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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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11 Thoughtful Gifts For Word Lovers  Mental Floss

It's easy to spot the logophiles in your life: They're the people who are addicted to word games, have full libraries at home, or who are always quick to provide ...


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?


What are the words of the year in 2018 and why were they chosen?  Philippine Star

It's that time of year when dictionary editors—and even ordinary individuals—decide on a word, which they believe sums up the human experience and the state ...


GTA 5 cheats and cheat codes - helicopter, cell phone numbers, console commands and all cheats on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC  Eurogamer.net

GTA 5 cheats and their respective GTA 5 cheat codes are a staple of any plathrough at this point, being the easiest way to get straight to the fun. Bel…


OnePlus CEO interview: ‘We would definitely make’ a smaller phone, but not yet  Android Authority

OnePlus CEO Pete Lau gave an interview in which he discusses OnePlus 6T sales figures, the upcoming OnePlus TV, and the idea of making a smaller ...


Do Lawyers Need a Digital Detox? Very Likely  Forbes

Guest Post by Sharon D. Nelson, Esq. and John W. Simek. There are very few lawyers who seem to have control over their digital devices. To the contrary, the ...


Shot officer’s dying words at heart of probe  Herald Sun

He was among the first to find and comfort the dying Rodney Miller, shot just after midnight on August 16, 1998, in Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin. Senior Constable ...


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

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


School phone ban would be a backward step  Fairfield City Champion

Recently there has been much talk about banning students from having mobile phones in schools. Being a digital dinosaur you would expect me to agree with ...


OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition phone: Price, Photos, Features, Specs  Top Gear Philippines

The new OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition gets 10GB of ram and Warp Charge 30, which allows the battery to be recharged in just 20 minutes.


Are you a sleep texter? You’re not alone  The Guardian

In case you needed another reason not to keep your phone beside your bed, a quarter of students report this modern form of parasomnia.


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 ...


County councils receive 2 to 3 phone calls/day on slurry spreading  Agriland

"Every single year we know the exact day people start spreading slurry." Those were the words of Brendan Cooney of Wexford County Council.


Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 review: Hands on with Xiaomi's sleek slider phone  Expert Reviews

If 2018 was the year of the notched, full-screen smartphone, 2019 is set to be the year the notch dies. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 will be right in the vanguard of this ...


Transcript Reveals Jamal Khashoggi's Last Words at Saudi Consulate, Report Says  TIME

The final words of journalist Jamal Khashoggi were “I can't breathe,” according to a translated transcript of an audio recording of his murder inside the Saudi ...


'I spy' - Newspaper  DAWN.com

“IT'S not paranoia if they really are out to get you.” For Ahmed Mansour, a human rights activist hailing from the UAE, those are words to live by; after all, ...


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

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


'I was on Instagram. The baby fell down the stairs': is your phone use harming your child?  The Guardian

As new research looks at the impact of distracted parenting on child development, we talk to families about the battle with 'technoference'


The meaning of the words of the year  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 ...


Chelsea fan accused of abusing Raheem Sterling insists words were NOT racist, saying he called Manchester  talkSPORT

A football supporter caught on camera abusing Raheem Sterling revealed the shame his actions have caused him, but insisted the words he used weren't racist.


A Hotline for the Broken-Hearted and the Poison-in-Hand  The New York Times

Everyday Sri Lankans — a retired banker, a former nurse, a marriage counselor — volunteer at a phone counseling line to ease burdens in a war-traumatized ...


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

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


OnePlus 6T comes with integrated Google Lens and that makes it smarter, more useful  India Today

OnePlus 6T is one of the few phones in the market that support the Google Lens functionality natively in its camera app.


Purported ‘real-life’ photo shows off the Galaxy S10’s stunning design  BGR

Samsung earlier this week announced the first Galaxy phone to feature an exciting Infinity-O display. The selfie camera appears in a hole that has been punched ...


Boost Mobile will sell you two LG G6 phones for $30 each!  Phone Arena

The LG G6 is a 2017 flagship, and LG's first smartphone with the 18:9 display aspect ratio. In other words, it still looks modern and hip and hey — it doesn't have ...


Google tests teaching you word pronunciation  The Verge

Google is testing a new feature that spells out how to pronounce a word. The new Learn to Pronounce option, spells out "onomatopoeia" as ...


Saturday Kitchen host apologises after caller drops C-word  DigitalSpy.com

Saturday Kitchen host Matt Tebbutt was forced to apologise after one phone-in included a swear word.


