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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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Comcast Customer Service Rep Saves Life of Man Having a Stroke While on the Phone with Her  PEOPLE.com

Kimberly Williams, a Comcast rep in Mississippi, recalled how Dan Magennis' "words got slurred" as she was talking to him, leading her to take quick action.


Use your phone to turn a photo into an Excel spreadsheet in a snap  CNET

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


Twitter got you down? Try taking your phone out for fresh air.  MIT Technology Review

A strange new piece of sentiment analysis research adds to the evidence that nature makes people happier—even if they're staring at their phones while they're ...


Samsung's Galaxy Note10+ Is Too Much Phone, But We Love It  WIRED

Samsung's line of Galaxy Note smartphones have always been known for their bigness, but over the past couple years Samsung has tried to make them stand ...


Trump’s Phone Calls With Wayne LaPierre Reveal NRA’s Influence  The Atlantic

Days after considering the implementation of universal background checks, President Donald Trump has sidelined the issue.


Motorola’s foldable Razr phone will launch by the end of the year  BGR

A few months ago, it really seemed like 2019 would be the year of the foldable smartphones. Samsung and Huawei had just unveiled the Galaxy Fold and Mate ...


No, Facebook Is Not Secretly Listening to You  The New York Times

This article is part of a limited-run newsletter. You can sign up here. Charlie Warzel is off this week, so he's turning the newsletter over to his colleague Sarah ...


Grammarly keyboard for Android and iOS adds synonyms picker  9to5Google

Grammarly's mobile keyboard for Android and iOS has just picked up a new synonyms picker to help you find the right word faster.


What3words: The app that can save your life  BBC News

Police have urged everyone to download a smartphone app they say has already saved several lives. What is it and how does it work? Kicked. Converged.


Trump's Reprieve For Huawei Is Double-Edged But Has One Huge Bonus For Huawei  Forbes

The Commerce Secretary has given U.S. companies another 90 days to do business with Huawei. So, is that good or bad news for the Chinese phone maker?


Devastating moment Jade Goody found out she had cancer on Indian Big Brother  Mirror Online

The reality star sobbed when she received the news she had cervical cancer during an appearance on Bigg Boss.


Want to Improve Your Memory? A Decade-Long Stanford Study Suggests You Should Stop Doing This 1 Thing  Inc.

Researchers find that spending less time multitasking may be the key to improving cognitive performance and memory.


Galaxy Note 10 vs. Galaxy Note 10 Plus: Which Samsung phone is best?  Business Insider

Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus have arrived. Here's how to decide which smartphone is right for you.


Digital Note-Takers Let You Store and Share Your Scrawlings  WIRED

A thin design and spacious 10-inch E Ink screen make reMarkable's tablet look like a giant Kindle (you can use it to read ebooks), but it's actually a powerful ...


Google’s lightweight search app, Google Go, launches to Android users worldwide  TechCrunch

Google Go, a lightweight version of Google's search app, is today becoming available to all Android users worldwide. First launched in 2017 after months of beta ...


‘It’s hard to maintain a soft, whispering voice’: The instructor behind Calm on how words can soothe our minds  The Independent

Last year, during a stretch of anxious nights, I stumbled upon an app that offered to help me fall into a deep and restful sleep. It would do this by, essentially, ...


What Machine Learning Teaches Us about CEO Leadership Style  Harvard Business School Working Knowledge

Tarun Khanna and Prithwiraj Choudhury use machine-learning technology to look for links between a CEO's communications style and company performance.


The app you've probably never heard of that police say could save your life  Mirror Online

The app, called What3words, assigns a three-word address to each 3m x 3m square in the world, making it much easier to convey your location to emergency ...


Local ambulances can now use three random words to get within three metres of you – here's how to find your code  Business Insider South Africa

South African ambulance *service* ER24 has partnered with mapping *service* What3words to get better directions to emergencies. What3words divides the entire ...


Huawei condemns US move extending ban to 46 more affiliates  TechRadar

The US has extended the Huawei ban to 46 additional affiliates, though it's also extended the company's limited license by another 90 days.


Hackers can work out your online passwords just from the sound of your keystrokes, study finds  The Telegraph

Hackers are able to work out your online passwords just from the sound of your keystrokes, a new study has revealed.


She never hung up: Cable customer service rep in Mississippi saves Michigan man's life  USA TODAY

JACKSON, Miss. – Kimberly Williams is used to all kinds of phone calls. She is, after all, a customer *service* representative for a cable company. But the call on ...


