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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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The three words that could save your life if you are injured or stranded in a remote area  ExaminerLive

The app with special coordinates and words that West Yorkshire Police and West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue *Service* now use to find you.


Where's Trumpism headed? Don't mention the F-word  The Australian Financial Review

London | Fintan O'Toole, a high-profile Irish journalist and trenchant critic of Trump and Brexit, is talking about populism and the state of world politics. He says ...


Trump, Danish leader had ‘constructive’ call after war of words, both U.S. and Denmark say  The Washington Post

President Trump held a “constructive” telephone conversation with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen, both Danish and U.S. officials said Friday, as the ...


What3words: The app that can save your life  BBC News

Police have urged everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. What is it and how does it work? Kicked. Converged.


Switch off your phone and get lost in a gallery  The Guardian

I was pleased to read Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett's criticism of selfie culture – every aspect of life has been gatecrashed by the mobile phone (Art, aura and the ...


Twitter got you down? Try taking your phone out for fresh air.  MIT Technology Review

A strange new piece of sentiment analysis research adds to the evidence that nature makes people happier—even if they're staring at their phones while they're ...


Comcast Customer Service Rep Saves Life of Man Having a Stroke While on the Phone with Her  PEOPLE.com

Kimberly Williams, a Comcast rep in Mississippi, recalled how Dan Magennis' "words got slurred" as she was talking to him, leading her to take quick action.


Getting Started with the Galaxy Note 10: 15 Features to Explore and Enable  Tom's Guide

Here's how to make the most of you Galaxy Note 10, with the settings you should adjust first.


No, Facebook Is Not Secretly Listening to You  The New York Times

This article is part of a limited-run newsletter. You can sign up here. Charlie Warzel is off this week, so he's turning the newsletter over to his colleague Sarah ...


6 best ways to lock down a kid's phone in 2019  Android Central

I'm a mom of 10 kids, so I know how helpful it is to have an extra set of eyes to help protect kids from cyberbullying, block them from inappropriate *content*, and ...


9 reasons you should buy Samsung's Galaxy S10 instead of the new Galaxy Note 10  Business Insider

If you're considering Samsung phones, the Galaxy S10 is a better bang for your buck compared to the Galaxy Note 10.


Motorola’s foldable Razr phone will launch by the end of the year  BGR

A few months ago, it really seemed like 2019 would be the year of the foldable smartphones. Samsung and Huawei had just unveiled the Galaxy Fold and Mate ...


Don’t Believe a Word by David Shariatmadari review – fine study of language  The Guardian

At the beginning of this lucid and insightful study of linguistics, David Shariatmadari states: “There are good reasons language is such a battleground and ...


Grammarly keyboard for Android and iOS adds synonyms picker  9to5Google

Grammarly's mobile keyboard for Android and iOS has just picked up a new synonyms picker to help you find the right word faster.


Apple's iPhone 11 Beats Samsung Galaxy Note 10 With Two Features  Forbes

What does Apple have to do to fight off similar-looking, strong competition from Samsung's Note 10?


Exclusive: The foldable Huawei Mate X will have the new Kirin 990 chipset  TechRadar

The Huawei Mate X will indeed pack the Kirin 990 chip, TechRadar learned at a Huawei briefing in New York City. Advertisement. Yanmin Wang, president of ...


Samsung's Galaxy Note10+ Is Too Much Phone, But We Love It  WIRED

Samsung's line of Galaxy Note smartphones have always been known for their bigness, but over the past couple years Samsung has tried to make them stand ...


Devils' Subban gives out phone number on social media, offers advice  Yahoo Sports

The NHL star is giving you the opportunity to send him a text if you'd like.


Google’s betting on SMS 2.0 to get its messaging groove back  The Next Web

Google's gotten a lot of grief for its messaging strategy, and rightly so. While Facebook and Apple have seen their messaging platforms become indispensable to ...


Ray Regan: Words do count, and they can save lives  TribLIVE High School Sports Network

We use anywhere from 20000 to 40000 of the 171476 basic words that make up the English language. Language entertains us. We use it to share joy, ...


Google Photos will now search for text in your pictures -- here's how  CNET

Being able to quickly find pictures based on a sign or word combo is huge, and you'll be able to copy and paste text, to boot.


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.


Could You Handle Family Vacation With My Mom?  The New York Times

It was on family vacation where I really learned the truth of the aphorism “wherever you go, there you are.” And: “Wherever you go with my mom, there is the car ...


