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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.


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.


Iran's seizure of tanker a hostile act: UK  9News

Iran says it seized a British oil tanker after collision but the UK has called the move a "hostile act" as ...


Delete These Banned Apps From Your Android Phone  Lifehacker

Google recently removed several apps from the Google Play Store after discovering they violated the Play Store terms of *service*—and, more importantly, could ...


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.


Review: OnePlus bets on premium for its best phone yet  New Atlas

OnePlus has been running for close to six years now, launching phones that offer impressive specs without the hefty price tag of other flagships This year, for the ...


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.


Apollo 11 memories: Heard famous words via radio while stationed in South Korea  Orlando Sentinel

Jim Schneck remembers the Apollo 11 moon landing while stationed in South Korea.


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 ...


Kyle Stanley Offers His Side: Everyone on the Tee Had Yelled 'Fore'  Golf Channel

Kyle Stanley offered his side of the story that he didn't yell 'fore' during the second round of The Open. He said he didn't bother because five to seven people on ...


4G on the Tube? Please no, it's one of the last places where we can't check our phones  Telegraph.co.uk

I revisited Oxford recently for the first time since I left at the age of 18, expecting it all to look very different 14 years on. It didn't, it was the same, but for one jarring ...


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 ...


Someone Hacked My T-Mobile Account and T-Mobile Won’t Talk About It  VICE

Cell phone carriers still have a long way to go before making your accounts truly secure.


'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 ...


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.


Phone battery dying? Here are some ways to get a full day on one charge  USA TODAY

Smartphone batteries can last through the evening if managed correctly. Close apps, adjust brightness and if all else fails, but an external battery.


Michelle Carter, Who Encouraged Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself, Wants The Supreme Court To Review Her Case  BuzzFeed News

Carter's lawyers said her manslaughter conviction for urging Conrad Roy through text messages to kill himself violates her First Amendment right to free speech.


Sex talk: Do you have a phone basket?  The Observer

If not, get one ASAP; it is life-saving. Or, should I say, marriage-saving? A recent outing with friends threatened to go South, thanks to how many gadgets were ...


Cyberbullying: What It Is and How to Prevent It  G2

Technology isn't going away anytime soon, and neither is cyberbullying. When you know the signs and potential red flags, you have a better chance of stopping ...


Is teen sexting cause for concern, or no big deal? How to help kids stay safe online.  The Washington Post

Many parents dread the day their kids get their first phone. Yes, devices are a vital and necessary link for social groups and school. But smartphones also open ...


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?


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 ...


iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XR  TechRadar

There are slight differences between the iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XR, at least at first glance. But as we reviewed each and crafted an in-depth ...


Lyra McKee's family 'living in nightmare' since her murder  BBC News

The murdered journalist's sister Nichola opens up about her family's experience the night of the murder.


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 ...


Apollo 11 “The Eagle has landed” | World Air Sports Federation  World Air Sports Federation

Image: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the lunar module Eagle. Mission Commander Neil Armstrong took this photograph with a ...


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 ...


FaceApp was a test. We didn't pass  CNET

Commentary: Our inability to draw lines when it comes to our personal data is a real problem, with real ramifications. This won't age well.


A good ol’ yarn (as Andrew would say)  Buenos Aires Times

A good ol' yarn (as Andrew would say). Andrew & I were both concentrating on doing our job, which we saw as reporting as much as we could about what was ...


Dad visits daughter after she tried to kill herself when asylum denied  Metro.co.uk

By the time Manuel Gámez finally made it across the border to see daughter Heydi she lay strapped to a life support machine after hanging herself in despair ...


Jerry Nadler asks Hope Hicks to clarify her hush payments testimony  Vox.com

Former Trump campaign and White House aide Hope Hicks may be out of the woods when it comes to the Southern District of New York's now-concluded ...


Did the home health care attendant show up? This app will tell you  Star Tribune

A Minneapolis firm is offering electronic-visit verification on an easy-to-use platform for home health care providers.


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.


