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Calls for Submissions From the Public

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Submissions
Submissions about possible short to medium term changes to the current arrangements for allocating smartnumbers® to improve allocative efficiency must be received by...

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Barriers to Skype on mobiles evaporate

Brisbane Times
New Skype apps for the iPhone and Symbian platforms will allow mobile users to bypass telco voice networks completely, making calls using the internet over the 3G data network...

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ANSWERS TO ESTIMATES QUESTIONS ON NOTICE

Outcome: 1.0, Output: 1.1                  Question: 137
Topic: Smart numbers
Written Question on Notice
Senator Conroy asked:

1. The smart number auction system for freecall numbers that spell a word or business name commenced in 2004. Since that time a secondary market in these numbers has arisen. Did the Government contemplate that such market would develop?

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Novel domain decision clarifies tests for consolidation of multiple complaints

Australian Trade Marks Law Blog

In National Dial A Word Registry Pty Ltd and others v. 1300 Directory Pty Ltd (WIPO Case No. DAU2008-0021) an Administrative Panel Decision of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center handed down on 6 March, 2009, the Complaint was submitted by nine complainants against one respondent. More info HERE.

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Phonewords around the World

Wikipedia- The Free Encyclopedia

The main advantages of phonewords over standard phone numbers include increased memorability and increased response rates to advertising. They are easier to remember than numeric phone numbers….

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"Smarter than the average number ..."


Julian Gyngell's talk on "Phonewords and Finance", kindly hosted yesterday at the London office of McDermott Emery & Will, was a treat for those who attended. In short, * Australia has instituted a system by which Smartnumbers, these being the numerical bases for alphanumerical telephone numbers, are auctioned to the highest bidder, subject to minimal conditions and limitations…

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Switch off your phone and get lost in a gallery | Letters  The Guardian

I was pleased to read Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett's criticism of selfie culture – every aspect of life has been gatecrashed by the mobile phone (Art, aura and the ...


Comcast Customer Service Rep Saves Life of Man Having a Stroke While on the Phone with Her  PEOPLE.com

Kimberly Williams, a Comcast rep in Mississippi, recalled how Dan Magennis' "words got slurred" as she was talking to him, leading her to take quick action.


Twitter got you down? Try taking your phone out for fresh air.  MIT Technology Review

A strange new piece of sentiment analysis research adds to the evidence that nature makes people happier—even if they're staring at their phones while they're ...


What3words: The app that can save your life  BBC News

Police have urged everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. What is it and how does it work? Kicked. Converged.


6 best ways to lock down a kid's phone in 2019  Android Central

I'm a mom of 10 kids, so I know how helpful it is to have an extra set of eyes to help protect kids from cyberbullying, block them from inappropriate *content*, and ...


Exclusive: The foldable Huawei Mate X will have the new Kirin 990 chipset  TechRadar

The Huawei Mate X will indeed pack the Kirin 990 chip, TechRadar learned at a Huawei briefing in New York City. Advertisement. Yanmin Wang, president of ...


No, Facebook Is Not Secretly Listening to You  The New York Times

This article is part of a limited-run newsletter. You can sign up here. Charlie Warzel is off this week, so he's turning the newsletter over to his colleague Sarah ...


Trump’s Phone Calls With Wayne LaPierre Reveal NRA’s Influence  The Atlantic

Days after considering the implementation of universal background checks, President Donald Trump has sidelined the issue.


Samsung’s Note 10 is available today, starting at $949  TechCrunch

Samsung's settled into a nice little twice-yearly schedule for releasing flagships. That's allowed the company double the opportunity to introduce some nice ...


Grammarly keyboard for Android and iOS adds synonyms picker  9to5Google

Grammarly's mobile keyboard for Android and iOS has just picked up a new synonyms picker to help you find the right word faster.


Samsung's Galaxy Note10+ Is Too Much Phone, But We Love It  WIRED

Samsung's line of Galaxy Note smartphones have always been known for their bigness, but over the past couple years Samsung has tried to make them stand ...


Motorola’s foldable Razr phone will launch by the end of the year  BGR

A few months ago, it really seemed like 2019 would be the year of the foldable smartphones. Samsung and Huawei had just unveiled the Galaxy Fold and Mate ...


Op-Ed: My high school students don't read any more. I think I know why  Los Angeles Times

In the 1970s, teens read three times as many books as they do today. A high school teacher laments the rise of the cellphone and the death of reading.


