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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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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.


Samsung Galaxy Fold Delayed After People Literally Tore It Apart  Junkee

Samsung is delaying the new Galaxy Fold due to issues brought up in early reviews - including the fact that people were mistakenly pulling screen parts off.


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 ...


How to Mute Words on Twitter (No More Spoiling of Shows and Movies)  G2 Crowd

We've all had an episode of our favorite show or a blockbuster movie spoiled for us because of Twitter. Yeah, it sucks, but one of Twitter's more hidden features ...


San Diego PD: Stabbing, brawl erupts at Easter celebration at lake over missing phone  ABC15 Arizona

A brawl erupted at Lake Murray Sunday after police said a man was stabbed several times in an altercation that was sparked by a missing cell phone.


Mastercard’s plan to save Australian retailers from payment fraud scams  NEWS.com.au

That's how payments giant Mastercard says it will help fight the rampant theft committed online after $478 million was pilfered from Australian retailers last year.


What It Takes to Put Your Phone Away  The New Yorker

Rather than establishing a set of rigorous habits, we may need to rethink our approach to life in general, Jia Tolentino writes.


Top Apple insider reveals when the first 5G iPhone will be released  BGR

It seems increasingly unlikely that Apple will enter the 5G era in 2019, but the pieces are beginning to fall into place for the company to take advantage of the ...


Is WhatsApp a Driving Factor of Cyber Infidelity?  Thrive Global

It is important to understand how WhatsApp contributes to cyber infidelity or cheating in relationships. The app is the most popular messaging *service* in the ...


Can I use a tablet as a replacement for my smartphone?  TechRadar

I ditched my smartphone for a few days to see if a tablet would work in its place.


Breaking My Phone Addiction—Via My Phone  WIRED

Most of the meetings of Internet and Technology Addicts Anonymous take place online, which is more sensible than it sounds. Colloquy via web-based ...


Deer attack Victoria: Daughter of man killed by pet deer speaks  NEWS.com.au

The daughter of the Victorian man who was killed by his pet deer has revealed the moment she found out her father had died.


'Hiding in plain sight': Suspect in Delphi girls' double murder may be a local  KGO-TV

The unknown suspect in the mysterious murder of two Delphi eighth-graders may live in the small Indiana town, police said Monday, as new information about ...


Flagship phones have gone completely mad and it's all our fault  TechRadar

I can't watch it again. I just can't. Won't. You can't make me. Please. Advertisement. I don't care about the Samsung Galaxy Fold's inconvenient, well, 'fold' down ...


Businesses love phone menus. People hate them  WTOP

Businesses use automated communication to save time and money. Phone menus are also intended to improve the customer *service* experience by making it ...


iPhone 2020: Price, Specs, Release Date for Rumored Fourth Budget Variant  Inverse

Apple is expected to release a mid-range phone in 2020 that takes inspiration from the iPhone 8's design. This new budget iPhone would be even cheaper than ...


Tips for Minnesota drivers on new 'hands-free' cellphone law  Star Tribune

Four words no one wants to hear: “We need to talk.” But that's what the Minnesota Legislature has decreed for drivers who use cellphones. “Hands-free” rules go ...


Reader letter: How did it take so long to realize phones should be banned from class?  The Province

Picture yourself around a dinner table having a family meeting. You are going to discuss vital issues concerning the running of the house, rules, etc.


The Small iPhone Isn’t Dead: 4.7-inch Model Tipped for March 2020  Tom's Guide

A report suggests that Apple will release a 4.7-inch iPhone next spring that offers a state-of-the-art processor and a $649 price tag.


3 Ways the Pixel 3a Can Change Midrange Phones Forever  Tom's Guide

Cheap phones have always been a bit dull. If Google plays its cards right with the Pixel 3a, it could change that.


Is It Safe To Leave A Smartphone On A Wireless Charger?  Lifehacker Australia

When it comes to wireless charging, I confess, I'm not that well-versed in the intricacies of smartphone electronics. More importantly, there are plenty of myths ...


