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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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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.


Tens of millions of Chinese now required to tune into 'Xi Jinping thought' platform daily  ABC News

China's new hottest app on the block a propaganda resource that teaches Xi Jinping thought and requires the Communist Party's 90 million members to read it ...


Smartphone etiquette: Is your phone use annoying others?  KING5.com

Smartphones are great tools to keep in touch with family, friends, and co-workers. But can you notice when it becomes a distraction or annoyance?


These are the foldable phones that will define MWC 2019  Wired.co.uk

Foldable phones are almost here but be very wary of all the renders that are flying around the web right now. Spoiler alert: they're not real. In a matter of days, ...


AFLW: Munn's dream debut  North Melbourne Football Club

Kangaroos forward Courteney Munn recounts her dream debut in an article via AFL Players.


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 murder victim's last words: 'Please tell my family and my kids I love them'  News3LV

The family of a man murdered on New Year's Eve is speaking for the first time. The victim's relatives say they are being told it was a robbery gone bad.


Here’s the Fastest Android Phone On the Planet (for Now)  Tom's Guide

The new Xiaomi Mi 9 obliterates every Android phone out there in Chinese benchmark.


Foldable wars? New patent filing suggests that Apple is readying a 'foldable' iPhone  USA TODAY

Just before Samsung is expected to showcase a foldable Galaxy phone, Apple filed a patent update that suggests it too is working on such a design.


This might be our first look at the OnePlus 7  BGR

While we do expect OnePlus to release the OnePlus 7 in the first half of the year and the OnePlus 7T in the second part of 2019, the company is expected to do ...


Kim Komando: 8 ways to stop your phone from tracking you  South Bend Tribune

Your phone knows where you are standing or sitting at this moment. Most people know that. How else could you use GPS? While location tracking is essential ...


Exclusive: Take a look at what a next-generation 5G phone will look like  Digital Trends

5G phones will debut at MWC in mere days, but will they be clunky bricks with inefficient chips? Will they double in thickness, yet only support a few hours of ...


The grief and pain of having someone you love go missing  ABC News

The grief and pain of having a loved one go missing is described as.


Google Updates: Play Store discounts, Google Phone gets RTT, Hangouts changes  The INQUIRER

AS EVER on a Friday, we've rounded up some of the best stories about Google, it's parent company Alphabet, and of course Android and Chrome. The big ...


Alesha MacPhail murder accused's phone "how do police find DNA"'  HeraldScotland

A phone believed to belong to the boy accused of murdering Alesha MacPhail contained the web search: “How do police find DNA”.


8 ways to stop your phone from tracking you  Fox News

Your phone knows where you are standing or sitting at this moment. Most people know that. How else could you use GPS? While location tracking is essential ...


Alec Baldwin Is Worried Trump’s ‘Retribution’ Tweet Over SNL Is a ‘Threat to My Safety’  PEOPLE.com

President Donald Trump was none too happy with Alec Baldwin's impersonation of him on the weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live.


AI can make up news stories from handful of words  The Spokesman-Review

OpenAI, an artificial intelligence research group co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has demonstrated a piece of software that can produce authentic-looking ...


Jack Schneider: We do not need this type of divisive reporting in Greeley  Greeley Tribune

Tyler Silvy wrote an article in the Greeley Tribune about racist convents in Arlington Park neighborhood that was very inaccurate and poorly researched.


Minister calls for Coles, Aldi boycott over refusal to axe cheap milk  InDaily

The federal agriculture minister has savaged Coles and Aldi for keeping their cut-price milk lines and has urged customers to boycott them.


If you're always running late, these strategies can keep you on time  ABC News

I consider myself a responsible adult. I have health insurance, remember important birthdays, and pack my lunch every day to save money. But I have an ...


Honor View 20 camera review: A very high score, and for good reason  Android Authority

The Honor View 20 is flashy, powerful, and notch-less, but can it take a good photo? We have taken it through the paces and are ready to tell you all about our ...


SA Govt to spend millions on response to aged care royal commission  InDaily

Attorney-General Vickie Chapman will today announce her department will spend $3.2 million to coordinate the State Government's response to the ongoing ...


Dealing with telemarketers a battle | News, Sports, Jobs  Altoona Mirror

As I sat down to write this column, my mind flashed back over my recent activities to find something I could focus on that has had an impact on my life. Some.


Jussie Smollett Speaks, Sources Clarify Stories About Phone, MAGA, Rope  TMZ

Jussie Smollett's people clear up stories over cell phone, MAGA and rope.


The two words that make Ryan Adams' apology pointless  Fast Company

Following an exposé of his treatment of women, Adams fumbled the most important part of an apology. If you're not going to do it right, don't do it at all.


