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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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Where is your phone not allowed in London? Best restaurants, bars and pubs for a digital detox  Evening Standard

The food has arrived. The plate is beautiful and abundant, and your hand begins to twitch towards your phone; those 83 followers on Instagram aren't going to ...


The AI that can write a fake news story after being given just a few words  Sydney Morning Herald

A company co-founded by Elon Musk has produced a piece of software that can produce authentic-looking fake news articles after being given just a few pieces ...


Qualcomm Spills Secrets on First Wave of 5G Phones  Tom's Guide

Credit: ShutterstockIf you're excited about the future of smartphones, but you're unsure whether you'll be getting what you want out of 5G, Qualcomm is hoping to ...


Andreatta: Monroe County Jail phone charges are criminal  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

In warmer weather, loved ones of Monroe County Jail inmates gather outside the jailhouse on Plymouth Avenue in Rochester to talk to the incarcerated.


Tip: YouTube shows which videos have subtitles when you mute your phone  Android Police

One of the most useful features of YouTube are the auto-generated subtitles. Say you're watching a video in Spanish and you can barely recognize your... by ...


New Apple patent hints clamshell-style foldable phone may be in the works  Digital Trends

Apple has filed a patent for a foldable phone that suggests the company could be following in the footsteps of the likes of Samsung and Huawei. The patent ...


Exclusive: Take a look at what a next-generation 5G phone will look like  Digital Trends

I'm looking at what by all accounts is an ordinary smartphone. It's black, made of glass and metal, and runs the latest version of Android. It's also a unique ...


It's Official: Samsung's Foldable Phone Launches Next Week  Lifehacker Australia

After months of relentless teasing, Samsung is finally set to unveil its folding smartphone for the first time. (The faux reveal at last year's Samsung Developer ...


Turning Pages: The prison writing from Manus that needs to be read  Sydney Morning Herald

Beyond its power as a piece of sustained reportage, Behrouz Boochani's No Friend But the Mountains is also undeniably a work of literature.


All of the reasons why the internet is bad—a breakup letter  Quartz

Receive a free CD-ROM in the mail. Install drivers. Run installer. Launch three-lettered desktop program that will etch deeper into your memory than your own ...


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.


Jussie Smollett Details Assault, Police Are Questioning ‘Persons of Interest’  Variety

"Empire" star Jussie Smollett talks to Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" about his alleged hate crime attack, standing by his story.


Desperate LNP scare campaign a new low  Sydney Morning Herald

History shows the electorate is very sensitive on matters of border protection and back-pocket economics.


ASK AMY: Teen troubled by cheating dad's texts  Toronto Sun

Dear Amy: I'm in high school. Today I discovered that my dad has cheated — or is still cheating — on my mom.The way I found out is that my dad backs up his ...


Hunt for missing woman after a photo of a smashed bloodied phone is uploaded to her Facebook  Daily Mail

Ashley Dillard was reported missing by her family on Friday night in Easley, South Carolina when disturbing photos started appearing on her Facebook profile ...


All The Rom-Com Heroes Liam Hemsworth's Over-The-Top 'Isn't It Romantic' Character References  Bustle

In the new meta rom-com Isn't It Romantic, out Feb. 13, Liam Hemsworth plays the man of everyone's dreams except, of course, the movie's protagonist. See ...


The Narrabundah Boy and his Italian friend, 65 years on  The Age

It was 65 years ago, but Ray Hawke remembers the first time he ever saw Angelo Costa. On a cold Sunday in Canberra in 1954, nine-year-old Ray, the middle ...


I found my stutter-prone voice by exercising my political one  Washington Post

It's the Saturday before the midterm elections and I'm at an apartment complex in South Salt Lake, Utah, about to knock on a stranger's door. I'm canvassing for ...


I Lost A Bet In Smash And Now I Have To Keep A Sexy Picture Of Yoshi On My Phone  Kotaku

This isn't so much a “diary” as it is an explanation. It is an explanation as to why, throughout the last week's day-to-day obligations and engagements, I have had ...