Intel Abandons 5G Phone Modem Development  Interesting Engineering

What does Intel's official exit from the 5G phone market say about the future of the 5G network? Some developers maintain hope that cost and effectiveness can ...


Google I/O: From Android to Assistant, here's what to expect  CNET

The search giant has tons in store as it sets itself up for the rest of the year.


England Journal  National Review

I'll never forget the first time I was in London -- I believe it was the first time I was abroad. It was thrilling. And, do you know, it still is? Thrilling, I mean.


The 20 best iPhone tips and tricks to make your life easier  Business Insider

The iPhone is a powerful device, if you know how to use it.


Australian nurses are sexually harassed by our patients. It's not part of our job  ABC News

It was the night shift and I was attending a difficult patient. He gripped my arm and said something dirty. It wouldn't be the last time I'd encounter sexual ...


Swapping to Broadband VoIP from a UK Copper Home Phone Line  ISPreview.co.uk

The way people use home phone services is changing and many of us will eventually end up replacing our old analogue voice *service* with a.


Revolut promises to grow up as it seeks new investment  Financial Times

Revolut, the upstart bank, is considering introducing a disruptive new innovation to its business: a phone number. Since it launched in 2015, users have been ...


Sunday Puzzle: City Sounds  NPR

On-air challenge: I'm going to read you some sentences. Each one conceals the name of a U.S. city both phonetically and by spelling. Name the cities. Example: ...


Huawei P30 and P30 Pro camera features are no joke and we have the pictures to prove it  Mashable SE Asia

By now, you probably know that the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro phones are at the top when it comes to smartphone photography. The company has shown us ...


Sorry, Huawei: The iPhone 11 will extend Apple’s lead as the smartphone camera king  BGR

Recently, the smartphone world has been dazzled by Android devices that take extraordinarily stellar photos in seemingly impossible low-light conditions.


The Best Android Phones 2019  IGN

By Whitson Gordon If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use. The beauty of Android is its ...


The restricted section: One incarcerated writer's experience writing — and reading — in prison | Opinion  Crosscut

Writing in prison isn't the same as writing outside. A prisoner exists beneath an aggravated form of disenfranchisement behind these walls. It's a form of ...


Dealing with loss from a distance  Miami Student

I spent the past few days fumbling for an idea for my column, Good Morning Miami, and completely blanked. I wasn't in a social commentary mood, and I wasn't ...


Spare on Shark Tank: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  Heavy.com

Spare is a mobile ATM app that appears on Shark Tank. Learn more about the mobile app and its owner.


Not just flagship killer, in 2019 OnePlus wants its next phone to be a flagship  India Today

Five years after it came out with OnePlus One, the company is changing its strategy and is planning to launch more than one phone in coming days, including a ...


How To Correctly Pronounce "Marriott" (I'm Surprised)  One Mile at a Time

Does this actually matter? No, not really. But yes, actually, it sort of does, because apparently I don't know how to pronounce the name of the family that founded ...


Prosecutors celebrate victory after ruling in Gallagher war crimes case  NavyTimes.com

A Navy judge ruled that evidence from Gallagher's seized cell phones can be used in court.


Depths of despair: Climbing family loses son to greatest fear  The Spokesman-Review

CANMORE, Alberta – The bodies of climbers Jess Roskelley, of Spokane, and two Austrians were recovered Sunday from an avalanche field in the Canadian ...


‘We'll have to play this guessing game again’  Meduza

On April 1, Yarcube Editor-in-Chief Marina Sedneva went to the Neft movie theater in Yaroslavl to see the film We Declare Spring on You, a documentary about ...


The 'landlord who cares' | Latest Updates  Kentwired

Chris Myers' feud with the city of Kent and Kent State may finally be over.


Wanted: Secure email in all state prisons  Capitol Weekly

For incarcerated Californians, the ability to communicate with loved ones on the outside can be a literal lifeline, helping them survive their time in prison and ...


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.


