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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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Use your phone to turn a photo of data 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.


This Smartphone App Can Save Your Life with Just 3 Words  Interesting Engineering

A clever geocoding app could save your life using only 3 words.


What3words: The app that can save your life  BBC News

Police want everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives.


Warrnambool family facing deportation over kidney disease saved by ministerial intervention  ABC News

When his mobile phone started to ring, Rajasegaran Manikam's heart skipped a beat. Key point: Immigration Minister David Coleman overturned a department ...


What do GPs need to know about the new 5G network?  RACGP

Amanda Lyons. 19/08/2019 2:52:26 PM. AddThis Sharing Buttons. Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Email Share to Print.


What3Words - the app all runners need to know about  runnersworld.com

It's an app that has already saved lives, and now police are urging everyone to download the What3Words app, after it was used to find lost walkers.


Galaxy Note 10 vs. Galaxy Note 10 Plus: Which Samsung phone is best?  Business Insider

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus have arrived. Here's how to decide which smartphone is right for you.


Miami public transportation is getting Google Pay — and it could save you money  Digital Trends

Google and the Miami-Dade Transit public transportation system have announced that the system will now support Google Pay -- meaning you can tap to pay at ...


Local ambulances can now use three random words to get within three metres of you – here's how to find your code  Business Insider South Africa

South African ambulance *service* ER24 has partnered with mapping *service* What3words to get better directions to emergencies. What3words divides the entire ...



Don’t Believe a Word by David Shariatmadari review – the truth about language  The Guardian

As a boy, David Shariatmadari would sit in the hallway and listen to his Iranian father speaking Farsi on the phone to his family in Tehran. It was an early ...


15-Year-Old Tweets from Smart Fridge After Mom Takes Her Smartphone Away  PEOPLE.com

The tweet quickly went viral, garnering more than 73000 likes and launching the hashtag #FreeDorothy.


Eric Garner: NY officer in 'I can't breathe' death fired  BBC News

The New York City police officer involved in the high profile 2014 chokehold death of an African-American man has been fired. Daniel Pantaleo was sacked over ...


Sunday Puzzle: The Name Of The Game  NPR

On-air challenge: Every answer is the name of a famous person with only one name — either because they literally had only one name or because they are ...


When Good Boys Say Bad Words  The New York Times

The filmmakers behind the new comedy “Good Boys,” about potty-mouthed sixth-graders, had to figure out how to handle stars who were too young to actually ...


How My Pastor's Words Changed the Way I View My Conditions  Yahoo Lifestyle

Depression, anxiety, ADHD, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome — the list goes on. Having multiple medical conditions can make you feel weak, sad and like ...


Call Us on Your Cell Phone  The New York Times

How do we actually record interviews with our far-flung Times correspondents around the world? With a cell phone. Two cell phones, actually. We call it a ...


Justice Is Served: A Conversation Between RuPaul and Judge Judy  Interview

RuPaul Andre Charles chats with his longtime friend and idol Judge Judith Sheindlin about self-love, the artifice of drag, and life in America.


Ask The Salty Waitress: Customers won’t put down their phones to talk  The Takeout

Dear Salty, This isn't really a question, but I just need to vent to someone. I've been a bartender for 20 years, and in the past few years, I've noticed customers ...


F**k me: iOS' Notes app censors handwritten swears  The Next Web

Apple works very hard to maintain a 'clean' and family-friendly image. So much so that it censors handwritten words when suggesting a title for notes. Today ...


Did you solve it? Get the gossip with Bobby Seagull  The Guardian

Earlier today I set you the following problem, suggested by maths influencer Bobby Seagull: Four friends each have a different piece of gossip. They are all in ...


Revealed: Boris Johnson's secret weapon for a no-deal Brexit  The Guardian

Ingeniously used, Kinder eggs could be responsible for a greater flow of goods than the botched ferry scheme.


