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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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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.


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.


Friends pay tribute to 'kind, caring' schoolboy hit by train in front of horrified classmates  MyLondon

Sam Connor, 14, is said to have handed his bag and phone to a friend before he lay down on the tracks.


We prefer emojis over phone calls for sharing our feelings  CNET

That's according to Adobe's first ever emoji trend report. Oh, and our favorite emoji include and .


Samsung announces ultra-fast 12GB LPDDR5 RAM ahead of Galaxy Note 10 – but we have some bad news  BGR

Samsung a few months ago launched several Galaxy S10 options including a Galaxy S10+ model that ships with as much as 12GB of RAM onboard.


Review: OnePlus bets on premium for its best phone yet  New Atlas

OnePlus has been running for close to six years now, launching phones that offer impressive specs without the hefty price tag of other flagships This year, for the ...


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.


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 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.


Is FaceApp Really a Privacy Threat?  PCMag

A few tweets about FaceApp, an AI photo editor developed by a Russian company, sparked a privacy freakout among those who'd uploaded their selfies.


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 ...


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...


Photographer Pens Open Letter to a Wedding Guest Who Ruined Her Shot With a Phone  Brides

Your wedding day is undoubtedly one you'll want to remember for the rest of your life, and a good photographer can help you do just that by capturing all your ...


Slack says emoji like party parrot have a massive impact on workplace productivity — because typing words is too hard  Business Insider Australia

July 17 is World Emoji Day, which celebrates the tiny digital icons you've probably sent several times already today.


Someone Hacked My T-Mobile Account and T-Mobile Won’t Talk About It  VICE

Cell phone carriers still have a long way to go before making your accounts truly secure.


How to Get the Pixel's 'Flip to Shhh' Feature on Any Phone  Gadget Hacks

Some of the Pixel 3's coolest features are software related, which means you can get many of them on non-Pixel devices. "Flip to Shhh" is a perfect example of ...


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.


Son stares at his mum's killer as he describes moment he found out she was dead  Mirror.co.uk

Catherine Burke's son described the chilling phone call he received to tell him his mother had died, and how his life will never be the same again.


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.


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.


Track premiere: Dana T's “When I Trust The Written Word”  Little Village

Dana Telsrow, who works as an engineer at Flat Black studios, has released several albums of his own songs as Dana T. He also records and performs with ...


Can I buy a phone that doesn’t use anything from Google or Apple?  The Guardian

Steve does not like firms slurping up his data, so wants a device that respects his privacy.


Japan's worst mass killing since 2001 claims at least 33 in an arson attack on Kyoto anime studio  ABC News

A man screaming "Die!" burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto and set it on fire, leaving 33 confirmed dead and another 36 people injured, ...


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 ...


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 ...


Ibrahim Tapes: Listen to all the secret police recordings  Daily Telegraph

Now, for the first time, we take you inside the family's private world thanks to an enormous cache of surveillance material tendered to a NSW court. Listen below ...


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.


'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 ...


A Roy Peter Clark Q&A: Reporting and writing on Apollo 11  Poynter

After a telephone interview, Roy Peter Clark submitted some questions for Poynter to Mark Bloom about his recollections of reporting and writing the story of ...


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?


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 ...


Sean Hannity just demonstrated how not to interview President Trump  Vox.com

Trump's latest Fox News interview featured a number of especially incoherent moments. Hannity let him skate.


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 ...


The Emotional Story Behind the Music in 'Sea of Solitude'  VICE

Sea of Solitude is heavy, a “beautiful but imperfect exploration of loneliness,” as Nicole Clark nicely put it a few weeks back. Its ambition never quite matches its ...


'The Farewell': How a Chinese Credit Card Nearly Ruined the Premiere  Hollywood Reporter

Filmmaker Lulu Wang was dining with her boyfriend — director Barry Jenkins — in Montreal on July 5 when she got word that one of the stars of her new movie, ...


How to flip a selfie photo in Android  Tech Advisor

Android smartphone usually produce mirror-image images when you take selfies. Here's how to flip them the right way round.


Border agent in Clint accused of harassing mother of 12-year-old migrant who was in custody  The Washington Post

A Guatemalan immigrant alleges that an agent at the Texas facility had her watch him masturbate online as she was hoping to have a chance to speak to her ...


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.


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 ...


Dad visits daughter after she tried to kill herself when asylum denied  Metro.co.uk

By the time Manuel Gámez finally made it across the border to see daughter Heydi she lay strapped to a life support machine after hanging herself in despair ...


Want a More Affordable Android Phone? The OnePlus 7 Pro Is Cheaper Without (Many) Sacrifices  TIME

The OnePlus 7 Pro is a high-end Android smartphone without many sacrifices at a cheaper price than the Samsung Galaxy.


Bianca Devins murder: Brandon Clark accused of killing teen  NEWS.com.au

The alleged killer of a teenage girl wanted her to take five final words to the grave. Bianca Devins, 17, who recently graduated from high school and aspired to ...


Live from the Moon: how we helped the world see Apollo 11  Telstra Exchange

NASA struck a deal with Australia to help broadcast from the Moon, live. That's where the OTC came in - Telstra, before we were Telstra.