Marlon James: The Booker winner turns to high fantasy in Africa  Sydney Morning Herald

It's two weeks before Christmas and I'm in the plush library bar of the Hudson Hotel on New York's Upper West Side, waiting for Marlon James. I've garnered a ...


'They kissed a lot': Video reveals what victim's parents told police in Goodyear teacher sex abuse case  12news.com KPNX

Body camera video obtained by 12 News shows what parents told detectives after they discovered their son was allegedly being sexually abused by his sixth ...


Where is the best place to buy the Honor View 20?  Android Central

The Honor View 20 is a drool-worthy flagship, but depending on where you live, buying one could prove to be a challenge.


Letters to the editor: Saturday, February 16, 2019  Newcastle Herald

MY husband and I just returned from a few days in the Blue Mountains, where we were impressed, as always, by the spectacular views at such places as Echo ...


OPINION EXCHANGE | 'Hands-free' bill would make driving in Minnesota more dangerous  Star Tribune

Contrary to what you have been told or read, the proposed “hands free” bill in the state Legislature right now will, if enacted, encourage even more deadly ...


Samsung S10 looking too pricey? These cheap Galaxy S8 deals are the perfect alternative  TechRadar

Leaks of the S10 show it looking quite expensive - our advice? Save your money and go for one of these cheap Samsung Galaxy S8 deals from Mobiles.co.uk ...


Phone booth cubicles are the hot new open plan office trend  Fast Company

A crop of new startups are racing to reinvent the cubicle, catering to businesses that want more private space for their employees.


Good Fortune: The Story of Miss Cleo's $1 Billion Psychic Empire  Mental Floss

The self-professed medium drew millions of callers—and millions of dollars in government fines for deceptive advertising.


How to stop your smartphone from tracking your every move, sharing data and sending ads  USA TODAY

Your phone knows where you are standing or sitting at this moment. Most people know that. How else could you use GPS? While location tracking is essential ...


Moto G7 Power review: Power to the people  Expert Reviews

Motorola is really pushing the limits of the expression that you can't have too much of a good thing. This year, we're being treated to no fewer than four Moto G7 ...


Fish fry guide: Share your details for the Northeast Ohio 2019 listings  cleveland.com

No time like the present to submit your fish-fry listing for our 2019 guide.


Honor View 20 Review: I don't miss my OnePlus 6T anymore  Mashable India

With a new year in tow, we have exciting new technologies and innovation to look forward to, and smartphones get to experience these first hand. 2018 was all ...


Can this technology put an end to bullying?  BBC News

Bullying can cast a dark shadow over people's lives and leave permanent scars, but artificial intelligence may provide new ways of stamping our harassment ...


Flashback Friday: CB radios are still truckin'  FreightWaves

In its Flashback Friday series, FreightWaves publishes articles that look back at various aspects of the transportation industry's history. If there are topics that you ...


From the epicenter  The Bowdoin Orient

From the epicenter on The Bowdoin Orient – “Yes, I was there for the earthquake … Yes, I felt it … crazy, humbling.” These words always seem to shake my ...


Factual, or Warm and Fuzzy? Why Choosing the Right Words Matters  Knowledge@Wharton

Whether it's prompting someone to adopt a pet or to share *content* on social media, what do natural language processing tools tell us about persuasion?


9 questions we have about the futuristic, changeable new NBA jerseys  For The Win

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver revealed a new concept jersey which allows you to change the name and number on the back. We have questions.


Sarasota students honor Parkland victims one year later  FOX 13 News, Tampa Bay

Students at Booker High School in Sarasota honor the victims of the Parkland shooting on the one-year anniversary of their deaths.


Embry and Hedric – phone calls and basketball after 64 years  Miami Student

A legendary figure in Oxford, Hedric was the men's basketball coach at Miami from 1970-1984. He has the second-highest winning percentage in program ...


Ask Amy: I wanted to tell these fellow diners to shut up  The Mercury News

DEAR AMY: During a recent dinner at a neighborhood restaurant/pub, four people at one table near us were having a very lively conversation. They were loud ...


