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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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Light Phone’s New Ad Campaign Uses Tim Cook’s Own Quotes To Pitch A Minimalist Phone  Forbes

The founders of a minimalist phone designed to free people from their smartphone addiction are hoping the very words of Apple CEO Tim Cook might help their ...


Can Apple (and Tim Cook) survive its innovation lull?  The Australian Financial Review

The irony hasn't been lost on Apple's critics. The launch event for its new iPhones, iPad and streaming TV *service* on September 11 had the tagline "By ...


Santa Rosa County Sheriff Office: Florida Sheriff's hounds sniff out missing boy with autism  CBS News

Dogs went from being man's best friend to toddler's best friend in Florida on Sunday. After a 3-year-old with autism went missing in the woods, it only took the ...


How to change your Samsung Galaxy S10's name to make it easier to find in Bluetooth and other menus  Business Insider Australia

Dave Johnson. Sep 17, 2019, 4:13 AM. facebook · twitter · reddit · linkedin · WhatsApp/span>. Hollis Johnson/Business InsiderYou can change your Samsung ...


How to use your too-big phone with one hand  Popular Science

Remember back in the era of the iPhone 4 and 5, when Apple's phones seemed diminutive compared to their growing competitors? The company claims they ...


Never read the terms and conditions? At least watch out for these words  ABC News

But if you were to settle in with the contract for a well-known e-reading device, that's the amount of time you'd need to put aside. Of course, you'll be unsurprised ...


Do You Know How To Mindfully Communicate? Here Are 5 Steps  Forbes

Put away all screens-you cannot have a conscious conversation with one eye on the phone or laptop. If the person is important, show them.


Pagers, Pay Phones, and Dialup: How We Communicated on 9/11  WIRED

The world was a different place when the 9/11 attacks happened 18 years ago. Imagine how social media would fuel—and befoul—the reaction to a similar ...


'I have to put my phone in the wardrobe': how do authors deal with social media?  The Guardian

Matt Haig, Danez Smith, Ayòbámi Adébáyò and other writers on staying focused and their top tips for switching off.


PayID data breaches show Australia's banks need to be more vigilant to hacking  The Conversation AU

When we think of a bank robbery, we might imagine a safe with the door blown open. But nowadays it might be more accurate to picture criminals accessing our ...


Microsoft’s dual-screen Surface may have tech that could improve foldable phones  BGR

Microsoft is widely expected to unveil a few brand-new Surface models in early October in addition to the successors to the Surface Pro and Laptop lines.


iPhone 11 Pro vs. Galaxy Note 10: Here's what a $1,000 phone buys you today  CNET

Of the three new iPhones Apple announced last week, two of them -- the iPhone 11 Pro (starting at $999) and the iPhone 11 Pro Max (starting at $1,099) -- break ...


iPhone 11 review: An eye-catching upgrade with only the odd disappointment  The Independent

Three iPhones go on sale in a matter of days, promising improved photography, tweaked design, faster speed and something which may mean more than all of ...


InterGuard review  TechRadar

InterGuard is a complete suite of tools to monitor computers, phone and other mobile devices and capture everything employees do on them.


Google Pixel 4 billboard spotted in Times Square shows off new coral color  Digital Trends

Google is leaving little to the imagination when it comes to the release of the Pixel 4. The company has a billboard in New York's Times Square that shows off the ...


Prince William backs anti-cyberbullying app which intervenes when children try to send nasty messages  Telegraph.co.uk

The Duke of Cambridge has praised a new app to help children battle cyberbullying, hailing the “positive and practical” steps to stop young people sending or ...


Apple's New iPhones Come in 3 Big Sizes. Here's What Your Hand Can Expect.  Thrillist

Now that Apple has finally unveiled its lineup of new iPhones for 2019, it's more than easy to be distracted by all of the new handsets' flashy new specs and ...


Asian Insider Aug 27: Missing words, missing phone calls, missing retailer  The Straits Times

In today's bulletin: Indonesia picks a location for its new capital, Police fire a live round for the first time in Hong Kong protests, US and China talk about talking ...


‘My adrenaline started pumping’ ODU employees take part in active shooter training  WTKR News 3

In the past few months, even more folks have been killed at the hands of a mass shooter. 12 innocent people were taken from us here in Virginia Beach and ...


