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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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Use your phone to turn a photo of data 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.


What3words: The app that can save your life  BBC News

Police want everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives.


Warrnambool family facing deportation over kidney disease saved by ministerial intervention  ABC News

When his mobile phone started to ring, Rajasegaran Manikam's heart skipped a beat. Key point: Immigration Minister David Coleman overturned a department ...


What do GPs need to know about the new 5G network?  RACGP

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What3Words - the app all runners need to know about  runnersworld.com

It's an app that has already saved lives, and now police are urging everyone to download the What3Words app, after it was used to find lost walkers.


Galaxy Note 10 vs. Galaxy Note 10 Plus: Which Samsung phone is best?  Business Insider

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus have arrived. Here's how to decide which smartphone is right for you.


‘It’s hard to maintain a soft, whispering voice’: The instructor behind Calm on how words can soothe our minds  The Independent

Last year, during a stretch of anxious nights, I stumbled upon an app that offered to help me fall into a deep and restful sleep. It would do this by, essentially, ...


Conor McGregor agrees to boxing match as champion confirms tense phone call with UFC star  Express

CONOR MCGREGOR has agreed to fight Irish boxer Luke Keeler following a phone call between the pair, according to the middleweight.


The What 3 Words app that everyone should download could save your life  Metro.co.uk

Police are urging everyone to download a smartphone app that has already saved a number of lives. While Google Maps can at times be a lifesaver, the new ...


'Ruined my day': Former rugby league reporter explains phone call in defamation case  Sydney Morning Herald

A former Channel 7 reporter phoned a junior colleague about a social media post and told him "if you weren't so young and inexperienced I'd probably come up ...


Hackers can work out your online passwords just from the sound of your keystrokes, study finds  The Telegraph

Hackers are able to work out your online passwords just from the sound of your keystrokes, a new study has revealed.


Don’t Believe a Word by David Shariatmadari review – the truth about language  The Guardian

As a boy, David Shariatmadari would sit in the hallway and listen to his Iranian father speaking Farsi on the phone to his family in Tehran. It was an early ...


15-Year-Old Tweets from Smart Fridge After Mom Takes Her Smartphone Away  PEOPLE.com

The tweet quickly went viral, garnering more than 73000 likes and launching the hashtag #FreeDorothy.


Office infiltrating our psyche  The Age

Are you being haunted by your workplace by phantom vibration syndrome?


When Good Boys Say Bad Words  The New York Times

The filmmakers behind the new comedy “Good Boys,” about potty-mouthed sixth-graders, had to figure out how to handle stars who were too young to actually ...


Sunday Puzzle: The Name Of The Game  NPR

On-air challenge: Every answer is the name of a famous person with only one name — either because they literally had only one name or because they are ...


Justice Is Served: A Conversation Between RuPaul and Judge Judy  Interview

RuPaul Andre Charles chats with his longtime friend and idol Judge Judith Sheindlin about self-love, the artifice of drag, and life in America.


Ask The Salty Waitress: Customers won’t put down their phones to talk  The Takeout

Dear Salty, This isn't really a question, but I just need to vent to someone. I've been a bartender for 20 years, and in the past few years, I've noticed customers ...


My morning routine: Google’s Head of Digital Wellbeing Rose La Prairie  Stylist Magazine

Google Head of Digital Wellbeing Rose La Prairie's morning routine, the morning routine of powerful women, women morning routine, should I sleep with my ...


Apple Puts the AR in 'Art' (and in 'Transparent Sky-Being')  WIRED

The company's newly launched augmented-reality walks may only be available in five cities, but [AR]T Walk creates wildly ambitious deployments of public art.


'Fear The Walking Dead' Season 5, Episode 10 Review: Another Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Episode  Forbes

'Fear The Walking Dead' continues its long downward spiral into vapid irrelevance in Sunday night's episode '210 Words Per Minute'.


The figures that should send shockwaves through the NRL  Sydney Morning Herald

People are abandoning rugby league in droves with free-to-air and pay TV NRL audiences dropping by more than 3 million.


The man on the phone: What's it like making history's highest auction bid?  CNN

In 2017, an anonymous buyer paid $450 million for Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi." But it was down to Alex Rotter, on the other end of the telephone, ...


