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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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An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone  BBC News

A simple, but evocative, way to record your children's development without using a camera.


iFixit: The Samsung Galaxy Fold is 'Alarmingly Fragile'  ExtremeTech

iFixit took the Galaxy Fold apart and the news isn't good. Unless Samsung strengthens and protects the design, you're going ...


Call me old fashioned, but I'll never take a mobile phone on my adventures  Telegraph.co.uk

If you are a regular reader of this column – and I don't in any way blame you – you'll know that here I try to take a light-hearted view of things. Not this time!


How to play Snapchat's Snap Games on your phone: Your questions answered  CNET

Snapchat has begun rolling out its own set of games called Snap Games. Similar to Pokemon Go, you can team up with your friends and play together. Like with ...


Macquarie Group launches telco Nu Mobile to sell used phones to Aussies  Business Insider Australia

A new competitor has entered the fight for your mobile phone contract. Macquarie Group is launching a telco called Nu Mobile, which will offer plans that come ...


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 ...


How to Avoid 'Avengers: Endgame' Spoilers Online  WIRED

The reviews for Avengers: Endgame—the final installment in a decade-long run of Marvel films—have landed. The movie itself hits thousands of theaters ...


Huawei’s P30 Pro excels on the camera front  TechCrunch

It's been a month since Huawei unveiled its latest flagship device — the Huawei P30 Pro. I've played with the P30 and P30 Pro for a few weeks and I've been ...


Mastercard’s plan to save Australian retailers from payment fraud scams  NEWS.com.au

That's how payments giant Mastercard says it will help fight the rampant theft committed online after $478 million was pilfered from Australian retailers last year.


Tom Arnold Secretly Recorded Call In Which Trump Fixer Michael Cohen Walked Back Some Guilty Pleas  Deadline

How many red flags can you spot in this sentence: Donald Trump's former fixer Michael Cohen took a phone call in March from comedian Tom Arnold, in the ...


Phone fingerprint scanner fooled by chewing gum packet  Naked Security

A video has surfaced claiming to show someone unlocking a Nokia 9 by tapping a gum packet against the fingerprint scanner.


Facebook is Killing Off its Messenger Codes Option  Social Media Today

Facebook has announced that it's killing off Messenger Codes, meaning that if you're utilizing them in your marketing approach, you'll need to update your ...


Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs reveals Kim Porter’s final request before her untimely death  New York Daily News

Sean “Diddy” Combs says some of Kim Porter's last words to him before her unexpected death last November have proven prophetic.


Diddy has spoken about his ex Kim Porter's last words to him before she died: 'Puffy, take care of my babies'  INSIDER

Sean 'Diddy' Combs spoke to Essence magazine about Porter's death, and how her last words helped him become closer to his family.


Learn a new language with $110 off Rosetta Stone lifetime subscriptions  iMore

Whether for business or personal use, it never hurts to know another language.


Can I use a tablet as a replacement for my smartphone?  TechRadar

I ditched my smartphone for a few days to see if a tablet would work in its place.


What It Takes to Put Your Phone Away  The New Yorker

Rather than establishing a set of rigorous habits, we may need to rethink our approach to life in general, Jia Tolentino writes.


“Poetry,” by Greg Jackson  The New Yorker

Fiction by Greg Jackson: “The volcano was there, and so we had to climb it. That was how things shook out for me.”


Delphi trail murders: New video from teen’s phone is released  The Mercury News

Police released a new sketch and additional video from Libby German's cell phone.


Chanel Lewis sentenced: Supporters’ outburst in court  NEWS.com.au

But they weren't rallying for a victim of crime. They were there to show their support for a convicted killer and rapist. Chanel Lewis, 22, was jailed for life without ...


Two University Students Create 'Lyrics to Go' App for Upcoming Pitch Contest  The Montclarion

“A little neurotic. Not really patriotic. When it comes to religion, I'm just agnostic. But I just hit you with them supersonic phonics.” Robert McPherson raps these ...


FIRST-PERSON: A tombstone's counsel  BP News

Steve Playl reflects on a poignant inscription in the cemetery at Quaker Gap Baptist Church. 'Words on tombstones not only are a warning,' he writes, 'but also a ...


