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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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Jamal Khashoggi: Final words of slain journalist revealed  9news.com.au

"I can't breathe." These were the final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon by a Saudi hit squad at the country's consulate in Istanbul, ...


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?


Transcript Reveals Khashoggi's Last Words at Saudi Consulate  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 ...


How To Change Alexa's Wake Word To Something Other Than 'Alexa'  Lifehacker Australia

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


Samsung Galaxy A8s launched: Key specs, features, price and everything else you should know  India Today

Samsung has finally launched its long-time rumoured Galaxy A8s in China today. The smartphone company had announced the coming of the Galaxy A8s -- the ...


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.


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.


Samsung, 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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Hackers hijack Marine’s cell phone account  KFOR Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY - Adam Marshall served four tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and was medically discharged after suffering major brain injuries from a series of ...


Hey Tim Cook, there's a simple solution to your iPhone sales problem  Business Insider Australia

Hi Tim, I've got a simple solution for the problem you seem to be having selling iPhones.


'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'


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.


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 ...


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 ...


Hey Tim Cook, there's a simple solution to Apple's iPhone sales problem  The Australian Financial Review

Hi Tim, I've got a simple solution for the problem you seem to be having selling iPhones. Lower your prices. It would also be the right thing to do for your ...


Android Circuit: New Samsung Galaxy Leaks, Three New Nokia Handsets, OnePlus Confirms Faster Phone  Forbes

This week's Android Circuit includes no notch in the Galaxy S10, a 5G S10 confirmed for America, the OnePlus 5G heading to the UK, three new Nokia handsets, ...


Judge's words to Fresno mom were unnecessarily insensitive  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 ...


Ravens player apologizes for ‘inexcusable’ racist and homophobic tweets  Washington Post

Patrick Ricard, a second-year fullback/defensive lineman for the Ravens, apologized Sunday for tweets he posted several years ago that contained racist and ...


Suicide recorded on cell phone sends Utah man to prison  ABC News

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 ...


Can helplines survive our growing fear of the phone call?  The Guardian

For decades, Childline and Samaritans have offered a friendly ear. But how does that work when so many of us would rather text, email or instant message?


OM5G... Qualcomm teases next Snapdragon chip for phones: The 855 with a fingerprint Sonic Screwdriver, er, Sensor  The Register

The next top-end addition to Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor family, which powers millions upon millions of Android smartphones, will be the 855.


Foldable phones of the future could use this super thin bendable glass  CNET

The makers of Gorilla Glass gave us an exclusive look at the ultrathin bendable glass that could help protect the next wave of foldable phones.


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 ...


Cuba Announces Full Internet Access for Mobile Phones  Voice of America

Cuba is one of the last nations in the world to permit its citizens to have full internet access on their mobile phones.


TINA WEAVER: Man up, Prince Harry and heal the rift with Meghan's father...before its too late  Daily Mail

TINA WEAVER says that Prince Harry should heal the rift with his wife's father Thomas. Mr Markle opened up about his anguish at the wall between him and the ...


Qantas passenger given jail time after 'body slamming' flight attendant  Fox News

A man was given one year in jail after he “body slammed” a flight attendant.


Sunday Puzzle: Familiar Phrases  NPR

On-air challenge: Every answer today is a familiar three-word phrase or title in which the first and last words are the same. I'll give you the middle word (and a ...


President George H.W. Bush's last moments and words to son George W. Bush  Today Show

President George H.W. Bush died peacefully in Houston on Friday night. Here's what he said to his son, President George W. Bush before he passed.


iPhone XS facing a camera pixel war onslaught from Xiaomi and Honor  T3

Honor and Xiaomi are set to become the first manufacturers to offer smartphones with 48-megapixel cameras. Sony and Samsung both announced ...


Google deletes 22 Android apps with hidden virus, check this list to see and ensure they are not in your phone  India Today

After Sophos, a cyber security company that makes security apps wrote a blog post about it, Google has deleted 22 apps from the Play store. The apps were ...


Hide Your Phone When You’re Trying to Work. Seriously.  The New York Times

The biggest roadblock to your productivity is the smartphone on your desk.


Can Nikki Haley Emerge From the Trump Administration Unscathed?  The Atlantic

In an interview with The Atlantic, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to the UN made the case for a values-driven foreign policy, and acknowledged daylight between ...


In Just 3 Words, Warren Buffett Dropped the Best Career Advice You'll Hear Today  Inc.

In a very brief interview, Buffett shared words of wisdom for young workers.


Jio vs Google, Did Google Launch a JioPhone Killer Called WizPhone WP006 for Under Rs. 500? Check Out  MySmartPrice

The WizPhone WP006 4G feature phone is an interesting device that Google introduced in Indonesia. It could challenge the JioPhone.


Vivian Balakrishnan phones Malaysian counterpart, calls for maritime intrusions to cease [Today Online]  Gov.sg

SINGAPORE — Foreign Affairs Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Wednesday (Dec 5) called on Putrajaya to cease its intrusions into Singapore's territorial waters ...


The Future of Windows: What Are Polaris and Windows Core OS?  How-To Geek

Microsoft is working on a secretive “Windows Core OS” project that will unify Windows across all devices and a “Polaris” desktop to go along with it. Here's what ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


Apple Shareholders Have Larger Legal Issues Than Qualcomm to Consider  TheStreet Tech

Antitrust action is being considered against Apple for its monopolistic practices in its AppStore, raising red flags for shareholders....QCOM.