Microsoft contractors listened to conversations from Xbox One users  BGR

In a story that shouldn't surprise anyone at this point, Vice is reporting that contractors working for Microsoft were able to listen to voice commands and full-on ...


Google’s lightweight search app, Google Go, launches to Android users worldwide  TechCrunch

Google Go, a lightweight version of Google's search app, is today becoming available to all Android users worldwide. First launched in 2017 after months of beta ...


Galaxy Note 10 vs. Galaxy Note 10 Plus: Which Samsung phone is best?  Business Insider

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus have arrived. Here's how to decide which smartphone is right for you.


Devils' Subban gives out phone number on social media, offers advice  Yahoo Sports

The NHL star is giving you the opportunity to send him a text if you'd like.


Want to Improve Your Memory? A Decade-Long Stanford Study Suggests You Should Stop Doing This 1 Thing  Inc.

Researchers find that spending less time multitasking may be the key to improving cognitive performance and memory.


Many smartphones reportedly exceed FCC limits for radio frequency radiation  Digital Trends

According to a new report from the Chicago Tribune, many new smartphone models exceed federal safety limits for radio frequency radiation. The report notes ...


Haunting final words Shilpa Shetty uttered to Jade Goody before cancer diagnosis  Mirror Online

In the final part of Channel 4's Jade Goody: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain saw the heartbreaking moment Jade discovered she had cervical cancer.


Three words could save a life | News |  Isle of Man Today

The island's chief fire officer says he will consider adopting a new communicating location app that is already claimed to have saved lives elsewhere.


Samsung Announce The Note 10, A Phone With A Pen You Can Wave Around Like A Wand  Pedestrian TV

Samsung announced its new range of smartphones early this morning, and as you'd expect, the company's taking aim squarely at Apple, which is expected to ...


Should People Apologize for Talking to Mark Halperin?  Washingtonian

Let's examine whether answering an odious person's call is the same thing as giving that person a platform.


Nokia shares its Android 10 roadmap with updates starting in Q4 2019  Android Central

Following Google's big news regarding Android 10's name and the rebrand for Android as a whole, Nokia has shared its Android 10 update roadmap for its ...


Local ambulances can now use three random words to get within three metres of you – here's how to find your code  Business Insider South Africa

South African ambulance *service* ER24 has partnered with mapping *service* What3words to get better directions to emergencies. What3words divides the entire ...


When Good Boys Say Bad Words  The New York Times

The filmmakers behind the new comedy “Good Boys,” about potty-mouthed sixth-graders, had to figure out how to handle stars who were too young to actually ...


Google ditches dessert names for Android 10  WTVR CBS 6 News

Google may be doing away with its dessert naming scheme after a long, delicious run.


Police Minister 'little bit grumpy' at airport, swears; phones later to apologise  Stuff.co.nz

Stuart Nash says he 'perhaps acted in a way that I shouldn't have', swearing at an Air NZ staffer.


Hackers can work out your online passwords just from the sound of your keystrokes, study finds  The Telegraph

Hackers are able to work out your online passwords just from the sound of your keystrokes, a new study has revealed.


Nvidia upgrades its GeForce Now streaming platform with ray tracing and Android phone support  TechRadar

GeForce Now, Nvidia's game streaming *service* which has been in beta for some time, has now started supporting RTX graphics (ray tracing) for some users ...


Remarks by President Trump at Presentation of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Robert Cousy  Whitehouse.gov

Oval Office. 4:52 P.M. EDT. THE PRESIDENT: Well, this is a very exciting day because he's a great champion and we love champions. It's wonderful to have you ...


Dr. Mino and Mr. Raiola: The Two Sides of Football's Most Controversial Agent  Bleacher Report

"Hello, this is Mino. Don't leave me a voicemail—it's better to text." Mino Raiola's voicemail greeting tells you several things about the man who has become one ...


Death row killer Larry Swearingen says he can hear and feel lethal injection in his veins as he declares  The Sun

A DEATH row killer declared he could feel the lethal injection “burning” his arm as he was put to death for the rape and murder of a teen. Larry Swearingen, 48 ...


Thinking I do with words - Once upon a time near a ringing cell phone  Yorkton This Week

I will now tell you the tale of the worst theatre experience of my life. We start in Cineplex Southland in Regina. We originally went to the Normanview Cineplex to ...


