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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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Every way Apple made iMessage for iPhone better in iOS 13  CNET

Here's what to expect when you update to Apple's new software.


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 ...


Blank words: Stream of consciousness overcomes writer's bloc...  AG Week

I am struggling to put words on my blank computer screen. I have about three different documents open with random thoughts put down. I am starting and then ...


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 ...


Mitt Romney: Trump call with Ukraine president on Biden 'troubling'  Business Insider

A scandal has been building over President Donald Trump's call with Ukraine's new president. Trump reportedly pressured Ukraine's Volodymyr Zelensky to ...


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.


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 ...


Sunday Puzzle: Flipping R's To S's  NPR

On-air challenge: I'm going to give you clues for two words. The first word has an R somewhere within it. Change the R to two S's, and you'll get a new word that ...


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.


'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 ...


Edward Snowden in His Own Words: Why I Became a Whistle-Blower  WIRED

Book excerpt: As a systems administrator, the young man who would expose vast, secret US surveillance saw freedom being encroached and decided he had to ...


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 ...


Apple iPhone 11 battery improvements for better performance, longer  Business Insider

Apple's new built-in systems manage the iPhone 11's performance better than any previous iPhone, Apple said, and it can.


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."


Chanel Miller reads her entire victim impact statement she wrote to address Brock Turner - 60 Minutes  CBS News

The following is the text of the victim impact statement Chanel Miller wrote in 2016, ahead of sentencing in the Brock Turner sexual assault case. To see the full ...


Flyby | The blog of The Harvard Crimson  Harvard Crimson

When laptops are allowed, I know the shopping preferences of everyone around me and which emails they read and then promptly ignore. On the first day of ...


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.


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.


How to change your Samsung Galaxy S10's name to make it easier to find in Bluetooth and other menus  Business Insider

To change the name of your Samsung Galaxy S10, you'll need to go into your Settings app. Your phone's name is used to identify it when you connect it to ...


Google Assistant now available to Indian phone users through toll-free number, will answer questions for free  India Today

At its Google For India event, Google on Thursday announced that the Google Assistant will be available to some feature phone users in India through a toll-free ...


Your iPhone won't let you type swear words soon. We found a way around it  CNET

The iOS 13 update your iPhone will get (probably in September) will keep curse words from its new swipe keyboard. Here's how to have a potty mouth anyway.


Keep your phones on: how a new app will make classical music more accessible  New Statesman

The BBC Philharmonic orchestra will roll out their new web app Notes on Saturday, hoping to attract a new crowd to their concerts.


What3words: the app which can save your life in three words | Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Biggleswade News  The Comet

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


Food Network's Carl Ruiz Dies at 44  Hollywood Reporter

Food Network star, chef Carl Ruiz, has died. He was 44.


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 ...


OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro get second Android 10 Open Beta with plenty of bug fixes  Android Central

The latest Android 10 Open Beta update brings a sigh of relief to OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro users. The new update brings eight much-anticipated fixes.


When my husband died, mushroom foraging helped me out of the dark  The Guardian

After losing all sense of hope and home, hunting in woodland with other mushroomers got me through my grief. Long Litt Woon. Sun 22 Sep 2019 10.00 EDT ...


Terrell Owens has some words for Antonio Brown  San Francisco Examiner

Niners Hall of Famer Terrell Owens talks about another controversial receiver on day of enshrinement.


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

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


After partner's death, Rep. Susan Wild finds new mission in suicide prevention  USA TODAY

After her partner died by suicide, Rep. Susan Wild, D-PA, decided to educate herself and use her platform to try and help others who might be at risk. Hannah ...


‘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 ...


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.


Here's What Happens In Your Brain When You Get A Match On A Dating App Your  Bustle

Your cheeks flush, you get a knot of excitement in your stomach: you've swiped right on somebody, and you get that little pop-up saying they've swiped right on ...


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 ...


TCL 6-Series Roku TVs for 2019 now on sale at $800 for 65-inch size  CNET

The successor to our favorite TV of 2018 has started shipping, and it's already had its first discount.


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

In this excerpt from his memoir, the NSA whistleblower describes his realization that no one should have to "pretend to be perfect."


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?


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.


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.


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.


Use your phone camera to translate languages on the fly  CNET

An update to Google Translate's camera tool means better translation for you.


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.


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 ...


What is the Difference between Call, Phone and Ring?  Voice of America

The question we answer this week is "Which to use - call, phone, or ring?"


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.


Cyberbullying on rise in US: 12-year-old was 'all-American little girl' before suicide  Fox News

[Editor's note: This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at ...


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.


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 ...


Does Facebook listen to you for ads? 5 false tech conspiracy theories  Business Insider

Most of the major conspiracy theories circulating about big tech are demonstrably false, but a few of them have kernels of truth.


