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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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Southwest passenger sent lewd photos via AirDrop from stranger on her flight  Traveller

Kat Pitman was settling into her aisle seat on a Southwest Airlines flight from Louisville to Chicago Friday morning, texting her husband, when her iPhone ...


A telephone for grief after the Japanese tsunami  BBC News

Many people have come to Japan's "wind phone" after losing family in the 2011 tsunami.


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

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


Finally, a film that grasps the true beauty of Scrabble  Telegraph.co.uk

In the new film Sometimes Always Never, the thing that drives the plot – its conflict, the characters' search for meaning, their eventual reconciliation – is a game ...


Need for speed: how much faster are modern phone processors  Android Authority

We're innodated with high-performance phone SoCs every year, but would your money be better spent on an aging flagship or a new mid-range phone?


Sunday Puzzle: D'oh!  NPR

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro and Weekend Edition puzzlemaster Will Shortz plays a word game this week with KCRW listener Robert Wemischner of Los ...


The iPhone X notch: It's time for haters to apologize  Macworld

It's time, folks. Time to admit Apple was right to introduce the notch for the iPhone X back in 2017. Oh, sure, it was fun to ridicule the little black strip at the time; ...


There's a Major Flaw in How We Look at Smartphone "Addiction", Says New Study  ScienceAlert

Smartphone addiction does not seem like a questionable thing to believe in. It exists. Surely it does, doesn't it?


7 things to know about the new, 10,000-word New Yorker story on Augusta National  Golf.com

The New Yorker unleashed a 10000-word story about the exclusivity of Augusta National on Friday. And the author did not hold back.


Frontier Communications Offering $1,000 To Ditch Your Smartphone For A Flip Phone For A Week  CBS New York

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — How does $1,000 sound? It could be yours if you're willing to swap your smartphone with a flip phone for a week. Internet *service* ...


Word Game: June 13, 2019  The Mercury News

TODAY'S WORD — PYROPHOBIA (PYROPHOBIA: pye-ruh-FO-bee-uh: Abnormal fear of fire.) Average mark 22 words. Time limit 35 minutes. Can you find 31 or ...


'When I try to talk to my grandad words won't come out'  BBC News

As a child, Red was chatty and full of life - but only at home. When she left the house, everything changed.


Dear iPhone, I want to break up  Shreveport Times

I recently saw a funny post online. It was a chalkboard in a coffee shop with the following words “We don't have Wi-Fi. Talk to each other. Pretend it's 1995.


Google Drive and Photos Are Splitting: What You Need to Know  How-To Geek

Google has announced that Google Drive and Google Photos will be separating in July. Google says, “the connection between these services is confusing,” so ...


This is fatherhood: 7 dads describe the moment it got real  The Washington Post

To mark this Father's Day, we asked dads to describe a moment when they truly felt like a father, in 500 words or fewer. Here are some of our favorite essays.


You can’t believe a word any of these people is saying – that’s the ‘deep fake’ era for you  The Guardian

We are entering an age in which you can no longer trust your ears or eyes. Bots, trolls and fake news merchants have demolished the idea that you can believe ...


Australia's Most Wanted: Rex Patrick and the Senate's new power-block  Michael West News

Six people exercise extraordinary power in the current parliament. They are the Senate cross-benchers, senators whose votes are wanted, and courted, by both ...


The Strange Story of a Secret Literary Fellowship  The New Yorker

Daniel A. Gross writes about what happened after he was offered ten thousand dollars as part of a new—and secretive—award for young writers.


Florida State says privatizing athletics won’t change anything. Skeptics aren’t so sure.  The Washington Post

On Tuesday morning, Barbara Petersen — president of the First Amendment Foundation, a Florida nonprofit that advocates for open government — got a text ...


Hackers may glean your password by listening to how you type on your phone  The Union Leader

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?


