Skype today released a new version of its popular communications software for Mac, Skype for Mac OS X 1.5. The new version, currently in beta, has a redesigned interface and is now available in nine languages. A host of new features include: improved contact list, calls in windows and chat drawer; simpler contacts search function; Easy Dialer for straightforward calling to landlines and mobile phones at very low prices. In addition to the new software release, Skype has announced the availability of the first Skype for Mac starter packs. The packs contain everything needed to get started with Skype for Mac — a USB stereo headset with microphone complete with its own specially-designed carrying case and a voucher for free SkypeOut minutes to call landline or mobile numbers worldwide.