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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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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.


TCL’s first foldable phone could slap-bracelet itself into a smartwatch  The Verge

CNET reports that BlackBerry and Alcatel brand licensor TCL is working on as many as five different foldable devices, one of them a phone that can bend around ...


LG says it's 'too early' for foldable phones  Mashable

LG confirmed it has no plans to launch a smartphone with a folding display anytime soon, even as companies like Samsung openly plot their own launches.


The AI that can write a fake news story after being given just a few words  Sydney Morning Herald

A company co-founded by Elon Musk has produced a piece of software that can produce authentic-looking fake news articles after being given just a few pieces ...


Where is your phone not allowed in London? Best restaurants, bars and pubs for a digital detox  Evening Standard

The food has arrived. The plate is beautiful and abundant, and your hand begins to twitch towards your phone; those 83 followers on Instagram aren't going to ...


It's Official: Samsung's Foldable Phone Launches Next Week  Lifehacker Australia

After months of relentless teasing, Samsung is finally set to unveil its folding smartphone for the first time. (The faux reveal at last year's Samsung Developer ...


More than typed words  New Straits Times

Relationships in social media era. AWAY from the contemptuous and junk corners of social media, reality strikes instantly. This is about typed words and unseen ...


Imagine Pleading Guilty Because You Can't Afford to Call Your Lawyer  Truthout

In some jails, it costs $20 to make a 15-minute phone call.


Sunday Puzzle: Name That President  WFAE

On-air challenge: In celebration of Presidents Day, every answer is the name of a U.S. president. I'm going to give you some words and familiar.


8 ways to stop your phone from tracking you  Fox News

Your phone knows where you are standing or sitting at this moment. Most people know that. How else could you use GPS? While location tracking is essential ...


Last Week's 10 Biggest Posts  Lifehacker Australia

You wanted: Samsung Galaxy S10 news, killer NBN 100 deals, deleted Netflix shows. Kick off your Monday by checking out the ten most popular posts from last ...


AI can make up news stories from handful of words  The Spokesman-Review

OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research group co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has demonstrated a piece of software that can produce authentic-looking ...


Exclusive: Take a look at what a next-generation 5G phone will look like  Digital Trends

5G phones will debut at MWC in mere days, but will they be clunky bricks with inefficient chips? Will they double in thickness, yet only support a few hours of ...


If you're always running late, these strategies can keep you on time  ABC News

I consider myself a responsible adult. I have health insurance, remember important birthdays, and pack my lunch every day to save money. But I have an ...


Qualcomm Spills Secrets on First Wave of 5G Phones  Tom's Guide

Credit: ShutterstockIf you're excited about the future of smartphones, but you're unsure whether you'll be getting what you want out of 5G, Qualcomm is hoping to ...


Tech Q&A: How to find photos in MS Word documents  Colorado Springs Gazette

Question: I've been running Microsoft Office 365 on a desktop computer and two laptops. But after a few months, the program suddenly stopped saving images ...


China’s phones are slowly conquering Europe, and Huawei is leading the charge  BGR

Huawei handsets are hardly to get in the US, where carriers do not sell any of its handsets, but the top Chinese smartphone maker is doing great in other ...


Honor View 20 camera review: A very high score, and for good reason  Android Authority

The Honor View 20 is flashy, powerful, and notch-less, but can it take a good photo? We have taken it through the paces and are ready to tell you all about our ...


Retail AI: Death By A Thousand Cuts  Forbes

When people say “AI software”, what do they really mean? This is a critically important question to understanding the impact that AI can have on the retail ...


Chicago PD Seeking ‘Persons of Interest’ in Jussie Smollett Attack; Manager Was on Phone During Incident  Variety

UPDATED: The Chicago Police Department has released two images from surveillance video of “potential persons of interest” in the alleged attack of “Empire” ...


New Apple patent hints clamshell-style foldable phone may be in the works  Digital Trends

Apple has filed a patent for a foldable phone that suggests the company could be following in the footsteps of the likes of Samsung and Huawei. The patent ...


I Lost A Bet In Smash And Now I Have To Keep A Sexy Picture Of Yoshi On My Phone  Kotaku

This isn't so much a “diary” as it is an explanation. It is an explanation as to why, throughout the last week's day-to-day obligations and engagements, I have had ...


