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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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5G? 5 Bars? What the Signal Icons on Your Phone Actually Mean  WIRED

Here's what it means when your phone says it's using 4G, LTE, or even 5GE technology, or why you can't make a call when you have five bars.


Vivo V15Pro is a mid-range phone that laughs at your flagship  Mashable

The Vivo V15Pro has all the features you'd expect from a flagship phone, and more.


Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup arrives with four new models  TechCrunch

In what may well be the most Samsung move in Samsung history, Samsung just introduced four new Samsung S10 models. For the 10th anniversary of the ...


Vivo announces V15 Pro with no notch and 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera  The Verge

Vivo has announced the V15 Pro, a new phone bound for India and its other key markets. The headline feature is the 32-megapixel selfie camera, which allows ...


HONEST MINING AS OPPOSED TO MINING YOUR TAXES  Daily Telegraph

Australian mining companies, the employees of mining companies and businesses associated with mining equipment, supplies and transport all pay a great ...


Tip: YouTube shows which videos have subtitles when you mute your phone  Android Police

One of the most useful features of YouTube are the auto-generated subtitles. Say you're watching a video in Spanish and you can barely recognize your... by ...


'Acceptance' in 100 Words  The Good Men Project

It is the ultimate "get out of jail free" card.


NHL Trade Buzz: Wild GM 'making phone calls' amid slump  NHL.com

Welcome to the NHL Trade Buzz. There are five days remaining until the 2019 NHL Trade Deadline on Monday at 3 p.m. ET, and the Buzz is picking up.


How you can use the Google Translate app to translate languages offline  Business Insider

Use the Google Translate app to translate any downloadable language offline with a few simple steps.


Here’s the Fastest Android Phone On the Planet (for Now)  Tom's Guide

The new Xiaomi Mi 9 obliterates every Android phone out there in Chinese benchmark.


Foldable wars? New patent filing suggests that Apple is readying a 'foldable' iPhone  USA TODAY

Just before Samsung is expected to showcase a foldable Galaxy phone, Apple filed a patent update that suggests it too is working on such a design.


Realme 3 India launch teased, company says something big is coming soon  India Today

Realme has started teasing the launch of its first smartphone for 2019. Based on the teaser, the company is expected to announce the Realme 3 in India soon.


Black H.S. hoops star taunted with N-word, monkey noises at game, family says  NJ.com

The mother of a black high school basketball player from Lenape Valley High said her son was targeted with a barrage of racial slurs, including the N-word and ...


This might be our first look at the OnePlus 7  BGR

While we do expect OnePlus to release the OnePlus 7 in the first half of the year and the OnePlus 7T in the second part of 2019, the company is expected to do ...


EXCLUSIVE: Aspen Words Literary Prize Unveils Its Finalists  NPR

Five books remain in the running: Tommy Orange's There There; Tayari Jones' An American Marriage; David Chariandy's Brother; Jennifer Clement's Gun Love; ...


Last Word on cobblestones, Feb. 20  Virginia Gazette

I read in The Virginia Gazette that Duke of Gloucester Street will be repaved, but first they will have to go down to the cobblestone. When they reach the ...


Family of Lenape basketball player accuses Wallkill fans of yelling racial slurs  New Jersey Herald

HARDYSTON -- The family of a Lenape Valley basketball player is considering taking legal action against Wallkill Valley Regional High School after they say ...


This extremely detailed new Caller ID makes it harder for robocallers to trick you  BGR

By one measure, robocalls bombarded US smartphone owners with almost 50 billion calls last year. It's an out-of-control problem that's certainly part of the ...


Forever 44: How a teammate's murder has brought LSU together and fueled the Tigers' inspired season  CBS Sports

For those who knew Wayde Sims best, a senseless tragedy has left unanswered questions and permanent heartbreak.


Signs that you are taking your partner for granted  The Standard

If you go against your word and it's not a big deal to you, you take your partner for granted. If you really cared to know what your partner wanted to say you would ...


Antonio Brown demands guaranteed money moving forward  247Sports

Antonio Brown's nine-minute Instagram video featured himself working out while informing his future NFL team of his new contract demands. Brown also ...


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 ...


Ken Nordine, Chicago creator of 'word jazz' who had a voice that 'could give you the chills,' dies at 98  Chicago Tribune

Before you read the words written below about the life and times and accomplishments of a man named Ken Nordine, who died Saturday at his North Side home ...


Xiaomi Mi 9: Price, release date, specs and all the latest leaks  TrustedReviews

The Xiaomi Mi 9 and Xiaomi Mi 9 Pro are two of our dark horse picks for 2019. Here's everything we know about them, from the launch date to the specs.


He was known as a ‘prolific’ homicide detective. Now prosecutors say he sexually assaulted witnesses and suspects.  The Washington Post

For years, prosecutors say Philip Nordo sexually abused male witnesses, tipsters and suspects by threatening jail time or offering rewards.


Apple fails to establish foothold in market share, local production and retail presence in India  Economic Times

Long struggling with India strategy, the iconic iPhone maker has failed to establish a foothold here.