21 Addictive Phone Games  PCMag.com

Who needs friends when you've got the best phone games on your iPhone or Android device? These fun p.


Jussie Smollett recounts violent attack on 'GMA': I saw the rope 'and I started screaming'  USA TODAY

Jussie Smollett got emotional about his Jan. 29 assault Thursday on "Good Morning America," telling anchor Robin Roberts he is upset, not just by the people ...


Three months with the Huawei Mate 20 Pro: Still worth the money  Android Authority

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is one of the most feature-packed flagship phones you'll find anywhere, but how has it fared since launch? Our long-term Huawei Mate ...


Feb. 19 Cheers & Jeers | Opinion  Idaho Press-Tribune

Cheers for all this rain! It is giving our gardens a start to the growing and blooming season! Very thankful! God is good! So ready for spring!


Where is the best place to buy the Honor View 20?  Android Central

The Honor View 20 is a drool-worthy flagship, but depending on where you live, buying one could prove to be a challenge.


Sunday Puzzle: Name That President  NPR

On-air challenge: In celebration of Presidents Day, every answer is the name of a U.S. president. I'm going to give you some words and familiar phrases.


‘Dam good’ video shows how beavers could fight fires  The Verge

An adorable video by graduate student Emily Fairfax at the University of Colorado Boulder is making the rounds on Twitter. It shows a beaver building a dam and ...


Mohamed Ghanem: Gang rapist caught in ice drug ring faces 20 years jail  NEWS.com.au

Convicted teenage gang rapist Mohamed Ghanem is facing 20 years in jail after becoming an methamphetamine dealer less than two years after his release on ...


True Detective promises heavy lifting but shrugs off its weightiest issues  The A.V. Club

The Final Country” feels like it's breaking new ground showing teenage Becca Hays (Deborah Ayorinde) as Wayne drives her to college, his truck loaded down ...


Wife of Aurora shooting victim Josh Pinkard shares his heartbreaking final text  Today Show

Wife of Aurora mass shooting victim shares his last words to her -- 'I love you, I've been shot at work'-- as communiy comes together to heal.


Defence sought fresh advice on shifting subs jobs to WA, ASC reveals  InDaily

Under questioning from Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick, ASC CEO Stuart Whiley conceded in a Senate estimates hearing that he had “received a tasking ...


Win a 'money can't buy' Newcastle Show experience  Newcastle Herald

You will discover something new at this year's Regional Australia Bank The Show - Newcastle & Hunter. It is an eclectic mix of carnival meets agriculture and ...


Newsrooms are finally focusing on loyalty over pageviews. Here's how to actually measure it.  Poynter

This article originally appeared in Try This! — Tools for Journalism, our newsletter about digital tools. Want bite-sized news, tutorials and ideas about the best ...


Bite-sized device a new take on wearable tech  New Zealand Herald

You might have heard of wearable gadgets – but how about chewable technology? University of Auckland researchers have been pioneering a device which ...


Ken Nordine, Chicago creator of 'word jazz' who had a voice that 'could give you the chills,' dies at 98  Chicago Tribune

Before you read the words written below about the life and times and accomplishments of a man named Ken Nordine, who died Saturday at his North Side home ...


How to stop your smartphone from tracking your every move, sharing data and sending ads  USA TODAY

Your phone knows where you are standing or sitting at this moment. Most people know that. How else could you use GPS? While location tracking is essential ...


How to Listen to Audiobooks on iPhone: A Guide for New Listeners  Book Riot

A guide to audiobook services and apps for IOS devices. We'll show you how to listen to audiobooks on iPhone, with downloading instructions and screenshots.


Savea's wife hits back  Independent Community Newspaper

Julian Savea's outspoken wife has hit out at spiteful Toulon fans attacking the struggling former All Black on social media.


Good Fortune: The Story of Miss Cleo's $1 Billion Psychic Empire  Mental Floss

The self-professed medium drew millions of callers—and millions of dollars in government fines for deceptive advertising.


Last words of CRPF jawan from Thoothukudi to wife come true  Deccan Chronicle

Tirunelveli: “We are moving towards Srinagar camp and could not contact you,” were the last words of the CRPF jawan, G Subramanian, hailing from Tirunelveli ...


Kuo: 2019 iPhones Can Wirelessly Charge Other Devices, Feature Frosted Glass and Larger Batteries, and More  MacRumors

In a thorough research note outlining Apple's plans for 2019, analyst Ming-Chi Kuo describes his outlook for the next iPhone lineup. According to...


Stitch Duran on ‘arrogant and disrespectful’ Dana White  FanSided

A person who is expelled by the premier organization in his field rarely lands on his feet. Stitch Duran is an exception.