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.


Cowboys rookie carries heart of a city onto the field each week  New York Post

You can come from Nowhere, USA, and grow up to play on America's Team. On the opposite end of the spectrum from palatial Jerry World, with all its glitz and...


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.


Have something on your mind? | News, Sports, Jobs  The Steubenville Herald-Star

The Herald-Star welcomes letters to the editor. Letters are published each weekend. Letters must be signed and include your name, address and telephone ...


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.


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.


Kanye West Apologizes After Getting Called Out for Using His Phone During Cher's Broadway Show  Entertainment Tonight

Kanye West is humbly apologizing after being called out on Twitter for using his phone during a Broadway performance. The Cher Show, a Broadway musical ...


10 email rules you can't ignore, according to a CEO | Ladders  Ladders

These email rules will make sure your email etiquette is on point and will show colleagues that you are thoughtful, polite, and prompt in online exchanges.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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...


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.


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 ...


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

The quote has been an issue of debate as Bell's journal quotes something else and his assistant, Thomas' journal quotes another line!


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 ...


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.


Is a software update slowing my phone? - Hack - triple j  ABC News

Apple and Samsung have been been fined millions for software upgrades that slowed phones.


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Missed call? Australian phones 'flooded' by 'wangiri' scam  SBS

People in Australia are falling victim to the 'one ring and cut' scam, with migrants said to be more at risk.


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 ...


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

Google has unveiled a new feature for its AI assistant that will make real phone calls for users, booking reservations at restaurants and hairdressers. But what ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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?'


Blackberry KEY2 review: this phone will surprise you  The Australian Financial Review

It's a funny phone, the new BlackBerry KEY2. The things about it you think would be the most important, like the fact it's got a good old-fashioned physical ...


True crime podcast, Dead Wrong: Jeffrey Brooks chilling final phone call  Courier Mail

A YOUNG scientist found dead from a shotgun wound had just over an hour earlier made a chilling call to a colleague, blurting: I have found something I have to ...


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.


Why 555 is always used for phone numbers on TV and in movies  Business Insider

When TV shows and movies need to use a phone number as part of the story, they typically use one that starts with 555. We spoke with an official historian at ...


Nokia 8110 4G review: another retro revival gone wrong  The Sydney Morning Herald

With support for Wi-Fi and 4G but some serious core issues, the new 8110 is both an improvement and a step back compared to last year's revived 3310.


New Sentences: From ‘How to Break Up With Your Phone’  The New York Times

Some combinations of words seem natural, almost predestined. Others are just flatly unacceptable.


All of the Hidden Words You Missed in Sharp Objects  Vulture

In the HBO mini-series “Sharp Objects,” secret words are hidden in plain sight, suddenly visible in one frame and gone in the next. Are they Camille Preaker's ...


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.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

The tempo for major smartphone launches at the tail of the year is always a little hectic. You've got Samsung, Apple, LG, Google, Razer, Samsung (again) and ...


How France's mobile phone ban in schools will work (or not)  The Local France

From September pupils in France will effectively be banned from using mobile phones in schools. With MPs set to discuss the bill on Tuesday, here's how the ...


"I had bolognese sauce boiling on the stove when the phone rang. My GP didn’t waste words."  Mamamia

It was 6 p.m. on a Friday. I had bolognese sauce boiling on the stove and the aroma of its red meatiness was in the air. The telephone burred. When I answered ...


How landline phones made us happy and connected  The Conversation AU

The internet has revolutionised communication, but voice calls are declining in some demographics. And that means we may be losing out on a powerful part of ...


Galaxy Note 9 User Guide: Tips, Tricks and How-Tos  Tom's Guide

Here's how you can make the most of all the new features and enhancements in Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.


Grandfather remembers heartbreaking phone call before wildfire kills wife, grandchildren  KSTU FOX 13 Salt Lake City

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. -- It only took a little over 15 minutes for Ed Bledsoe to lose three lives that meant the world to him -- his wife and their two ...


Bankwest enables cross-device conversations for customers  Computerworld Australia

Bankwest says it has boosted both customer satisfaction and the retention rates of its customer *service* representatives following the rollout of LivePerson's ...


Dirty rotten phone calls: The anatomy of a scam - Background Briefing  ABC Local

Binary option scams are one of the biggest financial scams in the world right now and Australians are targets. Scammers use flashy websites to trick victims into ...


Banking Royal Commission: Freedom Insurance signed up 26yo with Down syndrome  The Advertiser

THE banking royal commission has heard its most shocking case yet.


Teens' cell phone use linked to memory problems  Science News for Students

A new study suggests teens who get more exposure to cell-phone radiation — and hold their phones up to their right ear — do worse on one type of memory ...


How New Emoji Get Added to Your Phone  WIRED

Every year, the governing body Unicode adds new emoji to the nearly 3000 already in existence. Here's how it picks the additions.


‘Not her own words’: Skripal relative describes weird phone call, asks PM May for UK visa  RT

Sergei Skripal's niece has written a letter to Theresa May after the UK abruptly denied her an entry visa to visit relatives, who are recovering from alleged ...


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.


Remembering 9/11: Heartbreaking final words and calls of those who died inside the Twin Towers  Mirror Online

The phone calls made by plane passengers, crew and office workers killed on September 11 are devastating.


 
 
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