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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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Brushing Off Security Concerns, Telecoms Minister Touts Iranian-Made Mobile Phone Operating System  Center for Human Rights in Iran

Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced on July 7, 2019, the development of an Iranian-made version of the Android ...


7 Ways OnePlus And OxygenOS Beat Google's Stock Android  Gizmodo Australia

OnePlus phones just keep getting better and better, but what's not often talked about very much is the software that comes pre-installed on board. It's Android ...


WhatsApp is watching  The Age

While Rod Burke of Green Point thinks it "apt to see advice about runcible spoons (C8) coming from 'A Cook of Ermington'," Brian Foster of St Ives wants to set ...


iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XR  TechRadar

There are slight differences between the iPhone XS vs iPhone XS Max vs iPhone XR, at least at first glance. But as we reviewed each and crafted an in-depth ...


Former NSW department head Martin Hoffman to lead Services Australia transition taskforce  The Mandarin

Former New South Wales department head Martin Hoffman lost out in the state government's recent machinery-of-government changes but is back working for ...


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.


Channing Tatum Thinks Astrology App May Have Eavesdropped on Therapy Session  E! Online

You're not the only one who suspects your phone spying on you.


Peter Dutton's actions and inactions speak much louder than words  The Northern Daily Leader

The new way our representatives are hearing us.


Sunday Puzzle: Lucky Number 7  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Puzzlemaster Will Shortz play the puzzle this week with KQED listener Steven Bailey of San Francisco.


Sony Xperia 1 review: Powerful, but not sensible  Engadget

I don't love admitting this, but it can be hard to take Sony's phones seriously sometimes. That's not because of a lack of effort on its part — it's more that the ...


Jihadis Respond To Phone Call Between Iraqi Official & CIA  Middle East Media Research Institute

The following report is now a complimentary offering from MEMRI's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). For JTTM subscription information, click here.


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 ...


'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 ...


Can I buy a phone that doesn’t use anything from Google or Apple?  The Guardian

Steve does not like firms slurping up his data, so wants a device that respects his privacy.


The TicWatch C2 has GPS and NFC for just $140 this Prime Day  Android Central

Shopping for a Wear OS watch this Prime Day? If you want a complete experience without spending too much money, one of your best options is the TicWatch ...


French Expression of the Day: j'en peux plus  The Local France

Why do I need to know j'en peux plus? Complaining is an essential part of French life and the more ways you can do it, the better you'll fit in. In fact, there are ...


Letters to the Editor  The Advocate

Allan Hogge argues that the longer term benefits of a quality coastal pathway outweigh the short term cost of dealing with erosion.


Why I have yet to denounce the president’s racist remarks  The Washington Post

I had a very busy week, and I forgot. Oh, yes, I am sure I would certainly very loudly denounce them as would my colleagues, but you see I cannot yet, because I ...


Freddie Gibbs has never spoken to Madlib over the phone because he doesn’t own one  The FADER

Freddie Gibbs and Madlib discuss Bandana on Hot 97 with Peter Rosenberg.


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 ...


How Phone Taps and Swipes Train Us to Be Better Consumers  WIRED

Opinion: Smartphone interfaces train our motions, closing the gap between our bodies and our virtual selves. But what does that mean when our movements are ...


It Might Be Time to Update the Old 'Alfa-Bravo-Charlie' Spelling Alphabet  Atlas Obscura

When someone on the phone—the doctor's office, the bank, the credit card company—asks for my name, I always offer to spell it out—it's a pretty uncommon ...


Ibrahim Tapes: Listen to all the secret police recordings  Daily Telegraph

Now, for the first time, we take you inside the family's private world thanks to an enormous cache of surveillance material tendered to a NSW court. Listen below ...


Scott Hollifield: And now, a few words on National Cellphone Courtesy Month  Winston-Salem Journal

Back in 2002, international etiquette expert, author and spokesperson Jacqueline Whitmore declared July was National Cell Phone Courtesy Month in an effort ...


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.


The Oculus Go 64GB has a secret Amazon Prime Day sale price  TechRadar

The Oculus Go has a secret Amazon Prime Day price that's $40 off MSRP, and this deal applies to the superior 64GB version of the year-old VR headset.


Google Keep Notes: 10 tips and tricks to become a master  PCWorld

Google Keep Notes isn't as basic as it seems. Here are 10 tips and tricks so you can unlock its full potential.


Channing Tatum Is Entirely Confused About Astrology App The Pattern  KFI AM 640

If you're in charge of the development of the astrology app, The Pattern, Channing Tatum wants to have a word or two with you. Tatum recently took to social ...


