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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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Blank words: Stream of consciousness overcomes writer's bloc...  AG Week

I am struggling to put words on my blank computer screen. I have about three different documents open with random thoughts put down. I am starting and then ...


Every way Apple made iMessage for iPhone better in iOS 13  CNET

Here's what to expect when you update to Apple's new software.


Never read the terms and conditions? At least watch out for these words  ABC News

But if you were to settle in with the contract for a well-known e-reading device, that's the amount of time you'd need to put aside. Of course, you'll be unsurprised ...


What Is Ultra Wideband, and Why Is It In the iPhone 11?  How-To Geek

Apple's new iPhone 11 devices include a “U1” chip with ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. This isn't new technology, but it's the first time it's been in a modern ...


Light Phone’s New Ad Campaign Uses Tim Cook’s Own Quotes To Pitch A Minimalist Phone  Forbes

The founders of a minimalist phone designed to free people from their smartphone addiction are hoping the very words of Apple CEO Tim Cook might help their ...


Diana Dors' son's haunting last words in phone call to daughter before shock death  Mirror Online

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Dors Lake's daughter has opened up about the pain of losing her dad, who was the youngest son of screen legend Diana Dors.


Ask NYT Parenting: I Use My Phone for Everything. Is That Harming My Kids?  NYT Parenting

[Editor's note: We asked readers to send us their most pressing questions about parenting in the digital age for a new column called Ask NYT Parenting.


'I was devastated': the crime victims made to give up their phones  The Guardian

In January 2017, a 30-year-old man reported himself to the Metropolitan police. He informed officers he had been having sex with a minor and had potentially ...


Three life-saving words police want every student in London to know  MyLondon

The Met has also issued advice about what to do if you're caught up in a firearms of weapons attack.


Chrissy Teigen accidentally tweets email address, fans FaceTime her  INSIDER

Teigen actually posted a video of her picking up one of the calls, saying: "Was 100% sure this would be a penis but nope just a nice stranger."


6ix9ine’s Testimony: The Rapper’s Rise, Beefs and Crash, in His Own Words  The New York Times

This week in federal court, a polarizing musician was an eager witness, describing how his career was tied to his association with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.


'I have to put my phone in the wardrobe': how do authors deal with social media?  The Guardian

Matt Haig, Danez Smith, Ayòbámi Adébáyò and other writers on staying focused and their top tips for switching off.


Asian Insider Aug 27: Missing words, missing phone calls, missing retailer  The Straits Times

In today's bulletin: Indonesia picks a location for its new capital, Police fire a live round for the first time in Hong Kong protests, US and China talk about talking ...


How to install the Google Play Store on an Android phone or tablet that doesn't have it  Pocket-lint

You need the Google Play Store if you want to install most apps on an Android device. But what if your Android device doesn't have access to Google Play ...


Frosty words from Brighton ice cream vendor’s wife  The Argus

A WOMAN offered a free Mr Whippy in exchange for her phone number woke up to a frosty voicemail from an ice cream vendor's wife.


Google Assistant now available to Indian phone users through toll-free number, will answer questions for free  India Today

At its Google For India event, Google on Thursday announced that the Google Assistant will be available to some feature phone users in India through a toll-free ...


Taylor Swift Makes New Claims About Her Infamous Phone Call With Kanye West  BET

The pop star cleared the air about where she stands with Kanye West, what we didn't see happen before the 2015 VMAs and how "he gravely affected the ...


This is Google's latest way to help you find for your pictures  CNET

You can find photos quickly by searching for specific words, and you can even copy and paste text.


What3words: the app which can save your life in three words | Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Biggleswade News  The Comet

Herts police are saving lives thanks to a unique app which reveals your location in just three words.


The two fatal flaws with Android 10's gestures  Computerworld

I've been thinking a lot about gestures lately — not friendly gestures, mind you, or even not-so-friendly gestures of the single-fingered variety, but rather the sorts ...


Huawei unveils speedy range of phones hit by Google ban  New Zealand Herald

COMMENT: Huawei has launched its Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, signalling the beginning of a new era in smartphones – and not just because they are the most ...


Utah police: deaths could rise in bus crash that killed four Chinese tourists  The Guardian

Four people died on Friday after a tour bus carrying visitors from China crashed on a highway in the red-rock landscape of southern Utah. Robert Driedonks ...


Michelle Carter Seeks Parole After Teen Texting Suicide Conviction  Newsweek

Michelle Carter, convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the death of her 18-year-old ex-boyfriend, is seeking parole for her 2017 conviction. Carter, 22, has ...


The week in good news: clowns and orcs, votes and words  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: Philip Matthews looks on the bright side. Sometimes the world seems to feed you a steady diet of negativity, but there is good news, too, if you know ...


OnePlus teases seamless remote app with keyboard for its new TV  Android Central

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has taken to Twitter recently to build the hype for the company's new TV by showing off the seamless integration between its remote app ...


