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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

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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?


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

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


Transcript Reveals Khashoggi's Last Words at Saudi Consulate  TIME

The final words of journalist Jamal Khashoggi were “I can't breathe,” according to a translated transcript of an audio recording of his murder inside the Saudi ...


Male psychiatric nurse had relationship with patient  Courier Mail

A MALE psychiatric nurse has been reprimanded for professional misconduct for having an inappropriate personal relationship with a woman he met in a secure ...


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.


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 ...


Former President George H.W. Bush's last words, as spoken to his son, George W. Bush  CNN

Former President George H.W. Bush spoke his final words in a phone call with his son, former President George W. Bush, a source familiar with Bush's final ...


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

Curse words were flying as one of the women charged with killing and dismembering 10-year-old Victoria Martens in 2016 was in court Thursday. Prosecutor ...


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 ...


'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'


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 ...


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, ...


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.


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

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


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.


CNN bomb threat: New York offices evacuated after threatening phone call  Daily Telegraph

CNN broadcasters have been forced to evacuate their New York building during a live show because of a bomb threat. Staff in offices and studios fled the ...


‘I Love You, Too’: George Bush’s Final Days  The New York Times

George Bush had been fading in the last few days. He had not gotten out of bed, he had stopped eating and he was mostly sleeping. For a man who had defied ...


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 ...


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.


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

An open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook with some simple advice he won't like about an easy way to solve the iPhone sales slowdown problem.


5 things your next flagship Android phone will give you in 2019  TechRadar

A new year is almost upon us, and that means there's a new top-end chipset that's set to appear in a large majority of top-end Android phones. The big talking ...


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.


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 is launching a voice-driven version of Google News for smart speakers and phones  Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

"News on smart speakers is not living up to the promise of what it could be."


Some LG G7 owners are reporting bootloops, but a fix is coming  Android Authority

LG is no stranger to the phenomenon of bootloops, and it looks like a few LG G7s are experiencing the issue as well. According to threads on Reddit and XDA ...


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.


Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum are the NBA’s masters of media  Washington Post

NEW YORK — They're both here and willing, almost always here and willing. Only, at this moment, they're separated by the length of a basketball court in the ...


Curbing use of mobile phones while driving reduces motorcycle fatality rates  Market Business News

Restricting or banning the use of mobile phones and other handheld devices while driving significantly reduces the motorcycle fatality rate.


Google launches a Rs 500 JioPhone competitor called WizPhone WP006, not available in India yet  India Today

The new Google phone looks like a feature phone, similar to the JioPhone, but comes with KaiOS and some smart functionality including Google Assistant.


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.


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 ...


Meghan’s father Thomas Markle reveals her sweet cards and proof he did go to her first wedding  Daily Mail

Thomas Markle has shared the touching notes and letters sent to him by his daughter Meghan but admits that they now remind him of the wall between him and ...


Honor's View 20 is the 'first' to feature an in-display camera  The INQUIRER

CHINESE PHONE MAKER Honor has teased the View 20, its first phone with an in-screen camera. Glimpsed ahead of its launch on 22 January, no doubt to get ...


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 ...


Ai Weiwei: 'The mood in Germany is like the 1930s'  The Guardian

The artist has battled surveillance, underground exile and even irate Berlin taxi drivers. He thinks the world has forgotten what human rights mean, which is why ...


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

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


StorySign phone app transforms reading for millions of deaf children  Metro

Huawei's StorySign app hopes to help the 32 million deaf children around the world this Christmas.


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 ...


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

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


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

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


Oh deer! Men's guide to taking Christmas stress by the antlers  Irish Examiner

Stress, men, and Christmas are words you rarely hear in the one sentence. But spare a thought for the overstretched dad who is often out of his comfort zone ...


Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

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


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 ...


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...


Samsung’s S-Pen – The ultimate guide  Android Authority

Samsung's iconic S-Pen is one of the most recognizable smartphone accessories in the world. Have you ever wondered what it's capable of? This ultimate guide ...


Adaptive technology: New tech levels communication field for local deaf and hard of hearing community  Post Register

Last week a College of Eastern Idaho student became one of the first in the nation to use a new technology that allows deaf and hard of hearing students to.


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.


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.


