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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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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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U.K. Police Are Using Three Words to Speed Up Response Times  Bloomberg

Locations of road traffic accidents, sexual assaults, and other serious crimes can now be reported to some U.K. police forces using three-word addresses, such ...

AT&T and Comcast test 'verified' phone calls to fight spam  Engadget

Robocalls have gotten so bad that competitors AT&T and Comcast are teaming up to tackle the problem together. Their plan is to "authenticate and verify" calls.

Razer CEO talks big about Razer Phone innovation, mum on Razer Phone 3  Android Authority

Razer's CEO talked a bit about the Razer Phone during a press event to celebrate a new partnership with Tencent. However, he wouldn't discuss plans for the ...

The Huawei Mate X is the World's First EU-Certified 5G Phone  Gizmodo Australia

Despite saying the Mate 20 X would be its first 5G phone, Huawei has just had its Mate X (that's the foldy one -- Huawei, please sort your naming conventions ...

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 ...

Which Transcription Service to Use for Every Job  Lifehacker

With audio transcription, you get what you pay for. For a dollar per minute of audio, Rev will give you a well-formatted transcript. For 25 cents a minute (a little ...

Six ways to stay safe when buying smart tech  TechRadar

Pen Test Partners' Ken Munro discusses what you should do before bringing a new smart device into your home.

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 ...

UK police use What3words to locate hostage, pinpoint other incidents  CNET

A handful of first responders sign up for the three-word location *service*.

For Apple's Big Event on Monday, Hardware Is Just a Sideshow  Popular Mechanics

Apple is putting on of its big events this coming Monday, March 25. But if you're holding your breath for new gadgets, then you can exhale—they're already here.

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 ...

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.

Netanyahu, Gantz trade blows over Iranian phone hack, submarine affair  Ynetnews

PM repeats allegation that former IDF chief had sensitive information on device reportedly breached by Tehran, while Blue and White party seeks to link Likud ...

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.

Actually, Cellphones Can be a Good Thing in the Classroom  VICE

“You'll never be told to put your phone away next year,” the principal of the new Burlington, Ontario high school I would be attending in the fall of 2013 told a ...

Review: Although pricey, you can't go wrong with Galaxy S10  Star Tribune

GALAXY S10 $899. You can't go wrong with latest Android option. Sometimes the tech gods send a sign. This week the sign was very clear — it's time to review ...

Police Identify Man Who Beat Woman For Blocking Parking Lot Exit  CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A brutal assault over parking in Deep Ellum caught on-camera lead to the arrest of a bartender named Austin Shuffield, according to ...

How this 1 question helps build a team  Ladders

We get caught up in conversations with others that are based on pleasantries. We ask questions, but don't really demonstrate interest in the actual answer.

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 Best Children's Dictionaries For Young Readers  Book Riot

These children's dictionaries are excellent tools to assist your kids, from young toddlers to high school teens, develop their language skills.

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.

Some Advice to Robert Mueller on How to Finish That Big Writing Assignment  Slate

Way back in the second-to-last week of February, a few outlets reported that Robert Mueller was on the verge of submitting a summary of his Trump-Russia ...

5 Signs You Shouldn't Trust Someone, Because Not Everyone Deserves It  Elite Daily

How trusting are you of new people when they come in your life? Are you cautious? Do you vet them before getting close? It may sound a bit cynical, but If ...

3 Zodiac Signs Most Likely To Text Their Exes, Because Letting Go Is Hard  Elite Daily

There have been plenty of times I've thought about texting an ex. Something will remind me of them, and I'll get a bittersweet pang of nostalgia. I'll miss them ...

Trump Has Two Words for Kellyanne Conway’s Husband: ‘Total Loser’  The New York Times

The president's attack on George T. Conway III, the spouse of one of his closest advisers, came after Mr. Conway questioned his mental fitness.

'Virtual kidnapping' calls may be coming from Mexico, U.S. officials say  NBCNews.com

Investigators think those behind recent 'virtual kidnapping' scams that seek cash for an abducted child who is actually unharmed are working in Mexico.

