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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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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.


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 ...


We prefer emojis over phone calls for sharing our feelings  CNET

That's according to Adobe's first ever emoji trend report. Oh, and our favorite emoji include and .


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.


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.


Review: OnePlus bets on premium for its best phone yet  New Atlas

OnePlus has been running for close to six years now, launching phones that offer impressive specs without the hefty price tag of other flagships This year, for the ...


Young prop told of Wallabies debut eating a schnitty at local pub  The Age

Michael Cheika told Waratahs prop Harry Johnson-Holmes to put his knife and fork down and ditch his housemate at the pub to pack his bags for a potential Test ...


Magic? Handheld translator helps you communicate using artificial intelligence  Dallas News

Every once in a while, I get to review a gadget that amazes me.When you read the description, you think, wow, this can't possibly work, and when...


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 ...


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.


Slack says emoji like party parrot have a massive impact on workplace productivity — because typing words is too hard  Business Insider Australia

July 17 is World Emoji Day, which celebrates the tiny digital icons you've probably sent several times already today.


Track premiere: Dana T's “When I Trust The Written Word”  Little Village

Dana Telsrow, who works as an engineer at Flat Black studios, has released several albums of his own songs as Dana T. He also records and performs with ...


How to Get the Pixel's 'Flip to Shhh' Feature on Any Phone  Gadget Hacks

Some of the Pixel 3's coolest features are software related, which means you can get many of them on non-Pixel devices. "Flip to Shhh" is a perfect example of ...


Son stares at his mum's killer as he describes moment he found out she was dead  Mirror.co.uk

Catherine Burke's son described the chilling phone call he received to tell him his mother had died, and how his life will never be the same again.


Phone battery dying? Here are some ways to get a full day on one charge  USA TODAY

Smartphone batteries can last through the evening if managed correctly. Close apps, adjust brightness and if all else fails, but an external battery.


Is FaceApp Really a Privacy Threat?  PCMag

A few tweets about FaceApp, an AI photo editor developed by a Russian company, sparked a privacy freakout among those who'd uploaded their selfies.


Distracted Driving Victim’s Son Calls Crash ‘Inexcusable’  CBS Denver

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4)– The only child of a woman killed last week by an alleged distracted driver told CBS4 his mother's passing was “inexcusable.


33 BTS Words You Should Know Once You Join The ARMY  Elite Daily

Becoming a new fan of BTS can be a bit overwhelming at first. While bopping along to their music and obsessing over how cute they look is nothing but fun, you ...


Can I buy a phone that doesn’t use anything from Google or Apple?  The Guardian

Steve does not like firms slurping up his data, so wants a device that respects his privacy.


A Roy Peter Clark Q&A: Reporting and writing on Apollo 11  Poynter

After a telephone interview, Roy Peter Clark submitted some questions for Poynter to Mark Bloom about his recollections of reporting and writing the story of ...


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?


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 ...


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 ...


'The Farewell': How a Chinese Credit Card Nearly Ruined the Premiere  Hollywood Reporter

Filmmaker Lulu Wang was dining with her boyfriend — director Barry Jenkins — in Montreal on July 5 when she got word that one of the stars of her new movie, ...


Ibrahim Tapes: Listen to all the secret police recordings  Daily Telegraph

Now, for the first time, we take you inside the family's private world thanks to an enormous cache of surveillance material tendered to a NSW court. Listen below ...


'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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


How to flip a selfie photo in Android  Tech Advisor

Android smartphone usually produce mirror-image images when you take selfies. Here's how to flip them the right way round.


Photographer Pens Open Letter to Wedding Guest Who Ruined Her Perfect Shot With Her iPhone  Yahoo Lifestyle

Your wedding day is undoubtedly one you'll want to remember for the rest of your life, and a good photographer can help you do just that by capturing all your ...


Banning mobile phones in schools: does it work?  InDaily

The State Government is considering a ban on students using mobile phones in state schools, and Victoria will enforce a ban next year. Other countries are ...


Why emoji are — finally — becoming more diverse  The Washington Post

Silicon Valley is notoriously lacking in diversity. But tech giants are making major progress in at least one area of inclusivity: emoji. On Wednesday, Apple and ...


Prince William’s heartbreak over his final words to Princess Diana  9Honey

It's been over two decades since the death of Princess Diana, but her sons Prince William and Prince Harry are keeping her memory alive, as well as continuing ...