No Pre-Reading, No Rehearsing: How ‘The Weekly’ Kept Its Recreation of Historic Opioid Testimony Authentic  The New York Times

The Times TV show's producer/director shares the challenges and rewards of bringing to life witness testimony against Purdue Pharma in a way that stayed true ...


Contemporary and medieval women's voices collide in My Dearworthy Darling  The Conversation AU

Review: My Dearworthy Darling, Malthouse. My Dearworthy Darling is a collaboration between playwright, fantasy novelist, poet, and theatre critic Alison ...


Can you solve it? Get the gossip with Bobby Seagull  The Guardian

Today's puzzle was suggested to me by Bobby Seagull, who was told it by his brother, who was told it by a Cambridge don. Four friends each have a different ...


Remember this before you play JPMorgan's new pymetrics games  eFinancialCareers

If you want a job as an analyst or intern at JPMorgan in 2020, you''ll need to play some games. This is the first year that JPMorgan has rolled out the suite of 12 ...


'Fear The Walking Dead' Season 5, Episode 10 Review: Another Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Episode  Forbes

'Fear The Walking Dead' continues its long downward spiral into vapid irrelevance in Sunday night's episode '210 Words Per Minute'.


What’s New in Windows 10’s 19H2 Update, Arriving Fall 2019  How-To Geek

Windows 10's 19H2 update will arrive in the second half of 2019, perhaps in September or October. Also known as Windows 10 version 1909, this will be the ...


The figures that should send shockwaves through the NRL  Sydney Morning Herald

People are abandoning rugby league in droves with free-to-air and pay TV NRL audiences dropping by more than 3 million.


Tlaib's grandmother wishes 'ruin' on Trump after he tweets about her  Business Insider

Rep. Rashida Tlaib's grandmother responded to President Donald Trump's tweet after Tlaib refused Israel's eventual offer of a humanitarian visit.


The Ohio State University wants to trademark its favorite word: ‘The’  The Washington Post

Ohio State is serious about calling itself “The” Ohio State University. The grammatical article is right there on many of the school's seal, logos and signs. Now the ...


Taylor and Kanye: How two superstars and four words influenced a decade of pop culture  The Washington Post

On the 10-year anniversary of 'I'mma let you finish,' a look back at a definitive moment.


In My Own Words: Making My NFL Debut In Part 2 of Dre Greenlaw's rookie blog  49ers.com

In Part 2 of Dre Greenlaw's rookie blog, the linebacker discusses his preseason debut against the Cowboys.


Case maker confirms iPhone 11 name, the iPhone 11 Pro won't be the biggest, however - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

What comes after X? As it turns out, it's 11 – case maker ESR has published quotation lists for cases that include ones for the three new iPhone models.


Words of Faith: Spiritual Hearing Aids | Lifestyle  Frederick News Post

I recently obtained and now wear a pair of hearing aids.


Apple took us on a surreal walk through San Francisco, looking at digital art on an iPhone  CNBC

San Francisco looks different through an iPhone XS Max — it's still a city, but now there are floating balls of fabric, speech bubbles, and words popping out from ...


How sign-language interpreters convey the raw emotion of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’  The Washington Post

In a theater setting, sign-language interpretation is about more than words. It's also about delivering the same emotional wallop to deaf audiences as to the ...


Man Accused In Sutton Hit And Run That Killed Jogger Held On $250,000 Bail  CBS Boston

UXBRIDGE (CBS) — The man accused of killing a jogger in a hit and run crash appeared before a judge in Uxbridge District Court Monday. Shane Newman, 39 ...


Freedom and Friendship: The Story Behind 'Hello Girls'  Ms. Magazine

“Are you girls buckled up?” It's the first thing our driver says to us. Then he asks: “How old are you girls, anyway?” The answers to these questions are (a) yes, ...


James Ellroy on His Life in Crime, His Imaginary Dog and the Need to Provoke  The New York Times

I've been writing a book for a couple of years and then they slip the chain off and I can run wild.”


