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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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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.


Delete These Banned Apps From Your Android Phone  Lifehacker

Google recently removed several apps from the Google Play Store after discovering they violated the Play Store terms of *service*—and, more importantly, could ...


Moto Z4 review  TechRadar

The Moto Z4 is a safe, incremental upgrade on its predecessor - a solidly midrange phone and the most affordable 5G option with its 5G Moto Mod.


iPhone Users Are Ditching Apple For Samsung (Report)  Tom's Guide

Are Apple users dumping their iPhone for an Android device? A surprising report from a phone trade-in site suggests Apple is losing loyalty.


Samsung announces ultra-fast 12GB LPDDR5 RAM ahead of Galaxy Note 10 – but we have some bad news  BGR

Samsung a few months ago launched several Galaxy S10 options including a Galaxy S10+ model that ships with as much as 12GB of RAM onboard.


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.


The App That Tucks Me In at Night  The New York Times

Every night, a stranger's voice in my phone soothes me to sleep. I wanted to hear her in person.


Exclusive: New leak reveals key Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL specs  BGR

Google's Pixel smartphone series has become something of an anomaly in the smartphone market. When it comes to hype, Google's Pixel phones are always ...


4G on the Tube? Please no, it's one of the last places where we can't check our phones  Telegraph.co.uk

I revisited Oxford recently for the first time since I left at the age of 18, expecting it all to look very different 14 years on. It didn't, it was the same, but for one jarring ...


The Story of 8 Unforgettable Words About Apollo 11  The New York Times

John Noble Wilford recounts some of what went into writing the story of humanity's giant leap for the July 21, 1969, edition of The New York Times.


To Stop Yourself From Picking A Fight Over Text, Do This  Elite Daily

Text fights are so tempting. After all, your phone is always with you, while your partner (or whomever you're fighting with) might not be. I can't tell you how many ...


Kodak $40 Mobile Film Scanner is Like Google Cardboard for Scanning Film  PetaPixel

If you're looking for the cheapest possible way to digitize your 35mm Negatives and Slides, the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is probably it. Costing just $40, this ...


How to Get the Pixel's 'Flip to Shhh' Feature on Any Phone  Gadget Hacks

Some of the Pixel 3's coolest features are software related, which means you can get many of them on non-Pixel devices. "Flip to Shhh" is a perfect example of ...


Boris Johnson Voter Tells James O'Brien He's "Lost For Words" By Boris's "Awful" Phone-In  LBC

James O'Brien speaks to a lot of disillusioned leave voters. But this disappointed caller, who voted for Brexit based on Boris Johnson's promises, really moved ...


Opinion | Google's 4000-Word Privacy Policy Is a Secret History of the Internet  The New York Times

The late 1990s was a simpler time for Google. The nascent company was merely a search engine, and Gmail, Android and YouTube were but glimmers in the ...


Kathy Griffin made $75 million making people laugh. But the phone's not ringing  Los Angeles Times

The comedian angered Hollywood and the right with a bloody Trump photo. Armed with a new doc, she's staging a comeback.


Phone battery dying? Here are some ways to get a full day on one charge  USA TODAY

Smartphone batteries can last through the evening if managed correctly. Close apps, adjust brightness and if all else fails, but an external battery.


This crazy Samsung design with a pull-out screen might hint at a big overhaul for the Galaxy S11  BGR

Samsung is on the cusp of several major announcements at the moment, including the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 10 series set for next month at the Unpacked ...


Sex talk: Do you have a phone basket?  The Observer

If not, get one ASAP; it is life-saving. Or, should I say, marriage-saving? A recent outing with friends threatened to go South, thanks to how many gadgets were ...


'Words I found on the wind': extract from The Yield by Tara June Winch  The Guardian

The fourth title in Guardian Australia's Unmissables series is The Yield, the Wiradjuri author's 'heart on a plate'. • 'I had to be manic': Tara June Winch on her ...


Josh Norman got a hilarious phone call from former teammates before Redskins-Panthers  NBCSports.com

Just days before the Redskins' Week 6 win over the Panthers, Josh Norman got a tip from his ex-Carolina teammates during a hilarious phone conversation.