All The Rom-Com Heroes Liam Hemsworth's Over-The-Top 'Isn't It Romantic' Character References  Bustle

In the new meta rom-com Isn't It Romantic, out Feb. 13, Liam Hemsworth plays the man of everyone's dreams except, of course, the movie's protagonist. See ...


9 Ways To Feel More Present With Your Partner, According To Experts If you've been  Bustle

If you've been with your partner for a while, or have simply become overwhelmed by the busyness that is life, you may start to notice a divide forming in your ...


LeBron James Praised Kyrie Irving’s ‘Growth’ After Their In-Season Phone Call  UPROXX

LeBron and Kyrie continue to squash whatever beef existed between them after Irving's departure from Cleveland.


Kuo: 2019 iPhones Can Wirelessly Charge Other Devices, Feature Frosted Glass and Larger Batteries, and More  MacRumors

In a thorough research note outlining Apple's plans for 2019, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo describes his outlook for the next iPhone lineup. According to...


The two words that always get a frequent flyer upgraded to first class  Newshub

A British frequent flyer has revealed the two words she's used to score herself hundreds of free first class upgrades. "Revenue management". Tilly Bagshawe ...


On Computers: Heres a phish that didnt get away  Worcester Telegram

Recently we told you about a Google quiz from phishingquiz.withgoogle.com. It lets you know whether you're good at spotting hacking attempts in your email.


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.


Jussie Smollett Investigation Takes a Major Turn: What We Know  E! NEWS

Three weeks ago, Jussie Smollett was reported to be the victim of an alleged racist, homophobic attack. Now, after questioning two men originally thought to be ...


In a State of Emergency, the President Can Control Your Phone, Your TV, and Even Your Light Switches - Reason.com  Reason

Under a little-known regulation that dates back to the 1930s, the president has legal power over electronic transmissions.


Wife recollects Jawan's last words hours before blast  Daily Pioneer

Little did she know that this was her husband's last phone call to her and she would never hear his voice thereafter. Married two years ago to Constable Manoj ...


Savea's wife hits back  Independent Community Newspaper

Julian Savea's outspoken wife has hit out at spiteful Toulon fans attacking the struggling former All Black on social media.


Moto G7 Power review: Power to the people  Expert Reviews

Motorola is really pushing the limits of the expression that you can't have too much of a good thing. This year, we're being treated to no fewer than four Moto G7 ...


Jussie Smollett recounts violent attack on 'GMA': I saw the rope 'and I started screaming'  USA TODAY

Jussie Smollett got emotional about his Jan. 29 assault Thursday on "Good Morning America," telling anchor Robin Roberts he is upset, not just by the people ...


Jussie Smollett gives incomplete phone records to cops  Page Six

The phone records Jussie Smollett provided to cops to corroborate his version of his alleged attack are "limited and redacted" and insufficient for a criminal ...


Ken Nordine, Chicago creator of 'word jazz' who had a voice that 'could give you the chills,' dies at 98  Chicago Tribune

Before you read the words written below about the life and times and accomplishments of a man named Ken Nordine, who died Saturday at his North Side home ...


I’ve used Dvorak for 10 years, and I’m here to tell you it’s not all that  The Verge

The resilience of the 146-year-old QWERTY layout is remarkable, but that didn't stop me from abandoning it 10 years ago. Here's what I've learned in the ...


Bradley Beal doesn't want to be a 'quitter,' leave Wizards  The Washington Post

The Wizards' lone all-star left standing is adjusting to a larger leadership role as he tries to nudge the franchise forward.


How to stop your smartphone from tracking your every move, sharing data and sending ads  USA TODAY

Your phone knows where you are standing or sitting at this moment. Most people know that. How else could you use GPS? While location tracking is essential ...


Is the era of artificial speech translation upon us?  The Guardian

Once the stuff of science fiction, technology that enables people to talk using different languages is now here. But how effective is it?


Burned out and overwhelmed: should you embrace the joy of no?  The Guardian

Once we were pressured to acquire things and do more with our lives. Now, we're being told to declutter our homes and diaries. What happened to just being ...


Jussie Smollett Lawyers Deny Orchestration of Attack Hoax  TVLine

Lawyers for Jussie Smollett have refuted claims that the Empire star orchestrated his own attack on Jan. 29, as suggested by Saturday news reports and after the ...


True Detective promises heavy lifting but shrugs off its weightiest issues  The A.V. Club

The Final Country” feels like it's breaking new ground showing teenage Becca Hays (Deborah Ayorinde) as Wayne drives her to college, his truck loaded down ...


