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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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Three Words Saved Sexual Assault Hostage Victim’s Life  UNILAD

Three little words are all it took for one sexual assault victim held hostage by her captor to be saved. The woman had been abducted, sexually assaulted, and ...


Forget Phones: Why Apple's Streaming TV Launch is Tim Cook's Most Important One Yet  Inc.

Apple's announcement of a new streaming TV *service* has been several years in the making, if not far longer. Now that it's finally here, this day is sure to go down ...


What's your favorite Samsung Galaxy S phone?  Android Central

Samsung's Galaxy S series has been home to some of the best Android phones of the last 10 years. Which one is your favorite?


The Sony Xperia XZ3 is more proof of Sony\'s woeful camera performance  Notebookcheck.net

The Sony Xperia XZ3, a few days ago, made the trip over to photography benchmark website DxOMark, where it failed woefully, continuing the trend of Sony ...


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 ...


Study Examines High Cost Of Making Phone Calls From Wisconsin Jails  Wisconsin Public Radio News

A recent study found that some Wisconsin jails are charging well above the national average for phone calls to family members and lawyers.


Apple spent its whole event subtweeting Facebook and Google  CNET

Commentary: The iPhone maker appears to diss rivals as it talks up its commitment to privacy.


GTA 5 cheats and cheat codes - helicopter, cell phone numbers, console commands and all cheats on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC  Eurogamer.net

GTA 5 cheats and the corresponding GTA 5 cheat codes are a staple of any GTA plathrough at this point, being the easiest way to get straight to the fun - wh…


Chilling testimony reveals William Tyrrell's last words before disappearance  Starts at 60

William Tyrrell's heartbroken foster mother has revealed the final words she heard the little boy say before he disappeared from a home in New South Wales ...


Is this proof your smart phone is eavesdropping on EVERY single word you say?  Daily Mail

CLAUDIA JOSEPH SAYS... Technology companies from Silicon Valley target users with ads ranging from glasses, copycat bags and even new blood tests after ...


The majority of listings for car accident attorneys on Google are fake  Search Engine Land

If you work with attorneys, you may have noticed recently that there is a massive amount of spam that seems to be growing like weeds in Google's local results.


Sunday Puzzle: Ch-ch-choose Your Words  NPR

On-air challenge: I'm going to give you two words. Think of a word starting with CH- that can follow my first word and precede my second, in each case to ...


Xbox Project xCloud's coolest thing is its approach to phones  Windows Central

Microsoft's approach to Project xCloud mobile game streaming is unlike anything the rest of the market is doing, and that's perfect.


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.


School in lockdown: Teacher's terror during Christchurch mosque shootings  Community Newspaper Group

CHRISTCHURCH Boys' High School was among the schools in lockdown while police worked to end the Christchurch mosque massacre. A teacher tells ...


Father of Sandy Hook shooting victim found dead in apparent suicide, police say  The Washington Post

The father of a first-grade girl killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was discovered dead in an apparent suicide Monday morning at a ...


PM's legal threat to social media giants over terror, extreme content  InDaily

Scott Morrison will discuss violent offences being broadcast on social media platforms such as Facebook and YouTube during a meeting in Brisbane today.


MAFS' Ines viciously ATTACKS Sam on Instagram  New Idea

This morning Married At First Sight cast member Sam Ball went on the radio to announce that his affair with Ines was pushed by producers, giving us all the ...


Opinion | Anne Bernays: The word cops have a warrant for your arrest  The Boston Globe

So is it OK to use the word “hopefully,” as in “Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day”? Regrettably, yes, it is. And that's because the English language, like any ...


On the Trail of the Robocall King  WIRED

An investigator set out to discover the source of one scammy robocall. Turns out, his target made them by the millions.


An Apple Watch with GPS Is Better When It's $200 Off  The Daily Beast

You can get the Apple Watch 3 for $200 on Best Buy right now — which is notably less than Amazon (and Target) is selling it for. At this price point, it's an entire ...


Psychologists agree: 'Tell me about yourself' is the only icebreaker you'll ever need—here's how successful people use it  CNBC

If you have social or networking anxiety, this is the only icebreaker you'll ever need (so you can stop Googling "best icebreaker questions" now). Even NPR's ...


Love in the time of video games and Discord  The Verge

A jeans salesman by day and a Viking warrior in-game at night tries to ask out a woman he's had a connection to online through Discord. The only problem is ...


So your Spidey sense tells you it’s a phone scam — should you hang up or lead ‘em on?  Bellingham Herald

With new types of phone scams coming out seemingly every day to get at your money and personal information, police suggest you hang up and then report the ...


Pixel 4 and 4 XL rumors: Price, specs, leaks, features and everything else  CNET

Keep tabs on the rumors about Google's upcoming marquee phones.


Nintendo gaming phone rumor seems far-fetched – but then so did Switch  SlashGear

By now, Nintendo's mobile ambitions are pretty clear. For the past few years, Nintendo has been bringing a number of its franchises to mobile devices, and it's.


