Briefly: Skype Gets Mac/Windows Update, Free Foxtel Movies, New Pacific Rim Trailer

Briefly: Skype Gets Mac/Windows Update, Free Foxtel Movies, New Pacific Rim Trailer
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Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers including: Watch the final Pacific Rim trailer, Microsoft updates Skype, Google Translate needs Māoris.

  • For two weeks, Foxtel customers will automatically get access to the Movies & Premium Drama Pack. From July 7 to July 22, customers will be able to watch HD content across eight themed movie channels, plus the premium drama channel, showcase. [Via OzBargain]
  • Today, Microsoft released a new version of Skype for Mac. Skype for Mac 6.6 includes optimisations to video messaging, quick access to the edit menu and various minor bug fixes. You can see a full list of what’s new at the official Skype blog.
  • There’s no need for Windows Skype users to feel left out: Skype for Windows Desktop 6.6 was also released today. When a contact is offline, the video call button will now display as greyed out rather than showing the video message button. Click here for a full list of improvements.
  • Can you speak fluent Māori? Google wants your help adding the language to Google Translate. “Our team is working on expanding this list and Māori could be one of the next supported languages with your help,” the search giant explains on its blog. “If you speak Māori and English, we will greatly appreciate your help with identifying good Māori translations.”
  • Pacific Rim is the new epic sci-fi movie from Guillermo del Toro which appears to chiefly involve giant robots fighting monsters. Here’s the final trailer before the movie hits.
  • After being refused classification last week, the makers of the video game State Of Decay have licked their wounds and resubmitted the title to Classification Board. The resubmitted version has changed all mention of drugs in the game to “vitamins”. Read the full Kotaku report here.


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