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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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Samsung Might Be Developing A Phone That Projects Holograms (Just Like Star Wars)  Gizmodo Australia

Earlier this year the world was introduced to the Red Hydrogen One - the world's first first holographic phone display that didn't require 3D glasses or a specific ...


4 Ways Your Non-Verbal Communication is Telling a Different Story Than Your Words  Inc.

The ability to decipher the language of non-verbal communication is truly a gift. But most people aren't as conscious as they should be about how they hold their ...


Gable Tostee in his own words  9news.com.au

Gable Tostee made headlines when his night of passion with New Zealand tourist Warriena Wright ended in tragedy: a drunken argument, a rough fight, and ...


The life-changing phone call that made me quit my job  The Sydney Morning Herald

On June 18 this year, my life changed. We all have moments like that in our lives. Most of them are only recognisable in retrospect, but, this time, I knew ...


Trump, Erdogan talk about Syria concerns over phone amid rising war of words - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday talked with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan over phone on Friday, ...


Glued to Your Phone at the Dinner Table? Marshawn Lynch Wants to Have Some Words  Adweek

Will we ever collectively return to a time when dinners around the table included little more than food, your friends or loved ones, and polite conversation?


Micromax set to launch notched phone, with price under Rs 15,000 it may compete with Redmi Note 6 Pro  India Today

Micromax's upcoming notched phone is likely to support a dual-camera setup with an LED flash at the back.


Why Honor’s new screen is the hole-y grail in quest to ditch the notch  Digital Trends

The notch — the little cutout at the top of a phone that houses the selfie camera — may have met its match. The usurper is the in-screen hole punch, and ...


Karel Sroubek's estranged wife releases transcript of angry phone call  Newstalk ZB

The estranged wife of Karel Sroubek has released audio of an angry phone call between them in which Sroubek appears to become desperate and talks about ...


Apple’s Face ID wipes the floor with Android’s facial recognition  BGR

The launch of Face ID on the iPhone X last year was accompanied by a little bit of skepticism. And with good reason: Touch ID at the time had advanced to such ...


Lil Tay: Foul mouthed kid rapper disappears from social media as parents feud  NEWS.com.au

The first thing you need to understand about Lil Tay is that she never wanted you to feel sorry for her.


Ditch your smartphone for a year and win $100k from Vitaminwater  Digital Trends

We've all seen the social media posts that ask whether you could live without your smartphone in exchange for a set amount of money. Well, if you've ever ...


Emily Blunt reveals a teacher ruthlessly told her to 'spit out' her words during her childhood  Daily Mail

The 35-year-old admitted the road to overcoming her speech impediment hasn't been a smooth one, as she revealed a teacher once told her to 'spit out' her ...


Google CEO Sundar Pichai Spent 3 1/2 Hours Before Congress. Here Are the Strangest Things They Asked  Inc.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai testified before the House Judiciary Committee this week--an appearance that lasted about three and a half hours. As anyone who ...


Government staffer put on 'indefinite leave' after sending vile text message to female journalist  The Sydney Morning Herald

A government staffer has been put on "indefinite leave" after texting an expletive-laden tirade to a female journalist who recently criticised a federal MP.


Asus ROG Phone vs Razer Phone 2 vs Xiaomi Black Shark: Gaming smartphone deathmatch  Android Authority

We have seen gaming phones come and go, but in 2018 competition got fiercer than ever. The Asus ROG Phone, Razer Phone 2, and Xiaomi Black Shark lead ...


'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, ...


Behold: The stupidest smartphone design trend of 2019 is already here now  BGR

In 2018, the biggest trend in smartphone design among Android phone makers was simple: copy Apple. Nearly every smartphone vendor on the planet used ...


Uncovering What Your Phone Knows  The New York Times

Jennifer Valentino-DeVries, an investigative reporter for The Times, explains how reporters discovered some of the information mobile apps collect.


Curse words, gang talk fill courtroom as judge reads Jessica Kelley’s phone calls  KOAT Albuquerque

Curse words were flying as one of the women charged with killing and dismembering 10-year-old Victoria Martens in 2016 was in court Thursday. Prosecutor ...


The Chinese internment camps where your shoes are made  9news.com.au

Behind locked gates, men and women are sewing sportswear that can end up on university campuses and sports ...


