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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 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.


Twitter got you down? Try taking your phone out for fresh air.  MIT Technology Review

A strange new piece of sentiment analysis research adds to the evidence that nature makes people happier—even if they're staring at their phones while they're ...


Grammarly keyboard now suggests synonyms for outstanding —er— superlative mobile writing  Android Police

Repeating the same words makes for sub-par writing, which is why most authors employ synonyms to diversify the vocabulary they use. Even though writing is.


No, Facebook Is Not Secretly Listening to You  The New York Times

This article is part of a limited-run newsletter. You can sign up here. Charlie Warzel is off this week, so he's turning the newsletter over to his colleague Sarah ...


What3words: The app that can save your life  BBC News

Police have urged everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. What is it and how does it work? Kicked. Converged.


Trump’s Phone Calls With Wayne LaPierre Reveal NRA’s Influence  The Atlantic

Days after considering the implementation of universal background checks, President Donald Trump has sidelined the issue.


Trump's Reprieve For Huawei Is Double-Edged But Has One Huge Bonus For Huawei  Forbes

The Commerce Secretary has given U.S. companies another 90 days to do business with Huawei. So, is that good or bad news for the Chinese phone maker?


Want to Improve Your Memory? A Decade-Long Stanford Study Suggests You Should Stop Doing This 1 Thing  Inc.

Researchers find that spending less time multitasking may be the key to improving cognitive performance and memory.


'Ruined my day': Former rugby league reporter explains phone call in defamation case  Sydney Morning Herald

Josh Massoud is suing for defamation after several media outlets reported on a conversation he had with a junior colleague.


6 best ways to lock down a kid's phone in 2019  Android Central

I'm a mom of 10 kids, so I know how helpful it is to have an extra set of eyes to help protect kids from cyberbullying, block them from inappropriate *content*, and ...


Google’s lightweight search app, Google Go, launches to Android users worldwide  TechCrunch

Google Go, a lightweight version of Google's search app, is today becoming available to all Android users worldwide. First launched in 2017 after months of beta ...


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.


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.


Digital Note-Takers Let You Store and Share Your Scrawlings  WIRED

A thin design and spacious 10-inch E Ink screen make reMarkable's tablet look like a giant Kindle (you can use it to read ebooks), but it's actually a powerful ...


She never hung up: Cable customer service rep in Mississippi saves Michigan man's life  USA TODAY

JACKSON, Miss. – Kimberly Williams is used to all kinds of phone calls. She is, after all, a customer *service* representative for a cable company. But the call on ...


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 ...


Hackers can work out your online passwords just from the sound of your keystrokes, study finds  The Telegraph

Hackers are able to work out your online passwords just from the sound of your keystrokes, a new study has revealed.


Tell Us The Dumbest Way You've Maxed Yr Phone Data & We Might Give You A 30GB Plan  Pedestrian TV

Do you find yourself burning through an insane amount of mobile data every month? Is your standard phone plan simply not cutting it when it comes to your ...


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.


Google Duo is getting a low-light mode to brighten up your video chats  Digital Trends

Google Duo is getting a little more useful in low light. Google has announced a new low-light mode for Duo that is aimed at brightening up video in case you're ...


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 ...


Samsung Announce The Note 10, A Phone With A Pen You Can Wave Around Like A Wand  Pedestrian TV

Samsung announced its new range of smartphones early this morning, and as you'd expect, the company's taking aim squarely at Apple, which is expected to ...


Wyee man wakes from afternoon nap to $100000 phone call  Lakes Mail

CELEBRATION: The Wyee man said his $100,000 windfall would enable him to treat his mum to a holiday. Picture: Supplied. A Wyee man in his 20s has had ...


Hackers could hear your password when you type  WTHR

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (WUSA) — Researchers have discovered that hackers have a decent chance of discovering your password just by the sound you ...


We Want Live Words: Call for Submissions  scalawagmagazine.org

Scalawag Magazine is seeking submissions of ekphrastic poems engaging the work of Black artists in the U.S. South.



Popular Samsung, LG Android Phones Open to 'Spearphone' Eavesdropping  Threatpost

A Spearphone attacker can use the accelerometer in LG and Samsung phones to remotely eavesdrop on any audio that's played on speakerphone, including ...