Synaptics Timing With Edge Solutions Aligns With Google's Increased Privacy Push  Forbes

Analyst weighs in on Google's new privacy push with edge compute and Synaptics edge compute solutions.


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 ...


11 Worst Things To Say After A Breakup If You Want To Part Ways Peacefully  Elite Daily

Breakups don't have to be painful, but I think that more often that not, they are. Perhaps you'll stay friends, but again, I wouldn't hold your breath. In an ideal ...


‘I’m tired of feeling weak’: A powerful collection of children’s essays about violence now sits in the Library of Congress  Washington Post

On the second floor of the Supreme Court building, in a room not open to the public, a 14-year-old girl stood in front of a lectern and described the moment she ...


Travels in the South  The Nation

Throughout the journey, I was moved by Martin Luther King's words, sickened by the statues of Jefferson Davis and Dr. J. Marion Sims, and inspired by the work ...


Xfinity Mobile opens its BYOD plan to Android phones  Android Central

Xfinity Mobile has announced that it has expanded its BYOD plan to include Android phones. Although, it should have said Samsung phones, because so far the ...


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.


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 ...


These copycat bills on Sharia law and terrorism have no effect. So why do states keep passing them?  USA TODAY

A far-right think tank pushed model bills on Sharia law and terrorism in dozens of states. Civil rights groups say the goal was to stoke fear.


Google Translate could be coming to the Recents screen on Android Q  Android Central

A new feature that could add Google Translate to the Recents screen in Android Q was recently discovered.


Republicans Unable to Condemn “Send Her Back” Chant Without Equivocating Caveats  Slate Magazine

On Wednesday night, Donald Trump's spree of racism directed at four progressive congresswomen escalated into a “send her back” MAGA-rally chant directed ...


Here Is How You Can Help Habesha Asylum-Seekers At The Border Who Desperately Need Humanitarian Assistance  Blavity

The plight of Black asylum-seekers at the border is becoming dire as accommodations become crowded and resources are depleted. Immigration attorney ...


Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar  Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) - Thousands of people demonstrated on Wednesday on the streets of Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, both for and against proposed ...


St Louis’s Counterpublic tests the limits of local engagement  Art Newspaper

In its first iteration, the triennial paired artists with local storefronts far from the city's major cultural districts.


Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro review: A complete smartphone under Rs 30,000  India Today

With the Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi is charting on a new course, and what a fabulous course it is. In this Redmi K20 Pro review, we find out that despite its modest ...


Column: FBI tracks Michael Madigan in Chicago’s great tiger hunt  Chicago Tribune

In all the heat and excitement over the capture of a little bitty gator in a park lagoon, many of you have been distracted from the most dramatic hunt of all:.


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 ...


Hospital board gave bad info to FPPC  Ft. Bragg Advocate-News

A key piece of information forming the basis for advice from the Fair Political Practices Commission, which the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of ...


Jury deliberations to begin in murder trial of Berrien County soldier  WNDU-TV

Court wrapped Wednesday with closing arguments and both disagreeing on Kemia Hassel's involvement in her husband's murder.


Fmr Trump Voting Commission Official Forced to Apologize for Falsely Accusing People of Voter Fraud (UPDATED)  Law & Crime

A former commissioner on President Donald Trump's now-defunct Voter Fraud Commission reached a settlement this week with a group of Virginia voters who ...


"I Spent A Day In London Without A Phone"  Londonist

Standing outside a strip club at 9.30am on a rainy Friday morning isn't generally how the best adventures begin — but bear with me, I can explain. A few weeks ...


"Man on the Moon:" The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing - a CBS News special  CBS News

CBS News relives the momentous 1969 moon walk as told by two legends: Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter ...


'You're In Colorado. Everybody Loves To Talk About The Weather': English Language Learners Try To Find Their Place  Colorado Public Radio

Learning English as a second language can be isolating, but one career teacher says there is something special about learning English in Colorado.


Bahamian music icon gunned down in his own home  Bahamas Tribune

BAHAMIAN musician Sylvester “Sly” Roker was killed after a home invasion in the Turks and Caicos Islands yesterday morning.According to Royal Turks and ...


Who Gets to Be the Next Poet Laureate of New Hampshire?  Slate

Should the poet laureate be a retired dentist who wrote verse about sex with Condoleezza Rice?


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.


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.