The World Must Save the Uyghurs  The Diplomat

Long-standing repression of the Uyghur culture has reached stunning new lows. What happened to “Never again”?


Indian media went crazy over Priyanka Gandhi’s roadshow – even though she didn’t speak a word  Scroll.in

The newly appointed Congress general secretary held a rally along with her brother Rahul Gandhi in Lucknow and the media went into a tizzy.


How to stop robocalls, block numbers on your iPhone, Android and even landline  USA TODAY

You have a whole arsenal of smartphone tools at your disposal: Block numbers, Do Not Disturb mode, and apps can help end this telephonic pestilence.


Jussie Smollett and the Hard Lessons about Facts and Assumptions  National Review

Making the click-through worthwhile: The tale of actor Jussie Smollett enters its third act with Chicago law enforcement moving quickly and unnamed police ...


Outtakes: Regina King on white lies, directing and '227'  Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Regina King — who is nominated for her first-ever Academy Award for her work in "If Beale Street Could Talk" — discusses sitting in the ...


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 ...


Middle school student told to cover up T-shirt with message teacher found offensive  Yahoo Lifestyle

A seventh grader was asked to cover up a shirt that teachers found offensive, but the girl's parents say the shirt touts a message of anti-discrimination.


"Closer to poetry": the art of texting in novels  Prospect

How millennial novelists are confronting the challenging of representing our text habits in fiction.


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?


Review: At ‘Freestyle Love Supreme,’ Attention Must Be Paid. Really.  The New York Times

Since you provide the *content* for this group's delightful hip-hop musical improvisation, you really have to lend them your ears (and phones).


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


The Harmonious Ambiguity of “What Remains”  Yale Daily News

What remained with me after the Yale Repertory Theatre's opening night production of “What Remains” is unexplainable. I walked out the Iseman Theatre with ...


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 ...


Garda witnesses give evidence at Tipperary murder trial  RTE.ie

A jury at the Central Criminal Court has heard the wife of murder accused Patrick Quirke alerted a garda to the discovery of a body on the farm her husband was ...


'Pizzagate' video was posted to YouTube account of alleged arsonist's parents before fire  NBC News

Federal prosecutors charged Ryan Jaselskis, 22, a health and wellness coach in California, on Wednesday with trying to burn down Comet Ping Pong, the ...


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.


Best appreciation messages for friends to show them your love  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ Have you ever used ⭐APPRECIATION MESSAGES⭐? It is very important to show your friends how much you love them, and the easiest way ...


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.


Gboard vs. SwiftKey: Which Android keyboard should you use?  Android Central

A good keyboard helps you type well, and a great keyboard can elevate your communication on more than than the textual level. Gboard and SwiftKey are both ...


love stories: We asked and you sent them in. Here are our favorites 💕 | KSL.com  KSL.com

To celebrate love, we asked readers to submit their own love stories in 100 words or less. What followed was a deluge of endearing and wonderful short stories ...


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.


The Vatican’s Gay Overlords  The New York Times

A sensational new book mines the Catholic Church's sexual secrets. Will right-wing homophobes exploit it?


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 ...


'I trusted them': Tiny homes-maker accused of scamming customers of hundreds of thousands  CTV News

Dozens of customers in Canada and the U.S. are accusing an Ontario-based company that recently declared bankruptcy of scamming them for hundreds 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.


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 ...


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 ...


‘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 ...


Michelle Carter, who encouraged boyfriend's suicide, ordered to start sentence immediately  NBC News

Michelle Carter, who encouraged her boyfriend's suicide, was ordered to begin jail sentence immediately.


AR Will Spark the Next Big Tech Platform—Call It Mirrorworld  WIRED

We are building a 1-to-1 map of almost unimaginable scope. When it's complete, our physical reality will merge with the digital universe.


Nokia 8110 4G review: another retro revival gone wrong  The Sydney Morning Herald

With support for Wi-Fi and 4G but some serious core issues, the new 8110 is both an improvement and a step back compared to last year's revived 3310.


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.


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.”


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...


Sydney schoolboy Max Meyer’s final phone call revealed before fatal avalanche in Austria  Daily Telegraph

Sydney schoolboy Max Meyer told rescuers we need some help in a phone call just minutes before he was swept away in an avalanche.


