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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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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.


Would your mobile phone be powerful enough to get you to the moon?  The Conversation UK

Here is how our mobile phones compare with the computer that landed man on the moon in 1969.


Florence + the Machine banish phones at Electric Castle headline show  NME Live

Florence + the Machine are now a safe pair of hands when it comes to headlining festivals. You know it will be a killer show, with a tremendously slick band.


iPhone Users Are Ditching Apple For Samsung (Report)  Tom's Guide

Are Apple users dumping their iPhone for an Android device? A surprising report from a phone trade-in site suggests Apple is losing loyalty.


The App That Tucks Me In at Night  The New York Times

Every night, a stranger's voice in my phone soothes me to sleep. I wanted to hear her in person.


Kodak $40 Mobile Film Scanner is Like Google Cardboard for Scanning Film  PetaPixel

If you're looking for the cheapest possible way to digitize your 35mm Negatives and Slides, the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is probably it. Costing just $40, this ...


Exclusive: New leak reveals key Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs  BGR

Google's Pixel smartphone series has become something of an anomaly in the smartphone market. When it comes to hype, Google's Pixel phones are always ...


Pret a Manager: UK brother reveals final words to dying teen sister after fatal allergy  9News

The brother of a British girl who died from an allergic reaction after eating a sandwich from a Pret a Manager chain has revealed he was forced to say a final ...


The Story of 8 Unforgettable Words About Apollo 11  The New York Times

John Noble Wilford recounts some of what went into writing the story of humanity's giant leap for the July 21, 1969, edition of The New York Times.


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 ...


Brushing Off Security Concerns, Telecoms Minister Touts Iranian-Made Mobile Phone Operating System  Center for Human Rights in Iran

Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced on July 7, 2019, the development of an Iranian-made version of the Android ...


Opinion | Google's 4000-Word Privacy Policy Is a Secret History of the Internet  The New York Times

The late 1990s was a simpler time for Google. The nascent company was merely a search engine, and Gmail, Android and YouTube were but glimmers in the ...


'Words I found on the wind': extract from The Yield by Tara June Winch  The Guardian

The fourth title in Guardian Australia's Unmissables series is The Yield, the Wiradjuri author's 'heart on a plate'. • 'I had to be manic': Tara June Winch on her ...


Is FaceApp safe? A deeper look at the viral hit  TechRadar

If you've been on Facebook, Twitter or pretty much any other social medium in the last few days then you can't have failed to notice it - FaceApp is everywhere.


Realme could launch a phone with the Snapdragon 855 Plus later this year  Android Central

A post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo suggests Realme might be planning to release a Snapdragon 855 Plus-powered smartphone before the end of the ...


Kathy Griffin made $75 million making people laugh. But the phone's not ringing  Los Angeles Times

The comedian angered Hollywood and the right with a bloody Trump photo. Armed with a new doc, she's staging a comeback.


A Proposed Response to the Commercial Surveillance Emergency  Lawfare

The body of Jamal Khashoggi has yet to be found, and the case of his murder is littered with unanswered questions. There are a number of certainties about the ...


Q&A with Life360 Member Sheri B.  Life360 Now

Tell us a little about you. My name is Sheri and I live in Bakersfield, California with my husband and two daughters. My husband is a highschool teacher and I run ...


How to Break Up with Someone: Text, Poems & Letters  New Idea

There's nothing easy about ending a relationship with someone, but you can follow our advice to make it easier for both of you! Here's how to break up with ...


How to use the new iPhone keyboard tool that revolutionizes typing in iOS 13  CNET

QuickPath is Apple's version of gesture typing, and it's pretty great.


Want a More Affordable Android Phone? The OnePlus 7 Pro Is Cheaper Without (Many) Sacrifices  TIME

The OnePlus 7 Pro is a high-end Android smartphone without many sacrifices at a cheaper price than the Samsung Galaxy.


Apple unveils huge amount of new emojis coming to iOS  digitalspy.com

Apple unveils a selection of its new emoji designs coming later this year, including disability-friendly icons and an update to the Holding Hands couple emoji.


Is your mobile phone powerful enough to get you to the moon?  RTE.ie

Do we really have more computing power in the phone in our pocket than the computer aboard Apollo 11?


Josh Norman got a hilarious phone call from former teammates before Redskins-Panthers  NBCSports.com

Just days before the Redskins' Week 6 win over the Panthers, Josh Norman got a tip from his ex-Carolina teammates during a hilarious phone conversation.


