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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.


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 ...


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.


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.


Samsung announces ultra-fast 12GB LPDDR5 RAM ahead of Galaxy Note 10 – but we have some bad news  BGR

Samsung a few months ago launched several Galaxy S10 options including a Galaxy S10+ model that ships with as much as 12GB of RAM onboard.


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.


Kodak $40 Mobile Film Scanner is Like Google Cardboard for Scanning Film  PetaPixel

If you're looking for the cheapest possible way to digitize your 35mm Negatives and Slides, the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is probably it. Costing just $40, this ...


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.


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.


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 ...


Brushing Off Security Concerns, Telecoms Minister Touts Iranian-Made Mobile Phone Operating System  Center for Human Rights in Iran

Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced on July 7, 2019, the development of an Iranian-made version of the Android ...


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 ...


Declare your love for Team Android with our latest limited-time apparel drop!  Android Central

We have a brand new design for our t-shirts, sweaters, stickers and mugs, so declare your devotion to Team Android today!


'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 ...


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.


Realme could launch a phone with the Snapdragon 855 Plus later this year  Android Central

A post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo suggests Realme might be planning to release a Snapdragon 855 Plus-powered smartphone before the end of the ...


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.


A Proposed Response to the Commercial Surveillance Emergency  Lawfare

The body of Jamal Khashoggi has yet to be found, and the case of his murder is littered with unanswered questions. There are a number of certainties about the ...


How did President Richard Nixon place a phone call to the moon?  Chron

Presidents of the United States have been placing important phone calls since Rutherford B. Hayes had a telephone installed in the White House in 1877.


Iran's seizure of tanker a hostile act: UK  Ballarat Courier

Britain has denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act", rejecting Tehran's explanation that it had seized th...


Want to Rank #1? 6 Tips to Create SEO-Friendly Content  Search Engine Journal

SEO generally involves a bit of shifting around tags, carefully creating highways for crawlers to find your pages, and meticulously linking authoritative websites to ...


Have something on your mind? | News, Sports, Jobs  The Steubenville Herald-Star

The Herald-Star welcomes letters to the editor. Letters are published each weekend. Letters must be signed and include your name, address and telephone ...


Apple unveils huge amount of new emojis coming to iOS  digitalspy.com

Apple unveils a selection of its new emoji designs coming later this year, including disability-friendly icons and an update to the Holding Hands couple emoji.


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?


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Josh Norman got a hilarious phone call from former teammates before Redskins-Panthers  NBCSports.com

Just days before the Redskins' Week 6 win over the Panthers, Josh Norman got a tip from his ex-Carolina teammates during a hilarious phone conversation.


Border agent in Clint accused of harassing mother of 12-year-old migrant who was in custody  The Washington Post

A Guatemalan immigrant alleges that an agent at the Texas facility had her watch him masturbate online as she was hoping to have a chance to speak to her ...


Language matters, mental health experts say after Ford calls man ‘nutcase’  Global News

One mental health organization says we "need to change the way we talk about serious mental illness."


The Emotional Story Behind the Music in 'Sea of Solitude'  VICE

Sea of Solitude is heavy, a “beautiful but imperfect exploration of loneliness,” as Nicole Clark nicely put it a few weeks back. Its ambition never quite matches its ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Night the ’60s Died: How the News of Sharon Tate's Death Spread Through Hollywood  Yahoo Lifestyle

Fifty years later, friends of Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski recall hearing the news that changed Hollywood forever.


The harsh truth about teen sexting: How to help kids stay safe online.  New Zealand Herald

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 ...


BC-US--Election 2020-Origin Stories, ADVISORY, US  Economic Times

As the 2020 campaign heats up, The Associated Press is exploring the stories presidential candidates tell about themselves, their families and the origins of their ...


Sideline Chatter: Found on his phone: ‘Cheating at Chess for Dummies’  The Seattle Times

Talk about getting canned. A restroom at a chess tournament in Strasbourg, France, proved to be Igors Rausis' undoing when tournament officials discovered ...


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.


‘He always doubles down’: Inside the political crisis caused by Trump’s racist tweets  The Washington Post

President Trump's own top aides didn't think he fully understood what he had done last Sunday, when he fired off a trio of racist tweets before a trip to his golf ...


Will Reliance Jio relent on pricing pressure after 6th consecutive ARPU fall?  Livemint

Reliance Jio's present subscriber base is 331.3 million subscribers, according to Jio's April-June financial quarter.Jio's average revenue per user (ARPU) has ...


Stop saying 'unsolicited dick pics' when talking about cyberflashing  Mashable

We often use the term "unsolicited dick pic" when referring to "cyberflashing", but the former term might be diminishing the seriousness of sexual violence.


The skills gap disconnect.  The CyberWire

Dave shares a listener story of scammers calling drug stores to try to gather customer rewards points. Joe describes federal contractors being scammed out of ...