35 Google Drive Tips You Can't Afford to Miss  PCMag

Google's online office suite and storage *service* is now the tool of choice for many. Find out why.


Death Row Killer Says He Feels Lethal Injection 'Burning' In Final Words  LADbible

A death row killer said he could feel his arm burning as he had the lethal injection after being convicted of raping and murdering a teenage girl.


Supreme Court wants AG Healey's office to respond to Michelle Carter's request for high court review  The Boston Globe

The US Supreme Court has asked Attorney General Maura Healey's office to respond to a request from Michelle Carter to have the nation's highest court review ...


The Ohio State University wants to trademark its favorite word: ‘The’  The Washington Post

Ohio State is serious about calling itself “The” Ohio State University. The grammatical article is right there on many of the school's seal, logos and signs. Now the ...


Does Visible limit my video streaming resolution?  Android Central

Best answer: No, Visible doesn't limit your resolution when streaming video on its network. You may experience slow-downs during particularly busy parts of the ...


Puzzling Around Eugene  Eugene Weekly

If you're like me and you have the attention span of a puppy in a tennis ball factory, conventional board games may not be your thing. Sitting around the kitchen ...


Motorola One Action quick review: Action camera makes this Moto uber cool  India Today

With the One Action, Motorola differentiates itself from the crowd proudly. A great looking design, an impressive display, stock Android and Action camera make ...


"They think it's a phone call to God": inside the looming crisis in British criminal forensics  Prospect

Most people going through the criminal justice system expect forensics science to just work, says Emily Bolton. The director of Appeal, a law charity which ...


Japan's Police Crack Down on 'AirDrop' Dick Pics  The Daily Beast

Known for sneaky up-skirt snaps, Japanese pervs have always been at the creepy cutting edge of smartphone tech. Now they're using Apple's AirDrop to share ...


The real reason you should stop eating lunch at your desk  The Age

I feel a whole lot better when I'm connected with friends and co-workers, not with my phone or computer.


3 Toxic Marriage Behaviors and What to Do About Them  Yahoo Lifestyle

We follow hairstylist-to-the stars Jen Atkin on Instagram. Here's the caption she wrote under a gorgeous photo of her and her husband, photographer Mike ...


Who Made My Puzzle?  The New York Times

This month's constructor spotlight shines on Ryan McCarty.


Leaked cases for new iPhone reveal ‘mini stylus’ that could launch in weeks – despite Steve Jobs famously hati  The Sun

APPLE'S next iPhone is just a few weeks away, and it could be the first to come with a stylus. A new leak suggests the iPhone 11 will work with the Apple Pencil, ...


She never hung up: Cable customer service rep in Mississippi saves Michigan man's life  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Kimberly Williams is used to all kinds of phone calls. She is, after all, a customer *service* representative for a cable company. Kimberly Williams, 32, of Clinton, ...


How rude can you be on social media?  Spectator.co.uk

I've rashly agreed to write an online column on digital etiquette for Spectator Life, and the editor has thrown me in at the deep end. 'Just how rude can you be on ...


London bus attack: Four teens to stand trial over homophobic attack on Melania Geymonat, Chris Hannigan  NEWS.com.au

It was the image that shocked the world: the battered and bloodied faces of a woman and her girlfriend sitting shell-shocked on a London bus in the aftermath of ...


Confessions Of A Former Corporate Recruiter  Forbes

Let me start here. It's not you. It's me. In a past life, I was a corporate recruiter for a few different global organizations. My team was housed under Human ...


Tanya Tucker Returns Full-Throttle With 'While I'm Livin''  Nashville Scene

Catching up with the country legend ahead of her first new album in 17 years.


College Daily, the “Post-Truth” Publication Where Chinese Students in America Get Their News  The New Yorker

Han Zhang on College Daily, a publication that brings news with nationalistic undertones to Chinese students living in America, via WeChat and other ...


Authorities ruled her death a suicide, but her family believes she was killed  ABC News

When St. Johns County sheriff's deputies arrived at the St. Augustine, Florida, home of Jeremy Banks on Sept. 2, 2010, they found his 24-year-old girlfriend ...


My Mind and My Father's Heart - Life & Times  Chabad.org

My father was a descendant of the Gerrer chasidic dynasty of Poland, in a direct line from the Gerrer Rebbe, Rabbi Yisroel Rottenberg. Unfortunately, he was not ...