Samsung and OnePlus 5G phones: 6 things you need to know now  CNET

5G phones and networks are almost here, promising amazing feats like downloading entire TV seasons in minutes, and enabling cities full of driverless cars that ...


Redmi 6A gets a big price cut and is now the best cheap phone to buy in India  India Today

Redmi 6A has a received a priced cut of Rs 1000 for both 16GB and 32GB storage variants.


Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S10 will not boast a quad-camera scheme after all  BGR

If you thought Apple had a tough time keeping iPhone rumors at bay, Samsung at this point seems to have given up. Every year, it seems that all the key features ...


New Plagiarism Accusations Spark a Twitter Debate on ‘After’ Poems  Vulture

When Claudia Cortese took to Twitter to accuse another writer of stealing her work, she didn't mince words. In a thread published December 7, Cortese called ...


Anonymized data doesn't stay anonymous, says MIT study  Fast Company

Urban planners and researchers at MIT found that it's shockingly easy to “reidentify” the anonymous data that people generate all day, every day in cities.


Mom's Phone Call Helps Uncover Oldest Long-Necked Dinosaur on Record  Live Science

Thanks to a phone call from a scientist's mom, paleontologists have uncovered the oldest long-necked sauropod dinosaur on record. The tale began in 2012, ...


George W. Bush Reveals His Father’s Last Words In Phone Call During His Final Hours  The Inquisitr News

Former president George H.W. Bush spent his final hours on Friday surrounded by his friends and loved ones in his Houston home, and, as a new report noted, ...


Google tests teaching you word pronunciation  The Verge

I have a confession to make. On a recent episode of Workflow, I went on camera to recommend the Halide camera app. Everything went perfectly until the video ...


Driver calls woman he killed in Uptown hit-and-run 'careless' just before he's sentenced to 20 years in prison  Dallas News

A man called the 23-year-old woman he killed in a hit-and-run crash in Uptown careless just before he was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison.


Coach Larry Drew draws on three words of advice to push forward as Cavaliers rebuild  Akron Beacon Journal

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers coach Larry Drew keeps circling back to three words from Doug Collins, his close friend and one of his NBA peers he admires most.


Pete Davidson Sends a Cry for Help  E! Online

The rapper made his comments after sparking backlash by defending Kanye West amid his Twitter drama with Ariana Grande.


Apple updates iOS on banned iPhones, not enough, says Qualcomm  SlashGear

Apple may have found a way to keep its older iPhones in the Chinese market but it's not going to fly if Qualcomm is to be asked. Following a preliminary court.


Equifax, Western Union, Priceline settle with New York attorney general over insecure mobile apps  TechCrunch

New York's attorney general has settled with five tech and financial giants, requiring each company to implement basic security on their mobile apps.


Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 review: Fast hardware, crazy good battery helps it compete with Redmi Note 6 Pro  India Today

The Zenfone Max Pro M2 offers the best-in-class hardware for an extremely attractive price. But when compared to the likes of the Nokia 6.1 Plus and the Redmi ...


The Trains Are So Efficient In Japan, I Missed Mine l  Star2.com

I've heard wonders about Japan's public transport system. I knew that its trains would always be on time. I just didn't know that they would arrive so much earlier ...


Can I use predictive text on my PC to save typing?  The Guardian

Is there an intelligent keyboard app for Windows 10? I use Swype on my tablet, and apart from being faster than keyboard typing, I love the power of its intelligent ...


Chilling first words of son seconds after murdering his own dad  Liverpool Echo

Daniel Renshaw, 27, was caught in the act stabbing his parent Graham 19 times by his brother Jason.


‘I’m so sorry, Taveon’: Family aches over violence after 15-year-old is slain in KCK  Kansas City Star

They were trying to get things right — the mother and her teenage son. Going to be a pair again. Look at his hair in this last picture he made for her, she says, ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

Here's how I got to bottom of the ads-coinciding-with-conversations mystery.


Lin Wang and Charles Barkley: The story behind their unlikely friendship  Washington Post

When her dad died in June, Shirley Wang promised herself to live less tethered — to be okay with risks and plan great adventures. The 22-year-old had just ...


A mother’s leap of faith at an African airport, and a 15-year mystery  Washington Post

The story of Tom and Maya and Zainab is about trust, about listening to your heart over your mind, and about that gut feeling you have when you meet a good ...


Digital Growth Depends More on Business Models than Technology  HBR.org Daily

It's true for both startups like Slack and mature companies like Domino's.


