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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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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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Merriam-Webster dictionary adds 'they' as nonbinary pronoun  The Guardian

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Google Assistant now available to Indian phone users through toll-free number, will answer questions for free  India Today

At its Google For India event, Google on Thursday announced that the Google Assistant will be available to some feature phone users in India through a toll-free ...

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'I have to put my phone in the wardrobe': how do authors deal with social media?  The Guardian

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Put away all screens-you cannot have a conscious conversation with one eye on the phone or laptop. If the person is important, show them.

'My dear Prime Minister': Alan Jones's apology letter to Jacinda Ardern revealed  The Guardian

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Taylor Swift Finally Shared Her Side Of That Infamous Kanye Phone Call  Bustle

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iPhone 11 Pro vs. Galaxy Note 10: Here's what a $1000 phone buys you today  CNET

Cameras, battery life, storage and more: Apple takes on Samsung's phones on value for money.

Tears fill courtroom as family hears last words of Alex Mixon  WALB

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Geraldton police shooting victim Joyce Clarke's struggles with demons revealed amid community protests  ABC News

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When you're on the line with someone like Valerie Zhou, there's no question this customer *service* agent will help you. She answers the phone midway through ...

Herts police praise 'life-saving' mobile phone app which reveals your location in three words  Herts Advertiser

Herts police are saving lives thanks to a unique app which reveals your location in just three words.

The two fatal flaws with Android 10's gestures  Computerworld

I've been thinking a lot about gestures lately — not friendly gestures, mind you, or even not-so-friendly gestures of the single-fingered variety, but rather the sorts ...

First death from Imelda reported in Jefferson County  KARE11.com

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BBC launches 'digital wellbeing' Own It app for children  BBC News

The Own It app watches what children type and offers advice about how to stay healthy online.

Another False Emergency Warning Accidentally Activated in Hawaii  Government Technology

Similar to the Jan. 13, 2018, false missile alert, it was a government employee at the Honolulu Police Department undergoing routine training Wednesday ...

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 ...

This is Google's latest way to help you find for your pictures  CNET

You can find photos quickly by searching for specific words, and you can even copy and paste text.

Elizabeth Warren 2020 selfie line: why Warren is winning with selfies  Vox.com

Elizabeth Warren's 2020 campaign is winning with selfie lines.

OnePlus TV Q1 photos and specs leak, Prime Video support, one-touch app switching confirmed  India Today

For weeks now, OnePlus has been talking a great deal about the OnePlus TV and it certainly seems that this could be the product in the smart TV segment that ...

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American Airlines mechanic who sabotaged a plane may have ties to terror, an American Idol reunion on the Kelly Clarkson Show, & Merriam-Webster adds 530 ...

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I was mindlessly thumbing through a news article on my phone when a familiar impulse returned. The story included an unflattering quote from a politician ...

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Every family, workspace, and even every group of friends has one. That one person anointed officially by a higher tech power as “The IT Guy/Gal.” If you're ...

Outdoor adventure inspired Colorado's Anderson brothers to create Loki Outdoor Gear. Then it took one of their lives.  The Colorado Sun

This story first appeared in The Outsider, the premium outdoor newsletter by Jason Blevins. Become a Newsletters+ Member to get The Outsider at ...

Inside Samsung's secretive South Korean headquarters  CNN

Global smartphone sales are stagnating, so Samsung — the world's largest smartphone maker — is eager to find the next big thing to power its future growth.

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Early sales of the Portal has been slow — but the company can't afford to quit now The company is trying to keep up with Google and Amazon in the race to ...

InterGuard review  TechRadar

A high-quality solution for tracking computer and phone use. InterGuard is only let down by the lack of Linux support, and limited ethical and legal guidance for ...

Arkansas woman drowns in a flood after 911 dispatcher scolds her during her final minutes  CNN

Debra Stevens was working her normal newspaper delivery route in Fort Smith, Arkansas, when rising flood waters began to overtake her SUV. In a final ...

Texas Teen Dies In Imelda Floodwaters During Lightning Storm While Trying To Move Horse To Safety  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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With iOS 13, users will now be able to block calls from unknown numbers on their iPhones.

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If the Queen is really that angry with David Cameron, why is Buckingham Palace's statement so muted?

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One local sheriff's department used the lyrics of a hit song to bring attention to a crime.

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US officials were rocked by the revelation this week that a "credible" whistleblower complaint of "urgent concern" involves multiple acts by President Donald ...

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Here are the top ten tips for brands to increase reach, engage users and maybe even earn some double-taps.

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Corrisoft technology can replace the hardware of ankle bracelets for parolees with a proprietary smartphone, a tether device that makes sure the parolee is ...

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In 2013, Edward Snowden was an IT systems expert working under contract for the National Security Agency when he traveled to Hong Kong to provide three.

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In the era of the virtual office, when even workers who are physically present often wall off their senses with oversized headphones and rely on Slack to chat with ...

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.

How 'Rambo: Last Blood' Is Like 'Rocky II' and Other Stallone Movies  Showbiz Cheat Sheet

It's great to hear Sylvester Stallone talk about his new movie, Rambo: Last Blood. It's even better to hear him talk about his classic movies. And not just the ...

Toddler's heartbreaking three words after watching jealous dad savagely beat his mum  Mirror Online

Jemma Palmer, from Hull, believes her ex-partner should have received a longer sentence for his savage attack on her.

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.

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iPhone 11 Pro Max price in India starts at an eye-watering Rs. 1,09900 — does this phone — or any phone — justify that kind of price? Read our review to find ...

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.

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 ...

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...

I wanted to punish my daughter with a no-frills phone — but it didn't go according to plan  ABC News

I wanted to buy my daughter a no-frills phone as a punishment for serious tween violations. It was harder than I thought it would be, writes Emma Jane.

How to block a phone number on your iPhone  Business Insider

You can block a phone number on your iPhone in just four quick taps. Unblocking a number is equally easy, so you can always change your mind later.

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.

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.

‘I’m at a loss for words’: Island man loses $160,000 in complex romance scam  CHEK

Richard Little drove to Victoria International Airport all the way from Tofino to pick up the woman he's been dating online for the past three years. But she wasn't ...

Nomophobia Is Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year For 2018—And You Might Have It  Mental Floss

Nomophobia is the Cambridge Dictionary's word of the year for 2018, and it describes a condition many of us are familiar with—even if we never knew there was ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

How to set up Google Assistant on your iPhone or Android phone  Business Insider

You can set up Google Assistant and "OK Google," the voice command behind it, on an iPhone or Android phone. Here's how to do it on both.

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.

I put my phone on airplane mode for an entire week to see if I could make it — and was surprised by how hard it was to reprogram my brain  Business Insider

I kept track of how many times I tried checking my phone, even though there was nothing to check.

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Netflix provides an easy way to download video to your mobile device for times when you know you won't have access to internet *service*. You can't download ...

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

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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.

Google will let you TEXT the police so you can stay silent during an emergency – and it’ll turn your words int  The Sun

GOOGLE Pixel smartphone users will soon be able to contact the emergency services via text if they need to remain silent. This is thanks to a new app which will ...

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Using a cellphone to take a break during mentally challenging tasks does not allow the brain to recharge effectively and may result in poorer performance, ...

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."

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

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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.

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News of U.S. firms, including Google, being forced to cut business ties with Huawei has dominated headlines. But how does this affect Huawei devices?

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You can block websites on an iPhone to ensure your child can only access appropriate *content* while browsing the web. Here are a few ways to do it.

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An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone  BBC News

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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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