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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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Bill Cosby's Father's Day Tweet Was Dictated From a Prison Phone  TMZ

Bill Cosby's Father's Day tweet left most thinking it was a PR stunt from his team, but we've learned it came from the Cos himself ... who spoke it into existence ...

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 ...

Use your phone to turn a photo of data into a Microsoft 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.

Google is finally taking charge of the RCS rollout  The Verge

We've been hearing about RCS, the replacement for SMS texting, for over a year now, but actually using the next-generation *service* has been nearly impossible ...

Gloria Vanderbilt's Most Iconic Quotes on Life, Death, and Style  TownandCountrymag.com

Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95. In honor of the style icon, artist, and socialite, take a look back at her best quotes through the years here.

Oppo Reno 10x Zoom review: a OnePlus 7 Pro with a better camera  The Verge

Oppo's new Reno smartphone is lot like the OnePlus 7 Pro, but it has a even more impressive camera. It doesn't have the OnePlus' high-refresh rate screen, but ...

Mark, My Words: Why I’d be terrified to visit immersive, walk-in versions of my favourite albums  NME Live

As UNKLE unveil an album you can visit, Mark Beaumont decides he'd be better off staying at home.

Tom Morello Throws ‘Entitled’ Fan’s Phone Into Crowd After Attempt At Selfie  ETCanada.com

When Tom Morello says he doesn't want fans taking selfies with him, he means it. Performing at the Piqniq Festival in Chicago over the weekend, Rage Against ...

'Boy Bye': The Democratic National Committee tried to use a Beyoncé reference to tell off Trump and the internet isn't having it  Business Insider

The Internet is roasting the Democratic National Committee after it encouraged supporters to download a "limited edition" anti-Trump cell phone wallpaper with a ...

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 ...

The iPhone X notch: It's time for haters to apologize  Macworld

It's time, folks. Time to admit Apple was right to introduce the notch for the iPhone X back in 2017. Oh, sure, it was fun to ridicule the little black strip at the time; ...

Focals by North Review: The future is (almost) here  TechCrunch

The concept of an IRL heads-up display has been a part of science fiction since basically the beginning. Big players have tried their hand at it with less than ...

Brand new Pixel 4 leak features the same design that Google confirmed  BGR

Responding to a series of recent leaks that claimed the Pixel 4 would have a square-shaped dual-lens rear camera module, Google shocked fans last week by ...

The tales of Pat Bowlen, a Broncos reporter and words that went a long way  BSN Denver

A unique look at the type of man Pat Bowlen was and the hands-on approach he took with all things Broncos.

We hired Fiverr workers to write about Fiverr's IPO  Quartz

Fiverr, an Israel-based startup, is a sort of white-collar TaskRabbit—a freelance platform for services like digital marketing, ghost writing, and video editing that ...

7 things to know about the new, 10,000-word New Yorker story on Augusta National  Golf.com

The New Yorker unleashed a 10000-word story about the exclusivity of Augusta National on Friday. And the author did not hold back.

Why I hate emojis  The Guardian

I have never knowingly used the vile little gurning dots and I don't intend to start now, writes Suzanne Moore.

Hannity Celebrates Low Ratings for Trump's Big ABC Interview: 'That Is Humiliating!'  The Daily Beast

Fox News host Sean Hannity delivered President Trump a message on Monday night: if you want high ratings for your TV interviews, stick with Fox. Despite all ...

Sunday Puzzle: D'oh!  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz plays a word game this week with KCRW listener Robert Wemischner of Los ...

Tired of #$%& passwords? Single sign-on could be your saviour  Sydney Morning Herald

The experience we know as password hell could soon be radically changed for the better. Struggling to come up with long strings of complex capital and lower ...

Dear iPhone, I want to break up …  Shreveport Times

I have allowed my smartphone to dictate much of my day. I have had enough.

'When I try to talk to my grandad words won't come out'  BBC News

As a child, Red was chatty and full of life - but only at home. When she left the house, everything changed.

A telephone for grief after the Japanese tsunami  BBC News

Many people have come to Japan's "wind phone" after losing family in the 2011 tsunami.

Huawei responds to Google’s Android ban and explains what will happen to its Android phones  BGR

The US government delivered a crippling blow to Huawei last week, placing the Chinese conglomerate on an "Entity List" that meant Huawei would not be able ...

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.

‘It was crazy:’ Siblings turn tables on knife-wielding thief who stole mom’s wallet, phone  WITI FOX 6 Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE -- A pair of angry siblings took matters into their own hands when their mother's property was stolen. Their pursuit for justice almost turned into a ...

Google Drive and Photos Are Splitting: What You Need to Know  How-To Geek

Google has announced that Google Drive and Google Photos will be separating in July. Google says, “the connection between these services is confusing,” so ...

Rick Santorum Tries to Justify Trump Being Open to Foreign Dirt: He Was Just Using His ‘Filler Words’  Mediaite

Perennial Trump defender Rick Santorum insisted that President Donald Trump was just using his "filler words" when he told ABC's George Stephanopoulos that ...