I pay my kids to get dressed, do homework and more. It’s the best decision I ever made.  Washington Post

“Please get dressed — we have to leave in five minutes,” I pleaded for the 20th time, my patience waning. “You still need to brush your teeth. You haven't packed ...


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.


Netflix’s biggest competition isn’t sleep — It’s YouTube  VentureBeat

Netflix insists sleep is its biggest competitor. But YouTube may actually be a greater threat in the battle for India's users.


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 ...


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 ...


TOGETHER ALONE  Radio New Zealand

The carport where Naylar Uisa almost died is made from pieces of old wood nailed together, and a tarpaulin draped over the front. Tucked in between two state ...


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 ...


We just can't believe this: Dismay of tragic student Scott Calder's family after police change account of where he was last seen  The Sunday Post

THE family of tragic student Scott Calder voiced disbelief yesterday after the police changed their account of the hours before his death. Scott, 23, died two ...


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

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


The two magic words that can get you an airline upgrade over the phone  Economic Times

By Mark Ellwood At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we're doing it right. So we're talking to globe-trotters in all of our ...


How to 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 ...


Put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode forever  The Outline

Join me in a buzz-free, ping-free, vibration-free, light-up-free world.


These two words can help get you an airline upgrade over the phone  South China Morning Post

British author and frequent flier Tilly Bagshawe, who lives with her family in California, offers her top tips to make your foreign travels more comfortable.


The Words and Phrases to Use — and to Avoid — When Talking to Customers  HBR.org Daily

The key to any successful relationship is effective communication. In the business world, this means trying to understand what consumers and clients are saying, ...


No, you’re not being paranoid, your phone really IS listening to you  Alphr

Those oddly pertinent ads on your timeline aren't just a coincidence, your phone is listening to everything you say.


74 percent of millennials would rather text—here's how to overcome your fear of the phone  CNBC

For many millennials, talking on the phone is a lost art. Texting and email take precedence over actual conversations. In fact, one survey found that 74 percent of ...


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 ...


Two words that can help get an airline upgrade over the phone  Gulf News

If you want to do that, call reservations and drop the name 'revenue management'


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

John Schnatter—the founder and public face of pizza chain Papa John's—used the N-word on a conference call in May. Schnatter confirmed the incident in an ...


AI can book a restaurant or a hair appointment, but don't expect a full conversation  The Conversation AU

Google's latest AI promises to help arrange your life by making appointment for you over the phone, but it's limited by its rote learning of the simple tasks of ...


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

Smartphone cameras let you take advantage of every available photo opportunity. But they can do more than snap pictures of partying friends and sweeping ...


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

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


How to 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 ...


How to text search, or command-F, on your smartphone  Business Insider

When you're searching for a word on your desktop or laptop computer, the Command+F keystroke can pull up text search on almost any application, including ...


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

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


Wentworth by-election: Liberals play blame game over loss  Herald Sun

AS THE Liberal Party's hopes of a dramatic comeback win in Wentworth fade, it is turning on itself. The conservative side of politics is split between those who ...


Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

The telephone swept into Americans' lives in the first decades of the 20th century. At first, no one knew exactly how to telephone. Alexander Graham Bell wanted ...


The first FEMA Presidential Alert just hit phones across the US  The Verge

October 3rd at 2:18PM ET, FEMA will send out a "Presidential Alert" to nearly every single cellphone in the country to test its Integrated Public Alert and Warning ...


Here's How To Stop Your Phone Constantly Autocorrecting Words  HuffPost UK

Ask a Tech Editor 'How do I stop my phone constantly autocorrecting words?'


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

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


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

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


How to prevent those annoyign texting typos  Popular Science

Your text messages are full of misspelled words, random spaces, and hilarious autocorrect mistakes. Here's how to prevent these keyboard betrayals.


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, ...


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 ...


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

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


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

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


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, ...


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

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


All of the Hidden Words You Missed in Sharp Objects  Vulture

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


Lauren McCluskey’s Mom Listened To Terrified Daughter On The Phone Moments Before She Was Shot  Hollywood Life

Lauren McCluskey's phone call with her mother, Jill, is revealed right before she was shot. Here were the student's last words to her mom.


Huawei Mate 20 Pro Review: - Mobile Phones  PC World

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


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

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


 
 
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