Esther Wojcicki's Secrets for Raising Great Leaders  Fortune

Esther Wojcicki didn't set out to raise CEOs. But she knew she wanted her children—and students—to have an upbringing vastly different from the one she had ...


10 augmented reality apps for iPhone and iPad you should be using right now  Macworld

The 10 best augmented reality apps for iPhone and iPad.


Some of Samsung's new folding phones are already breaking  WWMT-TV

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some of Samsung's new, almost $2000 folding phones appear to be breaking after just a couple of days. Journalists who received the ...


Interviewing adults  New England Center for Investigative Reporting

by Leah Samuel. Good journalists look beyond the people and places closest to them to discover more stories to tell. Your school community is bigger than the ...


Nomophobia: Word of the year 2018 by Cambridge Dictionary  NEWS.com.au

It describes a social condition that psychologists warn is increasingly common in our modern world, but chances are you have never heard of it. Yet this new ...


Rand CEO defends deal to sell majority stake to Pegulas  Buffalo News

The war of words continued Thursday between Rand Capital Corp. and its biggest shareholder over the $25 million bid by Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Kim ...


How to Ensure Employee Accountability in the Workplace  Printing Impressions

A cry we've heard many times from small business owners and managers is how to ensure employee accountability in the workplace. If you are in management, ...


How notorious brothers flooded city streets with cocaine even after being jailed - thanks to their mum  South Wales Argus

This is how two notorious brothers ran a £2.5 million drugs empire, even after being jailed, with their help of their mother. IWAN GABE DAVIES…


'I've been killing them for 20 years... on 5 different continents': Man cited after racist rant  KPRC Click2Houston

A man was cited with multiple misdemeanors Monday after going off on a racist rant at a cellphone store in Friendswood.


World-Traveled, Grammy-Nominated Professor to Play Carriage House Cafe  Cornell University The Cornell Daily Sun

On Tuesday night, Prof. Ariana Kim, music — who has spent time in residence at places from New York to Italy and enjoyed teaching to students of all ...


Woolworths Reveals New Disney Words Collectables  Canstar Blue

The collectables craze continues! Woolworths has confirmed a new partnership with Disney to 'add a dash of magic' to grocery shopping – and take on rival ...


How Does A Therapist Deal With A Patient Who Drives Them Nuts?  BuzzFeed News

A therapist wrote about trying to get through to one of her trickiest clients. (A chapter from Lori Gottlieb's Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.)


2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special Review  Car and Bike

We ride the big bagger in Harley-Davidson's Touring range, the 2019 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special. Whether you're a fan of big cruisers or not, the ...


'Love you mommy' were the last words she said to her mother  11Alive.com WXIA

Three years after it happened, Katara Hamm is still haunted by it. It was Jan. 12, 2016. Hamm arrived home and found her teenage daughter, Randisha Love, ...


The Coup Against Our President Isn't Over  RushLimbaugh.com

Apr 22, 2019. RUSH: I want to thank you all again for indulging me here. I can imagine… I hope it isn't, but I can imagine that it has been frustrating as I go ...


The meaning of the words of the year - Johnson  The Economist

CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY recently selected “nomophobia” as its word of the year, via a poll of readers. Those lucky enough not to have heard of this condition ...


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...


Commentary: When will Spectrum put its customers first?  The Outer Banks Voice

At some point I'm sure Spectrum will have things working again, we'll be reliably back online, and then part two of the aggravation of losing my Internet ...


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.


Reporting the Troubles: 2 Prime Ministers, 5 P O'Neills, the last death knock, and addressing legacy issues  Slugger O'Toole

When Deric Henderson and Brian Rowan sat down on Thursday evening to discuss their contributions to the book Reporting the Troubles, they had no idea of ...


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 ...


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

Will we ever collectively return to a time when dinners around the table included little more than food, your friends or loved ones, and polite conversation?


‘The Voice of Golf’ is not going quietly: The life and complicated times of Peter Kessler  Golf.com

Peter Kessler, of HBO Sports and Golf Channel fame, has been to the sport's media mountaintop, but the difficulty is getting back down. A DRAMA IN THREE ...


