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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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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?


ACCC says hold the phone on $15bn mobile market merger  The Australian

TPG and Vodafone face a tough battle to overturn the ACCCs objections to their 15bn merger, which are based simply on more competitors providing a better ...


Kanye West calls out Drake for being 'faker than wrestling' in latest Twitter rant  USA TODAY

What's 2018 without another rap beef. Kanye West directed some choice words at Drake during a rant on Twitter Thursday, calling the "God's Plan" rapper "faker ...


What are the words of the year in 2018 and why were they chosen?  Philippine Star

It's that time of year when dictionary editors—and even ordinary individuals—decide on a word, which they believe sums up the human experience and the state ...


GTA 5 cheats and cheat codes - helicopter, cell phone numbers, console commands and all cheats on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC  Eurogamer.net

GTA 5 cheats and their respective GTA 5 cheat codes are a staple of any plathrough at this point, being the easiest way to get straight to the fun. Bel…


'Probably time' to change my phone number - Jacinda Ardern  Newshub

Jacinda Ardern says she might change her phone number in the wake of claims she received a text from a friend of Karel Sroubek. National has been ...


Love, Loss And A Phone Number: 3 Grieving Arizona Women Make An Unlikely Connection  KJZZ

When someone dies, the physical items they leave behind can hold a kind of magic for their loved ones — glasses, an old car, worn shoes. But what about ...


School phone ban would be a backward step  Fairfield City Champion

Recently there has been much talk about banning students from having mobile phones in schools. Being a digital dinosaur you would expect me to agree with ...


OnePlus 5G phone will land before May 2019, look familiar  Android Authority

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau dished out some new information about the upcoming OnePlus 5G phone, expected in the first half of 2019.


OUR VIEW: Mayor McCallum, Surrey needs you to pick up your phone  Surrey Now-Leader

Make no mistake, readers, when McCallum ducks reporters, he is ducking you.


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 ...


Motorist argues with cyclist he CAN drive safely while using mobile phone – only to crash moments later  The Sun

THIS is the moment a motorist argues with a cyclist about being able to drive safely while using his mobile phone before crashing into another car seconds later.


Asus ROG Phone vs Razer Phone 2 vs Xiaomi Black Shark: Gaming smartphone deathmatch  Android Authority

We have seen gaming phones come and go, but in 2018 competition got fiercer than ever. The Asus ROG Phone, Razer Phone 2, and Xiaomi Black Shark lead ...


Are you a sleep texter? You’re not alone  The Guardian

In case you needed another reason not to keep your phone beside your bed, a quarter of students report this modern form of parasomnia.


County councils receive 2 to 3 phone calls/day on slurry spreading  Agriland

"Every single year we know the exact day people start spreading slurry." Those were the words of Brendan Cooney of Wexford County Council.


I spared myself 400 hours of screen time ... and got to read 52 books  The Sydney Morning Herald

'I sat open-mouthed in horror when I realised I had just tried to swipe the page of an historical novel rather than turn it.'


The best deals on 2018's 'Phone of the Year' - the Huawei P20 Pro  TechRadar

This is the best deal you are going to get on the Huawei P20 Pro right now - no upfront costs and just £33 a month for big data.


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

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 ...


'I was on Instagram. The baby fell down the stairs': is your phone use harming your child?  The Guardian

As new research looks at the impact of distracted parenting on child development, we talk to families about the battle with 'technoference'


'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, ...


'I spy' - Newspaper  DAWN.com

“IT'S not paranoia if they really are out to get you.” For Ahmed Mansour, a human rights activist hailing from the UAE, those are words to live by; after all, ...


Samsung and OnePlus 5G phones: 6 things you need to know now  CNET

5G phones and networks are almost here, promising amazing feats like downloading entire TV seasons in minutes, and enabling cities full of driverless cars that ...


