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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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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?


View From the Paddock: Make that connection  Queensland Country Life

Our mobile phones have more computing power than Neil Armstrong had when he landed on the moon - View columnist, Peter Lewis, reckons they are the ...


Your 5G phone reality in 2019: A trickle, not a flood  CNET

Mobile companies just can't stop talking about 5G. The next-generation technology is poised to connect devices like phones and driverless cars to wireless ...


Chinese tech giant Huawei faces  NEWS.com.au

Spare a thought for the poor souls running public relations for Chinese smartphone and telecom giant Huawei. Because the headlines just keep getting worse.


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.


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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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 ...


'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 ...


George H.W. Bush dead: What code word CAVU means and why is was used to reveal president’s death  NEWS.com.au

America is still in mourning for its former president George H.W. Bush, who died over the weekend at the age of 94. Mr Bush's body will lie in the Capitol Rotunda ...


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, ...


Huawei's new AI app enriches story time for deaf children - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BEIJING, Dec. 9 (Xinhua) -- Learning to read is hard work for any kid. For deaf and hard-of-hearing children, it is even more challenging. Chinese mobile giant ...


George W. Bush reveals George H.W. Bush's 'last words on Earth' during emotional eulogy  Fox News

When George W. Bush was told his father George H.W. Bush "only had minutes to live" last week, the former president immediately called him.


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.


I was just a kid myself when I became a mom, but my family and community made it easier  CBC.ca

Having a child when you are still one yourself isn't easy, Kanani Davis says, but it's less difficult when you are surrounded by support.


Apple is right: 2019 will be too early to buy a 5G phone  The Verge

As Qualcomm, Ericsson, Verizon, AT&T, and Samsung gather in Hawaii to show off 5G, the immaturity of this new networking standard is taking center stage.


On-stage mistake means OnePlus won't have the first Snapdragon 855 phone  Engadget

OnePlus was thrust into the limelight earlier this week when CEO Pete Lau announced on-stage that one of its 2019 flagship phones would be the first device to l ...


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 ...


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 ...


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.


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.


Shocking scam: fraudster pretending to be from BC Hydro attempts to extort business  CBC.ca

It's an old scam with a new twist. Fraudsters are targeting small businesses pretending to be from BC Hydro and threatening to disconnect their power unless ...


'In my job, if you turn off the phone and laptop and talk to people, things happen'  The Independent

My first solo biography was of the author JK Rowling. Back then in 2000, she wasn't yet one of the great icons of popular culture. All I knew about her was the ...


Google Fi vs. Verizon: Which Is Right for You?  Tom's Guide

Google Fi has made headlines lately for expanding its *service* to cover more devices and users. But is it a good replacement for Verizon's reliability?


Oxford Dictionary reveals 2018 Word of the Year as ‘toxic’  NEWS.com.au

This year has been real hard yakka. I highly commend those who have struggled through political climate turbulence, saturated royal family presence, nuclear ...


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 ...


Thomas Markle lashes out at Prince Harry  IOL

Like a wounded bear, Thomas Markle lurches between pain and anger. His only balm the tender words he reads over and over again. The familiar voice of his ...


Sunday Puzzle: 2 Words  NPR

Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Will Shortz play the puzzle with WNYC listener Lucas Green of Brooklyn, N.Y..


How to Watch NFL Games Online for Free Today, Including Rams vs. Bears on 'Sunday Night Football'  Money Magazine

The NFL games on TV today in week 14 of the 2018 season include exciting matchups like Patriots vs. Dolphins, Eagles vs. Cowboys, and Ravens vs. Chiefs ...


The Best Android Keyboards  IGN

By Whitson Gordon Be sure to visit IGN Tech for all the latest comprehensive hands-on reviews and best-of roundups. Typing on phones is no fun. Screens are ...


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.


On Computers: That first Facebook post? Its downloadable  Worcester Telegram

Did you ever want to see everything you ever posted on Facebook? You can download all that stuff and it comes in as folders. Double-click and they open up.


Dear Kevin Hart, This Is How You Apologize for Homophobia  TeenVogue.com

In an op-ed, Teen Vogue's Lucy Diavolo looks at the recent scandal surrounding Kevin Hart and her own painful history of homophobia.


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.


