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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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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.


Teen's tragic words to friend before festival overdose death  Yahoo News

Alex Ross-King sent a series of texts to a friend after losing contact at Sydney's FOMO festival, an inquest has heard.


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.


The App That Tucks Me In at Night  The New York Times

Every night, a stranger's voice in my phone soothes me to sleep. I wanted to hear her in person.


The Story of 8 Unforgettable Words About Apollo 11  The New York Times

John Noble Wilford recounts some of what went into writing the story of humanity's giant leap for the July 21, 1969, edition of The New York Times.


Moto Z4 review  TechRadar

The Moto Z4 is a safe, incremental upgrade on its predecessor - a solidly midrange phone and the most affordable 5G option with its 5G Moto Mod.


Kodak $40 Mobile Film Scanner is Like Google Cardboard for Scanning Film  PetaPixel

If you're looking for the cheapest possible way to digitize your 35mm Negatives and Slides, the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is probably it. Costing just $40, this ...


Apollo 11 Moon Landing Tapes Could Sell for $1 Million  TownandCountrymag.com

Unrestored tapes of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing could go for over $1 million at Sotheby's. They were originally bought for only $218 in 1976.


Magic? Handheld translator helps you communicate using artificial intelligence  Dallas News

Every once in a while, I get to review a gadget that amazes me.When you read the description, you think, wow, this can't possibly work, and when...


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 ...


Q&A with Life360 Member Sheri B.  Life360 Now

Tell us a little about you. My name is Sheri and I live in Bakersfield, California with my husband and two daughters. My husband is a highschool teacher and I run ...


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 ...


Kathy Griffin made $75 million making people laugh. But the phone's not ringing  Los Angeles Times

The comedian angered Hollywood and the right with a bloody Trump photo. Armed with a new doc, she's staging a comeback.


Phone battery dying? Here are some ways to get a full day on one charge  USA TODAY

Smartphone batteries can last through the evening if managed correctly. Close apps, adjust brightness and if all else fails, but an external battery.


Is teen sexting cause for concern, or no big deal? How to help kids stay safe online.  The Washington Post

Many parents dread the day their kids get their first phone. Yes, devices are a vital and necessary link for social groups and school. But smartphones also open ...


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 ...


'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 ...


Lyra McKee's family 'living in nightmare' since her murder  BBC News

The murdered journalist's sister Nichola opens up about her family's experience the night of the murder.


Prince William’s heartbreak over his final words to Princess Diana  9Honey

It's been over two decades since the death of Princess Diana, but her sons Prince William and Prince Harry are keeping her memory alive, as well as continuing ...


Is your mobile phone powerful enough to get you to the moon?  RTE.ie

Do we really have more computing power in the phone in our pocket than the computer aboard Apollo 11?


Distracted Driving Victim’s Son Calls Crash ‘Inexcusable’  CBS Denver

WESTMINSTER, Colo. (CBS4)– The only child of a woman killed last week by an alleged distracted driver told CBS4 his mother's passing was “inexcusable.


Want to Rank #1? 6 Tips to Create SEO-Friendly Content  Search Engine Journal

SEO generally involves a bit of shifting around tags, carefully creating highways for crawlers to find your pages, and meticulously linking authoritative websites to ...


"Juggalo" Makeup Fools Facial Recognition Tech in Biometrics Setback  The Great Courses Daily News

Black-and-white clown makeup outsmarts facial recognition technology. Facial scanning and other biometrics are still works in progress.


Jayne Atkinson brings Gov. Ann Richards back to exuberant life in ‘Ann’  The Washington Post

In a more just universe, Jayne Atkinson would be a household name. In this one, we'll simply have to settle for a more rarefied appreciation of her superb skills ...


Ms. Muse: A Call for Poems of Witness, Protest and Resistance  Ms. Magazine

Ms. Muse is a discovery place for riotous, righteous and resonant feminist poetry that nourishes and gives voice to a rising tide of female resistance—brought to ...


Xiaomi Mi A3 goes official: Key specs, price, India launch, and more about this Android One phone  India Today

Biggest highlight of the Xiaomi Mi A3 is its software. Google's Android One program not only brings clean software to the users but also regular and fast android ...


Buy a classic Guardian photograph: children playing in fountains, London, 2009  The Guardian

This week in our Guardian Print Shop series we have an image shot by Sarah Lee on a hot day at London's Southbank Centre in 2009. Fri 19 Jul 2019 07.00 ...


Is The Smartphone Behind The Web's Shift From Enlightenment To Entertainment?  Forbes

Over its brief quarter-century of existence, the Web has transitioned from a place of enlightenment where we gathered to learn from the collective wisdom of ...


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 ...


Lawmakers call for review of Goodwill's state contracts after reports of disabled worker layoffs  Capitol News Illinois

By JERRY NOWICKI. Capitol News Illinois. Jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com. SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are calling for a review of state contracts and ...