Christopher Malyschko, man who orchestrated NT's first known contract killing, found dead in Darwin prison cell  ABC News

Christopher Malyschko was serving a life sentence for arranging the murder of his mother's partner in Katherine in 2011. On Tuesday morning he was found ...


5 early signs of hearing loss  Healthy Hearing

How can you tell if you have hearing loss? Only a qualified hearing health professional can tell you for sure, but here are five signs you may not be hearing your ...


Conor McGregor 'agrees to boxing match' after angry phone call with champion  Mirror Online

Conor McGregor has verbally accepted a challenge from Irish boxer Luke Keeler to meet in the boxing ring.


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 ...


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 ...


Digital footprints: The new route to credit scoring?  BusinessLine

Accessing mobile usage and transaction data could help assess the eligibility to avail credit.


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.


Do you use microSD cards with your phones?  Android Central

MicroSD card expansion is a rarity in smartphones these days, especially with Samsung's decision to ax the slot on the Galaxy Note 10. Do you still use SD ...


Underrated smartphone apps you didn’t know you needed  Digital Trends

Do you ever wonder if there's an app that can get you out of a jam? Chances are, there is. Between the App Store and the Google Play Store, there's bound to be ...


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 ...


My morning routine: Google’s Head of Digital Wellbeing Rose La Prairie  Stylist Magazine

Google Head of Digital Wellbeing Rose La Prairie's morning routine, the morning routine of powerful women, women morning routine, should I sleep with my ...


College Daily, the “Post-Truth” Publication Where Chinese Students in America Get Their News  The New Yorker

Han Zhang on College Daily, a publication that brings news with nationalistic undertones to Chinese students living in America, via WeChat and other ...


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

The decision to fire Daniel Pantaleo came five years after Eric Garner's death during his arrest.


William March: Open anger between two Hillsborough commissioners and Turanchik  Tampa Bay Times

Ed Turanchik, who represents companies hoping to operate a proposed MacDill Air Force Base ferry, denies any unprofessionalism. But both Sandy Murman ...


Park life boosts morale as much as Christmas, survey shows  Reuters

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sad city dwellers should seek solace in a local park, according to a survey tracking tweets that showed a leafy walk lifts ...


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

... ♈ ARIES. March 21 to April 20. Your love status could start to change this morning – and a relationship that at times seemed semi-detached turns into a close ...


Together, They're Overcoming Their Stammers and Finding Their Voices  Dublin Inquirer

In her mid-20s, Laura Ludmany learnt a new way to breathe. “That was actually the first time in my life I could say my name.”


Reebonz Announces New Visual Search Tool on Its Mobile Application  GlobeNewswire

SINGAPORE, Aug. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Reebonz Holding Limited (the “Company” or “Reebonz”; Nasdaq: RBZ), a leading online luxury ...


Charges filed against Shawano man for racist graffiti at schools  WBAY

SHAWANO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Shawano man has been charged with six counts with hate crime modifiers for racist graffiti spray-painted at schools.


'Not Afraid of Probe into Phone Tapping': Kumaraswamy Accuses K'taka Govt of Running Transfer Business  News18

Bengaluru: Former Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Monday said he was not afraid of any probe into the phone tapping allegations, as he ...


The 3,800 Club: I'm done chemo!  CTV News

I'm in the chemo room for my weekly ritual. On the surface, everything is routine. Same questions from my nurse. Same meds. And yet, this isn't just another ...


Xiaomi has a secret money maker  BusinessTech

Investors have been looking for reasons to forgive Xiaomi Corp for its post-IPO slump. They don't appear to have found them yet.


Diver Finds GoPro Containing Happy Last Moments of Man Who Drowned  Inside Edition

A diver found a GoPro buried at the bottom of a murky lake — and discovered it contained the final, happy memories of a swimmer who had drowned two years ...


Pop Culture Prospectus: A cellphone-less night with Stewart and Chappelle  Colorado Springs Gazette

Attending a comedy show in 2019 is like going through a time machine. I don't necessarily mean in terms of the *content* coming from the comedians — more on ...


KARE 11 Investigates: Veteran gets new kidney after years of denial  KARE11.com

In the wake of a KARE 11 investigation, a Native American Marine Corps veteran from Minnesota has received a kidney transplant the VA had denied him.