The Words of Water: Why Environmentalists Are Losing the Water Wars • The Revelator  The Revelator

It all boils down to diluted language that minimizes the perception of how we're devastating our rivers and other bodies of water.


Wi-Fi 6 certification is here to make next-gen speeds a widespread reality  CNET

This "key milestone" in the adoption of next-gen Wi-Fi technology launches Monday.


How to download a video from Google Drive to your iPhone in 5 easy steps  Business Insider Australia

If you want to send a large video file from one phone to another, using Google Drive as the method of transfer lets you surpass the attachment size limit you'll find ...


This is Google's latest way to help you find for your pictures  CNET

You can find photos quickly by searching for specific words, and you can even copy and paste text.


Three ways to teach kids to find compassion and empathy behind the screen  The Washington Post

A 14-year-old storms into my office, her face flushed and her eyes wide. As tears begin to spill from her eyes, she reads text messages from a group of friends ...


Utah journalism essay contest offers $8000 to students in grade 6 through college  Salt Lake Tribune

Students in grades 6 through 12 and at Utah colleges can win a share of $8,000 in cash awards by entering the McCarthey Family Foundation's annual ...


Snag a Kindle with 3 free months of Kindle Unlimited at the best price ever  iMore

Sometimes you just want a device with zero distractions. That's exactly what the Kindle offers. This new-and-improved model has a built-in front light for easy ...


Celebrity Treasure Island: Sam collapses, Shannon fires up and mourning Moses  Stuff.co.nz

RECAP: It's a medical emergency for Sam - and he's haunted by two words: "Be nice."


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 ...


Getting Started with the Galaxy Note 10: 15 Features to Explore and Enable  Tom's Guide

Here's how to make the most of you Galaxy Note 10, with the settings you should adjust first.


Feds accuse Irondequoit man of cyberstalking ex-girlfriend for 2 years  13WHAM-TV

Rochester, N. Y. (WHAM) - An Irondequoit man is charged with cyberstalking a former girlfriend. According to a criminal complaint, Theodore Loria had been ...


Jailed Turkish writer Ahmet Altan: My words cannot be imprisoned  The Guardian

Newly nominated for a Baillie Gifford literary prize, the political prisoner has written a novel from behind bars.


Google Docs will soon show you word counts while you type  The Verge

If you want to see how many words you've typed in a Google Docs document right now, you currently gotta select that from a drop-down menu first: Tools > Word ...


Tom Bellamy's Worcester ride on The Blues Master slammed by trainer Martin Smith  Racing Post

Tom Bellamy's ride on The Blues Master at Worcester on Monday was heavily criticised by trainer Martin Smith, whose Affluence was the chief sufferer in the.


Oppo Reno Ace launch set for October 10, will bring 65W fast charging, 90Hz display  India Today

Oppo VP Brian Shen has been revealing some key details about the Reno Ace such as its 65W fast charging support, and we now also know the launch date.


A plumber fixed the boiler of a 91-year-old terminally ill woman. He billed her $0  PIX11 New York

"It's totally free of charge." These are words you wouldn't normally associate with a broken boiler. That was until a plumber in the British town of Burnley, gained ...


Uber launches RideCheck to detect accidents with your smartphone  iMore

In an effort to make riders and drivers as safe as can be, Uber is launching its RideCheck feature to automatically detect accidents and unusually long stops.


Goldman's new technology chief comes from Amazon's cloud unit and plays in a Seattle grunge band  CNBC

The move is the latest sign of the blurring boundaries between Big Tech and Big Finance amid challenges for both industries.


9 reasons you should buy Samsung's Galaxy S10 instead of the new Galaxy Note 10  Business Insider

If you're considering Samsung phones, the Galaxy S10 is a better bang for your buck compared to the Galaxy Note 10.


Company Socializing Has Become Work  The New York Times

In the era of the virtual office, when even workers who are physically present often wall off their senses with oversized headphones and rely on Slack to chat with ...


6 paid iPhone apps you can download for free on September 17th  BGR

There are still a few freebies left in yesterday's roundup of the best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free, but don't worry if you miss them. Why? Because ...


Pedestrian hit, killed by truck in Harvard Square  Universal Hub

Updated, 1:30 p.m. Authorities report a woman in her 60s was hit and killed by a boom truck as she tried to cross the street in Harvard Square at 6:53 a.m. Read ...