A Hotline for the Broken-Hearted and the Poison-in-Hand  The New York Times

Everyday Sri Lankans — a retired banker, a former nurse, a marriage counselor — volunteer at a phone counseling line to ease burdens in a war-traumatized ...


OnePlus 6T comes with integrated Google Lens and that makes it smarter, more useful  India Today

OnePlus 6T is one of the few phones in the market that support the Google Lens functionality natively in its camera app.


Purported ‘real-life’ photo shows off the Galaxy S10’s stunning design  BGR

Samsung earlier this week announced the first Galaxy phone to feature an exciting Infinity-O display. The selfie camera appears in a hole that has been punched ...


Why voice assistants don't understand people who stutter  Curbed

Home technology leaves people who stutter behind.


Anonymized data doesn't stay anonymous, says MIT study  Fast Company

Urban planners and researchers at MIT found that it's shockingly easy to “reidentify” the anonymous data that people generate all day, every day in cities.


Google CEO Sundar Pichai Spent 3 1/2 Hours Before Congress. Here Are the Strangest Things They Asked  Inc.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee this week--an appearance that lasted about three and a half hours. As anyone who ...


Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 hands on review  TechRadar

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is a true all-screen smartphone straight out of the future, yet it takes cues from our slider phone past. You physically slide the display down ...


Details about naming scheme, future plans, market conditions and Nokia 9 discussed in latest interview  Nokiamob

HMD's Chief Marketing Officer for Germany Britta Gerbracht did an interesting interview with German tech site WinFuture.de at a local press briefing for the Nokia ...


How to lose more friends and alienate more people  Spectator.co.uk

How to lose more friends and alienate more people on The Spectator | This used to be the busiest time of the year for me. If you do anything in public life…


Review: Pixel 3 makes a strong case for Google's ecosystem  Fast Company

You shouldn't deepen your ties to Google without considering the implications. But it's gotten really good at melding hardware, software, and services.


LENA Start is growing — just don't say it's filling a "word gap"  Chalkbeat Indiana

A high-tech program for parents and their very young children is helping combat Detroit's literacy crisis.


Google tests teaching you word pronunciation  The Verge

I have a confession to make. On a recent episode of Workflow, I went on camera to recommend the Halide camera app. Everything went perfectly until the video ...


George HW Bush's final words  CNN

George W. Bush was put on the speaker phone to say goodbye to his father George H.W. Bush. He told him that he had been a "wonderful dad." CNN's Jamie ...


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. While the device defaults to ...


Oxford Dictionary reveals 2018 Word of the Year as ‘toxic’  NEWS.com.au

This year has been real hard yakka. I highly commend those who have struggled through political climate turbulence, saturated royal family presence, nuclear ...


Sheriff's office warns of telephone scams | Mayer  ECM Publishers

We're all experiencing it; unfamiliar numbers calling almost daily, even multiple times in a single day. Sometimes it's just a recording, and sometimes an actual ...


5 ways the Snapdragon 855 will change Android phones in 2019 (other than making them faster)  PCWorld

Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 855 chip, and other than the obvious speed boosts, here are the coolest ways it will change the next crop in Android ...


Improving Depth Of Field With Only 5 Phones  Hackaday

The hottest new trend in photography is manipulating Depth of Field, or DOF. It's how you get those wonderful portraits with the subject in focus and the ...


If you have any of these apps, delete them immediately  Her.ie

Experts at security firm Sophos have found that 22 apps available on Android phones are a source of 'clickfraud'. 22 apps that can be found on the Google Play ...


Watch Android Malware Automatically Steal 1,000 Euros From a PayPal Account in Seconds  Motherboard

A new piece of malware for Android devices is programmed to send 1,000 euros to cyberthieves via PayPal in around 5 seconds—all without the user being ...


Sheriff’s Office warns of ongoing Social Security scam  Eureka Times Standard

Press release from the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office: The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has received reports of a Social Security Administration scam ...