Nvidia upgrades its GeForce Now streaming platform with ray tracing and Android phone support  TechRadar

GeForce Now, Nvidia's game streaming *service* which has been in beta for some time, has now started supporting RTX graphics (ray tracing) for some users ...


Four teenagers deny homophobic attack on two women on bus  The Guardian

Defendants plead not guilty to harassing Melania Geymonat and Christine Hannigan.


Google Duo is getting a low-light mode to brighten up your video chats  Digital Trends

Google Duo is getting a little more useful in low light. Google has announced a new low-light mode for Duo that is aimed at brightening up video in case you're ...


When Good Boys Say Bad Words  The New York Times

The filmmakers behind the new comedy “Good Boys,” about potty-mouthed sixth-graders, had to figure out how to handle stars who were too young to actually ...


Hackers could hear your password when you type  WTHR

UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas (WUSA) — Researchers have discovered that hackers have a decent chance of discovering your password just by the sound you ...


Image Podcasts Call Us on Your Cell Phone And then record yourself with the other one  The New York Times

How do we actually record interviews with our far-flung Times correspondents around the world? With a cell phone. Two cell phones, actually. We call it a ...


Sonko’s phone conversation with Ndolo leaks online  The Standard

In the phone call, which has now been leaked online, Ndolo pleads with Sonko to help him out but the governor maintains that the rights of Wanjiku should be ...


We Want Live Words: Call for Submissions  scalawagmagazine.org

Scalawag Magazine is seeking submissions of ekphrastic poems engaging the work of Black artists in the U.S. South.


Ask The Salty Waitress: Customers won’t put down their phones to talk  The Takeout

Dear Salty, This isn't really a question, but I just need to vent to someone. I've been a bartender for 20 years, and in the past few years, I've noticed customers ...


Who Made My Puzzle?  The New York Times

This month's constructor spotlight shines on Ryan McCarty.


Christopher Malyschko, man who orchestrated NT's first known contract killing, found dead in Darwin prison cell  ABC News

Christopher Malyschko was serving a life sentence for arranging the murder of his mother's partner in Katherine in 2011. On Tuesday morning he was found ...


Conor McGregor 'agrees to boxing match' after angry phone call with champion  Mirror Online

Conor McGregor has verbally accepted a challenge from Irish boxer Luke Keeler to meet in the boxing ring.


Kathryn Thomas says wedding was 'best weekend of her life'  Irish Mirror

The RTE stunner got married to Padraig McLoughlin at Kilkea Castle in Kildare and shared her thoughts on Instagram.


After 45 years of music, a final concert for the St. Louis Jesuits  National Catholic Reporter

The phone jolted Jesuit Fr. Bob Dufford from a sound sleep. "You're gonna want to get out of bed," his publishing rep said, "and turn on your VCR. Bill Clinton's ...


5 early signs of hearing loss  Healthy Hearing

How can you tell if you have hearing loss? Only a qualified hearing health professional can tell you for sure, but here are five signs you may not be hearing your ...


Thinking I do with words - Once upon a time near a ringing cell phone  Yorkton This Week

I will now tell you the tale of the worst theatre experience of my life. We start in Cineplex Southland in Regina. We originally went to the Normanview Cineplex to ...


Lunatic drink-driver killed gran, 78, in 90mph head-on smash after cocaine and booze binge  The Sun

A LUNATIC drink and drug driver who killed a gran-of-six in a 90mph head-on crash after a cocaine and booze binge was jailed for eight-and-a-half years.


Do you use microSD cards with your phones?  Android Central

MicroSD card expansion is a rarity in smartphones these days, especially with Samsung's decision to ax the slot on the Galaxy Note 10. Do you still use SD ...


Last Word on grocery carts, Aug. 21  Daily Press

For Pete's sake, how trifling can you get? Come on, people, and put grocery carts away properly! Anyone can see large carts should go in large carts and small ...


Justice Is Served: A Conversation Between RuPaul and Judge Judy  Interview

RuPaul Andre Charles chats with his longtime friend and idol Judge Judith Sheindlin about self-love, the artifice of drag, and life in America.


The man on the phone: What's it like making history's highest auction bid?  CNN

In 2017, an anonymous buyer paid $450 million for Leonardo da Vinci's "Salvator Mundi." But it was down to Alex Rotter, on the other end of the telephone, ...


