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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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Max Meyer's final phone call before 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.


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 ...


Rekindled yet again, Nokia’s next-gen phones offer more than just nostalgia  Digital Trends

HMD Global, a Finnish startup that designs and builds Nokia Android smartphones, wants to put the Nokia brand name back “where it belongs.” It helps that it's ...


Cops Can't Force People To Unlock Their Phones With Biometrics, US Court Rules  Gizmodo Australia

A federal judge in California has ruled that law enforcement can't compel a suspect to unlock their phone with a fingerprint or face recognition. Combined with a ...


Polk sheriff: 'Deviant' Mexican national arrested for molesting child  Fox 35 Orlando

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said his deputies arrested a man for sexually abusing a child for 5 years of her life, starting at the age of 7.


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 ...


News Bill could make using your phone while driving illegal Kelsey Gibbs 11:05 PM, Jan  NewsChannel5.com

You may soon have to hang-up the phone if you're driving. A bill proposed in legislature would ban all hand-held devices on Tennessee roads.


Forget the Galaxy S10, Oppo just unveiled exciting new smartphone camera and biometrics tech  BGR

The Galaxy S10 is coming soon, but Samsung's new flagship won't be the only exciting phone of 2019. Reports earlier this week said that a Chinese ...


This might be the worst Galaxy S10 battery rumor yet  BGR

Samsung will unveil at least four distinct Galaxy S10 versions soon, including three 4G models and a 5G phone. All of them will share the same Infinity-O ...


What does your cell phone cover say about you?  The Express Tribune

Finding the right cover for a phone is harder than it looks! Back when cell phones were not 'smart', they actually had bodies, personalities and opinions. Similar ...


Jayme Closs' kidnapper lived in 'time warp' without smart phone, former neighbor says  Daily Mail

Jake Patterson, who is charged with kidnapping Jayme Closs and murdering her parents, didn't have a smart phone or social media, his former neighbor said ...


The biggest competition for Samsung’s foldable Galaxy phone might come from an unexpected place  BGR

Samsung's first foldable smartphone is confirmed to launch in the first half of the year, and the handset won't have that many rivals, as other vendors are yet to ...


Opinion: Slider phones might seem cool, but are a design dead end  Android Authority

Slider phones might be the next big thing and might seem like an appealing solution to the notch. However, I don't think the fad will last.


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.”


Erdogan, Trump consider setting up 'security zone' in Syria  Al Jazeera English

Two leaders discuss situation in Syria over the phone amid growing tensions over the fate of US-allied Kurdish fighters.


Target and superquiz, Monday, January 14  The Sydney Morning Herald

TARGET 7993. How many words of four letters or more can you make from those shown here? Each letter may be used once per word.
. Each word must ...


The power of MeToo: how feminism changed the dictionary  The Guardian

MeToo has entered Australia's Macquarie Dictionary. It's a rare kind of word, and also a vital one.


Mark, My Words: the real reason I hate the cassette revival  NME Live

The resurgence of cassettes brought out Mark Beaumont's red mist, but not entirely for the reasons he told Radio 4. It starts as a dull heat in the back of my brain, ...


Lindsey Graham Breaks Up Barr Hearing With Wisecrack About Trump And A Cell Phone  The Daily Caller

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham brought the house down Tuesday when he delivered a deadpan crack about President Donald Trump having his phone ...


Waste of time, or words to shape a city? 2 takes on London's Strategic Plan  CBC.ca

Is it an important document with the power to guide the city's priorities for the next four years, or a pointless make-work project doomed to be ignored, then ...


With just a month before Samsung unveils its new smartphones, the rumor spotlight is on an ultra-powerful and feature-packed 'Galaxy S10 X' 5G model  INSIDER

With just over a month before Samsung unveils its new smartphones, more rumors are swirling over its anticipated new top-of-the-line phone, expected to be ...


“Stole $24 Million But Still Can't Keep a Friend” — Krebs on Security  Krebs on Security

Unsettling new claims have emerged about Nicholas Truglia, a 21-year-old Manhattan resident accused of hijacking cell phone accounts to steal tens of millions ...


Hisense U30 quietly lands at CES: Yet another 48MP phone with punch-hole camera  Android Authority

The Hisense U30 has reportedly been revealed at CES, and it ticks plenty of boxes for a 2019 smartphone. Expect a 48MP+5MP rear camera setup, ...


