Brief news items of note for Lifehacker readers, including when the first episode of Game Of Thrones Season 5 debuts in Australia, and expanded Tap & Pay support in the CommBank Android app.
- It’s hard to argue that you need to pirate Game of Thrones when the opening episode of season 5 will be simulcast in countries around the world, including Australia. As Gizmodo reports, the opening episode will be shown live on Foxtel’s Showcase channel at 11am on Monday April 13, with an encore screening at 730pm the same night. That pattern will continue throughout the season.
- The Commonwealth Bank has updated its Android app, adding the ability to use any Android phone with NFC and running Android 4.4 or later for Tap & Pay purchases. Sweet!
- Games classification in Australia might be about to improve, with Australia signing up for the International Age Ratings Coalition (IARC) scheme, which allows games to be rated for multiple countries automatically via a questionnaire. That makes age rating for digital and mobile games — an area that’s currently largely ignored — much more feasible.
- But let’s not get too cocky. Today we also learned that we’ve only just got rid of rules that required 3D content to be classified separately from 2D, even when the movie is identical. Yeah, we’re on top of this.