Instagram Flexin: Cardi B Learns About Grammy Nominations After Exiting Court  HipHopDX

This week's top Hip Hop Instagram posts from Q-Tip, Joyner Lucas, Cardi B and Wiz Khalifa.


Harrowing tree-hunting trip nearly ends in tragedy  The Spokesman-Review

What started as a trip into the mountains of eastern Bingham County to find a Christmas tree almost ended in tragedy.


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 ...


Need cheap phone plan? Airtel now offers Rs 23 plan with extended validity, Rs 35 plan with bundled data  India Today

Airtel is now targeting users who look for value for money phone plans under Rs 50. The company is now offering Rs 23 and Rs 35 plans.


The Sticky Wi-Fi Problem: Why Your Phone Hangs Up on You  The Wall Street Journal

Pushing mobile devices to become ever-more reliant on Wi-Fi seemed like a good solution to the problem of mobile bandwidth, but now it's causing as many ...


SNL Robert De Niro's Robert Mueller Visits Eric Trump: 'Your Dad's Friend from Work'  Newsweek

Saturday Night Live came out swinging this weekend with a cold open about Eric Trump receiving an unexpected visit from Robert Mueller, portrayed by Robert ...


Now Congress President Rahul Gandhi wants clothes and mobiles phones to be ‘Made in Telangana’  Times Now

New Delhi: After pushing for smartphones made in Bhopal, Chitrakoot, Dholpur and Rajasthan's Dungarpur, now Congress President Rahul Gandhi wants ...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


'Hold for President Bush' - richmondmagazine.com  Richmond magazine

President George H.W. Bush signed a copy of the issue of From Mary to You featuring his mother, Dorothy Walker Bush. (Photo courtesy Joni Albrecht). The first ...


Allen Johnson: Would-be letter writer proudly soaks words with venom  Greensboro News & Record

There are dark crevices in the far corners of cyberspace that can pull us in and make us do mean and foolish things.


‘It happened to me’: Scammed in Costa Rica  The Tico Times

Editor's Note: The Tico Times does not regularly publish anonymous submissions but waived that requirement because of the security concerns for the writer ...


5G is Really Starting to Sound Awful  Droid Life

You have without a doubt heard about 5G and its world-changing (in theory) capabilities. Carriers like Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile will have you believe that a ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


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.


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 ...


John David Washington Reacts to Golden Globe Nod 30 Years After Denzel  E! Online

The Blackkklansman star reveals where he was the moment he learned he was a first-time nominee.


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.


Ravens' Patrick Ricard apologizes for 'unacceptable' racist and homophobic tweets  Baltimore Sun

Ravens fullback-defensive lineman Patrick Ricard on Sunday apologized for racist and homophobic tweets he sent over five years ago. The messages ...


Sleep Texting Is A Real Issue, A New Study Shows, & Here's How To Tell If You're Doing It  Bustle

If you sleep with your phone, a new study from Villanova University published in the Journal of American College Health might make you kick your digital BAE ...


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 ...


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 ...


Jio Offers 1.5-5 GB Data Benefit Per Day In 12 Prepaid Recharge Plans, Details Here  NDTV News

Reliance Industries' telecom arm, Reliance Jio, offers a range of options to its prepaid subscribers. Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom *service* provider under ...


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.


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 ...


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.


The Mysterious Word ‘Whose’  Voice of America

It may seem short and simple, but how to use and write “whose” confuses even native English speakers. This is partly because they mistake it with another word ...


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 ...


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 ...


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, ...


Your idea is worthless until you do these 7 things | Ladders  Ladders

Amazing execution can make an ok idea great. A great idea with poor execution will go nowhere. Here are some tips for doing that. You may have a great idea, ...


Stop Misusing Autocorrect  Lifehacker

There's a right way and a wrong way to use your phone's autocorrect, says the person who invented it. Ken Kocienda, former Principal Engineer of iPhone ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Steph Curry’s tiny Palm phone is the latest anti-tech-addiction gadget  Vox.com

This fall — better known as “this holiday shopping season” — there are as many things to buy as ever, but newly, there are plenty of things to buy that have the ...


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.


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 ...


Why the iPhone keyboard inserts 'ducking' into your texts, according to the person who designed it  Business Insider

You may be part of the majority of Americans who don't use the "f word" in daily life. But the rest of us use profanity to emphasize what we're saying and typing, ...


 
 
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