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, ...


New tech surveillance laws more a 'side gate' than 'back door' into Australian phones  ABC News

New laws will be unveiled today aimed at helping the nation's spy agencies and police monitor and prevent criminal activity through phones and the internet.


No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you  Alphr

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren't just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say.


The life-changing phone call that made me quit my job  The Sydney Morning Herald

On June 18 this year, my life changed. We all have moments like that in our lives. Most of them are only recognisable in retrospect, but, this time, I knew ...


25 of the New Words Merriam-Webster Is Adding to the Dictionary in 2018  Mental Floss

If you don't spend most of your time on the internet, it can be hard to keep up with the evolving lingo of the digital age. Luckily, the editors at Merriam-Webster ...


Curse words, gang talk fill courtroom as judge reads Jessica Kelley’s phone calls  KOAT New Mexico

Curse words were flying as one of the women charged with killing and dismembering 10-year-old Victoria Martens in 2016 was in court Thursday. Prosecutor ...


A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?  Computerworld

Five years ago, in September 2013, Microsoft made one of the most ill-conceived acquisitions in tech history, purchasing Nokia for $7.9 billion. Having failed in ...


These were the first words that Graham Bell spoke on the telephone  India Today

I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr. Watson, come here - I want to see you." To my delight he came and declared that he had ...


How to fix 'ducking' and other iPhone autocorrect problems  CNBC

CNBC walks you through how to stop your iPhone from automatically correcting your text to say something you didn't mean to.


Chinese tech giant Huawei faces  NEWS.com.au

Spare a thought for the poor souls running public relations for Chinese smartphone and telecom giant Huawei. Because the headlines just keep getting worse.


Papa John's Founder Used N-Word On Conference Call  Forbes Now

John Schnatter—the founder and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used the N-word on a conference call in May. Schnatter confirmed the incident in an ...


How to stop nuisance calls to your mobile phone  CHOICE

People are increasingly receiving nuisance calls and texts to their mobiles. But how do telemarketers and charities get your phone number? We look at the Do ...


Roundup: Trump, Erdogan talk about Syria concerns over phone amid rising war of words - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

This combination of file pictures shows (L) President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan deliverling a speech during a meeting in Ankara, on January 26, 2018 and ...


Why autocorrect makes so many mistakes, according to the former Apple engineer who helped create it  INSIDER

Why does iPhone autocorrect still make so many mistakes? We spoke with Ken Kocienda, who helped create autocorrect for Apple, to find out why.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

The tempo for major smartphone launches at the tail of the year is always a little hectic. You've got Samsung, Apple, LG, Google, Razer, Samsung (again) and ...


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.


Alan Jones apologises for Opera House interview, as petition with 235,000 signatures delivered  ABC News

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has apologised for comments he made to the head of the Sydney Opera House, after calling for her to be sacked during a debate ...


Code words, knowing gazes, snap deals run Chennai’s stolen phone trade  Times of India

CHENNAI: Dressed in orange dhoti and a shirt, with a cotton bag dangling from his shoulders and holy ash smeared across his forehead, 40-year-old ...


The two magic words that can get you an airline upgrade over the phone  Economic Times

By Mark Ellwood At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our ...


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 ...


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 ...


The new phones that are stuck in the past  BBC News

These sleek, downgraded cell phones are meant to promote mental wellbeing – by turning the clock back to the pre-smartphone era.


Teens' cell phone use linked to memory problems  Science News for Students

A new study suggests teens who get more exposure to cell-phone radiation — and hold their phones up to their right ear — do worse on one type of memory ...


14 Secret Code Words You're Not Meant to Know  Reader's Digest

These phrases are meant to sound like random letters and numbers, but in certain situations, they can be signs of a serious emergency.


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 ...


Sinead McNamara: Instagram star’s death may be linked to failed relationship  Courier Mail

AUSTRALIAN model Sinead McNamara may have been upset about a relationship breakdown before her shock death, and spoke to crew members about her ...


 
 
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