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

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


Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 hands on review  TechRadar

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is a true all-screen smartphone straight out of the future, yet it takes cues from our slider phone past. You physically slide the display down ...


Samsung's 5G prototype phone packs a very peculiar screen  Engadget

Verizon and AT&T have set up small-scale 5G networks at Qualcomm's Tech Summit in Hawaii, but what good are wireless networks without devices? Motorola ...


Call screening appears on some Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones  Android Central

There's a lot to like with the Google Pixel 3, but of all the features to whet this nerd's appetite, the ability to screen calls — and to read transcripts of the often ...


Details about naming scheme, future plans, market conditions and Nokia 9 discussed in latest interview  Nokiamob

HMD's Chief Marketing Officer for Germany Britta Gerbracht did an interesting interview with German tech site WinFuture.de at a local press briefing for the Nokia ...


How to Change Alexa's Wake Word to Something Other Than 'Alexa'  Lifehacker

If you have an Amazon Echo device, then you've likely gotten pretty used to saying “Alexa” whenever you want it to do something. While the device defaults to ...


Improving Depth Of Field With Only 5 Phones  Hackaday

The hottest new trend in photography is manipulating Depth of Field, or DOF. It's how you get those wonderful portraits with the subject in focus and the ...


George HW Bush's final words  CNN

George W. Bush was put on the speaker phone to say goodbye to his father George H.W. Bush. He told him that he had been a "wonderful dad." CNN's Jamie ...


Suicide recorded on cell phone sends Utah man to prison  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A Utah man who helped a teenager kill herself and filmed the act to fulfill what prosecutors called a fascination with death was sentenced Friday to at least five ...


5 things your next flagship Android phone will give you in 2019  TechRadar

A new year is almost upon us, and that means there's a new top-end chipset that's set to appear in a large majority of top-end Android phones. The big talking ...


Review: Pixel 3 makes a strong case for Google's ecosystem  Fast Company

You shouldn't deepen your ties to Google without considering the implications. But it's gotten really good at melding hardware, software, and services.


Watch Android Malware Automatically Steal 1,000 Euros From a PayPal Account in Seconds  Motherboard

A new piece of malware for Android devices is programmed to send 1,000 euros to cyberthieves via PayPal in around 5 seconds—all without the user being ...


Cash Me Ousside rapper Danielle Bregoli stays quiet when asked about rival Iggy Azalea  Daily Mail

She may be an outspoken rapper, but Danielle Bregoli - known by her stage name Bhad Bhabie - was surprisingly lost for words when stopped at Sydney airport ...


48MP Xiaomi phone could be a Redmi device and not Mi 9, to feature in-screen selfie camera  India Today

Xiaomi President Lin Bin recently shared an intriguing teaser image of a phone with 48MP primary camera on the rear panel. The phone, Bin confirmed, will be ...


Google Lens visual search now rolling out to Google app for iOS  9to5Google

Google Lens began rolling out on Android in March and got a big update at I/O 2018. The visual search feature is now coming to the Google app for iOS...


Judge’s words to Fresno mom may not have been offensive to him, but they are to me  The Fresno Bee

Judges have a difficult job, and jury duty is an important civic responsibility that many try to dodge. That said, Superior Court Judge James Petrucelli's comments ...


Buyer beware: Is that free trial really free?  CNBC

Ads and websites promising free trials have become pervasive but according to a new report from the Better Business Bureau, some free trials are schemes ...


How the Mother of All Demos portrayed the power of possibilities  The Irish Times

Net Results: Five decades after Douglas Englebart clicked the first mouse, it is still a gobsmacking thing of wonder.


Face to face with a bully -- gobsmacked - By Reade Brower  Courier-Gazette & Camden Herald

A couple of weeks ago, a nice woman wrote me about hardships physically challenged people encounter every day. She wondered if it was worthy material for a ...


Small American town rejects Comcast – while ISP reps take issue with your El Reg vultures  The Register

Just how much do you hate Comcast? Enough to spend $1m of your own money to escape its clutches? That was the question facing the small town of ...


RCS: What it is and why you might want it  The Verge

RCS will add a lot more multimedia capabilities to your messaging. Besides the usual texts (plain and fancy), it will make it simple to send GIFs, high-resolution ...


Streetside data kiosks have arrived in Philly, but how useful are they?  Philly.com

The new devices can provide local information, WiFi, and online access without cost.


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

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


Sheriff's Office Says One Local Has Reported Losing $185000 Cash to New Phone Scam  Lost Coast Outpost

The Humboldt County Sheriff's Office has received reports of a Social Security Administration scam targeting local residents. According to one report, a female ...