Prime Day 2019 Mega-list: All the best tech, smart home, and phone deals [Updated continuously]  Android Police

Prime "Day" and its 48 hours of sales are now upon us. Deals are coming and going almost faster than they can be mentioned, but we'll do our best to keep... by ...


Are We Finished?  The New York Times

SUNDAY PUZZLE — After last weekend's complexities, we have a breezy grid today that I dare say doesn't take too much explaining. Caitlin Reid makes her ...


Google Lens and visual search will change your life. Here's why  AZCentral

What is Google Lens? How does it work and why do I need it? Short answer: To make your life a whole lot simpler.


Libby German’s Sister Addresses Rumors About Delphi Murders On YouTube Livestream  Oxygen

Kelsi German hopes that “people will listen to what family is saying rather than getting dug in and stuck to the rumors.” By Brittany Du Bois ...


Be more productive with a year of Office 365 Home and a free $50 Amazon gift card  Android Central

Buy a year subscription for up to six users with Office 365 Home for $99.99 on Amazon, and you'll also get a $50 Amazon gift card for free. The regular Home ...


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 ...


One Photographer's War In Ukraine  PetaPixel

Andriy Dubchak is one of the only photojournalists to have covered the conflict in eastern Ukraine from its beginning. In this article, he shares deeply personal ...


Predator in the classroom: Brittany Zamora sentenced to 20 years for sexually abusing student  12news.com KPNX

Editor's note: The following story contains language that may not be suitable for younger audiences. Discretion is advised. More than a year after Brittany ...


Grassley, Ernst Respond to Trump’s Tweets, as the President Defends Statements  WHO TV Des Moines

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Donald Trump is not backing away from weekend tweets that are widely being called racist, including by other elected ...


Six of the biggest gaffes from the Tory leadership contest  Spectator.co.uk

The Tory leadership contest reaches its high point tonight as Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt sit down for one-on-one interviews with Andrew Neil. But even…


An adventurous new way to identify wildlife  CapeTown ETC

An interactive new way of getting to know the natural world is now available, thanks to a new phone app called 'Seek' created by iNaturalist.


CEO Vik Verma Leads 8x8 To New Heights  Forbes

A series of interviews with innovators operating at the intersection of consumer behavior and business transformation: Vik Verma, CEO, 8x8. Bruce Rogers: Tell ...


Cricket World Cup - an eight-hour stomach ache and how Jonathan Agnew saved me  Metro.co.uk

He got a stomach ache just as Joe Root attempted to morph into Chris Gayle for two disastrous swipes, and when Eoin Morgan was caught.


Time is running out on this Prime Day deal for the Withings Steel HR Sport Smartwatch  Android Central

Prime Day has a few more deals left up its sleeve before it reaches its grand finale later tonight, such as this $60 discount on the Withings Steel HR Sport ...


No federal charges for NYPD officer in Eric Garner's death  10News

The Justice Department will not bring federal charges against a New York Police Department officer accused of fatally choking Eric Garner.


Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus: Ultimate gaming CPU heads to Asus ROG Phone 2  TrustedReviews

Leading mobile chip-maker Qualcomm has just pulled the wraps off a specialised variant of its most powerful mobile processor – the Snapdragon 855 Plus.


Game of Tongues: How Duolingo Built A $700 Million Business With Its Addictive Language-Learning App  Forbes

Beg for your life in Spanish,” demands Duo, a plump green owl. The viral meme circulating on Twitter stars the mascot for Duolingo, the hugely popular ...


Uber May Soon Expand to Senegal’s Capital  Voice of America

Transportation company Uber may soon be expanding its services to Senegal's capital. But Dakar is a city full of taxis and drivers who do not have smartphones.


Apollo 11 Moon landing: Everything you need to know  CBBC Newsround

It has been 50 years since Apollo 11 first put a man on the Moon. Neil Armstrong stepped on to its surface on 20 July 1969. Find out more about how it ...


Here's the reason why Zodwa Wabantu really apologised...  TimesLIVE

It wasn't the petitions and threats to have her show cut or even the comments that dominated Zodwa Wabantu's TL that led her to apologise. Instead a few phone ...


Having a Mantra Will Make You Better  Outside

Many of the perennial wisdom traditions—such as Buddhism, Stoicism, and Taoism—teach practitioners the power of repeating particular chants or mantras to ...


The best GPS running watches for 2019  Engadget

By the time this story is published, it will probably not be good running weather. Throughout much of the US, at least, it will be hot and humid and often rainy...


Review: 'The Few' by Unexpected Stage Company  DC Metro Theater Arts

The American interior West has long been a favored setting for stories about loneliness. The visual emptiness of vast open spaces – think of your favorite John ...