Pixel 3 XL Lite benchmark suggests this isn’t the cheap Pixel flagship we wanted  BGR

The Pixel 3 phones that Google launched back in October have the same components as most other 2018 Android flagships. But the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL were ...


McDonald’s employee repeatedly uses racial slur in confrontation with black customer  Washington Post

The employee continued to use the slur despite the customer's threat that he'd put the video on WorldstarHipHop.


Code words, knowing gazes: How Chennai’s stolen phone trade works  Gadgets Now

Dressed in dhoti and a shirt, with a cotton bag dangling from his shoulders and holy ash smeared across his forehead, 40-year-old Dhanapalan (*name ...


Dad's tragic final words to wife before he stepped out in front of traffic  Mirror Online

Steven Mason, 49, crashed into a HGV on the M62 in a suicide attempt and then walked into oncoming traffic.


Phone makers are messing with Android's memory management, and Google isn't doing anything about it  Android Central

The company that makes your Android phone is doing Android memory management wrong. Because the best practices and in some cases actual requirements ...


Report: Nick Young Stole Man's Phone And Hit Him In The Dick And Balls At A Car Wash  Deadspin

Nick Young's lone NBA action this season was a four-game cup of coffee with the Nuggets. He scored nine points and got waived shortly before the new year, ...


The 15-minute Chromebook tune-up  Computerworld

As far as computers go, Chromebooks are almost shockingly low-maintenance. Google's Chrome OS operating system updates itself silently and automatically ...


Jeff Bezos fell prey to stolen text messages — here's how to keep yours private  CNBC

Very wealthy people are often targets for criminal hackers, tabloids and rivals, but there are steps anyone can take to avoid exposing sensitive personal and ...


Of space and time: Assessor to formally change spelling of Glen Allen  Southeast Missourian

GLEN ALLEN, Mo. — The Village of Glen Allen in Bollinger County was named after Thomas Allen, who donated some land for the community's development; ...


Ajit Pai Refuses to Brief Lawmakers Over Phone-Tracking Scandal, Dubiously Blames Shutdown  Gizmodo

Saying there is no legal reason why Ajit Pai should rebuff an invitation to brief lawmakers during the government shutdown, the chairman of the House Energy ...


Yemeni student who fled civil war excels in computer programming while learning English  The Fresno Bee

Amal Qasem, 15, who fled civil war in Yemen, is a success story for what is possible with technology and passion. She's excelling in computer programming at ...


After four years, Microsoft may unveil HoloLens 2 next month  The Next Web

Mobile World Congress – the world's biggest expo focused on smartphones and mobile devices – starts February 24, and it seems Microsoft has big plans 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.


Here's What Kids Really Need to Know Before Kindergarten  Lifehacker

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


Sunday Puzzle: A Capital Challenge  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia Navarro and puzzle master Will Shortz play a word game with Tova Tenenbaum of Philadelphia.


Weatherman Is Fired After Using Racial Slur in Naming Martin Luther King Jr.  The New York Times

A meteorologist for a television station in Rochester was fired Sunday after he uttered a racial slur on air while describing a city park named after the Rev.


Cech, mate  The Guardian

In today's Fiver: Petr Cech, lost phone contacts, Brexit and more.


How your voice hides clues about your love life  BBC News

The way we speak to a partner can betray our true feelings behind the words we use, and artificial intelligence has learned to pick up on these to predict whether ...


7 Reasons Why Buffett’s Bet on Apple Stock Is a Good One  Investorplace.com

The negative Nellies continue to rain down on AAPL and Apple stock.Here's why you should stay bullish on AAPL stock anyway. .


Letter to My Younger Self | Tim Shaw  The Players' Tribune

I want to explain to you why it's so difficult for me to speak — the diagnosis, all of it — and what my life is like now, because one day you'll be in my shoes, living ...


How to Actually, Truly Focus on What You’re Doing  The New York Times

Welcome to the Smarter Living newsletter! Every Monday, S.L. editor Tim Herrera emails readers with tips and advice for living a better, more fulfilling life.


If you see Elizabeth: Family asks OC Transpo riders to help daughter regain confidence  CBC.ca

A Kanata family is asking the bus-riding community to help their daughter, who has Down syndrome, regain her confidence as she recovers from the shock of ...


The doctor will see you now … on your phone, with an AI assistant: How tech is changing healthcare  GeekWire

What role will artificial intelligence play in healthcare? How can smartphones make healthcare more accessible? And what's the future of tech giants such as ...