Heartbreak Holiday: 'We broke up on the flight'  BBC Three

That first big holiday away without your parents is a rite of passage. It's a chance to spread your wings, get sunburnt, snog the wrong people and generally live it ...


1 in 4 Americans Own a Smart Speaker. What Does That Mean for News?  The New York Times

The New York Times R&D team did design research to learn how people use smart speakers, and how that might shape how the news should sound on the ...


I'm a Journalist. Why Did I End Up on an FBI Terrorist Watch List?  The Nation

The use of “watch lists” to harass dissidents and journalists—as well as Muslims—appears to be growing, as the author discovered when he recently got caught ...


FRINGE 2019: 2 amazing DANCE shows  Gig City

Stage 4 (King Edward Elementary School). A few years back an inventive local dance company called Synaethesis Dance Theatre came up with a movement ...


Charges filed against Shawano man for racist graffiti at schools  WBAY

SHAWANO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Shawano man has been charged with six counts with hate crime modifiers for racist graffiti spray-painted at schools.


Daily horoscope for Wednesday August 21 — here’s what the stars have in store for you today  The Sun

... ♈ ARIES. March 21 to April 20. Your love status could start to change this morning – and a relationship that at times seemed semi-detached turns into a close ...


The fake baby Instagram adoption scam  BBC News

When US couples want to adopt a baby they often post ads online and search social media for women pregnant with an unwanted child. Sometimes it works ...


The Mystery of Babies’ First Words  The Atlantic

It's nearly impossible to discern when an infant's babbling turns into a fully formed word.


The End of Agile  Forbes

I knew the end of Agile was coming when we started using hockey sticks.


Behrouz Boochani's mission to change offshore detention laws using a smuggled mobile phone  ABC News

He won Australia's richest prize for literature, but Behrouz Boochani wasn't there to accept it. He was on Manus Island, more than 2000 days after he arrived on ...


iPhone trick will stop autocorrect changing swear word to ‘ducking’  NEWS.com.au

This could be the most valuable piece of information you learn all year, and I'm honoured to be the one to share it with you.


JOHN BRUMMETT: Flight of the presidency  Arkansas Online

Donald Trump. Who else? He lives in the immediately televised moment. He lives elsewhere when the television image changes or when the power on the ...


Founder buys out Telstra's majority stake in PhoneWords  CRN Australia

The founder of Telstra PhoneWords has led a consortium to acquire Telstra's 85 percent stake in the company, which sells personalised 1...


How to Make Smart Choices About Tech For Your Course  The Chronicle of Higher Education

Choosing the right tech tools for your teaching means making strategic choices, weighing costs against payoffs, and staying laser-focused on your course goals ...


Use your phone to turn a photo into an Excel spreadsheet in a snap  CNET

Microsoft's tool for iOS and Android phones turns photos of notes, lists, recipes and numbers into Excel spreadsheets.


Forced Password Reset? Check Your Assumptions  Krebs on Security

Almost weekly now I hear from an indignant reader who suspects a data breach at a Web site they frequent that has just asked the reader to reset their password ...


Woolworths Disney Words Swap Day | Date & Locations  Canstar Blue

Woolworths will be hosting a swap day for its Disney Words to help collectors complete their full sets.


The three words that killed hands-free driving legislation in Virginia  Virginia Mercury

Ultimately, three words led to the downfall of hands-free driving legislation that lawmakers hoped would finally allow police to crack down on widespread use of ...


Use your phone to turn a photo of data into an Excel spreadsheet in a snap  CNET

Microsoft's tool for iOS and Android phones turns photos of notes, lists, recipes and numbers into Excel spreadsheets.


Telstra sells Phonewords business to founder and Aura Funds Management  The Australian Financial Review

Telstra is selling its stake in its Phonewords business to a consortium led by the company's founder Gavin Scholes and Aura Funds Management.


Here’s how to avoid long lines, get good seats at Western Idaho Fair concerts  Idaho Statesman

If you're attending a Western Idaho Fair grandstand concert (3 Doors Down, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Dustin Lynch and REO Speedwagon), you're going to wait in ...


Samsung's $2,000 folding smartphone disaster, explained  Business Insider

In a few days in April, Samsung's $1980 foldable smartphone went from promising concept to PR nightmare. Months later, it's still not out.


