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Calls for Submissions From the Public

ACMA
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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Techly

Florida police attempt to unlock phone using dead suspect's finger
Techly
Armstrong was present at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater when two detectives showed up with Phillip's phone. The 28-year-old says the officers were taken to Phillip's body and then attempted to unlock his phone by holding the body's hands up to ...
Cops go into funeral home, attempt to unlock phone with dead man's fingerprintCSO Online

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PC Authority

Microsoft has no more Windows Phones left to sell
PC Authority
After a couple of years on life support, Windows on mobile has been dead in all but name for some time. Now we're one step closer to burial as Microsoft has sold its final Windows-powered devices on its own American store after heavily discounting them ...



Gizmodo

Report: Trump Using Personal Cell Phone a Lot More, Just in Case His Calls Weren't Insecure Enough Already
Gizmodo
It's unclear from the report whether Trump is using a Secret Service-approved device or has impossibly managed to retain access to his shitty, unsecured Android, but either option is uncomfortable. Earlier this year, Trump's administration banned the ...

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Cosmopolitan Australia

Gigi Hadid uses her phone case to send a message about mental health
Cosmopolitan Australia
When you zoom in, you can see there's something written in black font across the back of her phone case. All you can really read are the words 'harms' and 'health',. 2 / 3. All you can really read are the words 'harms' and 'health', so we did a sneaky ...

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ARNnet

Melbourne IT provider wraps up telephony project for Airmaster
ARNnet
Airmaster was also restricted by a proprietary voice solution and high call costs according to Alink technical director Nick Ower. "Traditional PBXs were used at each site through proprietary Cisco telephony solutions along with a mixture of ISDN ...



ABC Online

Scam call threatening elderly with arrest warrant, legal action from the 'ATO'
ABC Online
If you receive a phone call or email out of the blue from someone claiming to be from the Commonwealth DPP or Australian Taxation Office telling you about an arrest warrant, hang up. If you have any doubts about the identity of any caller who claims to ...

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WindowsLatest (blog)

Microsoft adds back Phone-related APIs to Windows 10 Redstone 5
WindowsLatest (blog)
In other words, Microsoft might be looking into ways to bring the phone capabilities to the Always Connected PCs with next version of Windows 10. The change also suggests that the Andromeda project is advancing and the phone capabilities would be ready ...

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Opinion: Phones down, eyes up to cultivate community
Springfield Business Journal
“Put that phone down!” We've probably all said it at one time or another. You might think, or say, “They should put that (obscenity) phone down because I'm their boss/dad/mom, and I say so.” How is that approach working for you? If you tell a teenager ...



New York Times

New Sentences: From 'How to Break Up With Your Phone'
New York Times
From “How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life” (Ten Speed Press, 2018, Page 123), by Catherine Price. No, it is not. I refuse, with extreme prejudice, to accept that “phubbing” is short for “phone snubbing.” “Phubbing ...



Popular Science

Seeing your phone's screen while wearing sunglasses just takes one quick trick
Popular Science
In other words, if the screen emits horizontally-vibrating light, and your sunglasses block all except vertically-vibrating light, no photons will get through and you'll be stuck with a dark or entirely black image. Some devices will experience this ...

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