L.A. Affairs: I thought I was on a great date. Then I found out we're 'just friends'  Los Angeles Times

I was too afraid to tell him exactly what I wanted: I didn't want to be friends. I wanted more. I could have saved myself some time.


Language matters, mental health experts say after Ford calls man ‘nutcase’  Global News

One mental health organization says we "need to change the way we talk about serious mental illness."


Border agent in Clint accused of harassing mother of 12-year-old migrant who was in custody  The Washington Post

A Guatemalan immigrant alleges that an agent at the Texas facility had her watch him masturbate online as she was hoping to have a chance to speak to her ...


You could win tickets to they Disneyland® Resort!  KTLA Los Angeles

It's time to make some magic! If you haven't been to the Disneyland® Resort lately, KTLA 5 wants to send you to the Happiest Place on Earth, where you could ...


Don't forget the computer that landed Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon  Mashable

Your Apple Watch is more powerful than the Apollo Guidance Computer.


The Emotional Story Behind the Music in 'Sea of Solitude'  VICE

Sea of Solitude is heavy, a “beautiful but imperfect exploration of loneliness,” as Nicole Clark nicely put it a few weeks back. Its ambition never quite matches its ...


Iran's seizure of tanker a hostile act: UK  The Canberra Times

Britain has denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act", rejecting Tehran's explanation that it had seized th...


“Uncle Jim Called,” by David Rabe  The New Yorker

Fiction by David Rabe: “I held my breath, trying to hear. But I couldn't understand a word. Or, rather, a word here and there was all I could understand. The sense ...


Xiaomi Mi A3 goes official: Key specs, price, India launch, and more about this Android One phone  India Today

Biggest highlight of the Xiaomi Mi A3 is its software. Google's Android One program not only brings clean software to the users but also regular and fast android ...


Ms. Muse: On Political Poetry in the Trump Era—and a Call for Poems of Resistance  Ms. Magazine

Ms. Muse is a discovery place for riotous, righteous and resonant feminist poetry that nourishes and gives voice to a rising tide of female resistance—brought to ...


Lawmakers call for review of Goodwill's state contracts after reports of disabled worker layoffs  Capitol News Illinois

By JERRY NOWICKI. Capitol News Illinois. Jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com. SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are calling for a review of state contracts and ...


Kendrick Perkins and the Making of an NBA Talking Head  The Ringer

In the player empowerment era, we need someone who can explain the players who run the league—who can tell us not just what they'll do but how they feel.


‘He always doubles down’: Inside the political crisis caused by Trump’s racist tweets  The Washington Post

President Trump's own top aides didn't think he fully understood what he had done last Sunday, when he fired off a trio of racist tweets before a trip to his golf ...


Will Reliance Jio relent on pricing pressure after 6th consecutive ARPU fall?  Livemint

Reliance Jio's present subscriber base is 331.3 million subscribers, according to Jio's April-June financial quarter.Jio's average revenue per user (ARPU) has ...


Sideline Chatter: Found on his phone: ‘Cheating at Chess for Dummies’  The Seattle Times

A satirical look back at some of the quirkiest, most eyebrow-raising things that happened in the sports world this week.


Stop saying 'unsolicited dick pics' when talking about cyberflashing  Mashable

We often use the term "unsolicited dick pic" when referring to "cyberflashing", but the former term might be diminishing the seriousness of sexual violence.


Too Many Letters With Anna Roisman  WUNC

In this game guest-hosted by the host of HQ Words, Anna Roisman, contestants mash-up two initialisms: The first is a government agency, and the second.


Saturday Short Story - Baking night, by Elizabeth Smither  Newsroom

'He wants to sleep with you,' a close friend had said. 'Then you'll be able to tell if it is going to lead anywhere': a short story by New Plymouth author Elizabeth ...


Chronicles of the Last Quizmaster in the Age of Big Trivia  Bloomberg

On a Sunday afternoon last fall, a man who, in his three-decade career on the fringes of show business, has gone by Paul Smash and Paul Partridge but is in ...


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.


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.


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 ...


Microsoft’s new language learning app uses your phone’s camera and computer vision to teach vocabulary  TechCrunch

Eight Microsoft interns have developed a new language learning tool that uses the smartphone camera to help adults improve their English literacy by learning ...


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...