First Look: Inside the Marlin, Dublin’s new €55m hotel  Irish Times

Everything is Insta-ready, from a giant stylised tree to a Vespa and retro phone booth.


Video Premiere: Flat River Band's “Every Dog Has Its Day” - C&I Magazine  Cowboys and Indians

The country-bluegrass group debuts the music video for their latest track, “Every Dog Has Its Day.”


Here's what happens when you block someone's number on your iPhone  Business Insider

When you block a number on an iPhone, you limit that number from contacting you in several ways. Here's what you need to know about iPhone blocking.


Autocomplete Presents the Best Version of You  WIRED

As goofy as some of your smartphone keyboard's predictions are, at least it tries to not make you look bad.


Handy tips on how to monitor and save battery life on your Android phone  The Verge

Follow these tips to help you monitor and extend the usage of your Android phone's battery.


How to save videos on Facebook to your phone or computer  Business Insider

You can save, or "bookmark," any video on Facebook to play it again later by selecting "Save to Watchlist" or "Save Video," depending upon whether you're on a ...


Glued to Your Phone at the Dinner Table? Marshawn Lynch Wants to Have Some Words  Adweek

The NFL star and agency GS&P want to help turn meals into phone-free zones.


The best ways to contact Amazon for help when you have a problem with your account  Business Insider

You can contact Amazon customer *service* in a few ways to get answers about your account. Here's how to contact Amazon by phone, chat, email, and more.


500 Days of Duolingo: What You Can (and Can’t) Learn From a Language App  The New York Times

Free language learning apps often promise the world — but don't expect fluency from one. Here's what to expect before you sign up.


How to Add Song Lyrics to Playing Music in Your Instagram Stories  WonderHowTo

The Music sticker is one of Instagram's best features. With it, you can add music directly to your story, incorporating a high-quality soundtrack to your favorite ...


How to restart and force-restart any iPhone model  Business Insider

Restart or force-restart your iPhone when it runs into software bugs that cause the phone to run slowly, or for any number of other inconveniences.


Today show viewer’s $40k cash call ‘nightmare’  NEWS.com.au

A Today viewer has spoken of her distress after she claims technical difficulties saw her miss out on the show's $40000 cash giveaway.


The Very Hungry Caterpillar turns 50 and gets its own Indigenous language translation  ABC News

An Aboriginal language that only three years ago was considered 'virtually extinct' now has a recorded vocabulary of more than 1000 words and its own ...


Boris Johnson Voter Tells James O'Brien He's "Lost For Words" By Boris's "Awful" Phone-In  LBC

James O'Brien speaks to a lot of disillusioned leave voters. But this disappointed caller, who voted for Brexit based on Boris Johnson's promises, really moved ...


The brain benefits of looking up from your phone  ABC News

When you're waiting in a queue there are various ways to bide your time: chat to someone, gaze off into the distance, or check your phone. The science of ...


How to unblock a blocked number or contact on your iPhone  Business Insider

You can easily unblock a blocked number on your iPhone if you no longer want to prevent that number from sending you calls, texts, or FaceTime requests.


How to update Google Play Services on an Android phone, and troubleshoot it if it stops responding  Business Insider

Here's a guide on how to update and troubleshoot Google Play Services, the program that runs many of your Android phone's most important features.


How to sign out of a Google account on your desktop or mobile device  Business Insider

It only takes a few clicks to sign out of your Google account. Here's how to sign out of Google on both your desktop and mobile device.


Chinese border guards put secret surveillance app on tourists' phones  The Guardian

Chinese border police are secretly installing surveillance apps on the phones of visitors and downloading personal information as part of the government's ...


A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone  MIT Technology Review

Neural networks are the core software of deep learning. Even though they're so widespread, however, they're really poorly understood. Researchers have ...


How to Make iPhone AutoCorrect Ducking Let You Swear  How-To Geek

AutoCorrect automatically fixes typos, which is convenient—but it thinks swears are typos. Your iPhone or iPad likes changing swear words into similar, incorrect ...


Can iPhones get viruses? Here's what you need to know  Business Insider

The everyday risk of viruses on the iPhone is virtually zero, but there are still some simple precautions you can take to protect yourself.


Cory Monteith's mother shares her harrowing phone call with Lea Michele after his death.  Mamamia

Cory Monteith final words: Five years on from the Glee star's death, his mother has revealed the phone call she received from his girlfriend Lea Michele.


 
 
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