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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.


The story behind '10 Foot' graffiti appearing all over South and East London  MyLondon

The graffiti has most recently been spotted in Bethnal Green.


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.


What do GPs need to know about the new 5G network?  RACGP

Amanda Lyons. 19/08/2019 2:52:26 PM. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Email Share to Print.


Warrnambool family facing deportation over kidney disease saved by ministerial intervention  ABC News

When his mobile phone started to ring, Rajasegaran Manikam's heart skipped a beat. Key point: Immigration Minister David Coleman overturned a department ...


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 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.


‘It’s hard to maintain a soft, whispering voice’: The instructor behind Calm on how words can soothe our minds  The Independent

Last year, during a stretch of anxious nights, I stumbled upon an app that offered to help me fall into a deep and restful sleep. It would do this by, essentially, ...


'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 ...


The What 3 Words app that everyone should download could save your life  Metro.co.uk

Police are urging everyone to download a smartphone app that has already saved a number of lives. While Google Maps can at times be a lifesaver, the new ...


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.



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 ...


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.


Office infiltrating our psyche  The Age

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


Tell Us The Dumbest Way You've Maxed Yr Phone Data & We Might Give You A 30GB Plan  Pedestrian TV

Do you find yourself burning through an insane amount of mobile data every month? Is your standard phone plan simply not cutting it when it comes to your ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


My morning routine: Google’s Head of Digital Wellbeing Rose La Prairie  Stylist Magazine

Google Head of Digital Wellbeing Rose La Prairie's morning routine, the morning routine of powerful women, women morning routine, should I sleep with my ...


No Pre-Reading, No Rehearsing: How ‘The Weekly’ Kept Its Recreation of Historic Opioid Testimony Authentic  The New York Times

The Times TV show's producer/director shares the challenges and rewards of bringing to life witness testimony against Purdue Pharma in a way that stayed true ...


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 ...


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.


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.


'Fear The Walking Dead' Season 5, Episode 10 Review: Another Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Episode  Forbes

'Fear The Walking Dead' continues its long downward spiral into vapid irrelevance in Sunday night's episode '210 Words Per Minute'.


Contemporary and medieval women's voices collide in My Dearworthy Darling  The Conversation AU

Review: My Dearworthy Darling, Malthouse. My Dearworthy Darling is a collaboration between playwright, fantasy novelist, poet, and theatre critic Alison ...


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 ...


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 ...


The figures that should send shockwaves through the NRL  The Age

People are abandoning rugby league in droves with free-to-air and pay TV NRL audiences dropping by more than 3 million.


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.


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, ...


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.


I Called 911 On My Neighbors. The Police Showed Up In My Home With Guns Drawn.  HuffPost

It happened on June 2, 2019, a lazy Sunday morning, at around 11 a.m. I'd opened the back door of my home to let my dog, Daisy, out and that's when I heard it.


What’s New in Windows 10’s 19H2 Update, Arriving Fall 2019  How-To Geek

Windows 10's 19H2 update will arrive in the second half of 2019, perhaps in September or October. Also known as Windows 10 version 1909, this will be the ...


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 ...


Saida Dahir's Spoken-Word Debut Is A Powerful Love Letter To Black Muslim Women  grammy.com

The Recording Academy speaks to 18-year-old poet Saida Dahir about her spoken-word debut, what her black-Muslim identity means to her, BTS and other ...


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.


If You Lose Your iPhone, You Can’t Pay Your Apple Card Bill On The Web  BuzzFeed News

The new Apple Card credit card has an iOS-only app to see transactions and make payments, which means if you lose your Apple device, you won't be able to ...


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 ...


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

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


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 ...


Huawei given 90-day extension to trade with US companies  Tech Advisor

Huawei's temporary extension from the US Commerce Department to freely trade with US companies was set to end on 19 August but is now expected to be ...


Why Isko Moreno changed the names of Manila City’s wi-fi kiosks  InterAksyon

The names of the newly installed wi-fi kiosks in Manila have been changed from “ISKOnek” to “MNL Konek” after some Filipinos recalled Manila Mayor Isko ...


James Ellroy on His Life in Crime, His Imaginary Dog and the Need to Provoke  The New York Times

“I've had precious few moments,” admitted the novelist James Ellroy, “where I've said to myself: 'Ellroy, you are the king. You're the greatest crime writer that ever ...


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 ...


Mueller Was Listening to This Guy?  New York Magazine

In the 'Mueller Report,' the special counsel cites Sam Patten, a former associate of Paul Manafort, as a primary source for information and context about Kilimnik ...


Indonesia protesters torch town hall in Papua over student detentions  Reuters UK

Protesters in Indonesia's easternmost province of Papua set fire to tyres and torched a local parliament building on Monday after a demonstration against the ...