Xfinity Mobile opens its BYOD plan to Android phones  Android Central

Xfinity Mobile has announced that it has expanded its BYOD plan to include Android phones. Although, it should have said Samsung phones, because so far the ...


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 ...


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 ...


Stop saying 'unsolicited dick pics' when talking about cyberflashing  Mashable

We often use the term "unsolicited dick pic" when referring to "cyberflashing", but the former term might be diminishing the seriousness of sexual violence.


“Uncle Jim Called,” by David Rabe  The New Yorker

Fiction by David Rabe: “I held my breath, trying to hear. But I couldn't understand a word. Or, rather, a word here and there was all I could understand. The sense ...


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.


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.


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 ...


Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar  Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) - Thousands of people demonstrated on Wednesday on the streets of Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, both for and against proposed ...


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.


Asghar and Zahra—fiction extract  Prospect

After a troubled wedding night, Asghar and Zahra hope to revive their relationship during their honeymoon in southern Spain. While Asghar is entranced by the ...


Hospital board gave bad info to FPPC  Mendocino Beacon

A key piece of information forming the basis for advice from the Fair Political Practices Commission, which the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of ...


Shoot for the moon: Preparing to write the biggest story of your life  Poynter

It was a crazy summer in New York City, 1969, and I spent it working in a mail room in Rockefeller Center. It was a summer of protests against the Vietnam War, ...


Banned words: Berkeley drops gendered language from city codes  San Francisco Chronicle

In an effort to be more inclusive, the Berkeley City Council adopted an ordinance Tuesday to replace gendered language in the city's municipal code with neutral ...


'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.


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.


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.


Anonymous donors offer reward for return of Dee Windross’ phone  Herald Sun

A mystery Melbourne couple has stumped up a 25000 reward for the return of a missing phone full of priceless family photos.


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 ...


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 ...


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 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 ...


Jerry Hsu's Sci-Fi Fantasy  GQ

The skateboarder and Sci-Fi Fantasy designer talks style, his new book of Blackberry photos, and dabbling in corporate graphic design.


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.


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.


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 ...


Dalton Delan | The Unspin Room: Still holding on to the material world  Berkshire Eagle

WESTPORT, CONN. — Beware the lure of the intangible. This month, if you've bought your books via the Microsoft Store for electronic consumption, you lost ...


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.


"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 ...


I d.o.! How to solve the I d.o.n.t. autocorrect problem in iOS  Macworld

A reader figured out a simple solution: delete messages that contain the incorrect correction.


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.


Listen for the log-in: Hackers may glean your password by listening to how you type on your phone  The Washington Post

What if scammers could learn your password not from a massive cyberattack or taking control of your device, but from listening in as you type? That's the startling ...


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.


I consistently recommend smartphones from a company that few in the US have ever heard of over Apple's iPhones or Samsung's Galaxy phones — this is why  Business Insider

Despite having access to numerous expensive flagship smartphones, like those from Apple and Samsung, my SIM card usually ends up in phones from a little ...


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."


With 7 Short Words, Steve Jobs Gave This Apple Employee a Brilliant Lesson in Leadership.  Inc.

'That was one of the best conversations I had with Steve,' the employee said.


How to Use TikTok: Tips for New Users  WIRED

It's been more than three years since the lip-syncing app Musical.ly, now known as TikTok, first became popular among tweens and teens. The social network ...


Why you can use your phone on planes now but you still can't make calls  Business Insider

Simply put, calls in the sky may interfere with cell towers on the ground and could even interfere with a plane's systems.


Our smartphone addiction is killing us – can apps that limit screen time offer a lifeline?  The Conversation - US

We're squandering increasing amounts of time distracted by our phones. And that's taking a serious toll on our mental and physical well-being. Perhaps ...


With 11 Short Words, Elon Musk Just Showed a Tiny Glimpse of Self-Awareness and Humility. (This Needs to Stop Right Now)  Inc.

The jury is still out on Elon Musk, as it is for all of us. But it's likely he will one day be remembered as the greatest creative innovator and entrepreneur of our time ...


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 ...


Is Facebook secretly recording you? The debate, explained.  Vox

Three years ago, on the way to my apartment in Brooklyn to cook dinner for myself and a friend, we stopped into a grocery store that offered build-your-own ...


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 ...


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.


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.


beginner's guide to salary sacrificing your house, superannuation and car - ABC Life  ABC News

I feel lost when I hear people talking about "salary sacrificing", and I'm far from alone. I asked the experts what it is and how it works.


How to 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.


A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone  MIT Technology Review

Neural networks are the core software of deep learning. Even though they're so widespread, however, they're really poorly understood. Researchers have ...


10 Thoughts About Liam Neeson's 'Taken' Speech, Which Just Turned 10  Thrillist

The 2009 action spectacular Taken didn't just kickstart a new phase of Liam Neeson's career. The movie also gave us a speech that we all...


Social media and boredom: How technology is changing our emotions`  Vox.com

Our emotions today are radically different from what 19th-century Americans felt. That's partly due to technology.


Counterclockwise: naming things is hard, so every new phone is called the "One" - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

People made many jokes when Microsoft named its third-gen console the "Xbox One". It doesn't make much sense for the third product in the line, but it gets ...


Has your phone secretly recorded your conversations? Mine has  The Irish Times

But the recordings aren't used to serve you ads. The industry has better ways of doing that.


 
 
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