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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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What Is Ultra Wideband, and Why Is It In the iPhone 11?  How-To Geek

Apple's new iPhone 11 devices include a “U1” chip with ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. This isn't new technology, but it's the first time it's been in a modern ...

Never read the terms and conditions? At least watch out for these words  ABC News

But if you were to settle in with the contract for a well-known e-reading device, that's the amount of time you'd need to put aside. Of course, you'll be unsurprised ...

Light Phone’s New Ad Campaign Uses Tim Cook’s Own Quotes To Pitch A Minimalist Phone  Forbes

The founders of a minimalist phone designed to free people from their smartphone addiction are hoping the very words of Apple CEO Tim Cook might help their ...

New Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha renders show a curved display extending all the way to the back of the phone - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

These are concept renders, but still, could this be what Xiaomi meant by over 100% screen to body ratio?

Diana Dors' son's haunting last words in phone call to daughter before shock death  Mirror Online

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Dors Lake's daughter has opened up about the pain of losing her dad, who was the youngest son of screen legend Diana Dors.

Maurice Eric Zacher: Designs on Japan  The Japan Times

Japanologist and product designer Zacher on Japanese design, gadgets and university scholarships.

Pagers, Pay Phones, and Dialup: How We Communicated on 9/11  WIRED

The world was a different place when the 9/11 attacks happened 18 years ago. Imagine how social media would fuel—and befoul—the reaction to a similar ...

'I was devastated': the crime victims made to give up their phones  The Guardian

In January 2017, a 30-year-old man reported himself to the Metropolitan police. He informed officers he had been having sex with a minor and had potentially ...

Ask NYT Parenting: I Use My Phone for Everything. Is That Harming My Kids?  NYT Parenting

[Editor's note: We asked readers to send us their most pressing questions about parenting in the digital age for a new column called Ask NYT Parenting.

911 emergency dispatcher’s sick words before drowning woman dies  NEWS.com.au

Distressing audio of a drowning woman repeatedly being taunted by an emergency services operator as she begs for help during her desperate final moments ...

'I just got worked up': Man avoids conviction for phone call to politician's office  Sydney Morning Herald

A man has agreed to stay at least 500 metres away from a NSW politician for two years after he admitted he phoned the man's office last month and said he ...

Three life-saving words police want every student in London to know  MyLondon

The Met has also issued advice about what to do if you're caught up in a firearms of weapons attack.

Sony’s game-changing wireless noise cancelling headphones might never be this cheap again  BGR

If you missed our post earlier this week when we told you about the most insane deal ever on Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, we've ...

6ix9ine’s Testimony: The Rapper’s Rise, Beefs and Crash, in His Own Words  The New York Times

This week in federal court, a polarizing musician was an eager witness, describing how his career was tied to his association with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.

Chrissy Teigen accidentally tweets email address, fans FaceTime her  INSIDER

Teigen actually posted a video of her picking up one of the calls, saying: "Was 100% sure this would be a penis but nope just a nice stranger."

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

Matt Haig, Danez Smith, Ayòbámi Adébáyò and other writers on staying focused and their top tips for switching off.

Frosty words from Brighton ice cream vendor’s wife  The Argus

A WOMAN offered a free Mr Whippy in exchange for her phone number woke up to a frosty voicemail from an ice cream vendor's wife.

Asian Insider Aug 27: Missing words, missing phone calls, missing retailer  The Straits Times

In today's bulletin: Indonesia picks a location for its new capital, Police fire a live round for the first time in Hong Kong protests, US and China talk about talking ...

Why the world is on shaky ground  The Australian

You wake first thing in the morning and reach for your mobile phone. Phone, of course, has long since become a misnomer. It is your vital umbilical link to the ...

How to stop cyber bullies  The Australian Financial Review

Social media, texting and Snapchat are the teen and tween road rage of the internet but it doesn't have to be that way.