The Future Of Local Justice Courts  The Evening Sun

On Thursday of last week there was press conference at the Broome County Sheriff's Office that was less than exciting. The topic was about how local judges ...


For Sheriff Who Led Search for Jayme Closs, No Sweeter Words Than ‘We Got Her’  The New York Times

CHICAGO — When Jayme Closs, 13, appeared along a rural Wisconsin road on Thursday, she ended an 88-day search by hundreds of investigators.


Bird art, nature writing contest entries sought  Eureka Times Standard

For the 16th year, Friends of the Arcata Marsh and Redwood Region Audubon Society are co-sponsoring a Student Bird Art Contest in conjunction with Godwit ...


Samsung's VP confirms: folding smartphones are the new era  AndroidPIT

Samsung Mobile's VP is in no doubt: his company's folding smartphones will represent the new era in the industry. Will it really be the case?


Residents group sues, demands Hackensack school board fix error in $170M ballot question  NorthJersey.com

A residents group has sued the Hackensack Board of Education demanding that it correct an error in the wording of a ballot question slated to appear before ...


Anxiety and burnout: I work with kids. Here’s why they’re consumed with worry.  Vox.com

While on a youth retreat with my church a few months ago, I asked about 10 kids, ages 13 to 18, to take a few minutes and write down three words to describe ...


Duchess School at the Plaza Hotel  PureWow

For one day only, I took a crash course from Myka Meier, founder of Beaumont Etiquette, on how to practice the etiquette of a royal. Here's what I learned.


Factbox: UK PM May's Brexit next steps: Nothing has changed, or new approach?  Reuters

Prime Minister Theresa May has outlined a collaborative approach to finding a new Brexit deal after her agreement was crushed by parliament on Tuesday in ...


Family asking for prayers after remains of missing Texas teen Thomas Brown identified  NBCNews.com

Remains found near Lake Marvin in Texas have been identified as Thomas Brown, an 18-year-old missing from nearby Canadian, Texas since November of ...


Rasheed welcomes governor's offer to Hurriyat, asks him to prove his words  Greater Kashmir

GreaterKashmir: Former legislator and Awami Ittehad Party (AIP) chief Er Rasheed on Wednesday welcomed the governor Satya Pal Malik's offer to Hurriyat, ...


Anti-social behaviour injunction for nightmare neighbour  Gateshead Council

Gateshead Council has been granted an Anti-social Behaviour Injunction against a Gateshead man to protect his neighbours from his anti-social behaviour.


Veteran injured in roadside bomb explosion getting specially designed home  MLive.com

Home For Our Troops builds homes for veterans with disabilities.


Pamela Smart got four boys to kill her husband nearly 29 years ago. Now, they're free. She isn't.  Washington Post

People still write her letters and prominent feminists have come to her aid. What is the enduring appeal of this murderess?


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


Kotler endorses Kotler award to PM Modi as row heats up  India Today

Answering if the Indian partners hosting the award approached him, Philip Kotler told India Today TV, "No Indian or outsider ever came to us. No one knew that ...


Josh Gattis clarifies Nick Saban's butt-chewing comments  247Sports

Don't get it twisted — Josh Gattis has the utmost respect for Nick Saban and what he learned on staff during his one season at Alabama. But his recent ...


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?



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 ...


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.


Nuclear engineer's Allentown trial gives jury rare glimpse inside online stings designed to catch child predators  Allentown Morning Call

Day two of Easton man's trial for allegedly trying to meet a 13yo online for sex in Allentown park. The trial is a rare look inside an online child predator ...


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.


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

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.


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 ...


"School Visit from Hell": A Mother's Story  Fox Baltimore

BALTIMORE (WBFF)-- A school visit from hell?! "The girl kept jumping at me, trying to swing at me" This mother says she was attacked by students inside a ...


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.


HQ Words: Everything you need to know  Android Central

HQ Words is here, and it looks like a really, really fun cross between Wheel of Fortune and Hangman.


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...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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, ...


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.


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.


A man's guide to not being part of the #MeToo problem  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: Something happened on the way to work one day. I was on a bus on my usual route, typical morning scenes of Auckland's west rolling by, framed by ...


Is my phone listening to me — and other questions you asked about our spying tech  ABC News

You had a lot of questions about reporter Simon Elvery's project to spy on what his phone is doing behind his back. Here are some of the answers — and a way ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 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.


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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.


 
 
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