Iranian phishers bypass 2fa protections offered by Yahoo Mail and Gmail  Ars Technica

A recent phishing campaign targeting US government officials, activists, and journalists is notable for using a technique that allowed the attackers to bypass ...


President Trump slams Mika Brzezinski for using homophobic slur  Daily Mail

Joe Scarborough made the announcement at the top of the episode, stating: 'Mika has the day off with her family, a long-planned family event which she's sorry ...


48MP Xiaomi phone could be a Redmi device and not Mi 9, to feature in-screen selfie camera  India Today

Xiaomi President Lin Bin recently shared an intriguing teaser image of a phone with 48MP primary camera on the rear panel. The phone, Bin confirmed, will be ...


Suicide recorded on cell phone sends Utah man to prison  The Associated Press

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah man who helped a teenager kill herself and filmed the act to fulfill what prosecutors called a fascination with death was sentenced ...


Cvent’s Videoconferencing Deployment: The Default Setting Is “On”  Forbes

Recent research from Forbes Insights shows that a growing number of executives are making the switch from legacy systems to today's best-of-breed, ...


Can Facebook See YOUR Future? | BestVPN.com  BestVPN.com

Thanks to a new patent it might be possible for Facebook to start collecting data on things you haven't yet done! Click here to find out more!


Reflecting in a Season of Gratitude  American Quarter Horse Journal

Donate to the Foundation online today at www.aqha.com/give or make a donation by phone at 806-376-5181. The fall often feels like a time when we are ...


It's time to stop negative campaigning in Oregon; give voters a break  Statesman Journal

Most of us are in need of a long break from all things political. We have just endured weeks of daily recorded phone calls and back-to-back radio and TV ads ...


How to Watch the 2019 Golden Globes If You're Lacking a TV  Cosmopolitan.com

The Golden Globes are coming up right after the holidays, and while all award shows are fun (except the entire middle part of the Oscars, let's be real), this is the ...


Victim's family speaks out, double homicide investigation continues  WBKO

Children of one of the victims in a double homicide investigation said as difficult as this entire situation is, they're now worried they won't be able to have the ...


iOS 13 release date & new features rumours  Macworld UK

When will Apple release the next version of iOS for iPhone and iPad, and what new features will it bring? We round up the iOS 13 leaks and rumours.


Spokane astronaut Anne McClain in space: ‘I am finally where I was born to be’  The Seattle Times

The Spokane native decided at age 3 that she wanted to be an astronaut. Today, she's lapping Earth 16 times a day aboard the International Space Station.


RCS: What it is and why you might want it  The Verge

RCS will add a lot more multimedia capabilities to your messaging. Besides the usual texts (plain and fancy), it will make it simple to send GIFs, high-resolution ...


Southern Utah third-graders receive personal dictionaries from Cedar City Rotary Club  St George News

CEDAR CITY — If the world didn't have any dictionaries, how would we know the meaning of words like “nomophobia” or “floccinaucinihilipilification”?


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


Frequently Asked Questions  WXYZ

Frequently asked questions about 7 Action News and WXYZ.com.


Jio vs Google, Did Google Launch a JioPhone Killer Called WizPhone WP006 for Under Rs. 500? Check Out  MySmartPrice

The WizPhone WP006 4G feature phone is an interesting device that Google introduced in Indonesia. It could challenge the JioPhone.


Smartphone data could help prevent youth suicide - but there are privacy risks  Stuff.co.nz

Smart phone data could soon be used to identify those at risk of suicide to get them help quickly, but some academics are concerned about data security.


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.


Man says he received condolence call from Pope Francis after father's death  Today Show

Matias Verna says Pope Francis called him to offer condolences on the death of his father, Dr. Mario Verna, who developed a friendship with the pope as a teen.


Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge on Windows 10  Windows Central

Microsoft is throwing in the towel with Edge and is building a new web browser for Windows 10, this time powered by Chromium.


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.


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.