Nubia Red Magic 3S could launch very soon, to offer Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset and more  India Today

The Nubia Red Magic 3S is expected to launch in September. As the successor to the Red Magic 3, it is expected to come with a Snapdragon 855 Plus chipset ...


RTE star Kathryn Thomas says wedding was ‘best weekend of her life’ and she needs to catch up on 36 hours sle  The Irish Sun

The RTE star tied the knot with longtime love Padraig McLoughlin on Sunday at Kilkea Castle and said the couple 'laughed and danced non stop for three days'


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.


City Parks Lift Mood as Much as Christmas, Twitter Study Shows  UVM News

That may not be the exact prescription of your doctor, but a first-of-its-kind study shows that visitors to urban parks use happier words and express less negativity ...


Netflix’s new true crime doco shows the depths of rape culture in small-town USA  The Spinoff

Roll Red Roll is a brutal, painfully illuminating documentary on the Steubenville High School rape case, a shocking crime that made headlines worldwide.


Mueller Was Listening to This Guy?  New York Magazine

In the 'Mueller Report,' the special counsel cites Sam Patten, a former associate of Paul Manafort, as a primary source for information and context about Kilimnik ...


How to use Messages on Apple Watch  iMore

Do you need to send a quick message and don't have your iPhone with you? You can read and reply to messages with your Apple Watch. Here's how to do it.


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

... ♈ ARIES. March 21 to April 20. As unruly Pluto clashes with the sun, your challenge is to stay focused on your own work. Give advice if asked but keep it short ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


Florida-Miami game adds twist as Jimmy Johnson helps Canes coaches get their minds right  CBS Sports

Manny Diaz had an idea to cold call Jimmy Johnson. One Miami coach to another. Except it wasn't even as intimate as picking up the phone. "We went down on ...


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.


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.


'It sends chills down my back'; Survivor of Bedford County rape speaks out after attacker pleads guilty  WDBJ7

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7)-- Joshua Caudill, 28, stood before a Bedford County judge Tuesday and said he was guilty of rape.


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.


Here’s how to avoid long lines, get good seats at Western Idaho Fair concerts  Idaho Statesman

If you're attending a Western Idaho Fair grandstand concert (3 Doors Down, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Dustin Lynch and REO Speedwagon), you're going to wait in ...


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 ...


The Case of Al Franken  The New Yorker

Jane Mayer takes a close look at the accusations against the former senator.


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.


Samsung's $2,000 folding smartphone disaster, explained  Business Insider

In a few days in April, Samsung's $1980 foldable smartphone went from promising concept to PR nightmare. Months later, it's still not out.


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

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


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

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


Here's what happens when you block someone's number on your iPhone  Business Insider

When you block a number on an iPhone, you limit that number from contacting you in several ways. Here's what you need to know about iPhone blocking.


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.


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.


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.


How to backup contacts to Google from an Android phone  Business Insider

With an Android phone, you can backup your contacts to Google in a few quick steps. Here's how to backup contacts to Google and restore them later.


Google's Pixel 3a is an unbelievably good lower priced phone  The Age

With its just-announced (and just-released) Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL, Google has attempted to deliver the hallmarks of its flagship phone line — an excellent ...


Samsung's New Galaxy Phone Is An Absolute Monster  Lifehacker Australia

Today, Samsung made history by releasing the Galaxy S10 5G in Australia - the first 5G-capable smartphone for Telstra's burgeoning network. We briefly got our ...


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.


Mitch Trubisky Grows Up  Chicagomag.com

There's a miscommunication on the route. The receiver is supposed to stop and face the quarterback, but he keeps running and the ball hits him on the side.


'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.


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.


Handy tips on how to monitor and save battery life on your Android phone  The Verge

Follow these tips to help you monitor and extend the usage of your Android phone's battery.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


China forces tourists to install phone-scanning app at Xinjiang border  Business Insider

China uses a variety of surveillance technology to monitor citizens in Xinjiang. Now tourists are being forced to download an invasive app.


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 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.


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.


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.


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.


500 Days of Duolingo: What You Can (and Can’t) Learn From a Language App  The New York Times

Free language learning apps often promise the world — but don't expect fluency from one. Here's what to expect before you sign up.


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.


 
 
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