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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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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.


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.


TCL’s first foldable phone could slap-bracelet itself into a smartwatch  The Verge

CNET reports that BlackBerry and Alcatel brand licensor TCL is working on as many as five different foldable devices, one of them a phone that can bend around ...


Apple's stubborn refusal to make a cheap iPhone resulted in its biggest sales decline in 3 years  Business Insider

Apple saw its biggest iPhone sales decline in almost three years over the holiday quarter, according to new Gartner data. That ties in with an overall pattern of ...


Ahead of expected MWC Nokia event, leak hints at Nokia 9 launch  India Today

Just days ahead of the MWC, there is a *fresh* leak regarding Nokia's planned phone launch event. A tipster, who goes by name Ishan Agarwal on Twitter and ...


It's official: Vivo packed the notch-free V15Pro with a 32MP pop-up camera  Pocket-lint

The Chinese electronics manufacturer is announcing the Vivo 15 Pro smartphone, which notably features a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera.


LG says it's 'too early' for foldable phones  Mashable

LG confirmed it has no plans to launch a smartphone with a folding display anytime soon, even as companies like Samsung openly plot their own launches.


The 10 Best Rick and Morty Quotes That’ll Leave You Laughing  Screen Rant

Rick and Morty has a penchant for creating some great quotes. They can make you laugh, but they might also make you think.


These are the foldable phones that will define MWC 2019  Wired.co.uk

Foldable phones are almost here but be very wary of all the renders that are flying around the web right now. Spoiler alert: they're not real. We're starting to see ...


Police give ‘all clear’ at Henrico school after room-by-room search  WTVR CBS 6 News

An "all clear" was given two-hours after the Academy at Virginia Randolph was locked down Wednesday afternoon due to a "possible threat" on the Glen Allen ...


Jussie Smollett: Timeline of the actor's alleged attack and arrest  BBC News

Jussie Smollett has been arrested and charged with filing a false police report, after saying he was attacked in a homophobic and racist incident. The story has ...


Alleged robber testifies he was only at home to buy pills | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

The defendant in a city robbery case took the stand at his preliminary hearing on Wednesday to say the alleged victim invited him over so she could sell him pil.


Alec Baldwin Is Worried Trump’s ‘Retribution’ Tweet Over SNL Is a ‘Threat to My Safety’  PEOPLE.com

Donald Trump was none too happy with Alec Baldwin's impersonation of him on the weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, tweeting out harsh words about ...


Hate crime charges filed in Miami over Martin Luther King Jr. Day scuffle  NewsChannel5.com

Prosecutors in Florida have filed hate crime charges against a white man who was captured on a cell phone video holding a handgun and yelling racial epithets ...


New Apple patent hints clamshell-style foldable phone may be in the works  Digital Trends

Apple has filed a patent for a foldable phone that suggests the company could be following in the footsteps of the likes of Samsung and Huawei. The patent ...


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 ...


Family Releases Video of Daughter's Final Moments Recorded Before Gas Explosion Rips Through Home  PEOPLE.com

The family shared the video, which was recorded on their daughter's phone and was recovered after the explosion, ahead of the one-year anniversary of the ...


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 ...


Clark County students invited to submit poetry for C-Tran buses  The Columbian

A city bus trip may be an awfully mundane moment. You're just biding your time, staring out the window or staring at your phone, before getting out and getting ...


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 ...


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; ...


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 ...


Call From Jussie Smollett’s Lawyers Postponed Two Former Suspects’ Grand Jury Testimony  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two men once considered potential suspects in the alleged attack on “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett were moments away from testifying to a ...


Morning Update: What Wilson-Raybould told cabinet; Halifax mourns children killed in fire  The Globe and Mail

Also: The Pope's credibility is on the line as the Catholic Church convenes to address sexual abuse.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


10 tech tips for Google, Instagram and Facebook to get your digital life in order  USA TODAY

From Google to Instagram and YouTube, we dive into 10 great tech tips you'll want to start using now.


This Google app can translate spoken words for the hearing impaired in real-time  The Asian Age

As per the World Health Organisation (WHO), an estimated 900 million people will have hearing loss by the year 2025. Google wants to make the lives of such ...


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.


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?


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.


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


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 ...


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 ...


James E. Wagner Cultivation Announces Additional $5 Million Loan Agreement and Proposed Loan Bonus to Fund Construction at Its Second Facility  GlobeNewswire

KITCHENER, Ontario, Feb. 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- James E. Wagner Cultivation Corporation (“JWC” or the “Corporation”) (TSXV: JWCA), is pleased ...


Kikkan Randall shares her journey through rough terrain  ESPN

Kikkan Randall had everything -- a long-awaited Olympic cross-country skiing gold medal in Pyeongchang, a family life with her husband and toddler son.


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.


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.


The meaning of the words of the year  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 ...


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 ...


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

The scammers often pose as lonely and sad widowed men based on oil rigs or working for the United Nations in places such as Afghanistan or Syria.


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.”


Huawei's StorySign app enhances story time for deaf children  CNET

A mixture of AI and augmented reality will bring books to life for children who cannot hear them being read.


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...


Sydney schoolboy Max Meyer’s final phone call revealed before fatal avalanche in Austria  Daily Telegraph

Sydney schoolboy Max Meyer told rescuers we need some help in a phone call just minutes before he was swept away in an avalanche.


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.


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, ...


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.


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.


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 ...


Chinese tech giant Huawei faces  NEWS.com.au

Spare a thought for the poor souls running public relations for Chinese smartphone and telecom giant Huawei. Because the headlines just keep getting worse.


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 ...


25 of the New Words Merriam-Webster Is Adding to the Dictionary in 2018  Mental Floss

If you don't spend most of your time on the internet, it can be hard to keep up with the evolving lingo of the digital age. Luckily, the editors at Merriam-Webster ...


How silent signals from your phone could be recording and tracking you  The Conversation AU

Inaudible sounds are being used to transmit data from our devices. While not new technology, these ultrasonic beacons may be in breach of laws regarding ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


Alan Jones apologises for Opera House interview, as petition with 235,000 signatures delivered  ABC News

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has apologised for comments he made to the head of the Sydney Opera House, after calling for her to be sacked during a debate ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Stop Misusing Autocorrect  Lifehacker

There's a right way and a wrong way to use your phone's autocorrect, says the person who invented it. Ken Kocienda, former Principal Engineer of iPhone ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


'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 ...


Some of the most valuable words in Scrabble use a Q without a U, and there are many more than your English teacher led you to believe  Business Insider

The letter Q is almost always followed by a U in English, but that isn't always the case. In fact, one of the exceptions is a word you see on your computer ...


Inmate released in uniform prompts emergency phone call — and questions about policy  ABC News

When an ABC journalist spotted a man in a prison uniform on a train, he called triple-0 to report a possible escapee. Internal emails reveal it got prison ...


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.


How to prevent those annoyign texting typos  Popular Science

Your text messages are full of misspelled words, random spaces, and hilarious autocorrect mistakes. Here's how to prevent these keyboard betrayals.


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.


8 clever ways that tech can reveal a cheating spouse  Komando

Let me be clear: The best thing you can do is have a frank and honest conversation with your spouse about your marriage. Couples therapy can work wonders.


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, ...


Free online service allowed anyone to track your phone’s location in real time  BGR

Last week, The New York Times reported that a former Missouri sheriff had been using location data provided by the phone tracking company Securus ...


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".


 
 
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