Taylor Swift Gave Her Final Word on Her 10-Year Feud with Kanye West  W

Taylor Swift is decidedly no longer feuding with the other pop girls, but she is candidly attempting to take on the patriarchy.

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

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

Utah police: deaths could rise in bus crash that killed four Chinese tourists  The Guardian

Four people died on Friday after a tour bus carrying visitors from China crashed on a highway in the red-rock landscape of southern Utah. Robert Driedonks ...

Huawei unveils speedy range of phones hit by Google ban  New Zealand Herald

COMMENT: Huawei has launched its Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, signalling the beginning of a new era in smartphones – and not just because they are the most ...

Michelle Carter Seeks Parole After Teen Texting Suicide Conviction  Newsweek

Michelle Carter, convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the death of her 18-year-old ex-boyfriend, is seeking parole for her 2017 conviction. Carter, 22, has ...

The week in good news: clowns and orcs, votes and words  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: Philip Matthews looks on the bright side. Sometimes the world seems to feed you a steady diet of negativity, but there is good news, too, if you know ...

The two fatal flaws with Android 10's gestures  Computerworld

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

This Phone Service Is Offering Free Massages (Yes, You Read That Right)  Thrillist

Denver's Union Station will host free massages, giveaways, and more.

5 Ways To Have A Totally Free Weekend Around DC  DCist

Swap plants, call in to a performance of "Little Shop," watch dachshunds race for the finish line, and more.

Getting Started with the Galaxy Note 10: 15 Features to Explore and Enable  Tom's Guide

Here's how to make the most of you Galaxy Note 10, with the settings you should adjust first.

Michelle Carter, Who Encouraged Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself, Was Denied Parole  BuzzFeed News

Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman who was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend via text messages and phone ...

What Edward Snowden's Partner Lindsay Mills Taught Him  The Intercept

While working for the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden helped build a system to enable the United States government to capture all phone calls, text ...

‘Urgent Concern’ About the President  The New York Times

It's not every day that a whistle-blower in the intelligence community files a complaint about the president of the United States. But it seems to have happened ...

Apple iOS 13 and iPhone 11 release date to make millions of phones obsolete  Metro.co.uk

September is harvest season for Apple fans because it's generally the month when a new iPhone is released. But it's also a time of darkness for some ...

How to create stronger passwords to keep your accounts safe from hackers  Komando

If you're looking to make your passwords more secure, here are some new ground rules to follow going forward.

Invasion of the Clowns  The New York Times

In the spring of 2007, the comedian and actress Mo'Nique uttered 11 words that would change the course of history. “See, when you do clownery,” she said, “the ...

A new app to help you stay safe online  CBBC Newsround

There's loads of advice out there on how to help children stay safe online, but the BBC is launching a new app that encourages young people to stop and think ...

Vivo V17 Pro review: Good looks and great cameras  India Today

The Vivo V17 Pro launches in India with price of Rs 29990. The smartphone comes with the dual pop-up selfie camera setup. Besides the camera what else ...

9 reasons you should buy Samsung's Galaxy S10 instead of the new Galaxy Note 10  Business Insider

If you're considering Samsung phones, the Galaxy S10 is a better bang for your buck compared to the Galaxy Note 10.

The poor, who most need insurance, are least likely to have it  The Economist

LIKE MANY Zambian farmers, Stephen Chomba suffered badly from a prolonged drought that started just after last year's planting season in October. The maize ...

Is That Really Your Sister Calling?  Science Friday

In a future when technology and hackers have evolved together, how will you *really* be able to tell who is at the other end?

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

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

A 16-Year-Old Was Fatally Stabbed In A Fight And Teens Snapchatted It Instead Of Helping  BuzzFeed News

As Khaseen Morris lay on the pavement outside a Long Island strip mall Monday night with a fatal stab wound to his chest following a violent brawl, a group of ...

How to Automatically Block Unknown Callers on Your iPhone for Free  Gadgets 360

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

Inside Samsung's secretive South Korean headquarters  CNN

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

Running With My Mom: Nowhere to Go but Up  The New York Times

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up ...