This college decathlete came out as gay over game of Risk  Outsports

Ryan Chase, a University of New Mexico decathlete, has found happiness — and his boyfriend — after coming out as gay.


BBC presenter Jeremy Vine accidentally says ‘love you’ to Radio 2 caller during phone-in  The Sun

The BBC presenter was speaking to guest Anne Mantel on his lunchtime radio show on when – as he put it - the words "just came out". His accidental ...


Race, Rihanna And Box Office Drama: ‘Slave Play’ Is Heating Up Broadway  Forbes

When a goddess is running late, you wait for her. That's the ethos at Slave Play, one of the most buzzed-about shows on Broadway. The play, which dissects the ...


Anna Rawhiti-Connell: Black holes, black dogs and black days  Newsroom

Anna Rawhiti-Connell drops the euphemisms to explain how she sees her depression as a gift - albeit one she wishes she hadn't been given.


The Tlayuda Pop-Up That Represents More Than Just Good Food  LAist

On September 5, 2010, an LAPD officer shot and killed 37-year-old day laborer Manuel Jaminez Xum. A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department ...


When It Comes to Business Communications, We're Hiding Behind A Digital Wall  Commercial Integrator

Digital business communications like email and text are not ideal for getting the whole message across. But how do we break digital habits?


Man hurt after rolling off car, getting run over | Police reports Sept. 9-15  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A 25-year-old Riverside man sustained serious injuries after he jumped on the hood of a moving rideshare vehicle, rolled off the hood and was run over during a ...


You could win tickets to Disneyland® Resort!  KTLA Los Angeles

The spell is cast! Halloween Time is back. Now you can enter for a chance to experience the Disneyland® Resort. Watch the KTLA 5 Morning News on Friday, ...


Nokia: The revenant  Fortune India

Nokia has staged a comeback in India, a market it dominated for years. But will sentimental appeal be enough to take on the competition from global giants.


This $14 device will put an end to slow-downs and pixelation on your Fire TV Stick  BGR

If you have a Fire TV Stick, you probably love it. I know I do. One thing I don't love is when something happens to slow down my connection. It gets pixelated for a ...


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.


Beanie Feldstein On 'How To Build A Girl' & The “Privilege” Of Reinventing Yourself  Bustle

In her upcoming new movie, How to Build a Girl, Beanie Feldstein essentially plays two characters: Johanna Morrigan, a bubbly teen from a working class family ...


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.


Daily horoscope for Monday September 16 — here’s what the stars have in store for you today  The Sun

March 21 to April 20. TRUTHS that have felt tough to say or hear are emerging into the open – trust yourself to ask or do the right thing. Love can be transformed ...


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.


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 ...


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...


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.


Mobile phone payments ban at takeaway drive-throughs spark motorist backlash  ABC News

A Victoria Police social media post reiterating the illegalities of using a mobile phone to pay for an order in a drive-through restaurant has sparked a backlash ...


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.


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.


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.


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.


How Nicola Gobbo's phone call to police shattered Faruk Orman's murder conviction  ABC News

A single phone call from Nicola Gobbo sees Faruk Orman walk free from court as the first gangland conviction is overturned in the wake of the Lawyer X scandal.


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 ...


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 save videos on Facebook to your phone or computer  Business Insider

You can save, or "bookmark," any video on Facebook to play it again later by selecting "Save to Watchlist" or "Save Video," depending upon whether you're on a ...


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.


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.


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

Updated April 30: A reader found a solution! Read our latest update. Updated April 18: See the latest information at the bottom of this article. The phrase sui ...


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.


How to clear the cache on your Android phone to make it run faster  Business Insider

If you clear the browser and app cache on your Android phone periodically, you could help eliminate performance issues on the device.


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.


500 Days of Duolingo: What You Can (and Can’t) Learn From a Language App  The New York Times

Free language learning apps often promise the world — but don't expect fluency from one. Here's what to expect before you sign up.


How to download Amazon Prime movies and shows to your phone or tablet  Business Insider

You should know how to download Amazon Prime movies and shows if you're headed somewhere without internet or watching your data usage. Here's how.


How to download Netflix movies and shows onto your phone or tablet to watch when you're without internet  Business Insider

Netflix provides an easy way to download video to your mobile device for times when you know you won't have access to internet *service*. You can't download ...