Saturday Short Story - Baking night, by Elizabeth Smither  Newsroom

'He wants to sleep with you,' a close friend had said. 'Then you'll be able to tell if it is going to lead anywhere': a short story by New Plymouth author Elizabeth ...


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 ...


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.


Asghar and Zahra—fiction extract  Prospect

After a troubled wedding night, Asghar and Zahra hope to revive their relationship during their honeymoon in southern Spain. While Asghar is entranced by the ...


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.


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 ...


Microsoft’s new language learning app uses your phone’s camera and computer vision to teach vocabulary  TechCrunch

Eight Microsoft interns have developed a new language learning tool that uses the smartphone camera to help adults improve their English literacy by learning ...


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...


Shoot for the moon: Preparing to write the biggest story of your life  Poynter

It was a crazy summer in New York City, 1969, and I spent it working in a mail room in Rockefeller Center. It was a summer of protests against the Vietnam War, ...


Rosario: New book on mass killers is a disturbing eye opener  St. Paul Pioneer Press

There's the 15-year-old Oregon boy who hid explosives under his bed in fear of a Chinese invasion and wrote the following moments after killing his parents and ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Inaugural tournament in memory of Zach Cook raises $3000  Prince Albert Daily Herald

A slopitch tournament held in honour of a late Prince Albertan who loved to play ball raised $3,000 over the weekend. The inaugural Zach Cook Memorial ...


Local News, Controversy brewing  Coeur d'Alene Press

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


"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 ...


‘Nomophobia’ crowned word of 2018, but what does it mean?  The Independent

"Nomophobia" has been named as Cambridge Dictionary's word of 2018. While the word itself might sound unfamiliar, the phenomenon it describes is one we ...


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 ...


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.


Warren Buffett is still a big Apple bull, but he famously uses a flip phone instead of an iPhone  Business Insider

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns a 5.4% stake in Apple, but he famously doesn't use an iPhone — or any smartphone for that matter.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Former President Bush's last words 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 ...


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.


Shaun Ryder on early nights, hair loss, and watching Watership Down with Bez  Sky News

Shaun Ryder speaks to Sky News about his perfect evening and getting old - as well as sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, of course.


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.


Can iPhones get viruses? Here's what you need to know  Business Insider

The everyday risk of viruses on the iPhone is virtually zero, but there are still some simple precautions you can take to protect yourself.


How to easily delete all of the contacts on an iPhone using its iCloud settings  Business Insider

You can easily delete all contacts on an iPhone in a few steps through the iCloud tab in your iPhone's Settings app. Here's how to do it.


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 ...


'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.


7 wallet phone cases that keep your most essential cards accessible and safe  Business Insider

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


Microsoft releases new Windows 10 preview with Your Phone improvements  VentureBeat

Microsoft has released Windows 10 build 18908 from the 20H1 branch with Your Phone improvements, plus the usual bug fixes.


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.


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?'


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 ...


12 easy changes I made to the Galaxy S10 to make it better  Business Insider

The Galaxy S10 is the most powerful Android smartphone you can buy — Here's my master list of the top changes to make so that it feels even faster.


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 ...


How to Use Google Lens to Translate Text from Books, Websites & More in Google Photos  WonderHowTo

Google Photos integrates with Google's ecosystem to bring you awesome features like the ability to identify landmarks, track down products you've ...


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.


How the iPhone XS compares to the iPhone X  Business Insider

The iPhone XS isn't all that different from the iPhone X. Here's how the two phones compare.


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

"Fave" is new to the dictionary, but it dates back to 1938.


Google Announces New Privacy Tools, Drops Price of New Pixel Phone  Voice of America

Google announces new privacy tools to help protect personal data and launches a much lower cost Pixel phone.


Galaxy Note 10 Rumors: Release Date, Price, Specs and More  Tom's Guide

So far, 2019 has been a big year for Samsung smartphones, with multiple Galaxy S10 phones arriving on the scene and a mid-tier Galaxy A50 joining them.


Oppo Reno 10X Zoom Review: A Serious Contender Against Huawei's P30 Pro  Forbes

The Oppo Reno 10X Zoom Edition brings versatility no other phone but the Huawei P30 Pro can match.


Huawei faces US charges: The short, medium and long story  BBC News

One of the world's biggest telecoms firms and its top executive are facing almost two dozen criminal charges filed by US authorities. The US is also seeking the ...


Samsung made two killer phones in 2018, but here's why you should buy the Galaxy Note 9 instead of the Galaxy S9  Business Insider

You can't go wrong with any of Samsung's flagship phones for 2018, but the Galaxy Note 9 is a particular standout.


How to Do a Text Search on Mobile  The New York Times

Q. On a desktop browser, you can press Control + F to get a search box so you can look for a specific word or phrases on a page, but how do you do that on a ...


 
 
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