The Ohio State University wants to trademark its favorite word: ‘The’  The Washington Post

Ohio State is serious about calling itself “The” Ohio State University. The grammatical article is right there on many of the school's seal, logos and signs. Now the ...


In My Own Words: Making My NFL Debut In Part 2 of Dre Greenlaw's rookie blog  49ers.com

In Part 2 of Dre Greenlaw's rookie blog, the linebacker discusses his preseason debut against the Cowboys.


Utopia season 4, episode 1 recap: The light rail Canberra shouldn't have built?  The Canberra Times

Type a phrase into Google and the search engine confirms Utopia has become a byword for government farce in Australia. The ABC TV comedy is often invoked ...


Park life boosts morale as much as Christmas, survey shows  Reuters

TBILISI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sad city dwellers should seek solace in a local park, according to a survey tracking tweets that showed a leafy walk lifts ...


Daily horoscope for Wednesday August 21 — here’s what the stars have in store for you today  The Sun

... ♈ ARIES. March 21 to April 20. Your love status could start to change this morning – and a relationship that at times seemed semi-detached turns into a close ...


Words of Faith: Spiritual Hearing Aids | Lifestyle  Frederick News Post

I recently obtained and now wear a pair of hearing aids.


William March: Open anger between two Hillsborough commissioners and Turanchik  Tampa Bay Times

Ed Turanchik, who represents companies hoping to operate a proposed MacDill Air Force Base ferry, denies any unprofessionalism. But both Sandy Murman ...


Charges filed against Shawano man for racist graffiti at schools  WBAY

SHAWANO COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Shawano man has been charged with six counts with hate crime modifiers for racist graffiti spray-painted at schools.


Together, They're Overcoming Their Stammers and Finding Their Voices  Dublin Inquirer

In her mid-20s, Laura Ludmany learnt a new way to breathe. “That was actually the first time in my life I could say my name.”


The real reason you should stop eating lunch at your desk  The Washington Post

The Internet is not your friend. So don't spend time with it during the midday feast.


Xiaomi has a secret money maker  BusinessTech

Investors have been looking for reasons to forgive Xiaomi Corp for its post-IPO slump. They don't appear to have found them yet.


Fake deputy calling Kentucky schools targeting teachers. Attorney General issues alert.  Lexington Herald Leader

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear on Wednesday issued an alert warning of a new scam targeting Kentucky school systems and teachers following ...


Video Premiere: Flat River Band's “Every Dog Has Its Day” - C&I Magazine  Cowboys and Indians

The country-bluegrass group debuts the music video for their latest track, “Every Dog Has Its Day.”


~Why~ Is Everyone Typing Like T H I S Right Now?  Refinery29

Lurk the Bachelor subreddit while a new episode is airing and you'll see it. Open the junkmail section of your inbox and skim the subject lines of promotional ...


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.


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 ...


Forced Password Reset? Check Your Assumptions  Krebs on Security

Almost weekly now I hear from an indignant reader who suspects a data breach at a Web site they frequent that has just asked the reader to reset their password ...


First Look: Inside the Marlin, Dublin’s new €55m hotel  The Irish Times

Everything is Insta-ready, from a giant stylised tree to a Vespa and retro phone booth.


Three words bring a long-lost brother home  Tacoma News Tribune

“I am Paul.” These three words spoken to 71-year-old Gig Harbor resident Gail Stromstad changed her life. It meant that after years of searching, she had finally ...


How to use Messages on Apple Watch  iMore

Do you need to send a quick message and don't have your iPhone with you? You can read and reply to messages with your Apple Watch. Here's how to do it.


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 ...


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.


I Called 911 On My Neighbors. The Police Showed Up In My Home With Guns Drawn.  HuffPost

It happened on June 2, 2019, a lazy Sunday morning, at around 11 a.m. I'd opened the back door of my home to let my dog, Daisy, out and that's when I heard it.


RTE star Kathryn Thomas says wedding was ‘best weekend of her life’ and she needs to catch up on 36 hours sle  The Irish Sun

The RTE star tied the knot with longtime love Padraig McLoughlin on Sunday at Kilkea Castle and said the couple 'laughed and danced non stop for three days'


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

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


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...


Microsoft’s new language learning app uses your phone’s camera and computer vision to teach vocabulary  TechCrunch

Eight Microsoft interns have developed a new language learning tool that uses the smartphone camera to help adults improve their English literacy by learning ...


