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Calls for Submissions From the Public

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Submissions
Submissions about possible short to medium term changes to the current arrangements for allocating smartnumbers® to improve allocative efficiency must be received by...

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Barriers to Skype on mobiles evaporate

Brisbane Times
New Skype apps for the iPhone and Symbian platforms will allow mobile users to bypass telco voice networks completely, making calls using the internet over the 3G data network...

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ANSWERS TO ESTIMATES QUESTIONS ON NOTICE

Outcome: 1.0, Output: 1.1                  Question: 137
Topic: Smart numbers
Written Question on Notice
Senator Conroy asked:

1. The smart number auction system for freecall numbers that spell a word or business name commenced in 2004. Since that time a secondary market in these numbers has arisen. Did the Government contemplate that such market would develop?

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Novel domain decision clarifies tests for consolidation of multiple complaints

Australian Trade Marks Law Blog

In National Dial A Word Registry Pty Ltd and others v. 1300 Directory Pty Ltd (WIPO Case No. DAU2008-0021) an Administrative Panel Decision of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center handed down on 6 March, 2009, the Complaint was submitted by nine complainants against one respondent. More info HERE.

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Phonewords around the World

Wikipedia- The Free Encyclopedia

The main advantages of phonewords over standard phone numbers include increased memorability and increased response rates to advertising. They are easier to remember than numeric phone numbers….

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"Smarter than the average number ..."


Julian Gyngell's talk on "Phonewords and Finance", kindly hosted yesterday at the London office of McDermott Emery & Will, was a treat for those who attended. In short, * Australia has instituted a system by which Smartnumbers, these being the numerical bases for alphanumerical telephone numbers, are auctioned to the highest bidder, subject to minimal conditions and limitations…

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Handy tips on how to monitor and save battery life on your Android phone  The Verge

Follow these tips to help you monitor and extend the usage of your Android phone's battery.


Delete These Banned Apps From Your Android Phone  Lifehacker Australia

Google recently removed several apps from the Google Play Store after discovering they violated the Play Store terms of *service* -- and, more importantly, could ...


This Simple Trick Will Make Your iPhone Stop Autocorrecting Certain Ducking Words  POPSUGAR Australia

Have you ever been mid-text with a friend when your iPhone keeps autocorrecting a word? If you're like me, it probably results in your text thread reading.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 ...


Brushing Off Security Concerns, Telecoms Minister Touts Iranian-Made Mobile Phone Operating System  Center for Human Rights in Iran

Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi announced on July 7, 2019, the development of an Iranian-made version of the Android ...


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 ...


Ex-Rangers exec gives inside take on NHL offersheet drama  New York Post

When the Canadiens extended their offer sheet to Sebastian Aho a couple of weeks ago, which included a poison pill in the form of $21 million in signing ...


Declare your love for Team Android with our latest limited-time apparel drop!  Android Central

We have a brand new design for our t-shirts, sweaters, stickers and mugs, so declare your devotion to Team Android today!


4G on the Tube? Please no, it's one of the last places where we can't check our phones  Telegraph.co.uk

I revisited Oxford recently for the first time since I left at the age of 18, expecting it all to look very different 14 years on. It didn't, it was the same, but for one jarring ...


Kyle Stanley Offers His Side: Everyone on the Tee Had Yelled 'Fore'  Golf Channel

Kyle Stanley offered his side of the story that he didn't yell 'fore' during the second round of The Open. He said he didn't bother because five to seven people on ...


'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 ...


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.


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.


How to use the new iPhone keyboard tool that revolutionizes typing in iOS 13  CNET

QuickPath is Apple's version of gesture typing, and it's pretty great.


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.


Best Buy is having a huge Fourth of July sale on TVs, laptops, phones, and other great tech  Business Insider

Best Buy is one of the main places where people buy tech products. They are launching a great 4th of July sale. Here are the best deals from the sale.


Arsenal news: Everton Soares learning English as transfer speculation intensifies  Metro.co.uk

Further evidence has emerged that Everton Soares will be moving to the Premier League as the Brazil star has been filmed learning English. The Arsenal ...


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?


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

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


Josh Norman got a hilarious phone call from former teammates before Redskins-Panthers  NBCSports.com

Just days before the Redskins' Week 6 win over the Panthers, Josh Norman got a tip from his ex-Carolina teammates during a hilarious phone conversation.


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 ...


Iran's seizure of tanker a hostile act: UK  The Canberra Times

Britain has denounced the Iranian seizure of a British-flagged oil tanker in the Gulf as a "hostile act", rejecting Tehran's explanation that it had seized th...