Huawei Nova 4 Honey Red gradient colour, 48-megapixel AI camera confirmed  91mobiles

A Huawei Nova 4 teaser poster has confirmed rumours pertaining to the 48-megapixel main camera as part of a triple-rear camera setup.


Westwater Files International Arbitration Request Against Republic of Turkey  Business Wire

Westwater Resources, Inc. (“Westwater,” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: WWR), an energy materials development company, today announced the filing of a Requ.


Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players  The Sydney Morning Herald

The scammers often pose as lonely and sad widowed men based on oil rigs or working for the United Nations in places such as Afghanistan or Syria.


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 ...


No, Facebook did not patent secretly turning your phone mics on when it hears your TV  The Verge

Facebook did not apply for a patent on turning your phone microphone on when a hidden signal plays on a TV. I know this because I simply read the patent ...


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.


The Chaser Projected Alan Jones' Phone Number Onto The Opera House  Junkee

The Sydney Opera House / Racing NSW controversy continues to grow, with The Chaser team projecting Alan Jones' phone number onto the side of the ...


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 ...


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...


Donald Trump's 5 Biggest Tantrums: From Smashed-Up Furniture To Anti-Boat Bias  Esquire.com

Yesterday's White House meeting with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and an unconvincing straw-stuffed mannequin shaped like ...


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 ...


All good: Doug Subtyl smiling through difficult journey  247Sports

ASU's senior defensive lineman remains positive even after disasters in his home country of Haiti, an uncertain move to the US and an inconsistent career on the ...


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 ...


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.


Put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode forever  The Outline

Join me in a buzz-free, ping-free, vibration-free, light-up-free world.


These two words can help get you an airline upgrade over the phone  South China Morning Post

British author and frequent flier Tilly Bagshawe, who lives with her family in California, offers her top tips to make your foreign travels more comfortable.


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, ...


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.


How To Have Phone Sex Without Feeling Awkward AF  Women's Health

Lovehoney sex and relationship expert Annabelle Knight answers all the most popular 'how to' questions - and provides her top tips for getting it right.


The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone  Bloomberg

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 luxury fields—food, ...


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 ...


74 percent of millennials would rather text—here's how to overcome your fear of the phone  CNBC

For many millennials, talking on the phone is a lost art. Texting and email take precedence over actual conversations. In fact, one survey found that 74 percent of ...


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 ...


Telstra has a second crack at unlimited data  Computerworld Australia

Telstra has unveiled a suite of new consumer mobile phone plans as the telco moves to simplify its product lineup. The push to streamline product offerings ...


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 ...


AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation  The Conversation AU

Google's latest AI promises to help arrange your life by making appointment for you over the phone, but it's limited by its rote learning of the simple tasks of ...


The first FEMA Presidential Alert just hit phones across the US  The Verge

October 3rd at 2:18PM ET, FEMA will send out a "Presidential Alert" to nearly every single cellphone in the country to test its Integrated Public Alert and Warning ...


Eight things your phone's camera can do—other than snapping selfies  Popular Science

Smartphone cameras let you take advantage of every available photo opportunity. But they can do more than snap pictures of partying friends and sweeping ...


How to text search, or command-F, on your smartphone  Business Insider

When you're searching for a word on your desktop or laptop computer, the Command+F keystroke can pull up text search on almost any application, including ...


Wentworth by-election: Liberals play blame game over loss  Herald Sun

AS THE Liberal Party's hopes of a dramatic comeback win in Wentworth fade, it is turning on itself. The conservative side of politics is split between those who ...


Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?  The Verge

It came as a total surprise: the most impressive demonstration at Google's I/O conference yesterday was a phone call to book a haircut. Of course, this was a ...


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 ...


How to Improve Gboard Accuracy by Deleting Suggested Words You'd Never Use  WonderHowTo

Predictive text is a common feature in most mobile keyboards these days. However, many times, its guesses are way off, sometimes hilariously so. As absurd as ...


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 ...


 
 
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