What’s New in Windows 10’s 19H2 Update, Arriving Fall 2019  How-To Geek

Windows 10's 19H2 update will arrive in the second half of 2019, perhaps in September or October. Also known as Windows 10 version 1909, this will be the ...


Do you use microSD cards with your phones?  Android Central

MicroSD card expansion is a rarity in smartphones these days, especially with Samsung's decision to ax the slot on the Galaxy Note 10. Do you still use SD ...


The Ohio State University wants to trademark its favorite word: ‘The’  The Washington Post

Ohio State is serious about calling itself “The” Ohio State University. The grammatical article is right there on many of the school's seal, logos and signs. Now the ...


Taylor and Kanye: How two superstars and four words influenced a decade of pop culture  The Washington Post

On the 10-year anniversary of 'I'mma let you finish,' a look back at a definitive moment.


In My Own Words: Making My NFL Debut In Part 2 of Dre Greenlaw's rookie blog  49ers.com

In Part 2 of Dre Greenlaw's rookie blog, the linebacker discusses his preseason debut against the Cowboys.


How SEO Professionals Can Thrive in a Slow Economy  Search Engine Journal

SEO professionals can not only survive but also thrive during a slow economy. Here are four ways you can prepare for an economic downturn.


UFC boss Dana White says it 'won't end well' for Conor McGregor  Business Insider

A new video seems to show Conor McGregor lashing out at an elderly man in a Dublin pub. UFC boss Dana White commented, asking when the day will come ...


Words of Faith: Spiritual Hearing Aids | Lifestyle  Frederick News Post

I recently obtained and now wear a pair of hearing aids.


Apple took us on a surreal walk through San Francisco, looking at digital art on an iPhone  CNBC

San Francisco looks different through an iPhone XS Max — it's still a city, but now there are floating balls of fabric, speech bubbles, and words popping out from ...


How sign-language interpreters convey the raw emotion of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’  The Washington Post

In a theater setting, sign-language interpretation is about more than words. It's also about delivering the same emotional wallop to deaf audiences as to the ...


Why Isko Moreno changed the names of Manila City’s wi-fi kiosks  InterAksyon

The names of the newly installed wi-fi kiosks in Manila have been changed from “ISKOnek” to “MNL Konek” after some Filipinos recalled Manila Mayor Isko ...


Apple takes art to city streets to augment reality  Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tech giant Apple is taking art out of the gallery and splashing it on the real world, creating playful, digital skylines with ...


Samohi officially set to name track in honor of beloved coach -  Santa Monica Daily Press

A local high school track coach who recently passed away will soon be immortalized at the school he worked at.


James Ellroy on His Life in Crime, His Imaginary Dog and the Need to Provoke  The New York Times

I've been writing a book for a couple of years and then they slip the chain off and I can run wild.”


10 questions with... Rei Inamoto, founding partner of Inamoto & Co.  The Drum

In an attempt to showcase the personalities of the people behind the media and marketing sector, The Drum speaks to individuals who are bringing something a ...


How to sign out of your YouTube account on desktop or mobile, and protect your account  Business Insider Australia

The more you use YouTube, the more important it is that you have an account. A YouTube account lets you “Like” and comment on videos, subscribe to ...


Three words could save your life  My Muskoka Now

BRACEBRIDGE, ON – A new cell phone technology may make it easier to locate people anywhere in the world. What3Words is a UK company that has taken ...


Here's the deal with 5G and why it matters to South Africa  The South African

5G, or '5th generation' mobile connectivity, is the application of a new spectrum of radio waves that will be used by mobile phone providers.


PHOTOS: New Mickey's Not-So-Scary, Disney Villains, Hocus Pocus...  wdwnt.com

Boo to you! Halloween is in full swing here at the Walt Disney World Resort. Tons of merchandise, treats, and decorations can be found all over the Magic ...


The Facebook Mom  Washington Monthly

The term “foreign worker” once conjured the image of a man digging coal or laying bricks. But across the globe, today's migrants are as likely to be changing ...