Trial in the Clearwater parking lot shooting: Day 3, opening statements  Tampa Bay Times

We're doing live updates in the manslaughter case against Michael Drejka, accused in the July 2018 shooting death of Markeis McGlockton.


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

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


The 8 most sophisticated phone scams right now the average person falls for  Business Insider

Phone scams are as big a problem now as they ever were — and some of the most devious scams are growing in popularity.


Is Facebook listening to you through your phone? Almost certainly not.  Business Insider

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


The three words that killed hands-free driving legislation in Virginia  Virginia Mercury

Ultimately, three words led to the downfall of hands-free driving legislation that lawmakers hoped would finally allow police to crack down on widespread use of ...


How to block a phone number on your iPhone  Business Insider

You can block a phone number on your iPhone in just four quick taps. Unblocking a number is equally easy, so you can always change your mind later.


Florida-Miami game adds twist as Jimmy Johnson helps Canes coaches get their minds right  CBS Sports

Manny Diaz had an idea to cold call Jimmy Johnson. One Miami coach to another. Except it wasn't even as intimate as picking up the phone. "We went down on ...


In Their Own Words: Hendrickson, Zito Remember Birdstone's Travers Victory  America's Best Racing

Courtesy of NYRA Marylou Whitney, my wife, gave an unusual instruction to Edgar Prado before he rode Birdstone in the 2004 Grade 1 Belmont Stakes.


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.


Calling On Faith, Hope And Charity To Create Housing Opportunities  Cape Cod Chronicle

ORLEANS — If you think Cape Cod doesn't have a prayer of solving its housing crisis, think again. Prayer itself is one of the elements involved in an effort to ...


An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone  BBC News

A simple, but evocative, way to record your children's development without using a camera.


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 ...


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 ...


Samsung's $2,000 folding smartphone disaster, explained  Business Insider

In a few days in April, Samsung's $1980 foldable smartphone went from promising concept to PR nightmare. Months later, it's still not out.


How to record a phone call on your iPhone using third-party apps  Business Insider

There's no built-in method for recording a phone call on an iPhone, but apps which add this capability abound, including the free app Google Voice.


Would your mobile phone be powerful enough to get you to the moon?  The Conversation UK

Here is how our mobile phones compare with the computer that landed man on the moon in 1969.


Here’s how to avoid long lines, get good seats at Western Idaho Fair concerts  Idaho Statesman

If you're attending a Western Idaho Fair grandstand concert (3 Doors Down, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Dustin Lynch and REO Speedwagon), you're going to wait in ...


How to set up and use Google Hangouts, Google's free phone call and video chat service, on desktop or mobile  INSIDER

You can use Google Hangouts to make phone calls, video calls, and more with anyone on your contacts list. Here's how to set up and use it.


'It sends chills down my back': Rape survivor speaks after attacker pleads guilty  WDBJ7

BEDFORD COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7)-- Joshua Caudill, 28, stood before a Bedford County judge Tuesday and said he was guilty of rape.


How to set up and use Google Voice on your computer or mobile device  Business Insider

Google Voice is a free *service* designed in part to consolidate several phones. Here's how to set up and use it, along with tips for optimization.


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

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


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

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 ...


Broken Phone? Don't Sweat It — Restore a Bitcoin Wallet in Minutes  Bitcoin News

The following is an explainer on how to restore a bitcoin mobile phone wallet into a *fresh* device by using a mnemonic seed phrase.


You've been charging your smartphone all wrong  Business Insider

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


This is how attackers were able to spread spyware through WhatsApp with just a phone call  Business Insider

Attackers exploited a WhatsApp vulnerability known as a buffer overflow to spread spyware to mobile devices. Here's what that term means.


Cain: Racing desire still burns within Sterling Marlin  NASCAR

Sterling Marlin officially joined Twitter on Aug. 5, 2018 – an acknowledgement the retired two-time Daytona 500 winner was keeping up with the times.


I d.o.! How to solve the I d.o.n.t. autocorrect problem in iOS  Macworld

A reader figured out a simple solution: delete messages that contain the incorrect correction.


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

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


How to go live on Facebook from your phone or computer  Business Insider

You can go live on Facebook and livestream video using your phone's camera or computer's webcam. Here's how to use Facebook Live on either device.


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.


 
 
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