Amazon and Google are listening to your voice recordings. Here's what we know about that  CNET

First Amazon admitted it -- now Google says it's listening, too. Here are the specifics, and the questions we still want answered.


How To Deal With A Toxic Mother & Not Let Passive-Aggressive Comments Affect You, According To Experts  Bustle

In an ideal world, your relationship with your mom would be uplifting, close, and mutually supportive. But if your mom is toxic, things might not be so healthy ...


Middle East Dictators Buy Spy Tech From Company Linked to IBM and Google  The Intercept

Iran and Syria are the only countries in the region where Semptian would refuse to sell its surveillance tools, an employee said.


PA Dems, Some In GOP Criticize Trump's 'Go Back' Tweets  90.5 WESA

Most Democratic House members from Pennsylvania were quick to publicly condemn President Donald Trump's statements that four progressive Democratic.


You Can Get A Free Ice Cream Cone In Downtown Montreal This Weekend  MTL Blog

Ca Lem is teaming up with Adidas to hand out free ice cream cones in downtown Montreal while supplies last.


What I experienced on the night of July 15, 2016  Daily Sabah

'This was not a coup, it's an invasion.' It was as if an enemy army had invaded Istanbul. I said to myself, 'That's it, I'm gonna die in this square.' But I didn't.


Pramila Jayapal Is Not Backing Down  The Nation

This week on Next Left, the congressmember who knows a thing or two about shutting down racist policies.


Motivation Monday: Tune in not out  Grit Daily

Our weekly Motivation Monday tips will have you pumping your fists so that you can get your Monday, and your week, off to a better start.


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.


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.


BEYOND LOCAL: The computing power on board Apollo 11, and how our cell phones compare  ThoroldNews.com

This article, written by Graham Kendall, University of Nottingham, originally appeared on The Conversation and is republished here with permission:.


Realme X review: A star is born  Gadgets Now

In William Shakespeare's classic A Midnight Summer's Dream, the main protagonist is Hermia, named after Hermes, the Greek god of trade. Hermia and her ...


Kremlin ally says prisoner swap could be soon if Ukraine serious  Reuters Africa

Ukraine and Russia could swap prisoners within a matter of days, including filmmaker Oleg Sentsov whom Moscow jailed on terrorism charges, if Kiev shows the ...


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

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


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 ...


Journalist Faces Death Threats for Exposing Brazilian Judge's Far-Right Bias  Truthout

On the evening of Sunday, July 7, Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro attended the country's resounding victory over Peru in the final game of the 2019 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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.


"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 ...


Amazon hints that it may return to the smartphone market after its $170 million Fire phone fiasco  Business Insider

Amazon's previous attempt at bringing a smartphone to market was a flop.


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 ...


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.


Cory Monteith's mother shares her harrowing phone call with Lea Michele after his death.  Mamamia

Cory Monteith final words: Five years on from the Glee star's death, his mother has revealed the phone call she received from his girlfriend Lea Michele.


How to 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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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

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


Samsung's Galaxy S10 smartphone lineup is officially available to buy online and in stores for $750 to $1,000  Business Insider

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when ...


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.


Phone Apps May Soon Predict Teen Depression  Voice of America

Researchers are testing smartphone apps that use artificial intelligence, or AI, to predict depression and possible self-harm.


Trump reportedly berated Theresa May over the phone before a disastrous trip to Paris  Business Insider

President Donald Trump reportedly berated UK Prime Minister Theresa May and it's just the latest example of Trump picking fights with world leaders.


'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.


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.


Android Q’s Live Caption will only work on ‘select phones’  VentureBeat

At I/O 2019, Google showed off Live Caption, an Android Q feature that captions media on your phone. The feature only works on "select phones."


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 ...


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?'


Uber Charges More If They Think You're Willing To Pay More  Forbes

Ever try and get an Uber at rush hour and find that prices have surged? Or see the price of an Uber change within minutes? Well, thanks to AI and data it's ...


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.”


How to Stop Saying “Um,” “Ah,” and “You Know”  Harvard Business Review

To eliminate filler words, understand the role they play in your speech.


The 15 Best Two-Player Mobile Games to Play Anywhere  MakeUseOf

Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, two-player mobile games are one of the best ways to spend your free time in a fun way.


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.


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data. A couple years ago, something strange ...


Swipe typing isn’t new, but it’s the best addition to iOS since Siri  Digital Trends

Dismissed in a short sentence during the WWDC 2019 keynote presentation was one of the more interesting new features in iOS 13 — the introduction of ...


 
 
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