Nomophobia: Word of the year 2018 by Cambridge Dictionary  NEWS.com.au

It describes a social condition that psychologists warn is increasingly common in our modern world, but chances are you have never heard of it. Yet this new ...


Andrew McCabe: Trump's Own Words Prompted Probe, He Spoke About The FBI "In A Derogatory Way"  RealClearPolitics

CBS NEWS: Former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe tells 60 Minutes about taking over for James Comey, starting investigations of President Trump, ...


Burned out and overwhelmed: should you embrace the joy of no?  The Guardian

Once we were pressured to acquire things and do more with our lives. Now, we're being told to declutter our homes and diaries. What happened to just being ...


Jussie Smollett and the Hard Lessons about Facts and Assumptions  National Review

Making the click-through worthwhile: The tale of actor Jussie Smollett enters its third act with Chicago law enforcement moving quickly and unnamed police ...


50 sweet goodmorning love messages 2019  Legit.ng

Legit.ng News ☆ Read our ⭐ 50 GOOD MORNING LOVE MESSAGES ⭐ that will definitely please your friends and loved ones. Choose warm and tender or ...


Jussie Smollett Case: Clues Into Potential Motive Behind The Attack  CBS Chicago

(CBS) –“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, upset after a racist letter sent to the show's studio didn't get a “bigger reaction,” is suspected of paying two men to attack ...


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?


Nomophobia Is Cambridge Dictionary's Word of the Year For 2018—And You Might Have It  Mental Floss

Nomophobia is the Cambridge Dictionary's word of the year for 2018, and it describes a condition many of us are familiar with—even if we never knew there was ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


chronicle-tribune.com  Chronicle-Tribune

WABASH -- Emotions ran high in Wabash County Circuit Court when 23-year-old Corey Kelch was sentenced to 30 years for a robbery connected to the murder ...


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.


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.


Kristoff St. John's Fiancée Says 'I Believe a Bright Future Awaits Me' Following Actor's Death  PEOPLE.com

Kristoff St. John's fiancée Kseniya Mikhaleva is feeling hopeful about the future following The Young and the Restless star's sudden death. On Monday, the ...


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.


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 ...


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

When Barbara El-Gamal was stuck with poor letters in the online game Words with Friends, she reluctantly played "tit" for bird, fearing her suspiciously chatty ...


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.


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 ...


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.


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.


Karl Stefanovic axed: Today host’s 2018 was awful  NEWS.com.au

Karl Stefanovic is gone, axed from the Today show after what he himself conceded in a statement had been a “tough time.”


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...


Sydney schoolboy Max Meyer’s final phone call revealed before fatal avalanche in Austria  Daily Telegraph

Sydney schoolboy Max Meyer told rescuers we need some help in a phone call just minutes before he was swept away in an avalanche.


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.


New tech surveillance laws more a 'side gate' than 'back door' into Australian phones  ABC News

New laws will be unveiled today aimed at helping the nation's spy agencies and police monitor and prevent criminal activity through phones and the internet.


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 ...


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 ...


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

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 ...


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.


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

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


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 ...


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.


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 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 ...


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.


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.


How silent signals from your phone could be recording and tracking you  The Conversation AU

Inaudible sounds are being used to transmit data from our devices. While not new technology, these ultrasonic beacons may be in breach of laws regarding ...


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 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 ...


Code words, knowing gazes, snap deals run Chennai’s stolen phone trade  Times of India

CHENNAI: Dressed in orange dhoti and a shirt, with a cotton bag dangling from his shoulders and holy ash smeared across his forehead, 40-year-old ...


The new phones that are stuck in the past  BBC News

These sleek, downgraded cell phones are meant to promote mental wellbeing – by turning the clock back to the pre-smartphone era.


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 ...


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 ...


7 ways Google Assistant just got better  CNET

Google's voice AI, Google Assistant, has a lot to say at this year's I/O developer conference. Here are all of the ways it just got smarter: ...


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 ...


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 ...


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

The camera in your phone is incredibly versatile. In addition to creating Instagram-worthy selfies, here are some extra feats it can perform.


The most common iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max problems, and how to fix them  Digital Trends

The iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max are the best Apple phones to date. They boast nice and big OLED displays, Apple's A12 Bionic processor, plenty of storage, ...


The Red Hydrogen One Is A Phone Made For An Alternate Reality  Gizmodo Australia

Jim Jannard is an interesting guy. After starting a one-man business selling motorcycle parts, he decided to pivot into goggles and eyewear. Fast forward about ...


Joseph James DeAngelo: Accused serial killer’s sick words as he raped  NEWS.com.au

VIOLATING women, tying them up and terrorising them with phone calls for years afterwards was not the Golden State Killer's only modus operandi. The man ...


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.


 
 
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