4 Mindfulness Fundamentals To Transform Your Leadership: The Incredible Myth Of Multitasking  Forbes

This is Part 4 of the 4 Fundamentals to Transform Your Leadership series. Part 1-First, See Past Your Filters explored the importance of cultivating Clarity.


How to use Messages on Apple Watch  iMore

Do you need to send a quick message and don't have your iPhone with you? You can read and reply to messages with your Apple Watch. Here's how to do it.


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 ...


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.


In Their Own Words: Hendrickson, Zito Remember Birdstone's Travers Victory  America's Best Racing

Courtesy of NYRA Marylou Whitney, my wife, gave an unusual instruction to Edgar Prado before he rode Birdstone in the 2004 Grade 1 Belmont Stakes.


A Party Room and a Prison Cell  Vulture

In “Generation Friends,” Saul Austerlitz looks at the making of the show “Friends” and decodes the heart of its enduring appeal. Here, an excerpt from the book ...


Kashmir forces detaining kids, molesting girls amid blackout: report  Business Insider

The report, published Wednesday, was compiled from conversations with hundreds of Kashmiris after India cancelled their political autonomy.


iPhone trick will stop autocorrect changing swear word to ‘ducking’  NEWS.com.au

This could be the most valuable piece of information you learn all year, and I'm honoured to be the one to share it with you.


Behrouz Boochani's mission to change offshore detention laws using a smuggled mobile phone  ABC News

He won Australia's richest prize for literature, but Behrouz Boochani wasn't there to accept it. He was on Manus Island, more than 2000 days after he arrived on ...


Heart for Education  KOKH FOX25

Contest: KOKH / Heart for Education. Station: KOKH, LLC dba KOKH. Station Address: KOKH, 1228 E. Wilshire Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73111. Contest ...


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...


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 ...


Got Pain? A Virtual Swim With Dolphins May Help Melt It Away  OPB News

Virtual reality is not new. But, as people search for alternative ways to manage pain — and reduce reliance on pills — VR is attracting renewed attention.


The Moment We Got Married, My Wife Stopped Touching Me  Slate

How to Do It is Slate's sex advice column. Send your questions for Stoya and Rich to howtodoit@slate.com. Nothing's too small (or big). Dear How to Do It, ...


Use your phone to turn a photo of data into a Microsoft 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.


Milwaukee's new activity cafe Hangout MKE offers an all-ages alternative to bars  88Nine Radio Milwaukee

We spent a night hanging out and playing giant Jenga at Hangout MKE, a new, all-ages East Side alternative to traditional bars.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

What makes this new Apple spoof so dangerous is that it's taking advantage of the contact card likely already in your iPhone.


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.


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.


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 ...


Here's a first look at EMUI 10 OS by Huawei  TechNave

While we are still waiting for Huawei's latest EMUI 10 operating system (OS) update in early September 2019, we managed to get some first look of.


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.


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.


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

A mystery plagues two iOS users, but others must be affected?


‘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 ...


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.


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 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.


Oh or zero? When the evolution of language clashes with linguistic purism  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.


New phone designs aim to shake up MWC 2019  CNET

More phones with 5G, foldable designs and multiple cameras at the world's largest mobile show.


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


You don't need an iPhone to use Apple's AirPods — Here's how to pair them with an Android phone  Business Insider

Apple's AirPods also work with Android devices, although you'll be missing out on some of their best features.


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.


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.


Clive Palmer is seemingly everywhere, but the United Australia Party has given voters few details  ABC News

Days out from the election, the United Australia Party has offered few policy details to Australian voters despite bombarding them with advertisements for months, ...


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.


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.


What does the Huawei ban mean for your Huawei or Honor phone? (Updated)  Android Authority

News of U.S. firms, including Google, being forced to cut business ties with Huawei has dominated headlines. But how does this affect Huawei devices?


Despite needy phone-ins and wild tweetstorms, Trump is having a tougher time than ever getting people's attention  Business Insider

Data shows that public attention in President Donald Trump appears to be waning.


Justine Damond given first aid by Mohamed Noor's partner in video seen at police officer's trial  ABC News

Video taken immediately after Australian Justine Damond Ruszczyk was shot by police officer Mohamed Noor is played at his trial in a United States court.


 
 
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