~Why~ Is Everyone Typing Like T H I S Right Now?  Refinery29

Lurk the Bachelor subreddit while a new episode is airing and you'll see it. Open the junkmail section of your inbox and skim the subject lines of promotional ...


The last days of Geevor Tin Mine in the words of former miners  Cornwall Live

The miners who had arrived at work were gathered at 7.15am, and were told they had until 9am to clear out their belongings and leave. It was the end of Geevor ...


Here's the deal with 5G and why it matters to South Africa  The South African

5G, or '5th generation' mobile connectivity, is the application of a new spectrum of radio waves that will be used by mobile phone providers.


Waiting for the phone in Kashmir: Of conversations, long queues and tears  India Today

With Kashmir under a virtual communications blackout since August 5, people make a beeline to phone booths in hope to connect with their family and friends.


4 Mindfulness Fundamentals To Transform Your Leadership: The Incredible Myth Of Multitasking  Forbes

This is Part 4 of the 4 Fundamentals to Transform Your Leadership series. Part 1-First, See Past Your Filters explored the importance of cultivating Clarity.


Can Your Business Survive You Going On Holiday?  Forbes

Two-thirds of business owners check their emails every day whilst on holiday, according to research carried out by the American Express Business Platinum ...


SMU researchers find a new way to snoop with smartphones. But should you be worried?  Dallas News

Smartphones are like living things. With their cameras and microphones, they can see and hear. They can detect the amount of ambient lighting, the...


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.


Austin parents create safe options for families in a dangerous digital landscape  KXAN.com

Austin parents are creating safe options for other families with young children, either through unplugged parenting or by providing kids with a place to explore ...


In Their Own Words: Hendrickson, Zito Remember Birdstone's Travers Victory  America's Best Racing

Courtesy of NYRA Marylou Whitney, my wife, gave an unusual instruction to Edgar Prado before he rode Birdstone in the 2004 Grade 1 Belmont Stakes.


Heart for Education  KOKH FOX25

Contest: KOKH / Heart for Education. Station: KOKH, LLC dba KOKH. Station Address: KOKH, 1228 E. Wilshire Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73111. Contest ...


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.


A Party Room and a Prison Cell  Vulture

In “Generation Friends,” Saul Austerlitz looks at the making of the show “Friends” and decodes the heart of its enduring appeal. Here, an excerpt from the book ...


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 ...


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...


Milwaukee's new activity cafe Hangout MKE offers an all-ages alternative to bars  88Nine Radio Milwaukee

We spent a night hanging out and playing giant Jenga at Hangout MKE, a new, all-ages East Side alternative to traditional bars.


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.


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 ...


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.


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 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.


There's no way to know for sure whether your smartphone was infected by the WhatsApp attack. But here are some signs you should look out for.  INSIDER

A vulnerability in Facebook's WhatsApp messaging app made it possible for attackers to spread surveillance software to mobile devices through a phone call.


This is how attackers were able to spread spyware through WhatsApp with just a phone call  Business Insider

Attackers exploited a WhatsApp vulnerability known as a buffer overflow to spread spyware to mobile devices. Here's what that term means.


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.


Turn Your Phone into a Teleprompter to Record Selfie Videos Without Breaking Eye Contact  WonderHowTo

If you record yourself for a vlog or story post using your selfie camera, it can be challenging to stay on message. You might worry too much about the way you ...



Clive Palmer is seemingly everywhere, but the United Australia Party has given voters few details  ABC News

Days out from the election, the United Australia Party has offered few policy details to Australian voters despite bombarding them with advertisements for months, ...


Despite needy phone-ins and wild tweetstorms, Trump is having a tougher time than ever getting people's attention  Business Insider

Data shows that public attention in President Donald Trump appears to be waning.


Google Pixel 4 rumors we've heard so far: Release date, price, specs  INSIDER

Google may have revealed the Pixel 4 itself, but there's still a bunch of details we don't know about, and rumors can help fill in some holes.


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 ...