Gabe Grunewald Refused to Let Cancer Have the Last Word  Runner's World

She thought her purpose was to become one of the fastest runners in the country. But living with incurable cancer, Gabe realized her role in the sport was bigger ...


How to love a woman who has been hurt  The Standard

Do not be condescending or speak in a manner that suggests you are tired of her. Work on your healing too or your wounded heart will make you hurt her.


Surgeon who saved 4-year-old shooting victim cannot find words 'to describe how horrific it was'  Stuff.co.nz

The doctor who helped save the life of a 4-year-old child critically wounded in the mosque shootings, says March 15 started as "just another day in the office".


How did Mike Pezzullo become Australia's most powerful bureaucrat?  The Guardian

The home affairs secretary is seen as a Dutton loyalist; he's also been a Labor staffer and is considered a fiercely independent mandarin. So who's the real ...


Destroying a life in the womb has nothing to do with 'reproductive health'  Washington Times

Euphemism: "an innocuous word or expression used in place of one that may be found offensive or suggest something unpleasant."


Southwest passenger was 'cyberflashed' by a stranger on her flight  Stuff.co.nz

A woman on a Southwest Airlines flight was sent explicit images on her iPhone by another passenger.


Portland city attorney Tracy Reeve returns award for not speaking up about racist remark  OregonLive

Tracy Reeve, the Portland city attorney, has returned a professionalism award to the Multnomah Bar Association after one of her deputies made a racist remark ...


After surviving one of the largest volcanic eruptions ever, Bradenton family rises from the ashes  Tampa Bay Times

The Spanish word for “slaughter” is how Fulmencio Eladio describes what unfolded in his Guatemalan village just over one year ago. Sitting in his family's small ...


I rode an electric scooter to E3 2019 every day and it was my favorite 'game'  TechRadar

In life, there is no reset button. I had to keep reminding myself of that while riding an electric scooter through downtown Los Angeles on the way to E3 2019 all ...


Google says tough passwords don't matter; instant sign-on is solution  USA TODAY

The experience we know as password hell could be radically changed for the better within the next year and a half to three years. Struggling to come up with ...


Soap Spoilers! The MUST see moments this week  RTE.ie

Check out all the biggest storylines coming up this week in your favourite soaps here! CORONATION STREET. Sarah lies to Bethany and says she's going to the ...


The Youngest Child Separated From His Family at the Border Was 4 Months Old  The New York Times

Baby Constantin spent five months of his first year in a foster home. His family got a painful look at America's experiment with family separation as an immigration ...


'This was the greatest day of my life' - Fathers, sons and Pebble Beach  ESPN

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Everyone has that magical place, the spot their eyes need to see or their foot needs to step just once before they take in their last ...


Adrian Weckler: 'La Liga's own goal recording app users on phones will stoke privacy row as to who else is listening in'  Independent.ie

Just when you thought your phone wasn't secretly recording you, one of the football world's most prestigious sports organisations has been caught doing just ...


Company will pay you $1000 to use a flip phone for one week  WKRC TV Cincinnati

LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — One company is asking one smartphone addict to take a break from their device and get back to the times of old by “downgrading” to a ...


Google Pixel 4: Top features, possible specs, price and everything else we know ahead the launch in India  India Today

The launch of the Google Pixel usually happens in October or November and year 2019 is not going to be an exception. The Pixel 4 will launch in India, and in ...


'I Would Do Anything For Her': A German Dad's Search For His Daughter, Taken By ISIS  KCUR

Five years ago this month, Danisch Farooqi dropped off his daughter, Aaliya, at her mother's house in the German port city of Hamburg. He remembers.


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.


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.


NBA champion Raptors' resolve personified by assistant coach Adrian Griffin  CBS Sports

TORONTO -- A week before they won the 2019 NBA championship, a couple of Toronto Raptors assistant coaches discussed the physical and mental ...


