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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.


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.


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.


Book charting grim life at offshore refugee ‘prison’ sweeps Australia’s literary prizes  The Guardian

The Kurdish-Iranian author, who wrote using a smuggled phone, receives awards by Skype because he remains in detention.


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.


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.


'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 ...


'Every time I go to a public toilet, I find myself anxious': Todd Carney lifts lid on infamous 'bubbler' incident  Wide World of Sports

Todd Carney has lifted the lid on the infamous 'bubbler' incident that effectively ended his career in the ...


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 ...


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 ...


The Motorola One Action is killing vertical videos once and for all  Android Central

Tired of seeing vertical videos on Twitter? Motorola apparently is, too. With the new Motorola One Action, you can capture videos in a horizontal landscape while ...


Office infiltrating our psyche  The Age

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


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.


How My Pastor's Words Changed the Way I View My Conditions  Yahoo Lifestyle

Depression, anxiety, ADHD, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome — the list goes on. Having multiple medical conditions can make you feel weak, sad and like ...


Samsung Announce The Note 10, A Phone With A Pen You Can Wave Around Like A Wand  Pedestrian TV

Samsung announced its new range of smartphones early this morning, and as you'd expect, the company's taking aim squarely at Apple, which is expected to ...


One of the Galaxy Note 10’s best new features has already been hacked to run on other Samsung phones  BGR

When Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Note 10 at its Unpacked event last week, the company confirmed all the rumors that preceded the press conference, ...


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus Review: Past Mistakes Fixed  Forbes

The Galaxy Note 10 Plus fixes many of Samsung's old habits, resulting in the most well-rounded Galaxy in a while.


Call Us on Your Cell Phone  The New York Times

How do we actually record interviews with our far-flung Times correspondents around the world? With a cell phone. Two cell phones, actually. We call it a ...


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 ...


Attackers could be listening to what you type: Researchers were able to detect what is typed with remarkable accuracy using just a smartphone  Science Daily

You likely know to avoid suspicious emails to keep hackers from gleaning personal information from your computer. But a new study suggests that it's possible to ...


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 ...


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.


iPhone 11 already has £2,500 phone case built from ‘aerospace titanium’ – weeks before phone’s official launch  The Sun

APPLE'S top-secret iPhone 11 already has a ludicrously expensive phone case – despite having not been announced yet. The new iPhone won't be official until ...


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, ...


Conor McGregor Agrees To Fight Dublin Boxer Luke Keeler  Pundit Arena

Conor McGregor has agreed to fight Luke Keeler, according to the Dublin boxer. Keeler, ranked fifth in the world in the middleweight division, took issue with ...


Popular Samsung, LG Android Phones Open to 'Spearphone' Eavesdropping  Threatpost

A Spearphone attacker can use the accelerometer in LG and Samsung phones to remotely eavesdrop on any audio that's played on speakerphone, including ...


Facebook is readying a dark mode for its mobile app  Android Central

App researcher Jane Manchun Wong has uncovered that Facebook has a dark theme in the works for its Facebook mobile app.


The unexpected side effect of Google's Pixel 4 phone  Computerworld

Google's upcoming Pixel 4 is already shaking up the smartphone game — but not in the way you might expect.


Why Apple’s New Augmented-Reality Collaboration With Famous Artists Won’t Help Us Reach the Next Stage of [AR]T  artnet News

Apple's [AR]T initiative worked with the New Museum to get big name artists to make Augmented Reality art for the brand.


Revealed: Boris Johnson's secret weapon for a no-deal Brexit  The Guardian

Ingeniously used, Kinder eggs could be responsible for a greater flow of goods than the botched ferry scheme.


Tlaib's grandmother wishes 'ruin' on Trump after he tweets about her  Business Insider

Rep. Rashida Tlaib's grandmother responded to Trump's tweet with 'May God ruin him' after Tlaib refused Israel's offer of a humanitarian visit.


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.


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 ...


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

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


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 ...


We asked, you answered: you're holding onto your phone forever  USA TODAY

The carriers hide list price, showing monthly payments to give illusion that phones not that expensive. Some deals good, but do read the fine print.


Boogie's ACL injury leaves Draymond 'at a loss for words'  NBCSports.com

Draymond Green is confident that DeMarcus Cousins will be able to make it back from this latest setback.


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.


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 ...


Charles Manson's final words show he was unrepentant until the end of his life  Mirror Online

Charles Manson died in prison aged 83 after serving more than four decades behind bars for seven murders.