Jerry Nadler asks Hope Hicks to clarify her hush payments testimony  Vox.com

Former Trump campaign and White House aide Hope Hicks may be out of the woods when it comes to the Southern District of New York's now-concluded ...


Private certification fails home buyers  Sydney Morning Herald

How on earth can a developer that "has not complied with the development consent conditions sell them if remediation hasn't occurred?


Simon Yates takes Tour stage 12 from the break: Daily News Digest  CyclingTips

Welcome to your Daily News Digest. Here's what's happening today: Simon Yates wins stage 12 of the Tour de France from the breakaway, Chris Froome is ...


Channing Tatum Shares Strange Video Ranting About The Pattern App  Distractify

Channing Tatum posts a strange video on his Instagram story ranting about the astrology app The Pattern — what is it and where can you download it.


Poland Declares Itself 'LGBT Free' as Gay Parades Turn Blasphemous  Church Militant

You are not signed in as a Premium user; we rely on Premium users to support our news reporting. Sign in or Sign up today! WARSAW (ChurchMilitant.com) ...


Billie Eilish Had a Suggestion for Fans With Phones Attending Her Glastonbury Performance  TeenVogue.com

During a performance at Glastonbury 2019, Billie Eilish told fans to "live in the moment" with her.


Gregory Dillon’s Nostalgic Synth Pop Evokes Adolescence, Carnivals, and Love in the ‘80s  Bedford + Bowery

Gregory Dillon has the very specific ability to correctly V-step in crowded Bushwick backrooms. That's because his mother once taught '80s cardio step in New ...


These copycat bills on Sharia law and terrorism have no effect. So why do states keep passing them?  USA TODAY

A far-right think tank pushed model bills on Sharia law and terrorism in dozens of states. Civil rights groups say the goal was to stoke fear.


Kendrick Perkins and the Making of an NBA Talking Head  The Ringer

In the player empowerment era, we need someone who can explain the players who run the league—who can tell us not just what they'll do but how they feel.


Chronicles of the Last Quizmaster in the Age of Big Trivia  Bloomberg

On a Sunday afternoon last fall, a man who, in his three-decade career on the fringes of show business, has gone by Paul Smash and Paul Partridge but is in ...


Tim Hortons employee tells Ann Arbor Muslim couple 'go back to your country'  MLive.com

Ann Arbor couple Alaa Kouider, on left, and Ameur Dhaimini filed a complaint with the Michigan Department of Civil Rights for discrimination at an Ypsilanti Tim ...


One Family's Journey Through Guardianship Hell  Forbes

5 lessons about guardianship to help you avoid a similar fate.


10 incredibly useful iPhone productivity secrets  Fast Company

The device you have with you the most can also be the one that lets you get the most stuff done.


Why Section 230 exists and how people are still getting it wrong  The Verge

Jeff Kosseff, the author of a new book on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, explains how a 26-word rule created the internet as we know it and ...


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.


40+ SEO Statistics for 2019  G2

SEO can dramatically improve your website's visibility. Here's a look at engaging SEO statistics and what an effective SEO strategy looks like in 2019.


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.


'You're In Colorado. Everybody Loves To Talk About The Weather': English Language Learners Try To Find Their Place  Colorado Public Radio

Learning English as a second language can be isolating, but one career teacher says there is something special about learning English in Colorado.


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...


How to block a phone number on your iPhone  Business Insider

You can block a phone number on your iPhone in just four quick taps. Unblocking a number is equally easy, so you can always change your mind later.


The three words that killed hands-free driving legislation in Virginia  Virginia Mercury

Ultimately, three words led to the downfall of hands-free driving legislation that lawmakers hoped would finally allow police to crack down on widespread use of ...


‘I want my father in the Hall of Fame’: Curt Flood’s heroic legacy  The Undefeated

I want my father in the Hall of Fame because I understand that that institution houses the history; he is an important part of that history.” — Shelly Flood Th…


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.


Johnny Clegg’s War on Apartheid  Yahoo Entertainment

Since he was 12 years old, South Africa's best-known musician has been crossing the line that separates white from black.


In Pope's backyard, Church struggles with increasingly polarized politics  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

According to Bishop Daniel Fernandez from Jujuy, in Argentina's remote northwest, national polarization, dubbed here as a “crack,” is something that deeply ...


"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 ...


Mandela Day: Cape Town artist auctions Madiba painting to raise funds for childminder  News24

A Cape Town-based artist has used international Mandela Day to try to raise funds for her helper via social media.


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 ...


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.


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.


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

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


How to tell if your Samsung Galaxy phone is waterproof or water-resistant, and to what extent  Business Insider

Recent models of the Samsung Galaxy phone, including the new S10 models, are water-resistant to a degree but not "waterproof."


Samsung Galaxy S10e is the best new Galaxy phone for most people  Business Insider

Samsung unveiled five (!) new smartphones at its big event in February, but the three main flagships are the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10 Plus, and the Galaxy ...


