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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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Apple Folding Phone Will Exist When Samsung Fold Is Old News  Forbes

Samsung Fold, a folding phone, now exists. Yet, we have to turn to Apple and say - where's its folding phone? When will Apple fold? Will it?


#theselfabsorptionofsocialmedia  Jackson Sun

Ours is a smartphone and selfie world. Many of us have a smartphone, but the question for us is not “Do we have a smartphone?” Instead, the important question ...


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.


Samsung Galaxy Fold with its foldable 7.3-inch screen is impressive but it is not the iPhone of 2007  India Today

Last night while you were sleeping on the night of February 20, Samsung launched one of the most ambitious phones in history. Called the Galaxy Fold, this ...


Australians at work: Meg Jacobs, teacher  The Australian

Three small zip-lock bags for confiscated nose rings. School enrolment forms. School re-entry forms. A humming office computer. A framed photograph of her ...


Hitting the right note in music streaming  Sydney Morning Herald

A proud late adopter finally enters the world of music streaming – and finds it surprisingly in tune with his groove.


How to be active on social media while protecting your privacy online  ABC Life

As I discovered when my mobile phone number was published on the Facebook page of a far-right activist, the personal information the internet holds can be ...


'We are at the crossroads unless we stand up on this issue'  The Age

The countdown is on to one of the most significant meetings of the Australian Rugby League Commission, which is tipped to change its disciplinary policy.


Autocomplete Presents the Best Version of You  WIRED

As goofy as some of your smartphone keyboard's predictions are, at least it tries to not make you look bad.


Texas woman confronts couple during baby photo shoot  KXXV News Channel 25

Baby's first tooth, first word, and first photo shoot are supposed to be happy moments to remember forever.


‘Urgent’ news! A new outdoor summer concert is coming to Boise  Idaho Statesman

Rock band Foreigner will headline an Outlaw Field show at the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise on Sept. 12, 2019. Tickets go on sale March 1 at Ticketmaster ...


Removing Social Media From Your Phone Is Easy  Old Gold & Black

A few weeks ago, I wrote a column about my crippling addiction to Twitter. I explained how it ruled my life and warped my perception of reality. I'm really glad that ...


Socialite confronts couple in viral video during 1-year-old baby photo shoot  NBC4i.com

Baby's first tooth, first word, and first photo shoot are supposed to be happy moments to remember forever.


The Route of a Text Message, a Love Story  Motherboard

The surprisingly complex journey a text message takes every time we hit 'send.'


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.


Screened out: What happens when a parent is distracted by technology?  Irish Examiner

It's easy to miss out on what your baby is doing because you're distracted by your phone. Striking the right balance between screen time and time with your child ...


Our language needs to evolve alongside AI. Here's how  World Economic Forum

Language changes with the times, so here are some suggestions to help the average person understand the age of data and AI.


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 ...


Tyler Perry On Jussie Smollett Staging An Attack: 'I'm Lost For Words'  HuffPost

Tyler Perry is having a hard time coming to terms with the news that fellow actor Jussie Smollett has been arrested after allegedly staging a racist and ...


First lesson of play-based learning: include parents  Sydney Morning Herald

It's time the government provided ongoing and regular support for all parents of children from birth to three years.


DxOMark: Galaxy S10 Plus is the best overall smartphone shooter  Android Authority

Yesterday, DxOMark scored the Xiaomi Mi 9 as the third-best smartphone for taking photos. Now, the scores are in for the flagship Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, ...


Men In Pakistan Are Blackmailing Women On Facebook  Elle UK Magazine

In Pakistan, the mere evidence of a non-marital relationship with a man can be enough to cause serious real-world repercussions for women, including suicide.


South Carolina mom outraged after kids told to pick cotton, sing slave song as "game"  FOX 46 Charlotte

A South Carolina mother is outraged after her 10-year-old son, and his classmates, were told to pick cotton and sing a slave song with words like, "I like it when ...


It's official: Vivo packed the notch-free V15 Pro 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.


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.


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.


Un-Belize-able Vacation Getaway Giveaway  KTLA Los Angeles

KTLA's "Live From The Oscars" and The Family Coppola want to send you in a vacation to paradise. Imagine yourself and a friend on a 7-night excursion to ...


Samsung Galaxy M20 Review: Can It Be The New Budget King?  Fossbytes

Samsung is performing pretty fair in the high-end segment with its contender Galaxy Note 9. Its upcoming premium Galaxy S10 series would probably stir up the ...