Tears fill courtroom as family hears last words of Alex Mixon  WALB

Trial started Tuesday afternoon in the Alex Mixon death case, and it's been emotional.Iren and Mickee Carter are both charged with felony murder, two counts of ...


This Phone Service Is Offering Free Massages (Yes, You Read That Right)  Thrillist

Denver's Union Station will host free massages, giveaways, and more.


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.


‘Urgent Concern’ About the President  The New York Times

It's not every day that a whistle-blower in the intelligence community files a complaint about the president of the United States. But it seems to have happened ...


Michelle Carter, Who Encouraged Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself, Was Denied Parole  BuzzFeed News

Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman who was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend via text messages and phone ...


What Edward Snowden's Partner Lindsay Mills Taught Him  The Intercept

While working for the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden helped build a system to enable the United States government to capture all phone calls, text ...


Invasion of the Clowns  The New York Times

In the spring of 2007, the comedian and actress Mo'Nique uttered 11 words that would change the course of history. “See, when you do clownery,” she said, “the ...


Merriam-Webster dictionary adds 'they' as nonbinary pronoun  Taipei Times

Attention grammar snobs: “they” can officially be used as a singular, nonbinary pronoun. Merriam-Webster, the oldest dictionary publisher in America, officially ...


TCL 6-Series Roku TVs for 2019 now on sale at $800 for 65-inch size  CNET

The successor to our favorite TV of 2018 has started shipping, and it's already had its first discount.


How To Tell If A Customer Service Agent Will Help You  Forbes

When you're on the line with someone like Valerie Zhou, there's no question this customer *service* agent will help you. She answers the phone midway through ...


Vivo V17 Pro review: Good looks and great cameras  India Today

The Vivo V17 Pro launches in India with price of Rs 29990. The smartphone comes with the dual pop-up selfie camera setup. Besides the camera what else ...


Is That Really Your Sister Calling?  Science Friday

In a future when technology and hackers have evolved together, how will you *really* be able to tell who is at the other end?


A 16-Year-Old Was Fatally Stabbed In A Fight And Teens Snapchatted It Instead Of Helping  BuzzFeed News

As Khaseen Morris lay on the pavement outside a Long Island strip mall Monday night with a fatal stab wound to his chest following a violent brawl, a group of ...


Inside Samsung's secretive South Korean headquarters  CNN

Global smartphone sales are stagnating, so Samsung — the world's largest smartphone maker — is eager to find the next big thing to power its future growth.


Running With My Mom: Nowhere to Go but Up  The New York Times

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up ...


Mental health apps are scooping up sensitive data. Will you benefit?  STAT

Experts question whether patients using these apps are aware of just how much information they're handing over, and how it's being used.


Facebook's new Portal smart displays: Who's listening and what's happening to your data?  CNET

The tech giant compromised your privacy and broke your trust. Now, it has a new set of "Smart Cameras" and always-listening microphones for your living room.


Elizabeth Warren 2020 selfie line: why Warren is winning with selfies  Vox.com

Elizabeth Warren's 2020 campaign is winning with selfie lines.


Taylor Swift: The Rolling Stone Interview  Rolling Stone

In her most in-depth and introspective interview in years, Swift tells all about the rocky road to 'Lover' and much, much more. By. Brian Hiatt. September 18, 2019.


Trimper admits 'serious mistake,' as PCs call for woman in recording to be identified  CBC.ca

The Lake Melville MHA apologized again on Tuesday for his comments, as Ches Crosbie called for the other person in the recording to be identified.


Artificial Intelligence Can’t Think Without Polluting  Slate

This piece has been published as part of Slate's partnership with Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen ...


13+ things to try first when you upgrade to iOS 13  Computerworld

Here are some of the first improvements you should try once you install iOS 13. The update to Apple's mobile OS has been released.


Can a president really say or promise anything he wants when conducting foreign policy?  NBC News

WASHINGTON — If a secret whistleblower complaint covers President Donald Trump's dealings with the president of Ukraine, as two major newspapers have ...


Cyberbullying on rise in US: 12-year-old was 'all-American little girl' before suicide  Fox News

[Editor's note: This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at ...


Another threat to Kamloops school leads to cancellation of weekend activities  Kamloops This Week

Weekend activities at Sa-Hali secondary have been cancelled after a second threat in three days was made against the school. According to a post on the ...


Google for India 2019: Vodafone-Idea phone line, Google assistant in Hindi and key updates to Google Pay  Jagran Josh

Google for India 2019: Google announced the setting up of Google Research India, a new AI research team in Bengaluru, which will focus on advancing ...


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.


Does Facebook listen to you for ads? 5 false tech conspiracy theories  Business Insider

Most of the major conspiracy theories circulating about big tech are demonstrably false, but a few of them have kernels of truth.