Rosario: New book on mass killers is a disturbing eye opener  St. Paul Pioneer Press

There's the 15-year-old Oregon boy who hid explosives under his bed in fear of a Chinese invasion and wrote the following moments after killing his parents and ...


There's a wildly popular conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your private phone calls, and no matter what the tech giant says people just aren't convinced it's not true  Business Insider

There's a belief that Facebook is listening through your phone and then serving ads based on your life. But evidence suggests this is not true.


An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone  BBC News

A simple, but evocative, way to record your children's development without using a camera.


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 ...


The 8 most sophisticated phone scams right now the average person falls for  Business Insider

Phone scams are as big a problem now as they ever were — and some of the most devious scams are growing in popularity.


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.


21 Addictive Phone Games  PCMag.com

Who needs friends when you've got the best phone games on your iPhone or Android device? These fun p.


Dear Annie: Texting lost loved one  NJ.com

Dear Annie. I have been dating my boyfriend for two years now. He had lost his fiancee three years before we began dating. The problem I am having is he still ...


Local News, Controversy brewing  Coeur d'Alene Press

Vandal Beer says it has not infringed on UI proprietary rights.


Inaugural tournament in memory of Zach Cook raises $3000  Prince Albert Daily Herald

A slopitch tournament held in honour of a late Prince Albertan who loved to play ball raised $3,000 over the weekend. The inaugural Zach Cook Memorial ...


"You haven't upset anyone." A daughter's beautiful words for her mother with dementia.  Mamamia

When a woman's elderly mother began to make constant anxious phone calls, she decided to leave her some “words of reassurance”. Writing on a whiteboard ...


I tried the $1,980 Samsung Galaxy Fold and it's impressive for a first-generation foldable phone, though far from perfect  Business Insider

This foldable phone is far from perfect, screen issues aside, but it's a great step forward. Here's what we enjoyed and would like to see improved.


I d.o.! How to solve the I d.o.n.t. autocorrect problem in iOS  Macworld

A reader figured out a simple solution: delete messages that contain the incorrect correction.


He slept through Freddy's phone call, but Cameron Murray is ready for Origin  Sporting News AU

Rabbitohs lock Cameron Murray "freaked out" when he woke up to a missed call, one that would eventually change his life. One of five rookies set to run out for ...


Listen for the log-in: Hackers may glean your password by listening to how you type on your phone  The Washington Post

What if scammers could learn your password not from a massive cyberattack or taking control of your device, but from listening in as you type? That's the startling ...


'Do Google Pixel phones have wireless charging?': Here's what you need to know  Business Insider

The Google Pixel 3 was Google's first phone to feature wireless charging, but earlier Pixel phones can still charge wirelessly with these receivers.


Device that converts iPhone screen into braille a 'lifeline' for deaf-blind people  ABC News

A small, portable gadget has transformed the lives of people who are both deaf and blind by translating phone screens into braille.


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 Phone Number Ashton Kutcher Tweeted Comes From a Startup  WIRED

If you tried to text Ashton Kutcher today, you were prompted to sign up for a new messaging *service* called Community.


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.


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 ...


Exiled Turkish Journalist Can Dündar and His Wife: 'I Didn't Want To Be in the Hands of Erdogan Anymore' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International  SPIEGEL ONLINE

Turkish government critic Can Dündar spent three years in exile separated from his wife Dilek. They recently reunited in Berlin, where they discussed their hopes ...


The 20 best smartphones in the world  Business Insider

What's the best smartphone? This list focuses primarily on high-end flagship devices, but the best flagship smartphones don't have to be the most expensive.


How to tell if your Google Pixel phone is waterproof or water-resistant, and to what extent  Business Insider

While the original Google Pixel was not waterproof or water-resistant, subsequent versions of the phone are varying degrees of water-resistant.


How to cast videos to Roku from your phone onto your TV  Business Insider

When you cast to Roku, you're quickly queuing up *content* from your phone to play on your TV. First-time set-up requires a few steps.


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.


With 7 Short Words, Steve Jobs Gave This Apple Employee a Brilliant Lesson in Leadership.  Inc.

'That was one of the best conversations I had with Steve,' the employee said.


Why you can use your phone on planes now but you still can't make calls  Business Insider

Simply put, calls in the sky may interfere with cell towers on the ground and could even interfere with a plane's systems.