Google’s lightweight search app, Google Go, launches to Android users worldwide  TechCrunch

Google Go, a lightweight version of Google's search app, is today becoming available to all Android users worldwide. First launched in 2017 after months of beta ...


Many smartphones reportedly exceed FCC limits for radio frequency radiation  Digital Trends

According to a new report from the Chicago Tribune, many new smartphone models exceed federal safety limits for radio frequency radiation. The report notes ...


Shawn Mendes apologises for N-word tweets after enraging fans by telling them to ‘move on’  The Sun

The singer, 21, had previously defended himself over the tweets he sent as a 14-year-old boy, saying he wanted to 'move on'. But after backlash he has now ...


Haunting final words Shilpa Shetty uttered to Jade Goody before cancer diagnosis  Mirror Online

In the final part of Channel 4's Jade Goody: The Reality Star Who Changed Britain saw the heartbreaking moment Jade discovered she had cervical cancer.


Want to Improve Your Memory? A Decade-Long Stanford Study Suggests You Should Stop Doing This 1 Thing  Inc.

Researchers find that spending less time multitasking may be the key to improving cognitive performance and memory.


Op-Ed: My high school students don't read any more. I think I know why  Los Angeles Times

In the 1970s, teens read three times as many books as they do today. A high school teacher laments the rise of the cellphone and the death of reading.


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 ...


The poor, who most need insurance, are least likely to have it  The Economist

LIKE MANY Zambian farmers, Stephen Chomba suffered badly from a prolonged drought that started just after last year's planting season in October. The maize ...


Here's how to add italics and bolding to your WhatsApp messages  The Next Web

Welcome to TNW Basics, a collection of tips, guides, and advice on how to easily get the most out of your gadgets, apps, and other stuff. Ever wanted to make ...


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.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ review  TechCrunch

It's true, you've got the Galaxy Note to thank for your big phone. When the device hit the scene at IFA 2011, large screens were still a punchline. That same year ...


Thinking I do with words - Once upon a time near a ringing cell phone  Yorkton This Week

I will now tell you the tale of the worst theatre experience of my life. We start in Cineplex Southland in Regina. We originally went to the Normanview Cineplex to ...


Many Canadians have bad posture — here’s how to fix it  Global News

We can all just admit it — most of us can improve our posture. Whether it's sitting at a desk all day or keeping your head down glued to a phone, experts have ...


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 ...


Turns Out Storytelling Isn't Always The Best Way to Get People to Believe Facts  ScienceAlert

Storytelling is one of humanity's most powerful tools. Commonly used by educators, politicians and advertisers, stories have the power to influence and teach, ...


The night we lost the girls, and everything changed  The Age

When my father speaks about the accident, he opens with the line: "When I killed my daughters ..." Lately, I have been trying to correct him. I give him books to ...


Police Minister 'little bit grumpy' at airport, swears; phones later to apologise  Stuff.co.nz

Stuart Nash says he 'perhaps acted in a way that I shouldn't have', swearing at an Air NZ staffer.


Larry Swearingen: Death row convict cites Christ's last words before he is executed  Sky News

Killer and rapist Larry Swearingen's final words were "Lord forgive them. They don't know what they are doing".


Jeff Daniels on getting in character to play Atticus Finch  PBS NewsHour

Small-town Alabama lawyer Atticus Finch from Harper Lee's “To Kill a Mockingbird” is one of the most recognizable characters in American literature. In the ...


Sunday Puzzle: 5-To-7  KLCC FM Public Radio

On-air challenge: For each 5-letter word, add two letters at the end to complete a common, uncapitalized 7-letter word that is unrelated in meaning to 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 ...


The Voice Behind 'Jiffy Cabs' Retires After 39 Years As Dispatcher  VOCM

After 25 years of answering the phone at Jiffy Cabs, Rod “Cocker” Dunn is hanging up for the last time. With 39 years as a dispatcher under his belt, the legend ...


Affordable Nokia 5G phone coming in 2020, HMD Global confirms  India Today

HMD Global chief Juho Sarvikas confirmed in an interview that a 5G Nokia phone will launch in 2020 and could cost half the price of what exists today.


We Want Live Words: Call for Submissions  scalawagmagazine.org

Scalawag Magazine is seeking submissions of ekphrastic poems engaging the work of Black artists in the U.S. South.


Miami public transportation is getting Google Pay — and it could save you money  Digital Trends

Google and the Miami-Dade Transit public transportation system have announced that the system will now support Google Pay -- meaning you can tap to pay at ...


