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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 ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Apollo 11 Moon Landing Tapes Could Sell for $1 Million  TownandCountrymag.com

Unrestored tapes of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing could go for over $1 million at Sotheby's. They were originally bought for only $218 in 1976.


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.


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 ...


Someone Hacked My T-Mobile Account and T-Mobile Won’t Talk About It  VICE

Cell phone carriers still have a long way to go before making your accounts truly secure.


To find serenity, freedom and creativity, sometimes it’s best to forget  The Washington Post

How much memory do you want? asks the salesperson at the technology store. Watching the evening news, I see commercials for a pill that will enhance my ...


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 ...


How to Get Free Gogo Wifi During a Flight  Lifehacker

Paying for wifi on an airplane? You must be made of gold, because there's no way I'm ever going to plunk down $10—or more—for a mere 30 minutes of internet ...


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.


Cyberbullying: What It Is and How to Prevent It  G2

Technology isn't going away anytime soon, and neither is cyberbullying. When you know the signs and potential red flags, you have a better chance of stopping ...


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 ...


'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 ...


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.


Is teen sexting cause for concern, or no big deal? How to help kids stay safe online.  The Washington Post

Many parents dread the day their kids get their first phone. Yes, devices are a vital and necessary link for social groups and school. But smartphones also open ...


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 ...


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 ...


Want to Rank #1? 6 Tips to Create SEO-Friendly Content  Search Engine Journal

SEO generally involves a bit of shifting around tags, carefully creating highways for crawlers to find your pages, and meticulously linking authoritative websites to ...


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?


Ms. Muse: On Political Poetry in the Trump Era—and a Call for Poems of 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 ...


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 ...


"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.


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 ...


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 ...


Buy a classic Guardian photograph: children playing in fountains, London, 2009  The Guardian

This week in our Guardian Print Shop series we have an image shot by Sarah Lee on a hot day at London's Southbank Centre in 2009. Fri 19 Jul 2019 07.00 ...


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 ...


Pelosi and Mnuchin have been chatting on the phone, possible indicator that there’s a debt-limit issue  Fox News

The Speaker of the House doesn't talk to the Treasury Secretary on a Saturday night, then send him a letter, and, then blast out a press release, unless it's ...


Dad visits daughter after she tried to kill herself when asylum denied  Metro.co.uk

By the time Manuel Gámez finally made it across the border to see daughter Heydi she lay strapped to a life support machine after hanging herself in despair ...


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 ...


Channing Tatum Shares Strange Video Ranting About The Pattern App  Distractify

Channing Tatum posts a strange video on his Instagram story ranting about the astrology app The Pattern — what is it and where can you download it.


Is FaceApp safe? A deeper look at the viral hit  TechRadar

If you've been on Facebook, Twitter or pretty much any other social medium in the last few days then you can't have failed to notice it - FaceApp is everywhere.


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.


These copycat bills on Sharia law and terrorism have no effect. So why do states keep passing them?  USA TODAY

A far-right think tank pushed model bills on Sharia law and terrorism in dozens of states. Civil rights groups say the goal was to stoke fear.


Ex-Ipswich mayor 'wanted to help' escort  Bendigo Advertiser

Former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale says he wanted to help a Singaporean escort, who's on trial with him for extortion, get out of sex work. Under cross-examin.


Travels in the South  The Nation

Throughout the journey, I was moved by Martin Luther King's words, sickened by the statues of Jefferson Davis and Dr. J. Marion Sims, and inspired by the work ...


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 ...


Why Section 230 exists and how people are still getting it wrong  The Verge

Jeff Kosseff, the author of a new book on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, explains how a 26-word rule created the internet as we know it and ...


One Family's Journey Through Guardianship Hell  Forbes

5 lessons about guardianship to help you avoid a similar fate.


Decades later, memories from Mom and Dad  The Boston Globe

The letters stashed in an old desk stirred up painful memories — and reminders of my parents' love.


"Man on the Moon:" The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing - a CBS News special  CBS News

CBS News relives the momentous 1969 moon walk as told by two legends: Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter ...


Hospital board gave bad info to FPPC  Ft. Bragg Advocate-News

A key piece of information forming the basis for advice from the Fair Political Practices Commission, which the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of ...


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.


Yamana Gold Announces Early Results of Cash Tender Offers for Certain of Its Outstanding Public Notes  Yahoo Finance

The tender offer is made pursuant to Yamana's Offer to Purchase, dated July 5, 2019 (the “Offer to Purchase”), in which Yamana has also offered to purchase ...


Dissatisfied, Beverly Beach Quits Waste Pro and Returns to Flagler Beach's Garbage Haulers | FlaglerLive  FlaglerLive.com

Eight months after signing on with Waste Pro for garbage *service*, Beverly Beach is returning to Flagler Beach's garbage haulers because residents were ...


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.


RPI Creates Artificial Intelligence Lab to Immerse Students in Foreign Language  The Daily Beast

A New York college is using artificial intelligence to give students an immersion experience without leaving campus.


Inaugural tournament in memory of Zach Cook raises $3000  Prince Albert Daily Herald

A slopitch tournament held in honour of a late Prince Albertan who loved to play ball raised $3,000 over the weekend. The inaugural Zach Cook Memorial ...


Man arrested after allegedly raping 4-year-old girl in McDonald's play area bathroom  Yahoo News

Oklahoma authorities are investigating after a man allegedly raped a 4-year-old girl inside the bathroom of a McDonald's in Midwest City.


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 ...