Don't forget the computer that landed Apollo 11 astronauts on the moon  Mashable

Your Apple Watch is more powerful than the Apollo Guidance Computer.


'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, ...


“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 ...


Ms. Muse: On Political Poetry in the Trump Era—and a Call for Poems of Resistance  Ms. Magazine

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


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 ...


No, we're probably not growing horns because of our cellphone use. One of the authors of that study sells posture pillows.  Business Insider

A study suggested young people are growing horns on their heads, possibly because of heavy cellphone use. But that's not backed up by the science.


FaceApp was a test. We didn't pass  CNET

Commentary: Our inability to draw lines when it comes to our personal data is a real problem, with real ramifications. This won't age well.


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

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


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.


Will Reliance Jio relent on pricing pressure after 6th consecutive ARPU fall?  Livemint

Reliance Jio's present subscriber base is 331.3 million subscribers, according to Jio's April-June financial quarter.Jio's average revenue per user (ARPU) has ...


O'Brien Delivers Keynote Speech at Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon - University of Minnesota Athletics  Minnesota Gophers

Minnesota placeholder and four-time cancer survivor Casey O'Brien spoke on behalf of the conference's players today when he delivered the keynote speech at ...


Money Heist 3 review: Bigger heist, higher stakes, same red coveralls  CNET

Netflix is giving you another chance to learn Spanish from El Profesor and his sexy band of thieves.


Saturday Short Story - Baking night, by Elizabeth Smither  Newsroom

'He wants to sleep with you,' a close friend had said. 'Then you'll be able to tell if it is going to lead anywhere': a short story by New Plymouth author Elizabeth ...


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 ...


Rahul was looking for meaning of Hindi words: Congress justifies party president browsing phone during Kovind’s address  The Financial Express

While all the MPs, including his mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, were seen listening to the President's address with full attention and honour, Rahul ...


Leave only footprints, take only pictures | News, Sports, Jobs  Alpena News

Everyone needs to take time out to stop and smell the flowers, breathe in the *fresh* outdoor air, and enjoy being surrounded by nature. But when you set foot in.


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 ...


“He lived a full life” says mother of teen who drowned near Clinton Lake Spillway  WDAF FOX4 Kansas City

Jalisa said Jayion always wanted to make her proud. Now, she hopes to carry on the memory of her son so that he would be proud of her.


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.


What is the Difference between Call, Phone and Ring?  Voice of America

The question we answer this week is "Which to use - call, phone, or ring?"


'He always doubles down': Inside the political crisis caused by Trump's racist tweets  The Straits Times

WASHINGTON (THE WASHINGTON POST) - President Donald Trump's own top aides didn't think he fully understood what he had done last Sunday, when he ...


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.


As The US Debates “Concentration Camps,” These Jews Are Trying To Actually Shut Them Down  BuzzFeed News

"My whole life I've been told these stories by my community," said one young Jewish activist. "Those alarms are going off in my head.”


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 ...


Hospital board gave bad info to FPPC  Ft. Bragg Advocate-News

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


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...


Rosario: New book on mass killers is a disturbing eye opener  St. Paul Pioneer Press

There's the 15-year-old Oregon boy who hid explosives under his bed in fear of a Chinese invasion and wrote the following moments after killing his parents and ...


Use your phone to turn a photo of data into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet in a snap  CNET

Microsoft's tool for iOS and Android phones turns photos of notes, lists, recipes and numbers into Excel spreadsheets.


There's a wildly popular conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your private phone calls, and no matter what the tech giant says people just aren't convinced it's not true  Business Insider

There's a belief that Facebook is listening through your phone and then serving ads based on your life. But evidence suggests this is not true.


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 ...


How to set up call forwarding on an iPhone through any major phone carrier  Business Insider

You can easily set up call forwarding on an iPhone with these steps. Here's how to forward calls on an iPhone, no matter what phone carrier you use.


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.


Local News, Controversy brewing  Coeur d'Alene Press

Vandal Beer says it has not infringed on UI proprietary rights.


Dear Annie: Texting lost loved one  NJ.com

Dear Annie. I have been dating my boyfriend for two years now. He had lost his fiancee three years before we began dating. The problem I am having is he still ...


Inaugural tournament in memory of Zach Cook raises $3000  Prince Albert Daily Herald

A slopitch tournament held in honour of a late Prince Albertan who loved to play ball raised $3,000 over the weekend. The inaugural Zach Cook Memorial ...


You've been charging your smartphone all wrong  Business Insider

All smartphone batteries have a limited lifespan, but the common habit of charging phones overnight could actually be shortening that lifespan, according to a ...


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.