Using Phone Contact Book Apps For Digital Research - bellingcat  bellingcat

Popular apps such as TrueCaller or GetContact advertise the ability to see who is really calling you, even if you do not know the number, and alert the app user ...


How to Add Song Lyrics to Playing Music in Your Instagram Stories  WonderHowTo

The Music sticker is one of Instagram's best features. With it, you can add music directly to your story, incorporating a high-quality soundtrack to your favorite ...


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 ...


Huawei responds to Google’s Android ban and explains what will happen to its Android phones  BGR

The US government delivered a crippling blow to Huawei last week, placing the Chinese conglomerate on an "Entity List" that meant Huawei would not be able ...


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.


How to restart and force-restart any iPhone model  Business Insider

Restart or force-restart your iPhone when it runs into software bugs that cause the phone to run slowly, or for any number of other inconveniences.


How to track an iPhone using Find My iPhone  Business Insider

Use the Find My iPhone app and iCloud's website to track your iPhone's location, and track up to five other devices with Apple's Family Sharing.


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.


5 reasons wireless chargers aren't worth your money  Business Insider

Even though most newer phones have wireless charging, one research report from IHS showed that only 29% of people use it. Why hasn't it taken off?


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 ...


Samsung’s Galaxy S10 lineup arrives with four new models  TechCrunch

In what may well be the most Samsung move in Samsung history, Samsung just introduced four new Samsung S10 models. For the 10th anniversary of the ...


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.


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 ...


Apple is selling the iPhone SE again, its smallest, cheapest, and arguably best phone  Business Insider

The iPhone SE was a favourite among Apple fans for its compact size.


Samsung is said to be trying to fix a creasing issue with the $1,980 Galaxy Fold's screen  Business Insider

Samsung is said to be working to address a flaw in the Galaxy Fold's screen that results in a crease after the phone has been folded about 10,000 times, ...


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

When Barbara El-Gamal was stuck with poor letters in the online game Words with Friends, she reluctantly played "tit" for bird, fearing her suspiciously chatty ...


Ana Kriégel murder trial: The complete story  The Irish Times

Two 14-year-olds become youngest people in history of State to be convicted of murder.


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 ...


'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says  CNN

The final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are captured in a transcript circulated to Turkish allies, ...


Facebook may let you block certain words, emoji from appearing in comments  CNET

A new feature may be heading to Facebook. SOPA Images. Facebook has been working to combat issues like hate speech and disinformation on its platform.


Apple is expected to launch 3 new iPhones this year — here's everything we know so far  Business Insider

Apple is expected to release three new iPhones again this fall, and the biggest upgrade may be a new triple-camera system.


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.


Why Huawei smartphones are so popular all over the world — except in the US, where stores don't sell them  Business Insider

More people in the world own Huawei phones over iPhones, despite the fact that you probably won't find many Huawei phones in the US.


Code words, knowing gazes: How Chennai’s stolen phone trade works  Gadgets Now

Dressed in dhoti and a shirt, with a cotton bag dangling from his shoulders and holy ash smeared across his forehead, 40-year-old Dhanapalan (*name ...


Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words  HuffPost UK

Ask a Tech Editor 'How do I stop my phone constantly autocorrecting words?'


Best phones of MWC 2019  The Verge

The world of smartphones is going to look very different in 2019 than in the years prior. Instead of seeing incremental changes and improvements, silly notch ...


Which iPhone should you buy? Ranking the iPhone XS, XR, 8, and 7  Business Insider

Apple's most expensive iPhone is not the one I'd recommend for most people.


12 ways HBO changed the Chernobyl story  INSIDER

HBO's “Chernobyl” mixes fact with fiction in its dramatization of the 1986 nuclear meltdown in Soviet Ukraine. Here are 12 things that didn't happen exactly as ...


Burke's own words could come back to haunt as wiretap on cellphone lasted at least 8 months  Chicago Tribune

Longtime Ald. Edward Burke has spent decades at the pinnacle of the city's power structure, but in the end, he may have buried himself with his own words.


Vivo announces V15 Pro with no notch and 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera  The Verge

Vivo has announced the V15 Pro, a new phone bound for India and its other key markets. The headline feature is the 32-megapixel selfie camera, which allows ...


Seven apps to level up your resume  Popular Science

To land that job, you need a resume that displays your work experience and strengths in an eye-catching way. These apps will help you build one that really ...


Lauren McCluskey’s Mom Listened To Terrified Daughter On The Phone Moments Before She Was Shot  Hollywood Life

Lauren McCluskey's phone call with her mother, Jill, is revealed right before she was shot. Here were the student's last words to her mom.


This is the best-looking smartphone we've ever seen, even better than the iPhone — take a look  Business Insider

Sorry, Apple, but the Oppo Find X smartphone has a *real* edge-to-edge display.


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.


 
 
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