Fifth ram raid for Cambridge sports store, owner running out of options  Stuff.co.nz

Thieves seem to target same shop for casual apparel every six months.


This low-light shot pits the Mate 20 Pro against the S10+: Which do you prefer?  Pocket-lint

One phone appears to have a much better camera experience when it comes to capturing low-light photography.


AT&T’s “5G E” is actually slower than Verizon and T-Mobile 4G, study finds  Ars Technica

AT&T's so-called "5G E" lost to Verizon and T-Mobile 4G in new speed tests.


A rare albino penguin makes its debut at zoo in Poland  WJLA

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An extremely rare albino penguin has made its debut at Gdansk Zoo in northern Poland. The albino penguin hatched in ...


Beto O’Rourke’s hacking universe, explained  The Washington Post

Running for president casts a bright spotlight in the shadows of candidates' pasts. That's a good thing, of course, allowing voters to learn about the people who ...


Why you should stop using mobile data  Computerworld

The worst thing about digital distraction is that the problem keeps growing. The time spent, the distraction, the damage — the toll of smartphone addiction never ...


Mix-up: British Airways plane lands in Scotland, not Germany  Fox Baltimore

LONDON (AP) — The flight on Monday seemed to go perfectly well, until passengers realized that their plane had landed in both the wrong city and the wrong ...


Samsung Galaxy Buds review: Qi wireless charging, adaptive dual microphones set it apart  Economic Times

If gets too noisy, the Buds auto switch to an internal microphone that picks up your voice from inside your head.


How To Say "No" At Work ... Without Burning A Bridge  Forbes

Have you ever been asked by your boss to do something you just don't have time to do successfully? Most of us have. Ivan Misner, author of “Who's in Your ...


The teen tearaway who rattled Aussies  cricket.com.au

18-year-old Mohammad Hasnain has clocked 151kph and had the Aussies hopping in his maiden ODI which had Waqar Younis up and about.


‘He always had that sparkle': Family of teen shot in Shively remembers his life  WAVE 3

Family has identified the teen shot in Shively early Saturday morning.


Report: English teacher suspended after responding to students’ teasing with curse words, describing sexual ac  Live 5 News WCSC

A Lowcountry high school English teacher has been suspended after district officials say he responded to students teasing him by cursing at them and ...


How 3 words can save your life?  Geospatial World

The UK's emergency services have now enhanced the abilities to track down people in case of an emergency. What3words will help the cops, firefighters, ...


We counted all the people on the Brexit march so you don't have to  Wired.co.uk

Crowd science is clear: the anti-Brexit protest was one of the biggest in UK history, but it wasn't a million people.


Five decades ago, Boeing's new 727 jet also had a terrible start  Reuters

OTTAWA (Reuters) - As Boeing Co and global airlines work to restore public confidence in the 737 MAX after two deadly crashes, they will have a play book they ...


Is it normal for couples to swap sides? How to share a bed and be happy  The Guardian

Where does the dog sleep? Who gets to turn the light off? And what can you eat in there? When the bedroom becomes a battleground, here are some ground ...


Ex-US Attorney Preet Bharara: I 'Considered' Recording Trump on Phone Call  The Daily Beast

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told MSNBC that he considered taping a phone call with President Trump after the president made an “odd” request of him a ...


Change your Facebook password now!  Naked Security

Facebook has done an audit and shocked even itself by finding plaintext passwords in logfiles back to 2012. Change your password now!


The paranoid person's guide to online privacy  Fast Company

Bust out the tinfoil hats and follow these 8 steps if you don't want to be tracked online.


Jayda G: Significant Changes | Review  Pitchfork

The Canadian DJ, producer, and marine biologist bridges worlds on her debut album, weaving orcas' songs and conservationist messages into deep-diving ...


Your chance to win a vacation for 4 to AULANI Resort  KTLA Los Angeles

Set ocean-side on the island of O'ahu, AULANI, A Disney Resort & Spa in Ko Olina, Hawai'i is an unforgettable way to start a new adventure. Your story unfolds ...


The Refugee and the Thief  The New Yorker

Peter Hessler on a gay Egyptian who left his homeland.


Young man allegedly killed by police  POST-COURIER

BY MIRIAM ZARRIGA. “Haus Krai blo upla redi, pig blo upla mipla kilim” (Is your mourning house ready, we killed your pig). These were the words claimed to ...


Note found in Patrick Quirke's home said 'dispose of evidence', trial hears  Irish Mirror

Det Gda Moloney said he examined pages found during the search using a specialist technique.


My Turn  Reading Eagle

It was a tough week for us at Reading Eagle Company. We filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday. I knew this was coming, but I'd gone through my period of ...


Beware 'HMRC' phone scams – surge in calls telling victims they owe taxman £1,000s  MoneySavingExpert

MoneySavingExpert.com is warning readers to be alert to a sophisticated phone scam that has recently emerged, in which fraudsters threaten victims with arrest ...