'You're In Colorado. Everybody Loves To Talk About The Weather': English Language Learners Try To Find Their Place  Colorado Public Radio

Learning English as a second language can be isolating, but one career teacher says there is something special about learning English in Colorado.


For Japanese Americans, the debate over what counts as a ‘concentration camp’ is familiar  Washington Post

The headline began appearing again, as it had so many times in decades past: “What Is A Concentration Camp?” The debate exploded this week after Rep.


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.


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...


Local official helps save woman’s life after a heart attack  My Panhandle

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — It wasn't the night he expected but on Wednesday, Tax Collector Chuck Perdue saved a woman's life. As Perdue and his wife ...


MLB rumors: Giants will be sellers at trade deadline despite surge; Rangers likely to move Mike Minor  CBS Sports

Here are all the latest rumors leading up to MLB's trade deadline.


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 ...


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.


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.


Shaun Ryder on early nights, hair loss, and watching Watership Down with Bez  Sky News

Shaun Ryder speaks to Sky News about his perfect evening and getting old - as well as sex, drugs and rock'n'roll, of course.


"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 ...


Samsung is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy phone with a trade-in offer of up to $300, and other great deals  Business Insider

The Samsung Galaxy smartphone line turns 10 this year, and in honor of the phone's birthday, Samsung has a number of deals available until June 30.


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 ...


Jeff Bezos' investigator thinks Saudi Arabia hacked his cell phone — here's how it could have happened  Business Insider

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' personal security consultant Gavin de Becker believes Saudi Arabia had access to Bezos' phone, according to an op-ed published by ...


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 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 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 ...


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.


I switch phones at least 6 times a year — here’s how I easily transfer everything from one phone to another  Business Insider

My SIM card finds its way into at least six different smartphones during the course of a year. It's unusual for a typical smartphone user, but for a tech journalist ...


Kathleen Hale Came For Her Goodreads Critic. Then The Internet Came For Her.  BuzzFeed News

Five years ago, Kathleen Hale wrote an essay for the Guardian — about targeting a Goodreads reviewer — that nearly ended her career. Now, she's back with a ...


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."


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 ...


Former President Bush's last words 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.


Tens of millions of Chinese now required to tune into 'Xi Jinping thought' platform daily  ABC News

China's new hottest app on the block a propaganda resource that teaches Xi Jinping thought and requires the Communist Party's 90 million members to read it ...


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...


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.


Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Fold — here are the best features of the $1,980 foldable phone  Business Insider

Samsung unveiled its first foldable phone at Galaxy Unpacked 2019. Here are the five best features of the $1980 phone that unfolds into a tablet.


Tesla's cheapest car just became a lot more difficult to buy  Business Insider

The standard range version of the Model 3, the cheapest car Tesla sells, will only be available to purchase in-person at retail stores or by phone.


Gloria Vanderbilt's Most Iconic Quotes on Life, Death, and Style  TownandCountrymag.com

Gloria Vanderbilt has died at age 95. In honor of the style icon, artist, and socialite, take a look back at her best quotes through the years here.


Samsung is said to be trying to fix a creasing issue with the $1,980 Galaxy Fold's screen  Business Insider

Samsung is said to be working to address a flaw in the Galaxy Fold's screen that results in a crease after the phone has been folded about 10,000 times, ...


Jeff Bezos' investigator doesn't think his phone was hacked. Here are all the other theories of how the National Enquirer got his private photos.  Business Insider

While Jeff Bezos' bombshell blog post on Thursday night revealed a lot of details about some sexual photos and texts he sent, it didn't say much about the ...


Android Pie: 30 advanced tips and tricks  Computerworld

Mmm...who doesn't love a nice hearty helping of pie? Whether we're talking apple, blueberry, or the Android 9 variety, there's plenty of reason to get excited ...


This is likely our best look yet at Motorola's revamped Razr flip phone with a foldable display  Business Insider

Design patents filed by Motorola in December 2018 were discovered after a Wall Street Journal report said that a new Razr flip-phone-style device with a ...


Romance scammers prey on Words With Friends players  The Sydney Morning Herald

When Barbara El-Gamal was stuck with poor letters in the online game Words with Friends, she reluctantly played "tit" for bird, fearing her suspiciously chatty ...


If someone named 'Scam Likely' is calling you, don't pick up  USA TODAY

The four major wireless carriers are trying out new ways to combat the rising epidemic of spam callers.


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

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


'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says  CNN

The final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are captured in a transcript circulated to Turkish allies, ...


Facebook may let you block certain words, emoji from appearing in comments  CNET

A new feature may be heading to Facebook. SOPA Images. Facebook has been working to combat issues like hate speech and disinformation on its platform.


Apple is expected to launch 3 new iPhones this year — here's everything we know so far  Business Insider

Apple is expected to release three new iPhones again this fall, and the biggest upgrade may be a new triple-camera system.


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.


Melbourne commuters to use their phones as a Myki, but only if they're on Android  ABC News

Victorian public transport users will be able to put away their Myki cards and tap on using their smartphones, but only if they use Android, as the Government has ...


Why Huawei smartphones are so popular all over the world — except in the US, where stores don't sell them  Business Insider

More people in the world own Huawei phones over iPhones, despite the fact that you probably won't find many Huawei phones in the US.


Telemarketers can be annoying — but what's life like from their side?  ABC News

Would you rethink how you spoke to call centre workers if you knew being rude was contributing to their stress, emotional exhaustion and even depression?


Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words  HuffPost UK

Ask a Tech Editor 'How do I stop my phone constantly autocorrecting words?'


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

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


 
 
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