I tried the $1,980 Samsung Galaxy Fold and it's impressive for a first-generation foldable phone, though far from perfect  Business Insider

This foldable phone is far from perfect, screen issues aside, but it's a great step forward. Here's what we enjoyed and would like to see improved.


How to stop robocalls and other spam calls from reaching your Android phone  Business Insider

There are a few ways to stop your Android phone from receiving robocalls and other unwanted spam calls, but no single method is a perfect remedy.


"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.


Samsung is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Galaxy phone with a trade-in offer of up to $300, and other great deals  Business Insider

The Samsung Galaxy smartphone line turns 10 this year, and in honor of the phone's birthday, Samsung has a number of deals available until June 30.


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.


Local official helps save woman’s life after a heart attack  My Panhandle

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WMBB) — It wasn't the night he expected but on Wednesday, Tax Collector Chuck Perdue saved a woman's life. As Perdue and his wife ...


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 ...


How to set up Google Assistant on your iPhone or Android phone  Business Insider

You can set up Google Assistant and "OK Google," the voice command behind it, on an iPhone or Android phone. Here's how to do it on both.


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 ...


Samsung's New Galaxy Phone Is An Absolute Monster  Lifehacker Australia

Today, Samsung made history by releasing the Galaxy S10 5G in Australia - the first 5G-capable smartphone for Telstra's burgeoning network. We briefly got our ...


'Do Google Pixel phones have wireless charging?': Here's what you need to know  Business Insider

The Google Pixel 3 was Google's first phone to feature wireless charging, but earlier Pixel phones can still charge wirelessly with these receivers.


Designer phone cases you can wear are a new men's fashion trend  INSIDER

Wearable phone cases have slowly been making their way onto the runway at major fashion shows around the world.


Jeff Bezos' investigator thinks Saudi Arabia hacked his cell phone — here's how it could have happened  Business Insider

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' personal security consultant Gavin de Becker believes Saudi Arabia had access to Bezos' phone, according to an op-ed published by ...


James Reid on The Block NZ was a huge, unrelenting mood  The Spinoff

Last night on The Block NZ, something incredible happened: James Reid from The Feelers showed up. Every now and again, something completely unexpected ...


How to save videos on Facebook to your phone or computer  Business Insider

You can save, or "bookmark," any video on Facebook to play it again later by selecting "Save to Watchlist" or "Save Video," depending upon whether you're on a ...


Goldman Sachs is right: Samsung's folding phone may be a genuine threat to Apple's iPhone  Business Insider

This feels absurd. Is Apple really two years behind the future of phones? Yes.


Device that converts iPhone screen into braille a 'lifeline' for deaf-blind people  ABC News

A small, portable gadget has transformed the lives of people who are both deaf and blind by translating phone screens into braille.


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 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.


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.


How to use AirPods and pair them with almost any phone or device  Business Insider

Here's a guide on how to use your AirPods – including how to pair and configure them with your iPhone or another device.


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 ...


Exiled Turkish Journalist Can Dündar and His Wife: 'I Didn't Want To Be in the Hands of Erdogan Anymore' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - International  SPIEGEL ONLINE

Turkish government critic Can Dündar spent three years in exile separated from his wife Dilek. They recently reunited in Berlin, where they discussed their hopes ...


The odd case of ‘I D.o.n.t.’ autocorrection in iOS  Macworld

A mystery plagues two iOS users, but others must be affected?


Everyone's talking about foldable phones, but a few things need to happen before people start buying them  Business Insider

Smartphones are getting bigger and bigger displays. But phone makers still need to develop the technology before everyone starts buying them.


This phone's battery is so big, you can talk on the phone for 3 days straight on a single charge  Business Insider

This massive Energizer phone with a huge battery is probably a dream phone for quite a few people out there.


How to download Netflix movies and shows onto your phone or tablet to watch when you're without internet  Business Insider

Netflix provides an easy way to download video to your mobile device for times when you know you won't have access to internet *service*. You can't download ...


The 20 best smartphones in the world  Business Insider

What's the best smartphone? This list focuses primarily on high-end flagship devices, but the best flagship smartphones don't have to be the most expensive.


Here's what happens when you block someone's number on your iPhone  Business Insider

When you block a number on an iPhone, you limit that number from contacting you in several ways. Here's what you need to know about iPhone blocking.


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

While the original Google Pixel was not waterproof or water-resistant, subsequent versions of the phone are varying degrees of water-resistant.


How to cast videos to Roku from your phone onto your TV  Business Insider

When you cast to Roku, you're quickly queuing up *content* from your phone to play on your TV. First-time set-up requires a few steps.


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.


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.


 
 
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