Hey, Pokemon Go and Wizards Unite Players: Get Off My Damn Lawn  Fatherly

Players of mobile games like Pokemon Go or Harry Potter: Wizards Unite might not be aware they're giving families a headache, but they are. Especially mine.


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 ...


11 Incredibly Useful Websites You Might Not Know About  Gizmodo

The internet is a big place, and there's no shame in not having gotten around to exploring every last corner of it—but just in case you've missed out on some of ...


Targeted TV Ads May Reduce Channel Switching; Advertisers Increasingly Avoid Hard News  AdExchanger

Here's today's AdExchanger.com news round-up… Want it by email? Sign up here. Stay Tuned. UK broadcaster Sky TV released findings from a five-year study ...


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

New Halloween 2019 phone cases have been spotted at the D-Tech on Demand kiosks at the Magic Kingdom.


Waiting for the phone in Kashmir: Of conversations, long queues and tears  India Today

With Kashmir under a virtual communications blackout since August 5, people make a beeline to phone booths in hope to connect with their family and friends.


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.


iPhone 11 Pro: What YOU want to see  iMore

Mac Pro. MacBook Pro. iPad Pro. iMac Pro. Powerbeats Pro… iPhone Pro?


Apple takes art to city streets to augment reality  Reuters

LONDON, Aug 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Tech giant Apple is taking art out of the gallery and splashing it on the real world, creating playful, digital ...


Clemson QB Ben Batson eager to serve from anywhere on depth chart  Charleston Post Courier

Football is a team sport, and rare it is that stars rise without others pushing them from lower on the depth chart. That's where Batson comes in.


Austin parents create safe options for families in a dangerous digital landscape  KXAN.com

Austin parents are creating safe options for other families with young children, either through unplugged parenting or by providing kids with a place to explore ...


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.


When you can't find hope, hope finds you  RiverheadLOCAL

Hope is a persistent theme in my life — which is pretty funny because some people would consider my life circumstances pretty hopeless. The ongoing physical ...


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 ...


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.


The Mystery of Babies’ First Words  The Atlantic

It's nearly impossible to discern when an infant's babbling turns into a fully formed word.


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

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


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 ...


17 key lessons that men need to learn about women  The Standard

Sometimes God will communicate to your woman through dreams or strong instincts about the wrong you are doing or when danger is coming towards you or ...


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 ...


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.


What is the Difference between Call, Phone and Ring?  Voice of America

The question we answer this week is "Which to use - call, phone, or ring?"


Melissa Sweet shows 'How to Read a Book'  Press Herald

The cover of “How to Read A Book” by Kwame Alexander and illustrated by Melissa Sweet of Portland. Image courtesy of HarperCollins. As soon as she said no, ...


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.


Tom Mars: Luke Fickell has no merit to question Jim Harbaugh  247Sports

Luke Fickell has no ground to blame Jim Harbaugh and the University of Michigan for roadblocking the NCAA transfer waiver involving former Wolverines ...


Woolworths Disney Words Swap Day | Date & Locations  Canstar Blue

Woolworths will be hosting a swap day for its Disney Words to help collectors complete their full sets.


Woolworths Reveals New Disney Words Collectables  Canstar Blue

The collectables craze continues! Woolworths has confirmed a new partnership with Disney to 'add a dash of magic' to grocery shopping – and take on rival ...


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.


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 ...


Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton counsels Mike Pezzullo over intimidating phone call allegation  ABC News

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has counselled his departmental secretary Mike Pezzullo over concerns he intimidated a crossbench senator in a phone call ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


How to clear the cache on your Android phone to make it run faster  Business Insider

If you clear the browser and app cache on your Android phone periodically, you could help eliminate performance issues on the device.


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 ...


Broken Phone? Don't Sweat It — Restore a Bitcoin Wallet in Minutes  Bitcoin News

The following is an explainer on how to restore a bitcoin mobile phone wallet into a *fresh* device by using a mnemonic seed phrase.


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.


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.


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.


Samsung's New Galaxy Phone Is An Absolute Monster  Lifehacker Australia

Today, Samsung made history by releasing the Galaxy S10 5G in Australia - the first 5G-capable smartphone for Telstra's burgeoning network. We briefly got our ...


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 Stephen Miller controls Trump’s immigration policy  AL.com

The Washington Post. White House advisers Stephen Miller, left, and Jared Kushner listen as President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office as Guatemala ...


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.


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.


How to save videos on Facebook to your phone or computer  Business Insider

You can save, or "bookmark," any video on Facebook to play it again later by selecting "Save to Watchlist" or "Save Video," depending upon whether you're on a ...


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.


 
 
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