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.


Amazon Kindle Paperwhite (2018) review: The Kindle to get this year  India Today

The Kindle Paperwhite (2018) gets the best of both worlds i.e. the comfortable design of the old Kindle Paperwhite and some of the exuberant features of Kindle ...


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.


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.


Get over traditional emojis, create your own custom stickers on WhatsApp with these easy steps  India Today

Stickers are the new feature on WhatsApp that allow users to send stickers within their chats to express themselves better and in a more fun way.


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

The scammers often pose as lonely and sad widowed men based on oil rigs or working for the United Nations in places such as Afghanistan or Syria.


September 11 anniversary: Final words of 9/11 victims  The Advertiser

MOMENTS before United Airlines Flight 175 smashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a passenger left a voicemail for the wife he'd left ...


South Africa's 'toxic' race relations  BBC News

BBC Africa editor Fergal Keane visits South Africa's conservative rural areas nearly 25 years after white-minority rule ended, and finds that racism is still deeply ...


Nokia 8110 4G review: another retro revival gone wrong  The Sydney Morning Herald

With support for Wi-Fi and 4G but some serious core issues, the new 8110 is both an improvement and a step back compared to last year's revived 3310.


Facebook admits using two-factor phone numbers to target ads  Engadget

Facebook has admitted that it uses the phone number provided by users for two-factor authentication (2FA) to target them with ads. Naturally, its repurposing of...


No, Facebook did not patent secretly turning your phone mics on when it hears your TV  The Verge

Facebook did not apply for a patent on turning your phone microphone on when a hidden signal plays on a TV. I know this because I simply read the patent ...


Regina King Is Taking Awards Season 'With a Grain of Salt' (Exclusive)  Entertainment Tonight

King tells ET what's keeping her grounded throughout awards season and why no snub could tarnish the beauty of 'Beale Street.'


Inside the Mind of a Plagiarist  The Cut

After recent scandals in the poetry world, the Cut spoke to three women with a history of plagiarism.


How to fix 'ducking' and other iPhone autocorrect problems  CNBC

CNBC walks you through how to stop your iPhone from automatically correcting your text to say something you didn't mean to.


These were the first words that Graham Bell spoke on the telephone  India Today

I then shouted into M [the mouthpiece] the following sentence: "Mr. Watson, come here - I want to see you." To my delight he came and declared that he had ...


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.


Is a software update slowing my phone? - Hack - triple j  ABC News

Apple and Samsung have been been fined millions for software upgrades that slowed phones.


Telstra has a second crack at unlimited data  Computerworld Australia

Telstra has unveiled a suite of new consumer mobile phone plans as the telco moves to simplify its product lineup. The push to streamline product offerings ...


The Words and Phrases to Use — and to Avoid — When Talking to Customers  HBR.org Daily

The key to any successful relationship is effective communication. In the business world, this means trying to understand what consumers and clients are saying, ...


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

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


The two magic words that can get you an airline upgrade over the phone  Economic Times

By Mark Ellwood At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our ...


Stop Misusing Autocorrect  Lifehacker

There's a right way and a wrong way to use your phone's autocorrect, says the person who invented it. Ken Kocienda, former Principal Engineer of iPhone ...


Put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode forever  The Outline

Join me in a buzz-free, ping-free, vibration-free, light-up-free world.


How to stop nuisance calls to your mobile phone  CHOICE

People are increasingly receiving nuisance calls and texts to their mobiles. But how do telemarketers and charities get your phone number? We look at the Do ...


No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you  Alphr

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren't just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say.


The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone  Bloomberg

At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our luxury fields—food, ...


A new phone-like device from Redmond? Why, Microsoft, why?  Computerworld

Five years ago, in September 2013, Microsoft made one of the most ill-conceived acquisitions in tech history, purchasing Nokia for $7.9 billion. Having failed in ...


Papa John's Founder Used N-Word On Conference Call  Forbes Now

John Schnatter—the founder and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used the N-word on a conference call in May. Schnatter confirmed the incident in an ...


74 percent of millennials would rather text—here's how to overcome your fear of the phone  CNBC

For many millennials, talking on the phone is a lost art. Texting and email take precedence over actual conversations. In fact, one survey found that 74 percent of ...


These two words can help get you an airline upgrade over the phone  South China Morning Post

British author and frequent flier Tilly Bagshawe, who lives with her family in California, offers her top tips to make your foreign travels more comfortable.