"I went on a perfect date. Then the next morning, I got a five-word text that ruined it all."  Mamamia

Being the other woman: The five-word text message that tore everything apart. Alita went on a perfect date, then received a text.


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.


Can iPhones get viruses? Here's what you need to know  Business Insider

The everyday risk of viruses on the iPhone is virtually zero, but there are still some simple precautions you can take to protect yourself.


How Stephen Miller controls Trump’s immigration policy  AL.com

The Washington Post. White House advisers Stephen Miller, left, and Jared Kushner listen as President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office as Guatemala ...


How to turn off or limit Google Assistant on your Android device, if you don't want it listening to you all of the time  Business Insider

If you're tired of the feature, you can turn off or limit Google Assistant in a few steps. Here's how to turn it off or deactivate its support button.


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.


Former President George H.W. Bush's last words, as spoken to his son, George W. Bush  CNN

Former President George H.W. Bush spoke his final words in a phone call with his son, former President George W. Bush, a source familiar with Bush's final ...


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.


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.


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.


How to turn off the Find My iPhone feature on your iPhone  Business Insider

You can turn off the Find My iPhone feature on an iPhone from the phone's Settings or Find My iPhone apps, or iCloud's website. Here's how to do it.


The best smartphone chargers you can buy  Business Insider

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.


A legendary gadget brand is making a comeback with a smaller smartphone to go with your regular one — the Palm phone hits stores today  Business Insider

Palm, best known as the pioneering manufacturer of the first mainstream personal digital assistant (PDA) in the early '00s, is making a comeback with a new ...


Huawei Mate X revealed: 5G foldable phone looks stunning  SlashGear

It's hard to find words to do the Huawei Mate X justice, the company's first folding smartphone coming so close to resembling a sci-fi movie prop that it's hard.


How to take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy S10 in 5 different ways  INSIDER

There are no fewer than five ways to take a screenshot on the Samsung Galaxy S10. Here's how to screenshot on a Galaxy S10 in each of those ways.


Fortnite's Creative Mode/Block Party: How To Use The Phone And Inventory To Submit Your Own Levels  Forbes

Here's how you use your phone and inventory to build your own creations in Fortnite's new Creative Mode. When you're done, you can submit to Epic's Block ...


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.


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?'


'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, ...


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

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


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.


Phone spoofing: When your phone number is taken over by international scammers  ABC News

Mobile and landline telephone numbers are being hijacked by phone scammers, and it is taking a toll particularly on some victims in regional and rural Australia.


How to take a screenshot on any iPhone model  Business Insider

You can take a screenshot on any iPhone, including the iPhone X and later models, by pressing a combination of two buttons (or using AssistiveTouch).


Mutiny at HQ Trivia fails to oust CEO  TechCrunch

This week's banishment of host Scott Rogowsky was merely a symptom of the ongoing struggle to decide who will lead HQ Trivia. According to multiple sources, ...


I used to think PopSockets Grips were unnecessary — now they're my favorite iPhone accessory under $10  Business Insider

I wrote off PopSockets Grips for two years as an annoying fad, but completely changed my attitude after trying one for myself. It makes holding my phone phone ...


Google’s latest app, Rivet, uses speech processing to help kids learn to read  TechCrunch

Rivet, a new app from Google's in-house incubator, wants to help children struggling to read. The app hails from Area 120 — Google's workshop for ...


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Review: Hands-on  Tom's Guide

Update Aug. 19: This is a hands-on review of the 6.3-inch Galaxy Note 10. Our rated Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus review is now live for those interested in the ...


Apple's Top Leaders Use This Simple Presentation Hack to Make Their Slides Instantly Memorable  Inc.

Your audience is overwhelmed with data, numbers, and statistics in their daily lives. When they're watching your presentation, they certainly don't want to be ...


Huawei P30 Pro: The Gizmodo Review  Gizmodo Australia

"Oh my god." "Is that real?" "How are they not edited!?" These exclamations, often peppered with jovial swear words, have been a common thread, woven ...


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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