Award-Winning Smartphone Game 'Codex' Is Teaching North Texans To Read  KERA News

As many as one-third of Dallas adults are barely literate. Each year, literacy groups only reach 1.5 percent of them.

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

Bharara also said he did not believe Deputy Attorney General Rob Rosenstein was joking when he reportedly said he'd wear a wire around Trump.

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 ...

iPad mini 5 Review (w/ iPad Air 3 Impressions)  iMore

iPad mini 5 + Apple Pencil is the digital field notes with online sync of my dreams.

LILLEY: Philpott says Trudeau hiding truth on SNC-Lavalin story  CANOE

Jane Philpott says there is much more to the SNC-Lavalin story, much more for Canadians to hear, but Justin Trudeau doesn't want the truth to get out.

Poet W.S. Merwin followed where the words led  Christian Science Monitor

Once called 'the Thoreau of our era,' W.S. Merwin was an environmentalist who transformed concrete language into evanescent poetry that reflected on war, ...

She wouldn't unlock her iPhone for police. Now Indiana's highest court will hear her case.  Indianapolis Star

Katelin Seo argues that being forced to provide her iPhone passcode would be a violation of her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination.

The Apps That Aim to Make Falling in Love as Easy as Playing a Game  GQ

We already rely on apps to find dates, and now developers are hoping we'll use them to stay together, too. But do they work?

Communication difficulties  The Brain Tumour Charity

Understanding communication difficulties and knowledge of coping strategies can help people affected by a brain tumour (and those around them) to feel more ...

Review: The Huawei Matebook X Pro (2019) is the best laptop I’ve ever used… ever  The Next Web

Comparing gadgets to their Apple equivalent is the oldest (and arguably laziest) trope in the tech journalism handbook. Android phones are inevitably compared ...

'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.

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 ...

Why you should wait out the waitlist  Daily Californian

“Dear Emily,. Thank you for applying. Unfortunately we are unable…” I can remember shutting the computer at the sight of the word “unable” in my UC Berkeley ...

On Wintry Runs, Finding a Room of My Own  The New York Times

When I go running in slush and snow, ideas can break loose and float to the surface like little ice floes.

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.

Katie Price to face trial accused of shouting abuse outside school  ITV News

Katie Price will stand trial after denying using abusive and threatening behaviour outside a school in a row with her ex-partner's girlfriend. The former glamour ...

Stella Nyanzi's Facebook post was vulgar – Police detective - National  NTV Uganda

The presentation of an impolite poem allegedly written to insult the person of the president, calmed tension, as the trial of Researcher Dr Stella Nyanzi kicked off ...

FBI tracked Michael Cohen's phones with controversial device  WJLA

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, meet the Triggerfish. Search warrant documents made public Tuesday show the FBI used highly secretive and controversial ...

All the new phones at MWC 2019 from Samsung, Huawei, Xiaomi, Nokia and more  Wired.co.uk

It's not the best of times to buy a phone, and that's because we're absolutely swamped with new ones. Lots of phones. Flagship phones. 5G phones. A few more ...

Many Catholic hospitals fail to disclose religious affiliation, restrictions online  Reuters

(Reuters Health) - Patients should know if the hospital they choose will restrict their care for religious reasons, but among nearly 650 Catholic hospitals in the ...

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus review: A phone of rare distinction  Expert Reviews

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: Fantastic hardware meets refined usability; the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is absolutely sublime.

How Phishing Scams Are Evolving - And How Not To Get Caught  Gizmodo Australia

Phishing is one of the most reliable methods a would-be hacker can take to access your digital accounts or even your bank account — and these kinds of attacks ...

Tom Odell teams up with coffee experts Julius Meinl for World Poetry Day  Wonderland Magazine

Coffee. Can't live without it. Can't live without it. And today, for World Poetry Day, Brit favourite Tom Odell has teamed up with Viennese coffee roasters Julius ...

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.

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 ...

Darryl D'Monte: An Editor and Gentleman Par Excellence  The Wire

Darryl D'Monte, an editor par excellence has left us.He epitomised the best of journalism, in an era long gone. The tributes pour in. An editor and a gentleman of ...