IN THEIR WORDS | Louisville's McDonnell, Vanderbilt's Corbin meet media in Omaha  WDRB

Media Day at the College World Series in Omaha features all four coaches on a single side of a bracket speaking at the same news conference, and conversing ...


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...


Phone directory listing scammers get fined  TimesLIVE

Hundreds of small businesses which fell prey to a phone directory listings scam will be relieved to know that the following relentless threats of legal action and ...


Have we taught kids to deal with anger?  TT Newsday

A couple of weeks ago I was part of an investigating team into Cussgate, a WhatsApp video chat involving my ten-year-old son and a group of his classmates.


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 become a Video assistant referee  Metro.co.uk

Neil Swarbrick had officiated over 900 games in the Football League and the Premier League, before becoming a VAR referee and trainer.


Suspect in shooting of LA deputy investigated in 5 San Diego cases  10News

A sheriff's deputy who was shot in the head in an apparently unprovoked attack at an Alhambra fast-food eatery was on life support Wednesday, while a Utah ...


'On Your Way' teaches lessons for new adults | News, Sports, Jobs  Minot Daily News

“Take time for the beauty of the world so bright and sunny, and when it comes to work chase the dream, not the money.” That is one of the many little lessons that ...


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 ...


Bills' actions speak louder than words with McCoy  WBEN

Before you even bring it up, no I'm not hating on LeSean McCoy because he spoiled Avengers: Endgame.Repeatedly over this offseason, the Buffalo Bills have ...


My father, Supreme Court justice and man of mystery  ABS-CBN News

The world that my dad inhabited—the world of lawyers, government, and politics—was always a mystery to me growing up. As he nears retirement age, I've ...


The Labor Movement Comes to Virtual Reality: Unionizing Digital Media  Truthout

Union drives at media organizations have been a source of rare good news for the labor movement.


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.


A scary type of scam call causes Apple's logo and phone number to pop up on your iPhone lock screen, but there's a way to protect yourself  Business Insider

What makes this new Apple spoof so dangerous is that it's taking advantage of the contact card likely already in your iPhone.


Don’t forget to pack travel insurance this summer  Irish Times

By not taking out insurance you leave yourself at mercy of airlines, tour operators.


How to Make iPhone AutoCorrect Ducking Let You Swear  How-To Geek

AutoCorrect automatically fixes typos, which is convenient—but it thinks swears are typos. Your iPhone or iPad likes changing swear words into similar, incorrect ...


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.


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.


Using Phone Contact Book Apps For Digital Research - bellingcat  bellingcat

Popular apps such as TrueCaller or GetContact advertise the ability to see who is really calling you, even if you do not know the number, and alert the app user ...


Former President Bush's last words 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 ...


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.


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.


There's no way to know for sure whether your smartphone was infected by the WhatsApp attack. But here are some signs you should look out for.  Business Insider

A vulnerability in Facebook's WhatsApp messaging app made it possible for attackers to spread surveillance software to mobile devices through a phone call.


Gmail’s Smart Compose feature opens up to more Android phones – here’s how to get it  The Next Web

Gmail's Smart Compose feature has been around on desktop and on Google Pixel 3 handsets since last October. it's now becoming available on more devices.


Serious FaceTime bug allows you to listen remotely before anyone answers — Apple to fix ‘later this week’  The Verge

There's a serious bug in Apple's FaceTime video calling platform that has been bouncing around some corners of social media today, and that 9to5Mac just ...


Warren Buffett is still a big Apple bull, but he famously uses a flip phone instead of an iPhone  Business Insider

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns a 5.4% stake in Apple, but he famously doesn't use an iPhone — or any smartphone for that matter.


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.


How to Use TikTok: Tips for New Users  WIRED

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


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

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


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.


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

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


Burke's own words could come back to haunt as wiretap on cellphone lasted at least 8 months  Chicago Tribune

Longtime Ald. Edward Burke has spent decades at the pinnacle of the city's power structure, but in the end, he may have buried himself with his own words.


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.