Tristan Harris: Tech Is ‘Downgrading Humans.’ It’s Time to Fight Back  WIRED

The creator of the “time well spent” movement disappeared for a year, but now he's come back with a new phrase and a plan to stop technology from from ...


Martin County Jailhouse calls released in Austin Harrouff case Jon Shainman 5:28 PM, Apr 24  WPTV.com

Father of accused double murderer: Crimes "not necessarily your fault."


My four years with Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel, what I learned and the book that followed  Chicago Tribune

Howard Reich 's new book "The Art of Inventing Hope: Intimate Conversations with Elie Wiesel" reflects on the four years he worked with Nobel Peace Prize ...


Blind date: ‘I successfully acquired her phone number’  The Guardian

James, 25, account manager, meets Emily, 24, events coordinator.


Galaxy Fold review: Samsung's new phone shows the promise and peril of foldable screens  CNET

The Galaxy Fold is a phone that truly lives and dies by its screen.


Jen's World: Does your phone spark joy? | Columns  PostBulletin.com

You may remember my Mari Kondo binge. A couple months ago, “Tidying Up” guru Mari Kondo got to me, and now my house is practically an empty shell.


Organ recipient and donor's mother continue to share special bond  KABC-TV

Two years after Erika Heranic's life was saved by a heart transplant, she and her donor's mother reunited at UCI Medical Center to encourage others to become ...


Can somebody please explain 'go-cup' to Jenna Bush Hager?  NOLA.com

'Today' show co-host can't wrap her head around the New Orleans term.


From OnePlus 6T to OnePlus One: A week with a 5-year-old phone  Android Authority

I just used a OnePlus One as my daily driver for a week, setting aside my OnePlus 6T. The week was much more trying than I expected it to be.


Intel Abandons 5G Phone Modem Development  Interesting Engineering

What does Intel's official exit from the 5G phone market say about the future of the 5G network? Some developers maintain hope that cost and effectiveness can ...


3 Ways the Pixel 3a Can Change Midrange Phones Forever  Tom's Guide

Cheap phones have always been a bit dull. If Google plays its cards right with the Pixel 3a, it could change that.


Breaking My Phone Addiction—Via My Phone  WIRED

Most of the meetings of Internet and Technology Addicts Anonymous take place online, which is more sensible than it sounds. Colloquy via web-based ...


Police: Brawl erupts at Lake Murray over missing phone  10News

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A brawl erupted at Lake Murray Sunday after police said a man was stabbed several times in an altercation that was sparked by a missing ...


How the News of Sharon Tate's Death at the Hands of the Manson Family Spread Through Hollywood  TownandCountrymag.com

Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski were glamorous, talented, and madly in love. After her murder by the Manson Family, they became the ultimate cautionary tale ...


How I Took the Wild Road From Stunts to Safety and Built a Business on What I Learned  Entrepreneur

Lying in the road, bloodied and hurt after a motorcycle accident, this CEO applied his experience to something people needed.


0171 makes futuristic pop music about intimacy and the internet  i-D

The duo yearn for a real connection in their song and video “SMTHN RL”.


Google Pixel 3a leaks once again, complete with launch date tease  Android Authority

An apparent Google Pixel 3a render has surfaced online courtesy of serial tipster Evan Blass, and it seems to corroborate other images.


Tips for Minnesota drivers on new 'hands-free' cellphone law  Star Tribune

Four words no one wants to hear: “We need to talk.” But that's what the Minnesota Legislature has decreed for drivers who use cellphones. “Hands-free” rules go ...


The 20 best iPhone tips and tricks to make your life easier  Business Insider

The iPhone is a powerful device, if you know how to use it.


Some Amazon Sellers Are Paying $10,000 A Month To Trick Their Way To The Top  BuzzFeed News

An emerging black market offers Amazon sellers pricey ways to cheat the marketplace and mislead customers, according to documents obtained by BuzzFeed ...


Search for events, people and locations in Windows 10 Calendar app  CNET

Calendar lets you search for names, locations, and anything included in an event. Plus, the renamed Microsoft Defender expands to other platforms.