Death Row Killer Says He Feels Lethal Injection 'Burning' In Final Words  LADbible

A death row killer said he could feel his arm burning as he had the lethal injection after being convicted of raping and murdering a teenage girl.


OnePlus 7T may launch soon: Snapdragon 855 Plus, new cameras, new design and expected key features  India Today

There is nothing official about the OnePlus 7T right now but there are rumours that the phone will launch along with the OnePlus TV, either in late September or ...


"They think it's a phone call to God": inside the looming crisis in British criminal forensics  Prospect

Most people going through the criminal justice system expect forensics science to just work, says Emily Bolton. The director of Appeal, a law charity which ...


Android 10: Google Confirms 193 Security Vulnerabilities Need Fixing  Forbes

Android Q is now officially Android 10, and with the release only weeks away, Google has confirmed a total of 193 vulnerabilities need fixing.


How it feels to ... be the victim of an acid attack  The Times

It was a typical December day for me. I was working from home in Truro, Cornwall, and my baby son had been ill throughout the night. He and my wife were both ...


Puzzling Around Eugene  Eugene Weekly

If you're like me and you have the attention span of a puppy in a tennis ball factory, conventional board games may not be your thing. Sitting around the kitchen ...


Sandettie Light Vessel Automatic by Simon Armitage review – collected poems  The Guardian

It was an unwritten law of postwar Britain that all large parks should contain a commissioned Henry Moore sculpture and, as chance would have it, Sandettie ...


She never hung up: Cable customer service rep in Mississippi saves Michigan man's life  Jackson Clarion Ledger

Kimberly Williams is used to all kinds of phone calls. She is, after all, a customer *service* representative for a cable company. Kimberly Williams, 32, of Clinton, ...


The fake baby Instagram adoption scam  BBC News

Social media connected a couple looking to adopt with a baby. Or so they thought.


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.


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 ...


In the house of alternative facts: How my parents' lies prepared me for post-truth America  Salon

"Don't confuse me with the facts," my brother Steve used to joke if I questioned the accuracy of something he said. Here's a fact: he was my much older half ...


Charges filed against Shawano man for racist graffiti at schools  WBAY

SHAWANO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Shawano man has been charged with six counts with hate crime modifiers for racist graffiti spray-painted at schools.


REVEALED: Why It’s The Democratic 2020 Field, And Deranged Haters That Are 'UNFIT!'  Townhall

Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and numbers of the rest of the Democratic field claim it should happen. Of course none of them have advanced legislation to ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


You have God's power  Christian Post

Have you ever experienced a spiritual power outage? For many, it's going to the doctor and hearing bad news. It's going to work and learning you've been laid ...


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...


Use your phone to turn a photo 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.


Insulin Prices Killed Josh Wilkerson. Now His Mother Is Taking On Big Pharma.  Truthout

When Josh Wilkerson was a boy, he would page through his family's church directory to find people celebrating birthdays that day so he could call and wish ...


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.


How to add a phone number to iMessage on a Mac, and receive messages on your computer  Business Insider

You can add your iPhone's phone number to iMessage on your Mac computer with a few quick steps on your iPhone and Mac. Here's how to do it.


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.


1 in 4 Americans Own a Smart Speaker. What Does That Mean for News?  The New York Times

The New York Times R&D team did design research to learn how people use smart speakers, and how that might shape how the news should sound on the ...


The 8 most sophisticated phone scams right now the average person falls for  Business Insider

Phone scams are as big a problem now as they ever were — and some of the most devious scams are growing in popularity.


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.


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 ...


An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone  BBC News

A simple, but evocative, way to record your children's development without using a camera.


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.


I Volunteered For Abortion Rights In Missouri & It Made Me Rethink My Entire Life  Bustle

In this op-ed, writer Kara Lewis explains how volunteering at a Planned Parenthood clinic changed what feminism meant to her. Imagine living in a place where ...


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 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.


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.


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.


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 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.


China forces tourists to install phone-scanning app at Xinjiang border  Business Insider

China uses a variety of surveillance technology to monitor citizens in Xinjiang. Now tourists are being forced to download an invasive app.


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 ...


Here’s how to avoid long lines, get good seats at Western Idaho Fair concerts  Idaho Statesman

If you're attending a Western Idaho Fair grandstand concert (3 Doors Down, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Dustin Lynch and REO Speedwagon), you're going to wait in ...


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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


How to use AirPods and pair them with almost any phone or device  Business Insider

Here's a guide on how to use your AirPods – including how to pair and configure them with your iPhone or another device.


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.


 
 
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