WSJ: Trump Pressured Ukraine President 'About Eight Times' In July Call To Probe Biden  TPM

President Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky about eight times to work with Rudy Giuliani to investigate Joe Biden…

Mental health apps are scooping up sensitive data. Will you benefit?  STAT

Experts question whether patients using these apps are aware of just how much information they're handing over, and how it's being used.

Psst! Google Maps’ privacy-focused Incognito Mode is nearly here  Digital Trends

Desperate to cover your tracks in Google Maps? Keen to keep some of your trips secret? Well, Google Maps' Incognito Mode is currently being tested with select ...

How you can walk in the footsteps of George Eliot  Coventry Telegraph

It showcases famous locations where the world-renowned author spent time during her early life.

Facebook's new Portal smart displays: Who's listening and what's happening to your data?  CNET

The tech giant compromised your privacy and broke your trust. Now, it has a new set of "Smart Cameras" and always-listening microphones for your living room.

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

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

Artificial Intelligence Can’t Think Without Polluting  Slate

This piece has been published as part of Slate's partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen ...

Taylor Swift: The Rolling Stone Interview  Rolling Stone

In her most in-depth and introspective interview in years, Swift tells all about the rocky road to 'Lover' and much, much more. By. Brian Hiatt. September 18, 2019.

Trimper admits 'serious mistake,' as PCs call for woman in recording to be identified  CBC.ca

The Lake Melville MHA apologized again on Tuesday for his comments, as Ches Crosbie called for the other person in the recording to be identified.

13+ things to try first when you upgrade to iOS 13  Computerworld

Here are some of the first improvements you should try once you install iOS 13. The update to Apple's mobile OS has been released.

Philip Holloway: I became a police officer in 1989 – I wouldn't do it again  Fox News

I graduated from a Georgia police academy in 1989 at the age of 19. I was proud of this achievement.

Celeb careers ruined by leaked footage  Nicki Swift

It can take years to build a reputation, but sadly, only a few seconds to ruin it. These may be wise words for anyone — but for celebrities caught being unruly on ...

Another threat to Kamloops school leads to cancellation of weekend activities  Kamloops This Week

Weekend activities at Sa-Hali secondary have been cancelled after a second threat in three days was made against the school. According to a post on the ...

First death from Imelda reported in Texas  13WMAZ.com

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — A young man in Jefferson County is the first confirmed death from Tropical Depression Imelda. The Jefferson County Sheriff's ...

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.

Daily horoscope for Friday September 20 — here’s what the stars have in store for you today  The Sun

March 21 to April 20. Thoughts and feelings are suddenly much clearer and you can find the words that get through to people. At work, wishful thinking is ...

Politicians treating Labour Party sexual assault allegations as a game when it deserves gravitis  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: Following the latest Labour Party scandal involving allegations of sexual assault, once again it seems a trial is taking place in the court of public ...

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.

Company Socializing Has Become Work  The New York Times

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

Use your phone to turn a photo into an Excel spreadsheet in a snap  CNET

Microsoft's tool for iOS and Android phones turns photos of notes, lists, recipes and numbers into Excel spreadsheets.

Dad's battle with asbestos and cancer - told by his family a year after his death  Stuff.co.nz

Taranaki builder Craig Eaton spent time he didn't have fighting a losing battle. A year after his death his family tell his story, Jane Matthews reports. The final ...

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 ...

Daily horoscope for Saturday September 21 — here’s what the stars have in store for you today  The Sun

March 21 to April 20. WITH autumn just a few days away, you already feel its effects. You are serious about success at work, and with Venus and Mercury on call ...

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.

Through Constant Adversity, Quinn Still Upbeat  DallasCowboys.com

Having faced the possibility of death as a teenager, Robert Quinn made it a point to stay upbeat – the same attitude he still uses now as he seeks to revitalize his ...