The Best Smartwatches For Women in 2019  Forbes

Not just another pretty face, these smartwatches not only look good but they serve as a personal trainer, a business assistant and a guide while traveling.


How did President Richard Nixon place a phone call to the moon?  Chron

Presidents of the United States have been placing important phone calls since Rutherford B. Hayes had a telephone installed in the White House in 1877.


Arsenal news: Everton Soares learning English as transfer speculation intensifies  Metro.co.uk

Further evidence has emerged that Everton Soares will be moving to the Premier League as the Brazil star has been filmed learning English. The Arsenal ...


Sean Hannity just demonstrated how not to interview President Trump  Vox.com

Trump's latest Fox News interview featured a number of especially incoherent moments. Hannity let him skate.


Lyra McKee's family 'living in nightmare' since her murder  BBC News

The murdered journalist's sister Nichola opens up about her family's experience the night of the murder.


Prince William’s heartbreak over his final words to Princess Diana  9Honey

It's been over two decades since the death of Princess Diana, but her sons Prince William and Prince Harry are keeping her memory alive, as well as continuing ...


Is your mobile phone powerful enough to get you to the moon?  RTE.ie

Do we really have more computing power in the phone in our pocket than the computer aboard Apollo 11?


Vivo touts 120 watt fast charging: Charge a 4000mAh battery in 13 minutes  Android Authority

Vivo has confirmed that it's working on 120 watt fast charging for its smartphones, claiming that you only need 13 minutes to charge a 4000mAh phone.


How to use the new iPhone keyboard tool that revolutionizes typing in iOS 13  CNET

QuickPath is Apple's version of gesture typing, and it's pretty great.


Distracted Driving Victim’s Son Calls Crash ‘Inexcusable’  CBS Denver

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4)– The only child of a woman killed last week by an alleged distracted driver told CBS4 his mother's passing was “inexcusable.


A Roy Peter Clark Q&A: Reporting and writing on Apollo 11  Poynter

After a telephone interview, Roy Peter Clark submitted some questions for Poynter to Mark Bloom about his recollections of reporting and writing the story of ...


"Juggalo" Makeup Fools Facial Recognition Tech in Biometrics Setback  The Great Courses Daily News

Black-and-white clown makeup outsmarts facial recognition technology. Facial scanning and other biometrics are still works in progress.


Border agent in Clint accused of harassing mother of 12-year-old migrant who was in custody  The Washington Post

A Guatemalan immigrant alleges that an agent at the Texas facility had her watch him masturbate online as she was hoping to have a chance to speak to her ...


Want a More Affordable Android Phone? The OnePlus 7 Pro Is Cheaper Without (Many) Sacrifices  TIME

The OnePlus 7 Pro is a high-end Android smartphone without many sacrifices at a cheaper price than the Samsung Galaxy.


'The Farewell': How a Chinese Credit Card Nearly Ruined the Premiere  Hollywood Reporter

Filmmaker Lulu Wang was dining with her boyfriend — director Barry Jenkins — in Montreal on July 5 when she got word that one of the stars of her new movie, ...


Ms. Muse: A Call for Poems of Witness, Protest and Resistance  Ms. Magazine

Ms. Muse is a discovery place for riotous, righteous and resonant feminist poetry that nourishes and gives voice to a rising tide of female resistance—brought to ...


Xiaomi Mi A3 goes official: Key specs, price, India launch, and more about this Android One phone  India Today

Biggest highlight of the Xiaomi Mi A3 is its software. Google's Android One program not only brings clean software to the users but also regular and fast android ...


Best Buy is having a huge Fourth of July sale on TVs, laptops, phones, and other great tech  Business Insider

Best Buy is one of the main places where people buy tech products. They are launching a great 4th of July sale. Here are the best deals from the sale.


Rahul Gandhi was translating difficult Hindi words: Congress defends phone fiddling during President's speech  India Today

Justifying Rahul Gandhi's phone fiddling during half of President's address, Anand Sharma said that Congress chief was trying translate "difficult Hindi words ...