Spoken Armor: Getting to know THPD's negotiating team  WTHITV.com

For this group at the Terre Haute Police Department, no call goes unanswered.


Judge Amy Berman Jackson imposes gag order on Roger Stone, can no longer speak publicly about the investigation or case  Boing Boing

No, Mr. Stone, I'm not giving you another chance,” Judge Amy Berman Jackson said. "I have serious doubt whether you learned any lesson at all."


All of the reasons why the internet is bad—a breakup letter  Quartz

Receive a free CD-ROM in the mail. Install drivers. Run installer. Launch three-lettered desktop program that will etch deeper into your memory than your own ...


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.


Organizing a nonprofit fish fry event for Lent? Send us your 2019 listings  cleveland.com

It's not too late to submit your nonprofit fish fry event for inclusion in our annual Northeast Ohio Fish Fry Guide.


7 ways to manage toddler tantrums, according to an expert  Irish Examiner

Toddler tantrums are frustrating and exhausting for both parents and children. Use these tips from a tantrum expert to help manage the meltdowns. Dealing with ...


Brookfield Zoo science fair explores cookies, phone cases and insulation projects  Chicago Tribune

“Science fairs don't usually smell this good,” said Angela Sullivan, vice president of education and community engagement programs at the Brookfield Zoo, ...


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 ...


Amazon Echo Dot Tricks  Komando

These are some cool things you can do with the Amazon Echo Dot that you didn't know about.


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 ...


OpenAI let us try its state-of-the-art NLP text generator  VentureBeat

OpenAI's new family of language models achieves state-of-the-art performance on a number of NLP tasks -- and sometimes generates convincing original text.


What I learned talking to a Harvard-educated Zen Buddhist  The Irish Times

Hilary Fannin: I'm not good with self help books. It's appallingly immature I know.


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; ...


'Don't call me before you text': The new rules of communicating in the digital era  USA TODAY

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


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 ...


We Need Mitt Romney. And We Need Him Now.  The Bulwark

The home for the best of American conservative opinion. Curated commentary and analysis on news, politics, public policy, and culture.


Zimbabweans abroad face difficulties with accent  Bulawayo24 News

Speakers with foreign accents can face discrimination even in a country with a diverse population and a long immigrant history. But much remains to be done.


Weakened NATO: Europe's Immense Security Challenges in the Age of Trump  SPIEGEL ONLINE

The trans-Atlantic alliance has been significantly weakened, forcing Europe to build up its own security structures without inflicting even more damage on NATO.


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.


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 ...


How Amy Klobuchar Treats Her Staff  The New York Times

Interviews with more than two dozen former staff members and internal emails reviewed by The Times reveal demeaning and unusual behavior by Ms.


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.


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.


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

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 ...


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

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.


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 ...


‘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 ...


Motorola is bringing back the Razr flip phone  Fashion Journal

If you were a teenager in the mid '00s, you either owned a Motorola Razr or you lived in constant jealousy of everyone who owned a Motorola Razr.


HQ Words: Everything you need to know  Android Central

HQ Words is here, and it looks like a really, really fun cross between Wheel of Fortune and Hangman.


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.


The Mysterious Word ‘Whose’  Voice of America

It may seem short and simple, but how to use and write “whose” confuses even native English speakers. This is partly because they mistake it with another word ...


George H.W. Bush dead: What code word CAVU means and why is was used to reveal president’s death  NEWS.com.au

America is still in mourning for its former president George H.W. Bush, who died over the weekend at the age of 94. Mr Bush's body will lie in the Capitol Rotunda ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


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 ...


How to Change Alexa's Wake Word to Something Other Than 'Alexa'  Lifehacker

If you have an Amazon Echo device, then you've likely gotten pretty used to saying “Alexa” whenever you want it to do something.


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 ...


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 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.


Why the iPhone keyboard inserts 'ducking' into your texts, according to the person who designed it  Business Insider

You may be part of the majority of Americans who don't use the "f word" in daily life. But the rest of us use profanity to emphasize what we're saying and typing, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Sinead McNamara: Instagram star’s death may be linked to failed relationship  Courier Mail

AUSTRALIAN model Sinead McNamara may have been upset about a relationship breakdown before her shock death, and spoke to crew members about her ...


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 ...


 
 
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