced that Pencil, their handsome-looking bluetooth stylus is now available to buy in Australia.

The stock graphite version is eighty bucks, and the walnut (or the new gold variant – goes great with your new Apple Watch Edition, right?) will be ninety bucks.

No more US forwarding or dodgy eBay sellers if you want one — you can pick it up direct from their online store, or via Apple retail (both online and in-store).

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Jay-Z and Friends Launch Spotify Killer

TIDAL | #TIDALforALL – YouTube. It’s time for artists and musicians to fight back against the greedy internet streaming services. The net worth of the artists in this clip is north of $2,676,000,000.

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.

August Smart Lock - Box

Review: August Smart Lock

From August, the Smart Lock is the first, and currently only, product from the company. Formed by design guru Yves Béhar (Jawbone JAMBOX & OLPC) and co-partner Jason Johnson the lock was announced and began collecting pre-orders for US$199 way back in early 2013.

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.”