Coders’ Primal Urge to Kill Inefficiency—Everywhere  WIRED

For software engineers, lack of friction is an aesthetic joy, an emotional high, the ideal existential state. It's what drives them—and shapes our world.

For the record: 18 journalists on how—or whether—they use tape recorders  Columbia Journalism Review

In early February, Jill Abramson told The Cut that she had never recorded an interview in her decades-long career as a journalist. “I'm a very fast note-taker,” she ...

Aziz Ansari’s 2019 tour and its complicated, necessary role in #MeToo  Vox.com

I saw the comedian perform in Chicago. His latest material could take the #MeToo conversation to a new place.

Moab Valley Multicultural Center learns Diné | News  Moab Sun News

Ernest Lee Sr. is teaching the staff of the Moab Valley Multicultural Center how to speak Diné.

Catholic priest Robert DeLand testifies he's innocent in sexual assault trial of 2 youths  MLive.com

SAGINAW, MI – A Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting several young males took to the witness stand in his own trial, professing his innocence in front ...

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 ...

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 ...

Extradition case: 19 years after her murder in India, husband still haunted by wife’s last words  Vancouver Sun

Jassi Sidhu, who was from Maple Ridge, had secretly married Sukhwinder Singh Mithu, a poor rickshaw driver, a year earlier against her mother's wishes, Indian ...

Susan Tompor: IRS warns: That windfall in your bank account might not be yours  Ventura County Star

Fraudsters are rolling out a glut of legitimate-looking but fake text messages, emails and social media posts this tax season, according to the Internal Revenue ...

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?

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.

21 Addictive Phone Games  PCMag.com

Who needs friends when you've got the best phone games on your iPhone or Android device? These fun p.

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 ...

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Things Your Kid Should Know Before Kindergarten  Lifehacker Australia

I have a friend who took kindergarten prep very seriously. When her son began getting homework in preschool (“homework” and “preschool” being two words ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

Google has unveiled a new feature for its AI assistant that will make real phone calls for users, booking reservations at restaurants and hairdressers. But what ...

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 ...

Stop Misusing Autocorrect  Lifehacker

There's a right way and a wrong way to use your phone's autocorrect, says the person who invented it. Ken Kocienda, former Principal Engineer of iPhone ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

'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.

Winnow your Words: Kimi's book of Haiku is now available  autosport.com

Due to extraordinary demand, 10000 extra copies of a book featuring words of wisdom from Kimi Raikkonen turned into Haiku poetry will be available for fans to ...

Your phone is listening to things you can't even hear  Cosmos

My lounge room is bugged. My phone is broadcasting an ultrasonic signal to my blu-ray player via an acoustic side channel beyond human hearing.

DJ Koh: Samsung's Folding Phone Will Debut In November  Lifehacker Australia

Samsung's mobile division chief DJ Koh likes dropping bombshells. Last month, he casually revealed the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 ahead of its official launch.

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.

Best Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL tips and tricks: Android Pie prowess  Pocket-lint.com

We dive deep into the Pixel 3 and 3 XL to bring you the ultimate guide to Google's phones.

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 ...

7 ways Google Assistant just got better  CNET

Google's voice AI, Google Assistant, has a lot to say at this year's I/O developer conference. Here are all of the ways it just got smarter: ...

The Dangers of Distracted Parenting  The Atlantic

When it comes to children's development, parents should worry less about kids' screen time—and more about their own.

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 ...

The Words and Phrases to Use — and to Avoid — When Talking to Customers  HBR.org Daily

The key to any successful relationship is effective communication. In the business world, this means trying to understand what consumers and clients are saying, ...

There’s no perfect minimalist phone — yet  The Verge

Over the course of a few weeks, I tried out four different minimalist phones — the Unihertz Jelly, the Nokia 3310 3G, the Punkt MP01, and the Light Phone — in ...

Travel - Why Brazilians love baby talk  BBC News

For a country so famous for its big stuff, Brazil can, in a funny way, be thought of as the land of the tiny. Practically no word is immune from diminution.

The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world  The Guardian

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the ...