Frontier Communications Offering $1,000 To Ditch Your Smartphone For A Flip Phone For A Week  CBS Philly

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — How does $1,000 sound? It could be yours if you're willing to swap your smartphone with a flip phone for a week. Internet *service* ...

You can’t believe a word any of these people is saying – that’s the ‘deep fake’ era for you  The Guardian

We are entering an age in which you can no longer trust your ears or eyes. Bots, trolls and fake news merchants have demolished the idea that you can believe ...

Daily horoscope for Tuesday June 18 – here’s what the stars have in store for you today  The Sun

March 21 to April 20. Do not hold back from talking about your true ambitions just because they are not what people expect. Your special ideas can grow, linking ...

The Strange Story of a Secret Literary Fellowship  The New Yorker

Daniel A. Gross writes about what happened after he was offered ten thousand dollars as part of a new—and secretive—award for young writers.

Florida State says privatizing athletics won’t change anything. Skeptics aren’t so sure.  The Washington Post

On Tuesday morning, Barbara Petersen — president of the First Amendment Foundation, a Florida nonprofit that advocates for open government — got a text ...

Pornographic images and so-called 'murder kit': What the Ana Kriegel trial jury didn't hear  Independent.ie

MORE THAN 12000 images - the vast majority pornographic - were found on two mobile phones belonging to Boy A after detectives searched his home.

10 tips for creating a successful mobile friendly website  AZ Big Media

With so much web traffic coming from mobile phones, building a mobile-friendly website that mobile phone users find easy to use and navigate is non-negotiable ...

Could Facebook bring crypto currencies to the masses?  Aljazeera.com

Cryto investors believe Facebook's Libra could serve as 'a gateway to bitcoin' for the masses.

Samsung Galaxy Fold In Danger Of Getting Canceled, Report Says  International Business Times

Despite promising to work on the troubled Galaxy Fold device and saying that it is not abandoning the said foray into the foldables race, Samsung is still in hot ...

Gabe Grunewald Refused to Let Cancer Have the Last Word  Runner's World

She thought her purpose was to become one of the fastest runners in the country. But living with incurable cancer, Gabe realized her role in the sport was bigger ...

World electronic gaming revenues to grow 9.6% to $152.1 billion in 2019: report  Reuters

The global video and electronic games market will generate $152.1 billion in 2019, up 9.6% over last year as gaming morphs into *content* and communication, ...

What Really Happened to Malaysia’s Missing Airplane  The Atlantic

Five years ago, the flight vanished into the Indian Ocean. Officials on land know more about why than they dare to say.

Surgeon who saved 4-year-old shooting victim cannot find words 'to describe how horrific it was'  Stuff.co.nz

The doctor who helped save the life of a 4-year-old child critically wounded in the mosque shootings, says March 15 started as "just another day in the office".

Long-time Legal Aid Alberta youth worker let go  Global News

Long-time Legal Aid Alberta youth worker, Mark Cherrington, has been let go after 25 years. In that time, he estimates he's helped more than 20000 families.

Here Are Some Of The Features You Can Expect From Apple’s IOS 13  Simplemost

Apple users, get ready for some new features on your phones. The latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 13, was revealed when the beta version ...

Cricket World Cup: Eoin Morgan's record-breaking hundred and #PrayforRichard  BBC Sport

A terrible prediction or inspired motivation? England captain Eoin Morgan broke the record for most sixes in a one-day international innings during England's ...

Hackers may glean your password by listening to how you type on your phone  The Union Leader

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?

I Just Jumped on Dating Apps and I’m VERY Excited for Sex  Slate Magazine

How to Do It is Slate's sex advice column. Send your questions for Stoya and Rich to howtodoit@slate.com. Dear How to Do It, ...

How to love a woman who has been hurt  The Standard

Do not be condescending or speak in a manner that suggests you are tired of her. Work on your healing too or your wounded heart will make you hurt her.

FEVER 333's Jason Aalon Butler On Family, Fatherhood And Fighting The Good Fight  Kerrang!

Since the release of STRENGTH IN NUMB333RS, FEVER 333's Jason Aalon Butler has been on a mission to capture hearts, minds and so much more…

SCDF ragging death: NSF's last words were 'Cannot, Encik'  TODAYonline

SINGAPORE — Just before he was pushed into the 12m-deep pump well, Corporal Kok Yuen Chin's last words were: “Cannot, Encik” (“Cannot, Sir”). Up till that ...

Tired of #$%& passwords? Single Sign-on could be savior  USA TODAY

The experience we know as password hell could be radically changed for the better within the next year and a half to three years. Struggling to come up with ...

Company will pay you $1000 to use a flip phone for one week  WKRC TV Cincinnati

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — One company is asking one smartphone addict to take a break from their device and get back to the times of old by “downgrading” to a ...

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.

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.

Soap Spoilers! The MUST see moments this week  RTE.ie

Check out all the biggest storylines coming up this week in your favourite soaps here!

The Youngest Child Separated From His Family at the Border Was 4 Months Old  The New York Times

Baby Constantin spent five months of his first year in a foster home. His family got a painful look at America's experiment with family separation as an immigration ...

