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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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Review: OnePlus bets on premium for its best phone yet  New Atlas

OnePlus has been running for close to six years now, launching phones that offer impressive specs without the hefty price tag of other flagships This year, for the ...


The Pixel 4 was just spotted in the wild in another huge leak  BGR

We're some three months away from the Pixel 4's official launch, but we already know how the phone will look like, thanks to various leaks that determined ...


Amazon Prime Day 2019: Best Deals on Travel Gear  WIRED

Save big on helpful basic tech and travel gear with Prime Day's best deals on memory cards, chargers, and more.


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 ...


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.


Realme could launch a phone with the Snapdragon 855 Plus later this year  Android Central

A post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo suggests Realme might be planning to release a Snapdragon 855 Plus-powered smartphone before the end of the ...


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 ...


Xfinity Mobile opens its BYOD plan to Android phones  Android Central

Xfinity Mobile has announced that it has expanded its BYOD plan to include Android phones. Although, it should have said Samsung phones, because so far the ...


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 ...


Channing Tatum Talks Therapy and Astrology  Papermag

'Magic Mike' and '21 Jump Street' actor rants about astrology app The Pattern, and opens up about going to therapy.


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 ...


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 ...


No Federal Charges for NYPD Officer in Eric Garner’s Death, Sources Say  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

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


Wedding photographer's furious rant about girl with iPhone who 'ruined' her shot  Mirror Online

A photographer has gone viral after sharing an open letter to a wedding guest who ruined her perfect photo of the bride.


Sean Hannity just demonstrated how not to interview President Trump  Vox.com

Trump's latest Fox News interview featured a number of especially incoherent moments. Hannity let him skate.


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 ...


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 ...


How to Find Specific Words or Phrases in Websites on Chrome  WonderHowTo

While browsing the web on a computer, most of us are familiar with using Ctrl + F (or Command + F) to search for a specific word on a page — but what if you ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


Keep your battery green with this Prime Day deal on Belkin's Boost Up wireless charger  Android Central

The Prime Day Lightning Deal offers the Belkin wireless charger for its best price to date.


Vivo touts 120 watt fast charging: Charge a 4000mAh battery in 13 minutes  Android Authority

Vivo has confirmed that it's working on 120 watt fast charging for its smartphones, claiming that you only need 13 minutes to charge a 4000mAh phone.


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.


Want a More Affordable Android Phone? The OnePlus 7 Pro Is Cheaper Without (Many) Sacrifices  TIME

The OnePlus 7 Pro is a high-end Android smartphone without many sacrifices at a cheaper price than the Samsung Galaxy.


Ursula von der Leyen is elected European Commission president  The Economist

“GEWÄHLT ist gewählt und Mehrheit ist Mehrheit,” goes a saying in German politics coined by Gerhard Schröder, the former chancellor: “elected is elected and ...


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 ...


In an emergency but can't talk? Now you can text 911 in Kenosha County  WTMJ-TV

There is a new way to contact emergency responders in Kenosha County. Cell phone users can now text 911 when they are in need.


Racing Victoria bonuses miss the mark  Racenet

I've got nothing against the jockeys getting a crack at $400,000 in bonuses during the Melbourne spring but I reckon Racing Victoria have pulled the wrong rein ...


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 ...


Google is finally taking charge of the RCS rollout  The Verge

We've been hearing about RCS, the replacement for SMS texting, for over a year now, but actually using the next-generation *service* has been nearly impossible ...


Healthcare Hack: why your personal, private medical information is under attack in Florida  Fox 4

Florida is among the top states for data breaches and to cyberthieves, medical can mean big money. Investigative Reporter Katie LaGrone shows you why and ...


Travis Scott's trippy stage show leaves WOO HAH! Festival fans stargazing  NME Live

Travis Scott's live shows are often spectacular beyond words, and his headline performance at WOO HAH! Festival proves no different.


No, we're probably not growing horns because of our cellphone use. One of the authors of that study sells posture pillows.  Business Insider

A study suggested young people are growing horns on their heads, possibly because of heavy cellphone use. But that's not backed up by the science.


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 ...


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 ...


'The Bachelorette': Hannah Brown and Luke P. Got Into It On Twitter After Last Night's Episode  Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Bachelorette Hannah Brown and former contestant Luke P. had a Twitter fight last night about who's the bigger sinner.


Jharrel Jerome Reacts to the 16 Emmy Nominations for ‘When They See Us’ & Meeting Oprah Winfrey (Exclusive)  Entertainment Tonight

When the nominees for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday, breakout star Jharrel Jerome was surprised to hear his name listed as ...


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.


"Nickel and Dimed" for the Amazon age: Inside the hellish new reality of low-wage work  Salon

In 2001, journalist Barbara Ehrenreich's investigative book "Nickel and Dimed" revealed to those who weren't on low-wage payrolls how expensive it is to be a ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


'Civil rights investigator's' visit to Moultrie sparks backlash  The Albany Herald

MOULTRIE — A Florida man's appearance – and subsequent arrest — outside a government building while he was holding a sign that included the “F-word” ...


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.


What is the Difference between Call, Phone and Ring?  Voice of America

The question we answer this week is "Which to use - call, phone, or ring?"


Auxly Announces Opening of Kolab Project's Flagship Retail Store in Saskatchewan  GlobeNewswire

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, July 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (TSX.V - XLY) ("Auxly" or the "Company") today announced ...