Man who survived copter crash now recovering in Fremont  Kansas City Star

As the helicopter plunged to the ground, scenes from Zachariah Petersen's life played in his mind like a movie. Mental snapshots of getting married, the births of ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


‘His star was so bright’: Thousands honor slain Tuscaloosa police officer Det. Dornell Cousette  AL.com

One night two years ago, when former Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson was going through a rough time, Detective Dornell Cousette stopped him and ...


Jefferson County man electrocuted in Imelda floodwaters while moving horse  KIIITV.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 8 most sophisticated phone scams right now the average person falls for  Business Insider

Phone scams are as big a problem now as they ever were — and some of the most devious scams are growing in popularity.


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.


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.


How to set up and use Google Voice on your computer or mobile device  Business Insider

Google Voice is a free *service* designed in part to consolidate several phones. Here's how to set up and use it, along with tips for optimization.


An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone  BBC News

A simple, but evocative, way to record your children's development without using a camera.


This Smartphone App Can Save Your Life with Just 3 Words  Interesting Engineering

A clever geocoding app could save your life using only 3 words.


Oh or zero? Expert says language stoush will likely count for nought  ABC News

Ask a group of people to read aloud their mobile phone numbers or James Bond's code name and you'd be hard pressed to find a zero or nought between them.


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 ...


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.


I d.o.! How to solve the I d.o.n.t. autocorrect problem in iOS  Macworld

A reader figured out a simple solution: delete messages that contain the incorrect correction.


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.


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.


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 ...


There's no way to know for sure whether your smartphone was infected by the WhatsApp attack. But here are some signs you should look out for.  INSIDER

A vulnerability in Facebook's WhatsApp messaging app made it possible for attackers to spread surveillance software to mobile devices through a phone call.


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 ...


A scary type of scam call causes Apple's logo and phone number to pop up on your iPhone lock screen, but there's a way to protect yourself  Business Insider

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME ...


Huawei Watch GT2 hands-on review: A classy smartwatch held back by its software  Digital Trends

Huawei's latest smartwatch is the Watch GT2, and it has been treated to an upmarket redesign and a host of new features, which make it more of an all-rounder ...


Broken Phone? Don't Sweat It — Restore a Bitcoin Wallet in Minutes  Bitcoin News

The following is an explainer on how to restore a bitcoin mobile phone wallet into a *fresh* device by using a mnemonic seed phrase.


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.


This is how attackers were able to spread spyware through WhatsApp with just a phone call  Business Insider

Attackers exploited a WhatsApp vulnerability known as a buffer overflow to spread spyware to mobile devices. Here's what that term means.


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 mute spoilers on Twitter and Facebook  The Next Web

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, tricks, guides, and advice on how to get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Spoilers have become a ...


How to go live on Facebook from your phone or computer  Business Insider

You can go live on Facebook and livestream video using your phone's camera or computer's webcam. Here's how to use Facebook Live on either 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.


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.


15 New Features We've Already Spotted In The Android Q Beta  Gizmodo Australia

Android Q is here—in an early, beta form—and if you've got any generation of Pixel phone on hand then you can give it a test run. We've been playing around ...


I put my phone on airplane mode for an entire week to see if I could make it — and was surprised by how hard it was to reprogram my brain  Business Insider

I kept track of how many times I tried checking my phone, even though there was nothing to check.


The odd case of ‘I D.o.n.t.’ autocorrection in iOS  Macworld

Updated April 30: A reader found a solution! Read our latest update. Updated April 18: See the latest information at the bottom of this article. The phrase sui ...


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.


‘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 ...


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.


Eddie Betts reveals his mystery word ending Nova’s longest-ever mystery word competition  PerthNow

Confused? Well, you haven't been paying attention to the epic 10-week radio competition that has had people across the state guessing as to Eddie Betts' ...


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 ...


How to restart and force-restart any iPhone model  Business Insider

Restart or force-restart your iPhone when it runs into software bugs that cause the phone to run slowly, or for any number of other inconveniences.


How to reverse search an image on Google with your phone, tablet, or computer  Business Insider

You can search Google with an image when a simple word search is insufficient. A "reverse image search" returns similar images, websites that use that ...


With 7 Short Words, Steve Jobs Gave This Apple Employee a Brilliant Lesson in Leadership.  Inc.

'That was one of the best conversations I had with Steve,' the employee said.


How to cast videos to Roku from your phone onto your TV  Business Insider

When you cast to Roku, you're quickly queuing up *content* from your phone to play on your TV. First-time set-up requires a few steps.


I consistently recommend smartphones from a company that few in the US have ever heard of over Apple's iPhones or Samsung's Galaxy phones — this is why  Business Insider

Despite having access to numerous expensive flagship smartphones, like those from Apple and Samsung, my SIM card usually ends up in phones from a little ...


In their own words: Rick Peckham  Official site of the Tampa Bay Lightning

Lightning broadcaster Rick Peckham announces he will retire following the 2019-20 season.


 
 
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