First death from Imelda reported in Texas  13WMAZ.com

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — A young man in Jefferson County is the first confirmed death from Tropical Depression Imelda. The Jefferson County Sheriff's ...


Daily horoscope for Friday September 20 — here’s what the stars have in store for you today  The Sun

March 21 to April 20. Thoughts and feelings are suddenly much clearer and you can find the words that get through to people. At work, wishful thinking is ...


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.


Politicians treating Labour Party sexual assault allegations as a game when it deserves gravitis  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: Following the latest Labour Party scandal involving allegations of sexual assault, once again it seems a trial is taking place in the court of public ...


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.


Company Socializing Has Become Work  The New York Times

In the era of the virtual office, when even workers who are physically present often wall off their senses with oversized headphones and rely on Slack to chat with ...


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 ...


Dad's battle with asbestos and cancer - told by his family a year after his death  Stuff.co.nz

Taranaki builder Craig Eaton spent time he didn't have fighting a losing battle. A year after his death his family tell his story, Jane Matthews reports. The final ...


Daily horoscope for Saturday September 21 — here’s what the stars have in store for you today  The Sun

March 21 to April 20. WITH autumn just a few days away, you already feel its effects. You are serious about success at work, and with Venus and Mercury on call ...


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...


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.


War of words escalates surrounding Jackson Co. COMBAT audit  KSHB

Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. traded barbs with Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker's office about the accuracy of an independent audit ...


Trenton redevelopment attorney resigns, says he 'will not represent anti-Semites'  The Trentonian

TRENTON — The city's redevelopment attorney told the capital city to take this job and shove it in response to Kathy McBride's "Jew her down" statement this ...


'My daughter took her life - how dare David Cameron say he should've cut more?'  Mirror Online

Jodey Whiting, who had multiple physical and mental health issues, including curvature of the spine, a brain cyst and bipolar disorder, took her own life after ...


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.


Through Constant Adversity, Quinn Still Upbeat  DallasCowboys.com

Having faced the possibility of death as a teenager, Robert Quinn made it a point to stay upbeat – the same attitude he still uses now as he seeks to revitalize his ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


Why Beto O’Rourke’s gun buyback idea gives hope to Democrats in SC presidential primary  Greenville News

But while attractive to Democratic primary voters, observers say general election voters, in say South Carolina, may not be sold on the idea.


How to set up and use Google Hangouts, Google's free phone call and video chat service, on desktop or mobile  INSIDER

You can use Google Hangouts to make phone calls, video calls, and more with anyone on your contacts list. Here's how to set up and use it.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


How to go live on Facebook from your phone or computer  Business Insider

You can go live on Facebook and livestream video using your phone's camera or computer's webcam. Here's how to use Facebook Live on either device.


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.


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

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


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

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


Would your mobile phone be powerful enough to get you to the moon?  The Conversation UK

Here is how our mobile phones compare with the computer that landed man on the moon in 1969.


How to set a video as your wallpaper on your phone screen  CNET

Take your Android phone or iPhone's lock screen to the next level.


Google will let you TEXT the police so you can stay silent during an emergency – and it’ll turn your words int  The Sun

GOOGLE Pixel smartphone users will soon be able to contact the emergency services via text if they need to remain silent. This is thanks to a new app which will ...


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 ...


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.


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 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."


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 cast videos to Roku from your phone onto your TV  Business Insider

When you cast to Roku, you're quickly queuing up *content* from your phone to play on your TV. First-time set-up requires a few steps.


How to unblock a blocked number or contact on your iPhone  Business Insider

You can easily unblock a blocked number on your iPhone if you no longer want to prevent that number from sending you calls, texts, or FaceTime requests.


How to block websites and searches on your iPhone or your child's  Business Insider

You can block websites on an iPhone to ensure your child can only access appropriate *content* while browsing the web. Here are a few ways to do it.


How to sign out of a Google account on your desktop or mobile device  Business Insider

It only takes a few clicks to sign out of your Google account. Here's how to sign out of Google on both your desktop and mobile device.


How to diagnose and remove any virus from your iPhone  Business Insider

The risk of viruses and malware infecting your iPhone is extremely low, but if your iPhone behaves oddly, there are simple steps you can take to eliminate an ...


Microsoft Word reads to you: How to use the Speak and Read Aloud commands  PCWorld

Can Microsoft Word read to you? Yes, it can. The Speak feature was incorporated into Microsoft Office back in version 2003. Here's how it works.


How three simple words could be the difference between life and death  Digital Trends

What3Words' app-based address system gives a three-word code to every three-meter-square patch on the planet. Its accuracy and ease of use means first ...


How to set up a custom voicemail greeting on your iPhone  Business Insider

You can set up a voicemail message on your iPhone with just a few taps. Here's how to record a custom voicemail greeting via your iPhone's Phone app.


 
 
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