Anonymous donors offer reward for return of Dee Windross’ phone  Herald Sun

A mystery Melbourne couple has stumped up a 25000 reward for the return of a missing phone full of priceless family photos.


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 ...


For Japanese Americans, the debate over what counts as a ‘concentration camp’ is familiar  Washington Post

The headline began appearing again, as it had so many times in decades past: “What Is A Concentration Camp?” The debate exploded this week after Rep.


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...


Prog Rock Royalty Returns: Yes, Asia, The Moody Blues, ELP Invade America  Pollstar

Andy ClarkYesin Atlanta. Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood, Alan White, Jay Schellen (additional drummer), Geoff Downes and Steve Howe lead this summer's “The ...


In Pope's backyard, Church struggles with increasingly polarized politics  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

According to Bishop Daniel Fernandez from Jujuy, in Argentina's remote northwest, national polarization, dubbed here as a “crack,” is something that deeply ...


Last Word on the special session, July 13  Virginia Gazette

Since Virginia's Republicans voted not to do their jobs in Richmond, which was to pass comprehensive gun/weapon legislation, there is an easy fix for that.


20 new emojis revealed on World Emoji Day — but over 80K are needed for true inclusion  Yahoo Lifestyle

Keith Broni, emoji translator and researcher, drops hard facts on your favorite keyboard friends in honor of World Emoji Day.


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 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 ...


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.


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 ...


Journalist Faces Death Threats for Exposing Brazilian Judge's Far-Right Bias  Truthout

On the evening of Sunday, July 7, Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro attended the country's resounding victory over Peru in the final game of the 2019 ...


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.


WhatsApp users targeted by spyware via in-app phone call prompting upgrade calls  ABC News

Some WhatsApp users may have had their phones infected with sophisticated spyware through a missed in-app call alone, the company says.


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.


I switch phones at least 6 times a year — here’s how I easily transfer everything from one phone to another  Business Insider

My SIM card finds its way into at least six different smartphones during the course of a year. It's unusual for a typical smartphone user, but for a tech journalist ...


How to tell if your Samsung Galaxy phone is waterproof or water-resistant, and to what extent  Business Insider

Recent models of the Samsung Galaxy phone, including the new S10 models, are water-resistant to a degree but not "waterproof."


With 11 Short Words, Elon Musk Just Showed a Tiny Glimpse of Self-Awareness and Humility. (This Needs to Stop Right Now)  Inc.

The jury is still out on Elon Musk, as it is for all of us. But it's likely he will one day be remembered as the greatest creative innovator and entrepreneur of our time ...


Samsung wants the Galaxy Fold to be its next game changer — just like the Galaxy Note was 7 years ago  Business Insider

Samsung's Galaxy Fold is an ambitious look at what the company believes is the future of smartphones. But whether it will make an impact is unclear.


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 ...


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.


Study reveals surprising results about Detroit gentrification  Detroit Free Press

A new study challenges the notion that Detroit is rapidly gentrifying and even that gentrification is as harmful as many believe. Indeed, the analysis by ...


Gmail’s Smart Compose feature opens up to more Android phones – here’s how to get it  The Next Web

Gmail's Smart Compose feature has been around on desktop and on Google Pixel 3 handsets since last October. it's now becoming available on more devices.


Gloria Vanderbilt's Most Iconic Quotes on Life, Death, and Style  TownandCountrymag.com

Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95. In honor of the style icon, artist, and socialite, take a look back at her best quotes through the years here.


'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, ...


Vivo announces V15 Pro with no notch and 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera  The Verge

Vivo has announced the V15 Pro, a new phone bound for India and its other key markets. The headline feature is the 32-megapixel selfie camera, which allows ...


Phone Apps May Soon Predict Teen Depression  Voice of America

Researchers are testing smartphone apps that use artificial intelligence, or AI, to predict depression and possible self-harm.


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.


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.


Android Q’s Live Caption will only work on ‘select phones’  VentureBeat

At I/O 2019, Google showed off Live Caption, an Android Q feature that captions media on your phone. The feature only works on "select phones."


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 ...


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?'


Travel - Why China is obsessed with numbers  BBC News

The Chinese fascination with numbers – and how much they are part of both online and offline lives – is a societal quirk that baffles long-term tourists and expats ...


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.


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 ...


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.


Seven apps to level up your resume  Popular Science

To land that job, you need a resume that displays your work experience and strengths in an eye-catching way. These apps will help you build one that really ...


 
 
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