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 Use TikTok: Tips for New Users  WIRED

It's been more than three years since the lip-syncing app Musical.ly, now known as TikTok, first became popular among tweens and teens. The social network ...


Our smartphone addiction is killing us – can apps that limit screen time offer a lifeline?  The Conversation - US

We're squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that's taking a serious toll on our mental and physical well-being. Perhaps ...


Using Phone Contact Book Apps For Digital Research - bellingcat  bellingcat

Popular apps such as TrueCaller or GetContact advertise the ability to see who is really calling you, even if you do not know the number, and alert the app user ...


With 11 Short Words, Elon Musk Just Showed a Tiny Glimpse of Self-Awareness and Humility. (This Needs to Stop Right Now)  Inc.

The jury is still out on Elon Musk, as it is for all of us. But it's likely he will one day be remembered as the greatest creative innovator and entrepreneur of our time ...


How to tell if your Samsung Galaxy phone is waterproof or water-resistant, and to what extent  Business Insider

Recent models of the Samsung Galaxy phone, including the new S10 models, are water-resistant to a degree but not "waterproof."


Is Facebook secretly recording you? The debate, explained.  Vox

Three years ago, on the way to my apartment in Brooklyn to cook dinner for myself and a friend, we stopped into a grocery store that offered build-your-own ...


WhatsApp update: How to update WhatsApp on Android and iPhone  Business Insider

The security vulnerability has been fixed in updated versions of WhatsApp, but some users will need to manually update the app to get protected.


How to diagnose and remove any virus from your iPhone  Business Insider

The risk of viruses and malware infecting your iPhone is extremely low, but if your iPhone behaves oddly, there are simple steps you can take to eliminate an ...


How to Make Your Phone Limit Your Screen Time for You  The New York Times

The latest iPhone and the newest version of Google's Android come with tools to limit how much time you stare at your screen. Here's how to make them useful ...


Former President George H.W. Bush's last words, as spoken to his son, George W. Bush  CNN

Former President George H.W. Bush spoke his final words in a phone call with his son, former President George W. Bush, a source familiar with Bush's final ...


Shaun Ryder on early nights, hair loss, and watching Watership Down with Bez  Sky News

Shaun Ryder speaks to Sky News about his perfect evening and getting old - as well as sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, of course.


Thousand Oaks California shooting: Hero cop’s final phone call to wife  NEWS.com.au

SARGEANT Ron Helus was on the phone to his wife when reports of a shooting first came through.


Big Tech Is Here to Help You Fight Excessive Phone Use—Kinda  WIRED

How Google, Apple, and Facebook turned "digital wellness" into a Goopified trend that gives them a new way to market themselves.


10 Thoughts About Liam Neeson's 'Taken' Speech, Which Just Turned 10  Thrillist

The 2009 action spectacular Taken didn't just kickstart a new phase of Liam Neeson's career. The movie also gave us a speech that we all...


How to track an iPhone using Find My iPhone  Business Insider

Use the Find My iPhone app and iCloud's website to track your iPhone's location, and track up to five other devices with Apple's Family Sharing.


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 ...


beginner's guide to salary sacrificing your house, superannuation and car - ABC Life  ABC News

I feel lost when I hear people talking about "salary sacrificing", and I'm far from alone. I asked the experts what it is and how it works.


Has your phone secretly recorded your conversations? Mine has  The Irish Times

But the recordings aren't used to serve you ads. The industry has better ways of doing that.


Google May Have Finally Made a Truly Usable Voice Assistant  WIRED

Millions of people routinely say “hey” to voice assistants like Siri and Alexa, even though the experience can be frustratingly glitchy. On Tuesday, Google ...


Macquarie Group launches telco Nu Mobile to sell used phones to Aussies  Business Insider Australia

A new competitor has entered the fight for your mobile phone contract. Macquarie Group is launching a telco called Nu Mobile, which will offer plans that come ...


Social media and boredom: How technology is changing our emotions`  Vox.com

Our emotions today are radically different from what 19th-century Americans felt. That's partly due to technology.


Samsung's new folding smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, is reportedly breaking after just a few days' use  ABC News

In another bad product release for Samsung, its brand-new folding Galaxy Fold smartphone appears to be breaking after being used for only a couple of days, ...


Samsung's Galaxy S10 smartphone lineup is officially available to buy online and in stores for $750 to $1,000  Business Insider

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when ...


 
 
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