ISP: Person in first Delphi sketch is not a person of interest in Libby & Abby's murders  WRTV Indianapolis

DELPHI — Indiana State Police are now saying the new sketch of the Delphi suspect is their current person of interest and the first sketch - released two years ...


High Court confirms the way UK banned GSM gateways was illegal  The Register

UK comms regulator Ofcom can't be ordered to ignore its legal duties, the High Court has ruled, paving the way for GSM gateway operators to claim ...


Twist in FBI hoops case could put Sean Miller back in hot water  Yahoo Sports

Last week, a judge ruled Sean Miller wouldn't have to testify in the college basketball scandal trial. That may have changed Wednesday when Miller's name was ...


Building your home can be as easy as logging onto your laptop or phone  WISH-TV

H-E Homes specializes in downtown Indianapolis living, with a process that makes building your home as easy as logging onto your laptop or phone.


NYC jogger Karina Vetrano’s killer sentenced to life for murder  NEWS.com.au

The parents of a young woman who was murdered while jogging through a park have delivered scathing words to their daughter's killer in gut-wrenching impact ...


Still using your cellphone while driving in Arizona? You can get pulled over right now  AZCentral

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Monday signed a statewide ban on handheld cellphone use while driving. But while the law took effect immediately, penalties ...


UCSF technology could be breakthrough for those who have lost ability to speak  San Francisco Chronicle

https://youtu.be/kbX9FLJ6WKw. A team of UCSF scientists has created a computer decoder that can translate brain signals that control the way a person makes ...


Convicted Bridgegate figure says Christie managed to 'escape justice'  POLITICO

NEWARK — A former top aide to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, sentenced Wednesday to 13 months in federal prison for her role in the George Washington ...


Depths of despair: Climbing family loses son to greatest fear  Post Register

CANMORE, Alberta — The bodies of climbers Jess Roskelley, of Spokane, and two Austrians were recovered Sunday from an avalanche field in the Canadian ...


Letter to the Editor from protester Alexis Dabu - University News |  University News

Letters to the editor, whether submitted electronically or by mail, should be 350 words or less and must include writer's phone number for verification. Unsigned ...


Prosecutors celebrate victory after ruling in Gallagher war crimes case  NavyTimes.com

A Navy judge ruled that evidence from Gallagher's seized cell phones can be used in court.


New hate crimes unit 'not policing thoughts or words,' AG Nessel tells lawmakers  MLive.com

The Attorney General talked about her hate crimes unit on Tuesday.


Sen. Walsh has now received 1700 decks of playing cards  KOMO News

About 1700 decks of cards from nurses have been arriving at Sen. Maureen Walsh's by the bin-load, so far. Walsh made a comment about nurses spending a ...


Ashley reveals her abuse and loses everyone she loves  Indianapolis Star

Ashley names her abuser. Family members plead his case. And the mother who fought to adopt her, .


Esther Wojcicki's Secrets for Raising Great Leaders  Fortune

Esther Wojcicki didn't set out to raise CEOs. But she knew she wanted her children—and students—to have an upbringing vastly different from the one she had ...


The 2 Best Times I’ve Fainted As A Grown Man  BuzzFeed News

I picture myself as a detached intellect, cool under pressures both real and imagined. My history of infrequent but unavoidable fainting proves that definitively ...


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.


Nomophobia: Word of the year 2018 by Cambridge Dictionary  NEWS.com.au

It describes a social condition that psychologists warn is increasingly common in our modern world, but chances are you have never heard of it. Yet this new ...


'Pray For Me': Nicaraguan Priest Threatened With Death Reaches Out To Niece In U.S.  NPR

The private Jesuit university in Managua, Nicaragua, where priest Chepe Idiáquez works is one of a series of Catholic institutions that have been attacked, ...


Death on the highway  CBC.ca

Fabiola Philippe died after her boyfriend dropped her at the side of Highway 417 in the middle of the night. Her remains were found 12 hours later. Her family is ...


How Does A Therapist Deal With A Patient Who Drives Them Nuts?  BuzzFeed News

A therapist wrote about trying to get through to one of her trickiest clients. (A chapter from Lori Gottlieb's Maybe You Should Talk to Someone.)