True Detective season 3 ep 7 recap: new theories & season 1 connections  Polygon

In True Detective season 3 episode 7, “The Final Country,” we get the clearest picture of what may have happened to Julie and Will Purcell yet. We learn about ...


Would you still use Google Assistant even if it had ads?  Android Central

A Google Assistant user recently saw an advertisement while using the Google Assistant. While Google said this isn't widely coming to all users, would it impact ...


Newsrooms are finally focusing on loyalty over pageviews. Here's how to actually measure it.  Poynter

This article originally appeared in Try This! — Tools for Journalism, our newsletter about digital tools. Want bite-sized news, tutorials and ideas about the best ...


Courtroom updates: Preliminary hearing for Patrick Frazee, who is accused of killing Kelsey Berreth  9News.com KUSA

Patrick Frazee, who is charged with first-degree murder and solicitation to commit murder for the death of his fiancee Kelsey Berreth, is in Teller County court ...


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?


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.


'I am looking at the barrel;' Pastor says other driver pointed gun at him, yelled racial slurs in road rage incident  KMOV.com

BRIDGETON, Mo. (KMOV.com) - A pastor says another driver pointed a gun at him and yelled racial slurs while he was driving to work in Bridgeton. Devone ...


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 ...


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.


5 Secrets For Successful Content Marketing  Shout Out UK

Back in 1996, Bill Gates came up with an essay '*Content* is a King', which at that time sounded like a very ambitious forecast on the future of the Internet as a ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Nokia 8110 4G review: another retro revival gone wrong  The Sydney Morning Herald

With support for Wi-Fi and 4G but some serious core issues, the new 8110 is both an improvement and a step back compared to last year's revived 3310.


Is a software update slowing my phone? - Hack - triple j  ABC News

Apple and Samsung have been been fined millions for software upgrades that slowed phones.


Samsung Galaxy S10e hands on review  TechRadar

The 'e' in Samsung Galaxy S10e stands for 'essential'', which means it packs almost everything the S10 and S10 Plus have, at a lower price. You get a 5.8-inch ...


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.”


Facebook admits using two-factor phone numbers to target ads  Engadget

Facebook has admitted that it uses the phone number provided by users for two-factor authentication (2FA) to target them with ads. Naturally, its repurposing of...


HQ Trivia launches HQ Words as reinstalled CEO seeks a game-changer  TechCrunch

HQ's expansion beyond trivia is emerging from beta, but the question is whether it's different and accessible enough to revive the startup's growth. HQ Words ...


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, ...


No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you  Alphr

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren't just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say.


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.


New tech surveillance laws more a 'side gate' than 'back door' into Australian phones  ABC News

New laws will be unveiled today aimed at helping the nation's spy agencies and police monitor and prevent criminal activity through phones and the internet.


A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?  Computerworld

Five years ago, in September 2013, Microsoft made one of the most ill-conceived acquisitions in tech history, purchasing Nokia for $7.9 billion. Having failed in ...


Curse words, gang talk fill courtroom as judge reads Jessica Kelley’s phone calls  KOAT New Mexico

Curse words were flying as one of the women charged with killing and dismembering 10-year-old Victoria Martens in 2016 was in court Thursday. Prosecutor ...


These were the first words that Graham Bell spoke on the telephone  India Today

I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr. Watson, come here - I want to see you." To my delight he came and declared that he had ...


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 ...


Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

The tempo for major smartphone launches at the tail of the year is always a little hectic. You've got Samsung, Apple, LG, Google, Razer, Samsung (again) and ...


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 ...


How to fix 'ducking' and other iPhone autocorrect problems  CNBC

CNBC walks you through how to stop your iPhone from automatically correcting your text to say something you didn't mean to.


How to text search, or command-F, on your smartphone  Business Insider

When you're searching for a word on your desktop or laptop computer, the Command+F keystroke can pull up text search on almost any application, including ...


How to stop nuisance calls to your mobile phone  CHOICE

People are increasingly receiving nuisance calls and texts to their mobiles. But how do telemarketers and charities get your phone number? We look at the Do ...


Code words, knowing gazes, snap deals run Chennai’s stolen phone trade  Times of India

CHENNAI: Dressed in orange dhoti and a shirt, with a cotton bag dangling from his shoulders and holy ash smeared across his forehead, 40-year-old ...


The two magic words that can get you an airline upgrade over the phone  Economic Times

By Mark Ellwood At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our ...


The new phones that are stuck in the past  BBC News

These sleek, downgraded cell phones are meant to promote mental wellbeing – by turning the clock back to the pre-smartphone era.


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 ...


Teens' cell phone use linked to memory problems  Science News for Students

A new study suggests teens who get more exposure to cell-phone radiation — and hold their phones up to their right ear — do worse on one type of memory ...


7 ways Google Assistant just got better  CNET

Google's voice AI, Google Assistant, has a lot to say at this year's I/O developer conference. Here are all of the ways it just got smarter: ...


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.


AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation  The Conversation AU

Google's latest AI promises to help arrange your life by making appointment for you over the phone, but it's limited by its rote learning of the simple tasks of ...


Eight things your phone's camera can do—other than snapping selfies  Popular Science

The camera in your phone is incredibly versatile. In addition to creating Instagram-worthy selfies, here are some extra feats it can perform.


The most common iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max problems, and how to fix them  Digital Trends

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the best Apple phones to date. They boast nice and big OLED displays, Apple's A12 Bionic processor, plenty of storage, ...


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

It came as a total surprise: the most impressive demonstration at Google's I/O conference yesterday was a phone call to book a haircut. Of course, this was a ...


Joseph James DeAngelo: Accused serial killer’s sick words as he raped  NEWS.com.au

VIOLATING women, tying them up and terrorising them with phone calls for years afterwards was not the Golden State Killer's only modus operandi. The man ...


The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world  The Guardian

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the ...


'Nomophobia' named Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year  The Bookseller

'Nomophobia', a word used to describe stress and anxiety caused by being separated from a mobile phone, has been deemed the Cambridge Dictionary's ...


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.


Why 555 is always used for phone numbers on TV and in movies  Business Insider

When TV shows and movies need to use a phone number as part of the story, they typically use one that starts with 555. We spoke with an official historian at ...


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.


These two words can help get you an airline upgrade over the phone  South China Morning Post

British author and frequent flier Tilly Bagshawe, who lives with her family in California, offers her top tips to make your foreign travels more comfortable.


Galaxy Note 9 User Guide: Tips, Tricks and How-Tos  Tom's Guide

Here's how you can make the most of all the new features and enhancements in Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.


The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone  Bloomberg

Author Tilly Bagshawe has travel tips for even the most nervous flyer.


Eight Things Nobody Has Told You About The Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max  Forbes

The Apple iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max arrive in stores this Friday, September 21. You can read my review of it on Forbes later – choose 'Follow on Forbes', ...


'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, ...


74 percent of millennials would rather text—here's how to overcome your fear of the phone  CNBC

For many millennials, talking on the phone is a lost art. Texting and email take precedence over actual conversations. In fact, one survey found that 74 percent of ...


TPG confirms merger discussions with Vodafone  ARNnet

TPG Telecom has confirmed that it is currently in discussions with Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) regarding a potential "merger of equals".


Banking Royal Commission: Freedom Insurance signed up 26yo with Down syndrome  The Advertiser

THE banking royal commission has heard its most shocking case yet.


Jeffrey Brooks: Cold case murder of Jeffrey Brooks on Sunday Night  NEWS.com.au

SIX foot three, solid build, gentle nature and an easy laugh.


Can the police search your phone?  Computerworld

Enterprises work hard to protect company secrets. Here's why the biggest threat may be law enforcement.


Pew research: Teens worried they spend too much time on phones  Quartz

Many parents believe their teens are too attached to their phones—maybe even addicted. In a surprise finding, a new report from the Pew Research Center ...


The GPS app that can find anyone anywhere  The Guardian

In common with perhaps 15 million South Africans, Eunice Sewaphe does not have a street address. Her two-room house is in a village called Relela, in a ...


Jamal Khashoggi: Murder recording shocked Saudi official  NEWS.com.au

Syringes, staplers and a “sharp object that looked like a scalpel” were among the disturbing contents of suitcases carried by the 15-member “hit squad” who ...


LG G7 ThinQ Review: A Good Phone With Some Machine Learning to Do  WIRED

LG's G7 may confuse your houseplants for ham, but it's still a top Android phone.


How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”  HBR.org Daily

To eliminate filler words, understand the role they play in your speech.


Everything You Can Do to Type Faster on Your Smartphone  Gizmodo

How much typing do you do on your smartphone? All those instant messages, search requests, snarky social media comments and more quickly add up to a ...


Oppo A73 Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

With Oppo's flagship R-series aimed at offering a better deal than Apple and Samsung's high-end devices, the company's A-series has tended towards setting ...


These Academics Spent the Last Year Testing Whether Your Phone Is Secretly Listening to You  Gizmodo

It's the smartphone conspiracy theory that just won't go away: Many, many people are convinced that their phones are listening to their conversations to target ...


Apple iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED 1st Photo Review: 7 Things You Need To Know  Forbes

Announced on Monday April 9, the new iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in (PRODUCT)RED livery arrived in stores on Friday the 13th. But, don't worry, it's not ...


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.


If You Hear This Phrase on the Phone, It's Definitely a Phone Scam  Reader's Digest

Hint: You'll recognize this phrase from commercials, but you should definitely be wary of this phone scam.


Amazon stores every conversation you have with Alexa — here's how to delete them  CNBC

Amazon collects some information from your Amazon Echo. Even though Alexa isn't always listening, it's does know what you've asked, like when you tell it to ...


Why Was Google's Gboard Giving Inappropriate Suggestions - and How Did It Mysteriously Stop?  NDTV News

The Gboard keyboard is great, but it can make some really inappropriate suggestions - and Google apparently has no idea how or why.


 
 
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