Google May Have Finally Made a Truly Usable Voice Assistant  WIRED

Millions of people routinely say “hey” to voice assistants like Siri and Alexa, even though the experience can be frustratingly glitchy. On Tuesday, Google ...


Why autocorrect makes so many mistakes, according to the former Apple engineer who helped create it  INSIDER

Why does iPhone autocorrect still make so many mistakes? We spoke with Ken Kocienda, who helped create autocorrect for Apple, to find out why.


Goldman Sachs is scrapping a homegrown email app it once touted — and it's a sign the bank is moving away from building tech in house  Business Insider

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME ...


Apple's stubborn refusal to make a cheap iPhone resulted in its biggest sales decline in 3 years  Business Insider

Apple saw its biggest iPhone sales decline in almost three years over the holiday quarter, according to new Gartner data. That ties in with an overall pattern of ...


Here's What Happened During Ted Bundy's Execution  Esquire

The serial killer was put to death ten years after the trial dramatized in Netflix's Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.


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

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


'I can't breathe.' Jamal Khashoggi's last words disclosed in transcript, source says  CNN

The final words uttered by Jamal Khashoggi after he was set upon at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul are captured in a transcript circulated to Turkish allies, ...


Abstruct brings OnePlus's beautiful wallpapers to any Android phone  Android Central

If you've ever been envious of the beautiful wallpapers that come on the OnePlus phones, you'll want to grab this app. Abstruct is a new app from the ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


Huawei P30 Pro: The Gizmodo Review  Gizmodo Australia

"Oh my god." "Is that real?" "How are they not edited!?" These exclamations, often peppered with jovial swear words, have been a common thread, woven ...


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

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


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.


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 ...


Android Q’s Live Caption will only work on ‘select phones’  VentureBeat

At I/O 2019, Google showed off Live Caption, an Android Q feature that captions media on your phone. The feature only works on "select phones."


Facebook may let you block certain words, emoji from appearing in comments  CNET

A new feature may be heading to Facebook. SOPA Images. Facebook has been working to combat issues like hate speech and disinformation on its platform.


There's a good working theory about why Apple discontinued the iPhone X, the best phone it's ever made, only a year after announcing it  Business Insider

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME ...


Mattis resignation triggered by phone call between Trump and Erdoğan  The Guardian

US president complied with Turkish leader's demands and took own advisers by surprise, accounts say.


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?'


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

John Schnatter—the founder, chairman and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used racially offensive language on a conference call in May, a source with ...


Code words, knowing gazes: How Chennai’s stolen phone trade works  Gadgets Now

Dressed in dhoti and a shirt, with a cotton bag dangling from his shoulders and holy ash smeared across his forehead, 40-year-old Dhanapalan (*name ...


Breaking My Phone Addiction—Via My Phone  WIRED

Most of the meetings of Internet and Technology Addicts Anonymous take place online, which is more sensible than it sounds. Colloquy via web-based ...


How to Use Google Lens to Translate Text from Books, Websites & More in Google Photos  WonderHowTo

Google Photos integrates with Google's ecosystem to bring you awesome features like the ability to identify landmarks, track down products you've ...


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 ...


With resolve and a cell phone, blind refugee resumes school  UNHCR

Determined to get an education, Syrian teenager Alaa made the most of a gift from a relative to overcome communication barriers and thrive at school in ...


Google Assistant’s new interpreter mode can translate conversations — but it’s not magic  The Verge

Google Assistant will soon be able to act as your real-life translator in 27 different languages. Google announced today that the voice assistant is getting a new ...


Seven apps to level up your resume  Popular Science

To land that job, you need a resume that displays your work experience and strengths in an eye-catching way. These apps will help you build one that really ...


The lost art of concentration: being distracted in a digital world  The Guardian

We check our phones every 12 minutes, often just after waking up. Always-on behaviour is harmful to long-term mental health, and we need to learn to the hit the ...


 
 
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