Opinion: New USA Gymnastics president makes big mistake  USA TODAY

Li Li Leung, the new president of USA Gymnastics, has made her first big mistake. It's not career ending, but it certainly is disappointing. The woman who says ...


Are teen drug sales on Snapchat, social media on the rise? Local law enforcement officers weigh in  St George News

ST. GEORGE — For anyone who thought that maple leaf emoji was just a maple leaf – think again. It's actually the universal code for marijuana, alongside a ...


Rand CEO defends deal to sell majority stake to Pegulas  Buffalo News

The war of words continued Thursday between Rand Capital Corp. and its biggest shareholder over the $25 million bid by Buffalo Bills and Sabres owners Kim ...


Woolworths Reveals New Disney Words Collectables  Canstar Blue

The collectables craze continues! Woolworths has confirmed a new partnership with Disney to 'add a dash of magic' to grocery shopping – and take on rival ...


Ashley's Story: Finding the freedom to fall — and to discover her destiny  Indianapolis Star

Ashley moves to Atlanta, where the difficulty of telling her story is revealed. She faces herself in jail and dreams of helping other trauma survivors.


Wojo: It's a puzzle, but here's who the Lions should draft  The Detroit News

Allen Park — This is confusing, as confusing as ever. The prelude to the NFL draft always is a mix of lies and alibis, and it's up to the expertly trained journalist to ...


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...


The meaning of the words of the year - Johnson  The Economist

CAMBRIDGE DICTIONARY recently selected “nomophobia” as its word of the year, via a poll of readers. Those lucky enough not to have heard of this condition ...


Faith, Friendship, and Tragedy at Santa Fe High  Texas Monthly

A Muslim exchange student from Pakistan with dreams of changing the world struck up an unlikely friendship with an evangelical Christian girl. The two became ...


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.


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 ...


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?


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.


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.


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.


Avoiding Avengers: Endgame Spoilers -- Here's 15 Ways How  GameSpot

You want to experience Avengers 4 the way Mickey Mouse intended. Here's how to avoid the leaks.


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 ...


21 Addictive Phone Games  PCMag.com

Who needs friends when you've got the best phone games on your iPhone or Android device? These fun p.


How to 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 ...


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.


My phone number was leaked online and used against me. Here's what to do if it happens to you  ABC News

You wake up one morning to find private photos — ones you definitely didn't want public — plastered all over the internet. Here's what to do next.


The phone call that lured Knight to Rabbitohs  NRL.COM

South Sydney recruit Liam Knight is a player whose unrealised potential Wayne Bennett can help fulfil as he did with Matt Lodge at the Broncos.


Support floods in for Egg Boy, the internet's new political hero  SBS

It's hard to imagine how one chicken ovum and one 17-year-old could bring the world so much joy. Egg Boy made that happen.


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.


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.


'Nomophobia' named Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year  The Bookseller

'Nomophobia', a word used to describe stress and anxiety caused by being separated from a mobile phone, has been deemed the Cambridge Dictionary's ...


"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.


Gmail’s Smart Compose feature opens up to more Android phones – here’s how to get it  The Next Web

Gmail's Smart Compose feature has been around on desktop and on Google Pixel 3 handsets since last October. it's now becoming available on more devices.


Serious FaceTime bug allows you to listen remotely before anyone answers — Apple to fix ‘later this week’  The Verge

There's a serious bug in Apple's FaceTime video calling platform that has been bouncing around some corners of social media today, and that 9to5Mac just ...


Big Tech Is Here to Help You Fight Excessive Phone Use—Kinda  WIRED

How Google, Apple, and Facebook turned "digital wellness" into a Goopified trend that gives them a new way to market themselves.


Karl Stefanovic axed: Today host’s 2018 was awful  NEWS.com.au

Karl Stefanovic is gone, axed from the Today show after what he himself conceded in a statement had been a “tough time.”


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 block a phone number on your iPhone  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.


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data. A couple years ago, something strange ...


Fuelled by a toxic, alt-right echo chamber, Christchurch shooter's views were celebrated online  ABC News

One of the men suspected of carrying out a mass shooting in Christchurch published a manifesto that's now being circulated on alt-right forums, where his ...


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 ...


 
 
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