'I Would Do Anything For Her': A German Dad's Search For His Daughter, Taken By ISIS  NPR

A German father struggles to find and bring home his young daughter, taken by his ex-wife when she went to Syria five years ago with her new husband, an ISIS ...

Stoebe: Police did not violate King's rights | News, Sports, Jobs  Fort Dodge Messenger

A district court judge has ruled that the Fort Dodge Police Department did not violate the rights of a man accused of committing a double-homicide last fall. T.

Unbreakable bond between brother and sister  Royal Gazette

Some siblings fight tooth and nail growing up, but not Deanna Perry and Jimmy O'Connor. Perhaps it was because they only had each other to play with 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 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.

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 ...

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 ...

Features | Escape Velocity | Horror Is Not Finely Shaded: An Interview with HARRGA  The Quietus

Pairing searing avant-garde electronics with multilingual meditations on the refugee crisis, HARRGA constitute a new, urgent kind of political project. In their first ...

My father, Supreme Court justice and man of mystery  ABS-CBN News

The world that my dad inhabited—the world of lawyers, government, and politics—was always a mystery to me growing up. As he nears retirement age, I've ...

NBA champion Raptors' resolve personified by assistant coach Adrian Griffin  CBS Sports

TORONTO -- A week before they won the 2019 NBA championship, a couple of Toronto Raptors assistant coaches discussed the physical and mental ...

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.

How to record a phone call on your iPhone using third-party apps  Business Insider

There's no built-in method for recording a phone call on an iPhone, but apps which add this capability abound, including the free app Google Voice.

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 ...

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.

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.

Wearable and foldable phones are shaking up tech, making 2019 the year of weird phones  Business Insider

Mobile World Congress debuted some pretty weird phones. We saw phones that are wearable, foldable, and have 5 cameras. Why so many weird concepts?

Phone directory listing scammers get fined  TimesLIVE

Hundreds of small businesses which fell prey to a phone directory listings scam will be relieved to know that the following relentless threats of legal action and ...

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.

‘Nomophobia’ crowned word of 2018, but what does it mean?  The Independent

"Nomophobia" has been named as Cambridge Dictionary's word of 2018. While the word itself might sound unfamiliar, the phenomenon it describes is one we ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

PhoneSoap phone sanitizer review - does it actually work?  Business Insider

Our phones are hotspots for bacteria. The $60 PhoneSoap can help by safely sanitizing your phone while it charges, killing 99.9% of common bacteria.

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.

There's no way to know for sure whether your smartphone was infected by the WhatsApp attack. But here are some signs you should look out for.  Business Insider

A vulnerability in Facebook's WhatsApp messaging app made it possible for attackers to spread surveillance software to mobile devices through a phone call.

Samsung, Motorola, and Huawei debuted foldable phones this year — here's how these folding screens work  Business Insider

Flexible phone screens have been in the works for the past six years. Companies like Samsung and Huawei are now making foldable phones.

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.

The Labor Movement Comes to Virtual Reality: Unionizing Digital Media  Truthout

Union drives at media organizations have been a source of rare good news for the labor movement.

Serious FaceTime bug allows you to listen remotely before anyone answers — Apple to fix ‘later this week’  The Verge

There's a serious bug in Apple's FaceTime video calling platform that has been bouncing around some corners of social media today, and that 9to5Mac just ...

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.

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 ...

Samsung wants the Galaxy Fold to be its next game changer — just like the Galaxy Note was 7 years ago  Business Insider

Samsung's Galaxy Fold is an ambitious look at what the company believes is the future of smartphones. But whether it will make an impact is unclear.

The odd case of ‘I D.o.n.t.’ autocorrection in iOS  Macworld

A mystery plagues two iOS users, but others must be affected?

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.

Samsung will show off its foldable phone in February and it might be called the Fold, Galaxy Fold, or Galaxy F  Business Insider

Samsung is ready to show off a fully functioning foldable phone.

Burke's own words could come back to haunt as wiretap on cellphone lasted at least 8 months  Chicago Tribune

Longtime Ald. Edward Burke has spent decades at the pinnacle of the city's power structure, but in the end, he may have buried himself with his own words.

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 ...

Support floods in for Egg Boy, the internet's new political hero  SBS

It's hard to imagine how one chicken ovum and one 17-year-old could bring the world so much joy. Egg Boy made that happen.

Murdered track star Lauren McCluskey's final words  Kidspot

A senior track star at the University of Utah was killed by a registered sex offender with whom she had a previous relationship, police and university officials said.

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.

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.

It's Official: Samsung's Foldable Phone Launches Next Week  Lifehacker Australia

After months of relentless teasing, Samsung is finally set to unveil its folding smartphone for the first time. (The faux reveal at last year's Samsung Developer ...

Tom Dempsey opens up about cancer battle: The diagnosis  KSHB

41 Action News reporter Tom Dempsey was diagnosed with testicular cancer last month. He wants to encourage others to get checked out, inspire those fighting ...

Why autocorrect makes so many mistakes, according to the former Apple engineer who helped create it  INSIDER

Why does iPhone autocorrect still make so many mistakes? We spoke with Ken Kocienda, who helped create autocorrect for Apple, to find out why.