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.


Hernandez found guilty in 61-year-old woman’s strangulation murder  Monitor

EDINBURG — Juan Manuel Hernandez showed no emotion Friday from the time he was found guilty in the 2017 strangulation death of a 61-year-old woman ...


4 Mindfulness Fundamentals To Transform Your Leadership: The Incredible Myth Of Multitasking  Forbes

This is Part 4 of the 4 Fundamentals to Transform Your Leadership series. Part 1-First, See Past Your Filters explored the importance of cultivating Clarity.


What the internet can tell us about who we really are  Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

If you've ever wondered what people search for in Google, when no one is looking, below are some examples:


iPhone 11 Pro: What YOU want to see  iMore

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


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.


Popular PNR checking, cricket apps among 33 termed privacy risk due to trojan: Check this list and avoid them  India Today

There is new list of risky Android apps that is out and it contains popular apps like Ixigo Trains and PDF Viewer. The apps have been deemed a security and ...


Elderly Scarborough man defrauded out of nearly £5,000 in phone scam  The Scarborough News

A Scarborough man has been defrauded out of nearly £5000 this week via a phone related scam.


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.


Heart for Education  KOKH FOX25

Contest: KOKH / Heart for Education. Station: KOKH, LLC dba KOKH. Station Address: KOKH, 1228 E. Wilshire Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73111. Contest ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


Got Pain? A Virtual Swim With Dolphins May Help Melt It Away  OPB News

Virtual reality is not new. But, as people search for alternative ways to manage pain — and reduce reliance on pills — VR is attracting renewed attention.


The Moment We Got Married, My Wife Stopped Touching Me  Slate

How to Do It is Slate's sex advice column. Send your questions for Stoya and Rich to howtodoit@slate.com. Nothing's too small (or big). Dear How to Do It, ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Handy tips on how to monitor and save battery life on your Android phone  The Verge

Follow these tips to help you monitor and extend the usage of your Android phone's battery.


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.


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 ...


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.


No, we're probably not growing horns because of our cellphone use. One of the authors of that study sells posture pillows.  Business Insider

A study suggested young people are growing horns on their heads, possibly because of heavy cellphone use. But that's not backed up by the science.


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 ...


'Do Google Pixel phones have wireless charging?': Here's what you need to know  Business Insider

The Google Pixel 3 was Google's first phone to feature wireless charging, but earlier Pixel phones can still charge wirelessly with these receivers.


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 ...


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.


Glued to Your Phone at the Dinner Table? Marshawn Lynch Wants to Have Some Words  Adweek

The NFL star and agency GS&P want to help turn meals into phone-free zones.


How to download Netflix movies and shows onto your phone or tablet to watch when you're without internet  Business Insider

Netflix provides an easy way to download video to your mobile device for times when you know you won't have access to internet *service*. You can't download ...


How to download Amazon Prime movies and shows to your phone or tablet  Business Insider

You should know how to download Amazon Prime movies and shows if you're headed somewhere without internet or watching your data usage. Here's how.


How to reverse search an image on Google with your phone, tablet, or computer  Business Insider

You can search Google with an image when a simple word search is insufficient. A "reverse image search" returns similar images, websites that use that ...


500 Days of Duolingo: What You Can (and Can’t) Learn From a Language App  The New York Times

Free language learning apps often promise the world — but don't expect fluency from one. Here's what to expect before you sign up.


With 7 Short Words, Steve Jobs Gave This Apple Employee a Brilliant Lesson in Leadership.  Inc.

'That was one of the best conversations I had with Steve,' the employee said.


'Do Google Pixel phones have a headphone jack?': Here's what you need to know about each model, including the new Pixel 3a  Business Insider

While the original Google Pixel had a headphone jack, neither the Pixel 2 nor the Pixel 3 have one. The new Google Pixel 3a phones follow the original Pixel in ...


The Phone Number Ashton Kutcher Tweeted Comes From a Startup  WIRED

If you tried to text Ashton Kutcher today, you were prompted to sign up for a new messaging *service* called Community.


How to restart and force-restart any iPhone model  Business Insider

Restart or force-restart your iPhone when it runs into software bugs that cause the phone to run slowly, or for any number of other inconveniences.


The 7 coolest things about Samsung's crazy-ambitious $2,000 folding smartphone  Business Insider

Samsung's foldable Galaxy Fold is more than a one-trick pony.


How Many Books Could You Read In The Time You Spend On Social Media? This Calculator Can Help You Figure It Out  Bustle

Over the past few years, I've become a huge advocate for social media breaks. I am no stranger to the siren's call of a really funny tweet, a gorgeously crafted ...


 
 
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