Lawmakers call for review of Goodwill's state contracts after reports of disabled worker layoffs  Capitol News Illinois

By JERRY NOWICKI. Capitol News Illinois. Jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com. SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are calling for a review of state contracts and ...


Jerry Nadler asks Hope Hicks to clarify her hush payments testimony  Vox.com

Former Trump campaign and White House aide Hope Hicks may be out of the woods when it comes to the Southern District of New York's now-concluded ...


Google Translate could be coming to the Recents screen on Android Q  Android Central

A new feature that could add Google Translate to the Recents screen in Android Q was recently discovered.


“Uncle Jim Called,” by David Rabe  The New Yorker

Fiction by David Rabe: “I held my breath, trying to hear. But I couldn't understand a word. Or, rather, a word here and there was all I could understand. The sense ...


Stop saying 'unsolicited dick pics' when talking about cyberflashing  Mashable

We often use the term "unsolicited dick pic" when referring to "cyberflashing", but the former term might be diminishing the seriousness of sexual violence.


Billings Shooting Range Receives Harassing Calls For Views Expressed on NPR  MTPR

This week YPR published a story about local reactions to racist tweets President Trump posted last weekend. One man whose comments were in our story says ...


Kendrick Perkins and the Making of an NBA Talking Head  The Ringer

In the player empowerment era, we need someone who can explain the players who run the league—who can tell us not just what they'll do but how they feel.


Where were you? Valley residents remember Apollo 11 moon landing 50 years on  GazetteNET

Switchboard went dead for moon landing HADLEY — Long before smartphones, and before the days when people could direct dial for long-distance phone ...


Chronicles of the Last Quizmaster in the Age of Big Trivia  Bloomberg

On a Sunday afternoon last fall, a man who, in his three-decade career on the fringes of show business, has gone by Paul Smash and Paul Partridge but is in ...


Asghar and Zahra—fiction extract  Prospect

After a troubled wedding night, Asghar and Zahra hope to revive their relationship during their honeymoon in southern Spain. While Asghar is entranced by the ...


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.


Shoot for the moon: Preparing to write the biggest story of your life  Poynter

It was a crazy summer in New York City, 1969, and I spent it working in a mail room in Rockefeller Center. It was a summer of protests against the Vietnam War, ...


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.


107-year-old Redskins fan celebrates birthday in Burgundy and Gold  NBCSports.com

Carletha "Nana" West loves the Redskins. So, there was really only one way for her to ring in her 107th birthday.


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 ...


Anonymous donors offer reward for return of Dee Windross’ phone  Herald Sun

A mystery Melbourne couple has stumped up a 25000 reward for the return of a missing phone full of priceless family photos.


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 ...


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...


First-time Comic-Con cosplay is terrifying, complicated and exhilarating  CNET

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 will witness my plunge into cosplay. Here's how I tackled my Chilling Adventures of Sabrina costume.


There's a wildly popular conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your private phone calls, and no matter what the tech giant says people just aren't convinced it's not true  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 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 ...


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.


21 Addictive Phone Games  PCMag.com

Who needs friends when you've got the best phone games on your iPhone or Android device? These fun p.


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 ...


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.


I tried the $1,980 Samsung Galaxy Fold and it's impressive for a first-generation foldable phone, though far from perfect  Business Insider

This foldable phone is far from perfect, screen issues aside, but it's a great step forward. Here's what we enjoyed and would like to see improved.


"You haven't upset anyone." A daughter's beautiful words for her mother with dementia.  Mamamia

When a woman's elderly mother began to make constant anxious phone calls, she decided to leave her some “words of reassurance”. Writing on a whiteboard ...


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.


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.


Listen for the log-in: Hackers may glean your password by listening to how you type on your phone  The Washington Post

What if scammers could learn your password not from a massive cyberattack or taking control of your device, but from listening in as you type? That's the startling ...


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.


He slept through Freddy's phone call, but Cameron Murray is ready for Origin  Sporting News AU

Rabbitohs lock Cameron Murray "freaked out" when he woke up to a missed call, one that would eventually change his life. One of five rookies set to run out for ...