O'Brien Delivers Keynote Speech at Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon - University of Minnesota Athletics  Minnesota Gophers

Minnesota placeholder and four-time cancer survivor Casey O'Brien spoke on behalf of the conference's players today when he delivered the keynote speech at ...


Travels in the South  The Nation

Throughout the journey, I was moved by Martin Luther King's words, sickened by the statues of Jefferson Davis and Dr. J. Marion Sims, and inspired by the work ...


Travis Scott's trippy stage show leaves WOO HAH! Festival fans stargazing  NME Live

Travis Scott's live shows are often spectacular beyond words, and his headline performance at WOO HAH! Festival proves no different.


Billings Shooting Range Receives Harassing Calls For Views Expressed on NPR  MTPR

This week YPR published a story about local reactions to racist tweets President Trump posted last weekend. One man whose comments were in our story says ...


Joe Biden Called Cory Booker. But Apologize? It’s Not the Biden Way.  The New York Times

Joseph R. Biden Jr. has spent the early weeks of his third presidential bid doing a lot of pushing back. What he hasn't done is is bow to critics and apologize.


Carrevious Davis: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  Heavy.com

Carrevious Davis, 18, is charged with second-degree murder after shooting Tatyana Simeon, 17. Davis had just invited five teens to play Russian Roulette.


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 ...


Dear Annie: My boyfriend still texts his dead fiancee. What should I do?  cleveland.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 ...


As The US Debates “Concentration Camps,” These Jews Are Trying To Actually Shut Them Down  BuzzFeed News

"My whole life I've been told these stories by my community," said one young Jewish activist. "Those alarms are going off in my head.”


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.


Hospital board gave bad info to FPPC  Ft. Bragg Advocate-News

A key piece of information forming the basis for advice from the Fair Political Practices Commission, which the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board 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 ...


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 Tom Watson reinvented himself to become the new challenger to Corbyn  Spectator.co.uk

Tom Watson has had more reinventions than Kylie Minogue has had mid-performance outfit changes. His performances over the years have ranged from ...


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 ...


Local News, Controversy brewing  Coeur d'Alene Press

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


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.


This is how attackers were able to spread spyware through WhatsApp with just a phone call  Business Insider

Attackers exploited a WhatsApp vulnerability known as a buffer overflow to spread spyware to mobile devices. Here's what that term means.


Local official helps save woman’s life after a heart attack  My Panhandle

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — It wasn't the night he expected but on Wednesday, Tax Collector Chuck Perdue saved a woman's life. As Perdue and his wife ...


How to clear the cache on your Android phone to make it run faster  Business Insider

If you clear the browser and app cache on your Android phone periodically, you could help eliminate performance issues on the device.


"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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Energizer's super-thick smartphone tanked on Indiegogo after only 11 backers funded the campaign  Business Insider

Energizer wanted $1.2 million to fund its PowerMax P18K Pop phone. It got $15000.


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.


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 ...


Everyone's talking about foldable phones, but a few things need to happen before people start buying them  Business Insider

Smartphones are getting bigger and bigger displays. But phone makers still need to develop the technology before everyone starts buying them.


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.


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 ...


Samsung just announced a new Galaxy phone with a wild pop-up camera that rotates when you want to take a selfie  INSIDER

Samsung just announced the Galaxy A80, a new smartphone with a triple-camera system that pops up from the back of the phone and rotates.


25 useful Android accessories and compatible gadgets to use with your new phone  Business Insider

The Insider Picksteam writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.


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 ...


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 ...


If you can give up your smartphone for a week, this company will pay you $1,000  BGR

There's a good chance you're reading these words right now on a smartphone. And just as good of a chance, in fact, that you've been essentially either tethered ...


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.


'Use at least one Emoji per text': The new rules of communicating in the digital era  USA TODAY

Emoji replace sentences. Acronyms replace words. And phones aren't used to make phone calls anymore. In fact, before you call, you might want to text.


Bundoora murder victim Aiia Maasarwe was talking to sister on phone when she was attacked  ABC News

A 21-year-old exchange student whose body was found near a tram stop in Melbourne was on the phone to her sister when she was attacked, police say.


Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Fold — here are the best features of the $1,980 foldable phone  Business Insider

Samsung unveiled its first foldable phone at Galaxy Unpacked 2019. Here are the five best features of the $1980 phone that unfolds into a tablet.


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.


Google Pixel 4 rumors we've heard so far: Release date, price, specs  Business Insider

Google may have revealed the Pixel 4 itself, but there's still a bunch of details we don't know about, and rumors can help fill in some holes.


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.


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’s prototype AI translator translates your tone as well as your words  The Verge

Google's latest AI translator tool is a research project called Translatotron. It's the first system of its kind to translate speech directly from audio to audio, and it's ...


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.


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 ...


Goldman Sachs is scrapping a homegrown email app it once touted — and it's a sign the bank is moving away from building tech in house  Business Insider

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME ...


'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, ...


Facebook may let you block certain words, emoji from appearing in comments  CNET

A new feature may be heading to Facebook. SOPA Images. Facebook has been working to combat issues like hate speech and disinformation on its platform.


Apple is expected to launch 3 new iPhones this year — here's everything we know so far  Business Insider

Apple is expected to release three new iPhones again this fall, and the biggest upgrade may be a new triple-camera system.


These are the areas around the world where Google's breakup with Huawei will likely be felt the most  Business Insider

Google will no longer work with Huawei on future Android smartphones. Here are the areas around the world that will likely feel the impact the most.


I tested the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus for 2 months, and it made me question everything about my 'iPhone or nothing' mentality  Business Insider

I used the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus daily for two months and found it to have a better camera, added useful features, and more space at a lower cost.


Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words  HuffPost UK

Ask a Tech Editor 'How do I stop my phone constantly autocorrecting words?'


Moto Z4 review  TechRadar

The Moto Z4 is a safe, incremental upgrade on its predecessor - a solidly midrange phone and the most affordable 5G option with its 5G Moto Mod.


Code words, knowing gazes: How Chennai’s stolen phone trade works  Gadgets Now

Dressed in dhoti and a shirt, with a cotton bag dangling from his shoulders and holy ash smeared across his forehead, 40-year-old Dhanapalan (*name ...


Best phones of MWC 2019  The Verge

The world of smartphones is going to look very different in 2019 than in the years prior. Instead of seeing incremental changes and improvements, silly notch ...


How to contact Facebook for problems with your account and other issues  Business Insider

There are a few ways you can contact Facebook for problems with your account, but you should generally use Facebook's Help Center.


Jeff Bezos responded to National Enquirer 'extortion' in 3-word email  Business Insider

Jeff Bezos used a three-word email to reject what he said was a threat of "extortion" from the National Enquirer's parent company, American Media Inc., over his ...


Police use new phone-cracking powers as Government works out the fine print  ABC News

Documents obtained by the ABC show the Government is still working out the details of its encryption laws with industry, even as police use their new powers.


12 ways HBO changed the Chernobyl story  INSIDER

HBO's “Chernobyl” mixes fact with fiction in its dramatization of the 1986 nuclear meltdown in Soviet Ukraine. Here are 12 things that didn't happen exactly as ...


How to Clear Your Frequently Used & Recent Emojis from Your iPhone's Keyboard  WonderHowTo

The Frequently Used section in the iPhone's Emoji keyboard is a weird place, to say the least. Despite its name, the section features both frequently and recently ...


Rahul Gandhi was translating difficult Hindi words: Congress defends phone fiddling during President's speech  India Today

Justifying Rahul Gandhi's phone fiddling during half of President's address, Anand Sharma said that Congress chief was trying translate "difficult Hindi words ...


The 15 Best Two-Player Mobile Games to Play Anywhere  MakeUseOf

Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, two-player mobile games are one of the best ways to spend your free time in a fun way.


Lauren McCluskey’s Mom Listened To Terrified Daughter On The Phone Moments Before She Was Shot  Hollywood Life

Lauren McCluskey's phone call with her mother, Jill, is revealed right before she was shot. Here were the student's last words to her mom.


 
 
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