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.


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.


James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation Announces New Strain Offerings to Its Online Shop  GlobeNewswire

KITCHENER, Ontario, April 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation (“JWC” or the “Corporation”) (TSX VENTURE: JWCA; ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


"I went on a perfect date. Then the next morning, I got a five-word text that ruined it all."  Mamamia

Being the other woman: The five-word text message that tore everything apart. Alita went on a perfect date, then received a text.


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.


How to Improve Gboard Accuracy by Deleting Suggested Words You'd Never Use  WonderHowTo

Predictive text is a common feature in most mobile keyboards these days. However, many times, its guesses are way off, sometimes hilariously so. As absurd as ...


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.


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 ...


Gmail’s Smart Compose feature opens up to more Android phones – here’s how to get it  The Next Web

Gmail's Smart Compose feature has been around on desktop and on Google Pixel 3 handsets since last October. it's now becoming available on more devices.


Karl Stefanovic axed: Today host’s 2018 was awful  NEWS.com.au

Karl Stefanovic is gone, axed from the Today show after what he himself conceded in a statement had been a “tough time.”


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data. A couple years ago, something strange ...


Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players  The Sydney Morning Herald

When Barbara El-Gamal was stuck with poor letters in the online game Words with Friends, she reluctantly played "tit" for bird, fearing her suspiciously chatty ...


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 ...


Fuelled by a toxic, alt-right echo chamber, Christchurch shooter's views were celebrated online  ABC News

One of the men suspected of carrying out a mass shooting in Christchurch published a manifesto that's now being circulated on alt-right forums, where his ...


Phone spoofing: When your phone number is taken over by international scammers  ABC News

Mobile and landline telephone numbers are being hijacked by phone scammers, and it is taking a toll particularly on some victims in regional and rural Australia.


How to Change Alexa's Wake Word to Something Other Than 'Alexa'  Lifehacker

If you have an Amazon Echo device, then you've likely gotten pretty used to saying “Alexa” whenever you want it to do something.


Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

The telephone swept into Americans' lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted ...


September 11 anniversary: Final words of 9/11 victims  The Advertiser

MOMENTS before United Airlines Flight 175 smashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a passenger left a voicemail for the wife he'd left ...


Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?  The Verge

Google has unveiled a new feature for its AI assistant that will make real phone calls for users, booking reservations at restaurants and hairdressers. But what ...


Fortnite's Creative Mode/Block Party: How To Use The Phone And Inventory To Submit Your Own Levels  Forbes

Here's how you use your phone and inventory to build your own creations in Fortnite's new Creative Mode. When you're done, you can submit to Epic's Block ...


MWC 2019: all the news from the biggest mobile show of the year  TechRadar

The Huawei Mate X, Sony Xperia 1, LG G8 and more have all been announced at MWC 2019.


'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says  CNN

The final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are captured in a transcript circulated to Turkish allies, ...


Mattis resignation triggered by phone call between Trump and Erdoğan  The Guardian

US president complied with Turkish leader's demands and took own advisers by surprise, accounts say.


No, Facebook did not patent secretly turning your phone mics on when it hears your TV  The Verge

Facebook did not apply for a patent on turning your phone microphone on when a hidden signal plays on a TV. I know this because I simply read the patent ...


The Words and Phrases to Use — and to Avoid — When Talking to Customers  HBR.org Daily

The key to any successful relationship is effective communication. In the business world, this means trying to understand what consumers and clients are saying, ...


The Best Learning Apps on Your Phone for 18-Month-Olds  WonderHowTo

Give an 18-month-old a shoe, check back 10 minutes later, and it's a very big maybe he will have it on his foot. But give him your smartphone, and in a mere five ...


Papa John's Founder Used N-Word On Conference Call  Forbes Now

John Schnatter—the founder, chairman and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used racially offensive language on a conference call in May, a source with ...


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.


 
 
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