OSU's Mike Gundy in his own words: Read what the Cowboys coach said on the podium at Big 12 Media Days  Tulsa World

"Oh, I thought about actually getting a haircut yesterday, but it was Sunday and they were closed. So I decided to wing it. I don't know anymore. It's hard for me at ...


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.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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...


Microsoft’s new language learning app uses your phone’s camera and computer vision to teach vocabulary  TechCrunch

Eight Microsoft interns have developed a new language learning tool that uses the smartphone camera to help adults improve their English literacy by learning ...


Speeding driver had phone showing cricket scores strapped to steering wheel  Sydney Morning Herald

Police who stopped a speeding driver in Sydney's west on Sunday night were shocked to find he was driving with his phone strapped to the steering wheel, ...


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.


Pa. Dems, some in GOP criticize Trump's 'go back' tweets  WHYY

Most Democratic House members from Pennsylvania were quick to publicly condemn President Donald Trump's statements. Meanwhile, Republicans offered a ...


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 ...


There's a wildly popular conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your private phone calls, and no matter what the tech giant says people just aren't convinced it's not true  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.


Bezuidenhout seeks Portrush ‘revenge’ after beta-blocker ban  WTOP

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — From developing a stutter and anxiety issues after drinking rat poison as a toddler to getting banned from golf for taking…


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.


How to set up call forwarding on an iPhone through any major phone carrier  Business Insider

You can easily set up call forwarding on an iPhone with these steps. Here's how to forward calls on an iPhone, no matter what phone carrier you use.


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.


How to stop robocalls and other spam calls from reaching your Android phone  Business Insider

There are a few ways to stop your Android phone from receiving robocalls and other unwanted spam calls, but no single method is a perfect remedy.


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 record a phone call on your iPhone using third-party apps  Business Insider

There's no built-in method for recording a phone call on an iPhone, but apps which add this capability abound, including the free app Google Voice.


I tried the $1,980 Samsung Galaxy Fold and it's impressive for a first-generation foldable phone, though far from perfect  Business Insider

This foldable phone is far from perfect, screen issues aside, but it's a great step forward. Here's what we enjoyed and would like to see improved.


"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.


I d.o.! How to solve the I d.o.n.t. autocorrect problem in iOS  Macworld

A reader figured out a simple solution: delete messages that contain the incorrect correction.


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.


Autocomplete Presents the Best Version of You  WIRED

As goofy as some of your smartphone keyboard's predictions are, at least it tries to not make you look bad.


Listen for the log-in: Hackers may glean your password by listening to how you type on your phone  The Washington Post

What if scammers could learn your password not from a massive cyberattack or taking control of your device, but from listening in as you type? That's the startling ...


Designer phone cases you can wear are a new men's fashion trend  INSIDER

Wearable phone cases have slowly been making their way onto the runway at major fashion shows around the world.


'Do Google Pixel phones have wireless charging?': Here's what you need to know  Business Insider

The Google Pixel 3 was Google's first phone to feature wireless charging, but earlier Pixel phones can still charge wirelessly with these receivers.


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 ...


Energizer's super-thick smartphone tanked on Indiegogo after only 11 backers funded the campaign  Business Insider

Energizer wanted $1.2 million to fund its PowerMax P18K Pop phone. It got $15000.


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 ...


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.


Goldman Sachs is right: Samsung's folding phone may be a genuine threat to Apple's iPhone  Business Insider

This feels absurd. Is Apple really two years behind the future of phones? Yes.


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 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.


The best ways to contact Amazon for help when you have a problem with your account  Business Insider

You can contact Amazon customer *service* in a few ways to get answers about your account. Here's how to contact Amazon by phone, chat, email, and more.


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 consistently recommend smartphones from a company that few in the US have ever heard of over Apple's iPhones or Samsung's Galaxy phones — this is why  Business Insider

Despite having access to numerous expensive flagship smartphones, like those from Apple and Samsung, my SIM card usually ends up in phones from a little ...


PhoneSoap phone sanitizer review - does it actually work?  Business Insider

Our phones are hotspots for bacteria. The $60 PhoneSoap can help by safely sanitizing your phone while it charges, killing 99.9% of common bacteria.


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 odd case of ‘I D.o.n.t.’ autocorrection in iOS  Macworld

A mystery plagues two iOS users, but others must be affected?


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.


The 20 best smartphones in the world  Business Insider

What's the best smartphone? This list focuses primarily on high-end flagship devices, but the best flagship smartphones don't have to be the most expensive.


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

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


'Do Google Pixel phones have a headphone jack?': Here's what you need to know about each model, including the new Pixel 3a  Business Insider

While the original Google Pixel had a headphone jack, neither the Pixel 2 nor the Pixel 3 have one. The new Google Pixel 3a phones follow the original Pixel in ...


Samsung, Motorola, and Huawei debuted foldable phones this year — here's how these folding screens work  Business Insider

Flexible phone screens have been in the works for the past six years. Companies like Samsung and Huawei are now making foldable phones.


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 ...


Today show viewer’s $40k cash call ‘nightmare’  NEWS.com.au

A Today viewer has spoken of her distress after she claims technical difficulties saw her miss out on the show's $40000 cash giveaway.


WhatsApp hackers still have access to phones, according to Wandera  Business Insider

Wandera could see whether the users of 300000 devices have updated WhatsApp to patch the security vulnerability. Many had not.


 
 
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