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 ...


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.


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.


The best ways to contact Amazon for help when you have a problem with your account  Business Insider

You can contact Amazon customer *service* in a few ways to get answers about your account. Here's how to contact Amazon by phone, chat, email, and more.


The odd case of ‘I D.o.n.t.’ autocorrection in iOS  Macworld

A mystery plagues two iOS users, but others must be affected?


Former Giants OL Mitch Petrus dies of heat stroke at 32  NBCSports.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Offensive lineman Mitch Petrus, a walk-on at Arkansas who went on to a three-year NFL career that included a Super Bowl win with the ...


The 20 best smartphones in the world  Business Insider

What's the best smartphone? This list focuses primarily on high-end flagship devices, but the best flagship smartphones don't have to be the most expensive.


'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 ...


Turn Your Phone into a Teleprompter to Record Selfie Videos Without Breaking Eye Contact  WonderHowTo

If you record yourself for a vlog or story post using your selfie camera, it can be challenging to stay on message. You might worry too much about the way you ...


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.


How to tell if your Samsung Galaxy phone is waterproof or water-resistant, and to what extent  Business Insider

Recent models of the Samsung Galaxy phone, including the new S10 models, are water-resistant to a degree but not "waterproof."


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.


How to Use TikTok: Tips for New Users  WIRED

It's been more than three years since the lip-syncing app Musical.ly, now known as TikTok, first became popular among tweens and teens. The social network ...


Why you can use your phone on planes now but you still can't make calls  Business Insider

Simply put, calls in the sky may interfere with cell towers on the ground and could even interfere with a plane's systems.


Our smartphone addiction is killing us – can apps that limit screen time offer a lifeline?  The Conversation - US

We're squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that's taking a serious toll on our mental and physical well-being. Perhaps ...


With 11 Short Words, Elon Musk Just Showed a Tiny Glimpse of Self-Awareness and Humility. (This Needs to Stop Right Now)  Inc.

The jury is still out on Elon Musk, as it is for all of us. But it's likely he will one day be remembered as the greatest creative innovator and entrepreneur of our time ...


Using Phone Contact Book Apps For Digital Research - bellingcat  bellingcat

Popular apps such as TrueCaller or GetContact advertise the ability to see who is really calling you, even if you do not know the number, and alert the app user ...


A teacher documented every notification her students received during class, and it's a startling look at how distracted teens are by their phones  Business Insider

A picture posted by a teacher is making the rounds on Facebook and Twitter that shows just how often the students in the teacher's class got phone notifications ...


How to Add Song Lyrics to Playing Music in Your Instagram Stories  WonderHowTo

The Music sticker is one of Instagram's best features. With it, you can add music directly to your story, incorporating a high-quality soundtrack to your favorite ...


Is Facebook secretly recording you? The debate, explained.  Vox

Three years ago, on the way to my apartment in Brooklyn to cook dinner for myself and a friend, we stopped into a grocery store that offered build-your-own ...


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 ...


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.


'Use at least one Emoji per text': The new rules of communicating in the digital era  USA TODAY

Emoji replace sentences. Acronyms replace words. And phones aren't used to make phone calls anymore. In fact, before you call, you might want to text.


beginner's guide to salary sacrificing your house, superannuation and car - ABC Life  ABC News

I feel lost when I hear people talking about "salary sacrificing", and I'm far from alone. I asked the experts what it is and how it works.


How to track an iPhone using Find My iPhone  Business Insider

Use the Find My iPhone app and iCloud's website to track your iPhone's location, and track up to five other devices with Apple's Family Sharing.


A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone  MIT Technology Review

Neural networks are the core software of deep learning. Even though they're so widespread, however, they're really poorly understood. Researchers have ...


10 Thoughts About Liam Neeson's 'Taken' Speech, Which Just Turned 10  Thrillist

The 2009 action spectacular Taken didn't just kickstart a new phase of Liam Neeson's career. The movie also gave us a speech that we all...


 
 
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