Pete Holmes talks filming his HBO special in Portland, and 'clean' vs. 'dirty' comedy  OregonLive.com

While Portlanders might think our city is a tempting target for jokes, comedian Pete Holmes doesn't take potshots at the Rose City in his new, Portland-filmed ...


How TIAA uses HR tech to diversify hiring  Employee Benefit News

Is HR tech the silver bullet in hiring strategies? With the unemployment rate hovering at 3.7%, how can employers differentiate themselves from the competition?


Smartphone data could help prevent youth suicide - but there are privacy risks  Stuff.co.nz

Smart phone data could soon be used to identify those at risk of suicide to get them help quickly, but some academics are concerned about data security.


Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials  New Zealand Herald

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Dec. 12 The Telegraph on British Prime Minister Theresa May.


Lil Tay Breaks Her Silence: 'I'm in a Bad Situation'  The Daily Beast

As 2018 grinds to a halt, no round-up of internet aberrations would be complete without the story of Claire Hope, the 10-year-old rapper better known as “Lil Tay.


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


Man says he received condolence call from Pope Francis after father's death  Today Show

Matias Verna says Pope Francis called him to offer condolences on the death of his father, Dr. Mario Verna, who developed a friendship with the pope as a teen.


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.


Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge on Windows 10  Windows Central

Microsoft is throwing in the towel with Edge and is building a new web browser for Windows 10, this time powered by Chromium.


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.


Meet India's youngest entrepreneurs whose ideas will be game-changers in the future  EdexLive

How young do you need to be to have a start-up? Turns out, the answer to that question can bring some pretty low numbers. We catch up with some of the ...


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.


From iPads to sex robots... a Christmas gift guide for gadget lovers  Metro

The Christmas people of yesterday used to be happy if they got a tangerine and a bag of chocolate coins wrapped up in an old stocking. But those time-worn ...


Inside the Mind of a Plagiarist  The Cut

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


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

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


My Communist Cuba Initiation Began With a Kitchen Sink  The Daily Beast

When I moved to Cuba, I had little concept of what I'd stepped into. The government, however, spared no time in introducing me to their understanding of ...


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

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


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

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


Donald Trump's 5 Biggest Tantrums: From Smashed-Up Furniture To Anti-Boat Bias  Esquire.com

Yesterday's White House meeting with Democratic leaders Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi and an unconvincing straw-stuffed mannequin shaped like ...


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 be a more empathetic leader, from executives  Ladders

Empathetic leaders look at all things through the context of people ... To an empathetic leader, people are not just a resource to be managed or optimized.


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

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


The Chaser Projected Alan Jones' Phone Number Onto The Opera House  Junkee

The Sydney Opera House / Racing NSW controversy continues to grow, with The Chaser team projecting Alan Jones' phone number onto the side of the ...


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

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


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

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


How to stop nuisance calls to your mobile phone  CHOICE

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


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

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


Put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode forever  The Outline

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


Telstra has a second crack at unlimited data  Computerworld Australia

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


Watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians Season 15 Episode 16 Online  Heavy.com

Tonight is the season 15 finale of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians". Get the info on the KUWTK episode and how to watch it online by cable-free live ...


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

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


The first FEMA Presidential Alert just hit phones across the US  The Verge

October 3rd at 2:18PM ET, FEMA will send out a "Presidential Alert" to nearly every single cellphone in the country to test its Integrated Public Alert and Warning ...


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

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


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

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


How to text search, or command-F, on your smartphone  Business Insider

When you're searching for a word on your desktop or laptop computer, the Command+F keystroke can pull up text search on almost any application, including ...


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

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


Wentworth by-election: Liberals play blame game over loss  Herald Sun

AS THE Liberal Party's hopes of a dramatic comeback win in Wentworth fade, it is turning on itself. The conservative side of politics is split between those who ...


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

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


How to Improve Gboard Accuracy by Deleting Suggested Words You'd Never Use  WonderHowTo

Predictive text is a common feature in most mobile keyboards these days. However, many times, its guesses are way off, sometimes hilariously so. As absurd as ...


Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

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


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?'


25 of the New Words Merriam-Webster Is Adding to the Dictionary in 2018  Mental Floss

If you don't spend most of your time on the internet, it can be hard to keep up with the evolving lingo of the digital age. Luckily, the editors at Merriam-Webster ...


How to prevent those annoyign texting typos  Popular Science

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


 
 
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