Eight things your phone's camera can do—other than snapping selfies  Popular Science

Smartphone cameras let you take advantage of every available photo opportunity. But they can do more than snap pictures of partying friends and sweeping ...


Blackberry KEY2 review: this phone will surprise you  The Australian Financial Review

It's a funny phone, the new BlackBerry KEY2. The things about it you think would be the most important, like the fact it's got a good old-fashioned physical ...


Why the iPhone keyboard inserts 'ducking' into your texts, according to the person who designed it  Business Insider

You may be part of the majority of Americans who don't use the "f word" in daily life. But the rest of us use profanity to emphasize what we're saying and typing, ...


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 ...


AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation  The Conversation AU

Google's latest AI promises to help arrange your life by making appointment for you over the phone, but it's limited by its rote learning of the simple tasks of ...


Google’s AI sounds like a human on the phone — should we be worried?  The Verge

It came as a total surprise: the most impressive demonstration at Google's I/O conference yesterday was a phone call to book a haircut. Of course, this was a ...


True crime podcast, Dead Wrong: Jeffrey Brooks chilling final phone call  Courier Mail

A YOUNG scientist found dead from a shotgun wound had just over an hour earlier made a chilling call to a colleague, blurting: I have found something I have to ...


This dual-screen phone has displays on the front and back  Liliputing

There have been a handful of dual-screen smartphones over the years. The ZTE Axon M is a dual-screen phone that gives you an almost tablet-sized screen ...


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?'


Samsung’s first foldable Galaxy phone will be announced this year  BGR

Samsung was rumored to launch its first-ever foldable for a couple of years, but Samsung kept delaying the phone's arrival. Rumored initially to be called the ...


Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

The tempo for major smartphone launches at the tail of the year is always a little hectic. You've got Samsung, Apple, LG, Google, Razer, Samsung (again) and ...


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 ...


Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

The telephone swept into Americans' lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted ...


How to prevent those annoyign texting typos  Popular Science

Your text messages are full of misspelled words, random spaces, and hilarious autocorrect mistakes. Here's how to prevent these keyboard betrayals.


Why 555 is always used for phone numbers on TV and in movies  Business Insider

When TV shows and movies need to use a phone number as part of the story, they typically use one that starts with 555. We spoke with an official historian at ...


Jeffrey Brooks: Cold case murder of Jeffrey Brooks on Sunday Night  NEWS.com.au

SIX foot three, solid build, gentle nature and an easy laugh.


New Sentences: From ‘How to Break Up With Your Phone’  The New York Times

Some combinations of words seem natural, almost predestined. Others are just flatly unacceptable.


In Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman, language is power  The Conversation AU

Ever since his 1989 film Do the Right Thing opened with Rosie Perez's boxing-inspired dance to Public Enemy's Fight the Power, Spike Lee's cinema has been ...


7 ways Google Assistant just got better  CNET

Google's voice AI, Google Assistant, has a lot to say at this year's I/O developer conference. Here are all of the ways it just got smarter: ...


Jamal Khashoggi: Murder recording shocked Saudi official  NEWS.com.au

Syringes, staplers and a “sharp object that looked like a scalpel” were among the disturbing contents of suitcases carried by the 15-member “hit squad” who ...


Tinder: 5 words that ruined woman’s match with ‘The One’  NEWS.com.au

The Melbourne woman thought she had found her perfect match on the dating site and the pair exchanged messages for a while before meeting up “in real life”.


Oppo A73 Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

With Oppo's flagship R-series aimed at offering a better deal than Apple and Samsung's high-end devices, the company's A-series has tended towards setting ...


Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?  The Guardian

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business.


All of the Hidden Words You Missed in Sharp Objects  Vulture

In the HBO mini-series “Sharp Objects,” secret words are hidden in plain sight, suddenly visible in one frame and gone in the next. Are they Camille Preaker's ...


Galaxy Note 9 User Guide: Tips, Tricks and How-Tos  Tom's Guide

Here's how you can make the most of all the new features and enhancements in Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.


NT government taps Vocus for $8.5 million fibre link to Tiwi Islands  Computerworld Australia

Currently a microwave link connects the islands to the mainland.


Can the police search your phone?  Computerworld

Enterprises work hard to protect company secrets. Here's why the biggest threat may be law enforcement.


 
 
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