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 ...


50 romantic loving you SMS 2019  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ Read our list of the best⭐ LOVING YOU SMS ⭐and get inspired by the most tender and beautiful words. Choose the best message to send to ...


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?


Canny View: More money lost to scammers In 2018  New Zealand Herald

Returns are in for last year and for equities they weren't the best. In fact, for equities they were the worst in seven years. That's the importance of being diversified ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


‘Nomophobia’ crowned word of 2018, but what does it mean?  The Independent

"Nomophobia" has been named as Cambridge Dictionary's word of 2018. While the word itself might sound unfamiliar, the phenomenon it describes is one we ...


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.


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.


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.


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.”


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...


The Words and Phrases to Use — and to Avoid — When Talking to Customers  HBR.org Daily

The key to any successful relationship is effective communication. In the business world, this means trying to understand what consumers and clients are saying, ...


No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you  Alphr

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren't just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say.


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.


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

Curse words were flying as one of the women charged with killing and dismembering 10-year-old Victoria Martens in 2016 was in court Thursday. Prosecutor ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Mattis resignation triggered by phone call between Trump and Erdoğan  The Guardian

US president complied with Turkish leader's demands and took own advisers by surprise, accounts say.


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.


Alan Jones apologises for Opera House interview, as petition with 235,000 signatures delivered  ABC News

Radio broadcaster Alan Jones has apologised for comments he made to the head of the Sydney Opera House, after calling for her to be sacked during a debate ...


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 ...


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 ...


Code words, knowing gazes, snap deals run Chennai’s stolen phone trade  Times of India

CHENNAI: Dressed in orange dhoti and a shirt, with a cotton bag dangling from his shoulders and holy ash smeared across his forehead, 40-year-old ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

The telephone swept into Americans' lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted ...


Sinead McNamara: Instagram star’s death may be linked to failed relationship  Courier Mail

AUSTRALIAN model Sinead McNamara may have been upset about a relationship breakdown before her shock death, and spoke to crew members about her ...


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.


7 ways Google Assistant just got better  CNET

Google's voice AI, Google Assistant, has a lot to say at this year's I/O developer conference. Here are all of the ways it just got smarter: ...


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

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


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

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


Why the iPhone keyboard inserts 'ducking' into your texts, according to the person who designed it  Business Insider

You may be part of the majority of Americans who don't use the "f word" in daily life. But the rest of us use profanity to emphasize what we're saying and typing, ...


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

The camera in your phone is incredibly versatile. In addition to creating Instagram-worthy selfies, here are some extra feats it can perform.


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

Google has unveiled a new feature for its AI assistant that will make real phone calls for users, booking reservations at restaurants and hairdressers. But what ...


The most common iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max problems, and how to fix them  Digital Trends

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the best Apple phones to date. They boast nice and big OLED displays, Apple's A12 Bionic processor, plenty of storage, ...


Joseph James DeAngelo: Accused serial killer’s sick words as he raped  NEWS.com.au

VIOLATING women, tying them up and terrorising them with phone calls for years afterwards was not the Golden State Killer's only modus operandi. The man ...


The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world  The Guardian

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the ...


Burke's own words could come back to haunt as wiretap on cellphone lasted at least 8 months  Chicago Tribune

Longtime Ald. Edward Burke has spent decades at the pinnacle of the city's power structure, but in the end, he may have buried himself with his own words.


Why 555 is always used for phone numbers on TV and in movies  Business Insider

When TV shows and movies need to use a phone number as part of the story, they typically use one that starts with 555. We spoke with an official historian at ...


Lauren McCluskey’s Mom Listened To Terrified Daughter On The Phone Moments Before She Was Shot  Hollywood Life

Lauren McCluskey's phone call with her mother, Jill, is revealed right before she was shot. Here were the student's last words to her mom.


World's first foldable phone? Royole's 7.8in FlexPai tablet folds into dual-screen phone  ZDNet

The FlexPai is rough around the edges but could be the world's first commercially available foldable tablet-phone.


How to prevent those annoyign texting typos  Popular Science

Your text messages are full of misspelled words, random spaces, and hilarious autocorrect mistakes. Here's how to prevent these keyboard betrayals.


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

Author Tilly Bagshawe has travel tips for even the most nervous flyer.


Galaxy Note 9 User Guide: Tips, Tricks and How-Tos  Tom's Guide

Here's how you can make the most of all the new features and enhancements in Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.


 
 
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