'My daughter took her life - how dare David Cameron say he should've cut more?'  Mirror Online

Jodey Whiting, who had multiple physical and mental health issues, including curvature of the spine, a brain cyst and bipolar disorder, took her own life after ...

Vape shops push back at flavored e-cigarette ban  Washington Examiner

Vape shops in the Washington, D.C., area had strong words about President Trump's move to ban flavored e-cigarettes.

What3words: The app that can save your life  BBC News

Police have urged everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. What is it and how does it work? Kicked. Converged.

Is Facebook listening to you through your phone? Almost certainly not.  Business Insider

There's a belief that Facebook is listening through your phone and then serving ads based on your life. But evidence suggests this is not true.

Mobile phone payments ban at takeaway drive-throughs spark motorist backlash  ABC News

A Victoria Police social media post reiterating the illegalities of using a mobile phone to pay for an order in a drive-through restaurant has sparked a backlash ...

Here's what happens when you block someone's number on your iPhone  Business Insider

When you block a number on an iPhone, you limit that number from contacting you in several ways. Here's what you need to know about iPhone blocking.

Why Beto O’Rourke’s gun buyback idea gives hope to Democrats in SC presidential primary  Greenville News

But while attractive to Democratic primary voters, observers say general election voters, in say South Carolina, may not be sold on the idea.

Does Maine have 500 problems that only government can solve?  The Maine Wire

The Constitution of Maine explicitly states all bills passed by the legislature become law 90 days after adjournment. That means all non-emergency bills passed ...

Samsung's $2,000 folding smartphone disaster, explained  Business Insider

In a few days in April, Samsung's $1980 foldable smartphone went from promising concept to PR nightmare. Months later, it's still not out.

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 ...

Galaxy S10 vs Galaxy S10+: Which Samsung phone is best in 2019?  Business Insider

If you're shopping for a new smartphone, it can be hard to know which is the right one. We compared the Galaxy S10 and S10+ to help you choose.

You've been charging your smartphone all wrong  Business Insider

All smartphone batteries have a limited lifespan, but the common habit of charging phones overnight could actually be shortening that lifespan, according to a ...

How to set up and use Google Hangouts, Google's free phone call and video chat service, on desktop or mobile  INSIDER

You can use Google Hangouts to make phone calls, video calls, and more with anyone on your contacts list. Here's how to set up and use it.

The three words that killed hands-free driving legislation in Virginia  Virginia Mercury

Ultimately, three words led to the downfall of hands-free driving legislation that lawmakers hoped would finally allow police to crack down on widespread use of ...

How to save videos on Facebook to your phone or computer  Business Insider

You can save, or "bookmark," any video on Facebook to play it again later by selecting "Save to Watchlist" or "Save Video," depending upon whether you're on a ...

Telstra sells Phonewords business to founder and Aura Funds Management  The Australian Financial Review

Telstra is selling its stake in its Phonewords business to a consortium led by the company's founder Gavin Scholes and Aura Funds Management.

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

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

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.

500 Days of Duolingo: What You Can (and Can’t) Learn From a Language App  The New York Times

Free language learning apps often promise the world — but don't expect fluency from one. Here's what to expect before you sign up.

Google's Pixel 3a is an unbelievably good lower priced phone  The Age

With its just-announced (and just-released) Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, Google has attempted to deliver the hallmarks of its flagship phone line — an excellent ...

How to log out of Instagram on your phone or computer to protect your account's security  Business Insider

You should log out of Instagram occasionally to protect your account's security, especially if you access Instagram on a shared device or know you won't be ...

How to download Netflix movies and shows onto your phone or tablet to watch when you're without internet  Business Insider

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

How to download Amazon Prime movies and shows to your phone or tablet  Business Insider

You should know how to download Amazon Prime movies and shows if you're headed somewhere without internet or watching your data usage. Here's how.

Would your mobile phone be powerful enough to get you to the moon?  The Conversation UK

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

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.

How to set a video as your wallpaper on your phone screen  CNET

Take your Android phone or iPhone's lock screen to the next level.

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

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