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.


How to log out of Instagram on your phone or computer to protect your account's security  Business Insider

You should log out of Instagram occasionally to protect your account's security, especially if you access Instagram on a shared device or know you won't be ...


Handy tips on how to monitor and save battery life on your Android phone  The Verge

Follow these tips to help you monitor and extend the usage of your Android phone's battery.


How to set a video as your wallpaper on your phone screen  CNET

Take your Android phone or iPhone's lock screen to the next level.


Google will let you TEXT the police so you can stay silent during an emergency – and it’ll turn your words int  The Sun

GOOGLE Pixel smartphone users will soon be able to contact the emergency services via text if they need to remain silent. This is thanks to a new app which will ...


How to Add Song Lyrics to Playing Music in Your Instagram Stories  WonderHowTo

The Music sticker is one of Instagram's best features. With it, you can add music directly to your story, incorporating a high-quality soundtrack to your favorite ...


With 7 Short Words, Steve Jobs Gave This Apple Employee a Brilliant Lesson in Leadership.  Inc.

'That was one of the best conversations I had with Steve,' the employee said.


How to restart and force-restart any iPhone model  Business Insider

Restart or force-restart your iPhone when it runs into software bugs that cause the phone to run slowly, or for any number of other inconveniences.


How to reverse search an image on Google with your phone, tablet, or computer  Business Insider

You can search Google with an image when a simple word search is insufficient. A "reverse image search" returns similar images, websites that use that ...


How to tell if your Samsung Galaxy phone is waterproof or water-resistant, and to what extent  Business Insider

Recent models of the Samsung Galaxy phone, including the new S10 models, are water-resistant to a degree but not "waterproof."


How to cast videos to Roku from your phone onto your TV  Business Insider

When you cast to Roku, you're quickly queuing up *content* from your phone to play on your TV. First-time set-up requires a few steps.


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.


You don't need an iPhone to use Apple's AirPods — Here's how to pair them with an Android phone  Business Insider

Apple's AirPods also work with Android devices, although you'll be missing out on some of their best features.


How to unblock a blocked number or contact on your iPhone  Business Insider

You can easily unblock a blocked number on your iPhone if you no longer want to prevent that number from sending you calls, texts, or FaceTime requests.


How to block websites and searches on your iPhone or your child's  Business Insider

You can block websites on an iPhone to ensure your child can only access appropriate *content* while browsing the web. Here are a few ways to do it.


How to diagnose and remove any virus from your iPhone  Business Insider

The risk of viruses and malware infecting your iPhone is extremely low, but if your iPhone behaves oddly, there are simple steps you can take to eliminate an ...


How to sign out of a Google account on your desktop or mobile device  Business Insider

It only takes a few clicks to sign out of your Google account. Here's how to sign out of Google on both your desktop and mobile device.


Microsoft Word reads to you: How to use the Speak and Read Aloud commands  PCWorld

Can Microsoft Word read to you? Yes, it can. The Speak feature was incorporated into Microsoft Office back in version 2003. Here's how it works.


It Might Be Time to Update the Old 'Alfa-Bravo-Charlie' Spelling Alphabet  Atlas Obscura

When someone on the phone—the doctor's office, the bank, the credit card company—asks for my name, I always offer to spell it out—it's a pretty uncommon ...


How to turn off or limit Google Assistant on your Android device, if you don't want it listening to you all of the time  Business Insider

If you're tired of the feature, you can turn off or limit Google Assistant in a few steps. Here's how to turn it off or deactivate its support button.


Turn Your Phone into a Teleprompter to Record Selfie Videos Without Breaking Eye Contact  WonderHowTo

If you record yourself for a vlog or story post using your selfie camera, it can be challenging to stay on message. You might worry too much about the way you ...


How to 'soft' reset a Samsung Galaxy S10, or reset it to its factory settings  Business Insider

If your Samsung Galaxy S10 is acting strange, here's how to "soft" reset your Galaxy, turning it off and on, or reset it to its factory settings.


Today show viewer’s $40k cash call ‘nightmare’  NEWS.com.au

A Today viewer has spoken of her distress after she claims technical difficulties saw her miss out on the show's $40000 cash giveaway.


 
 
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