Theresa May tells MPs she 'cannot commit' to alternate Brexit strategy  Sky News

The PM says it is her "great regret" there is still not enough support for her Brexit deal - but suggests she won't change tack.


This AI voice is gender-neutral, unlike Siri and Alexa  Quartz

A coalition of activists, linguists, ad makers, and sound engineers has created what it claims is the first genderless AI voice for virtual assistants, and is asking for ...


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 ...


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.


Disturbing news: A new rock concert is coming to Taco Bell Arena.  Idaho Statesman

Hard rock band Disturbed will headline a July 30 show at Taco Bell Arena in Boise. Pop Evil is the opener. Tickets go on sale Friday at Ticketmaster.


Is Apple Saying Goodbye to Fashion?  The New York Times

When Apple introduced the Apple Watch five years ago, the whole tech industry began to flirt with style. But interest in wearables has cooled.


Holidaymaker tells inquest about fatal Ford Kuga fire  TimesLIVE

A video showing the moment Reshall Jimmy burnt to death in his Ford Kuga more than three years ago was at the centre of a dispute over evidence at the ...


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 ...


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 ...


Shall we rile The Army of Annoyed in a quiet week?  Football365.com

As my fingers hover above the keyboard every week, I know that I have the choice to write something that I've thought a lot about and which I hope is both ...


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 ...


The Phone Number Ashton Kutcher Tweeted Comes From a Startup  WIRED

If you tried to text Ashton Kutcher today, you were prompted to sign up for a new messaging *service* called Community.


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?


Read Jody Wilson-Raybould's opening statement on the SNC-Lavalin affair  CBC News

Former Attorney General Jody-Wilson Raybould is telling her side of the story for the first time since the SNC-Lavalin affair sent Parliament Hill into a frenzy ...


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.


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 ...


Marijuana Legalization Stuck in the Senate  InsiderNJ

Two words. Not happening. The best they can get is 19, a source told InsiderNJ this morning as legislators prepare to head to Trenton to consider marijuana ...


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.


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.


Today show viewer’s $40k cash call ‘nightmare’  NEWS.com.au

A Today viewer has spoken of her distress after she claims technical difficulties saw her miss out on the show's $40000 cash giveaway.


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...


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.


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.


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


Big Tech Is Here to Help You Fight Excessive Phone Use—Kinda  WIRED

How Google, Apple, and Facebook turned "digital wellness" into a Goopified trend that gives them a new way to market themselves.


Giving Up My Smartphone Was The Dumbest Decision I Ever Made  Lifehacker Australia

I really wanted this experiment to be a success. I've been a a smartphone user since the early 2000s when the first Windows Phone devices, with their clunky ...


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 ...


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.”


Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?  The Verge

It came as a total surprise: the most impressive demonstration at Google's I/O conference yesterday was a phone call to book a haircut. Of course, this was a ...


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 ...


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.


Serious FaceTime bug allows you to listen remotely before anyone answers — Apple to fix ‘later this week’  The Verge

There's a serious bug in Apple's FaceTime video calling platform that has been bouncing around some corners of social media today, and that 9to5Mac just ...


Is my phone listening to me — and other questions you asked about our spying tech  ABC News

You had a lot of questions about reporter Simon Elvery's project to spy on what his phone is doing behind his back. Here are some of the answers — and a way ...


Aiia Maasarwe's sister calls out violence against women in emotional Instagram posts  ABC News

A sister of the Arab-Israeli exchange student who was killed in Melbourne last week takes to social media to express her grief over the death and her contempt ...


Clive Palmer defends campaign texts, says he'll send more  ABC News

The businessman-turned-politician drew the ire of many recipients of unsolicited text messages spruiking his policies last week — but he claims it's legal and ...


September 11 anniversary: Final words of 9/11 victims  The Advertiser

MOMENTS before United Airlines Flight 175 smashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a passenger left a voicemail for the wife he'd left ...


Best word games for iPhone and iPad in 2019  iMore

As a writer, I have a deep appreciation for word games. For me and many others, it's a great way to just relax, and put your vast vocabulary to use without ...


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 ...


Huawei’s StorySign app can translate kids’ books into sign language  VentureBeat

Huawei has launched a new app that uses optical character recognition (OCR) and image recognition to translate popular children's books into sign language.


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.


Scrabble's high-scoring words that won this year's world championship  ABC News

Zonular, groutier, phenolic. Key points: Zonular, which means 'like a zone' scored Nigel Richards 100 points; His winning word was groutier, which is used to ...


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 ...


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 ...


'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, ...


MWC 2019: all the news from the biggest mobile show of the year  TechRadar

The Huawei Mate X, Sony Xperia 1, LG G8 and more have all been announced at MWC 2019.


'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.


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.


The Best Learning Apps on Your Phone for 18-Month-Olds  WonderHowTo

Give an 18-month-old a shoe, check back 10 minutes later, and it's a very big maybe he will have it on his foot. But give him your smartphone, and in a mere five ...


 
 
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