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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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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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Trainer Ben Currie granted a further stay  Racenet

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has been granted an extension of a stay which will allow him to continue training through Easter.

Bob Dylan Wants You To Stop Taking Photos Of Him On Stage  Music Feeds

Bob Dylan is famously a man of few words, but last night he gave a rare statement regarding a longstanding policy he's had at his concerts for years: phones ...

Justine Damond given first aid by Mohamed Noor's partner in video seen at police officer's trial  ABC News

Video taken immediately after Australian Justine Damond Ruszczyk was shot by police officer Mohamed Noor is played at his trial in a United States court.

Intel Abandons 5G Phone Modem Development  Interesting Engineering

Intel announced, on April 16th, that it is officially leaving the 5g modem market to other developers and turning its focus toward more financially feasible ...

Galaxy Fold broken screens and more: The good and bad of Samsung's new foldable phone  CNET

Life with the Galaxy Fold took a turn on Wednesday as four of my fellow reviewers experienced bulging, flickering and malfunctioning screens. Although my ...

This Better Not Be The Plan For The New iPhone SE  Gizmodo Australia

A supply chain report from Taiwan suggests that Apple is planning to release a new version of the iPhone 8 with upgraded guts in March 2020. These guts could ...

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 ...

The Must-Have When Reporting on Disasters: A Satellite Phone  The New York Times

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Thomas Fuller, a national correspondent based in San Francisco, ...

Ed Space: Remember when the phone book was an essential household item?  Illawarra Mercury

Illawarra Mercury editor Julian O'Brien takes a look at life in his weekly Ed Space column.

Huawei P30 Pro: The Gizmodo Review  Gizmodo Australia

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

The Samsung Galaxy Fold fiasco is the best example yet of why Apple always waits to get into new markets  Business Insider

Apple hasn't released a folding phone. And the fiasco around the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which some reviewers say can break, goes a long way towards ...

Sinister phone calls that leave her sick to the stomach and Somali militants watching her every move  Daily Mail

BBC journalist Mary Harper is monitored by al Shabaab officials both when she is in Africa and when she travels back to her home in London.

Tedesco puts body and soul into living up to world-beater tag  The Age

Roosters coach Trent Robinson called James Tedesco the best rugby league player in the world two weeks ago. The man himself is trying to live up to the hype.

Avengers: Endgame leaked footage -- How you can avoid spoilers online  CNET

Avengers: Endgame's ending has leaked online. Here's how to avoid finding out what happens to everyone's favorite superhero alliance until you see the movie.

Buy Xiaomi Mi 9 SE Global Version For Just $329 on Giztop [$20 Off Coupon]  gizmochina

Xiaomi has launched its new phone dubbed the Mi 9 SE. One of the phone's USPs includes the Snapdragon 712 processor, making it the only phone that packs.

Being Booted by Nancy Sinatra | True Story  OZY

It was a simple enough gig: Get in, interview Nancy Sinatra, get out. But it didn't quite work that way.

Apple's latest shot on iPhone XS video is here - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

Apple has released a new video in the 'Shot on iPhone XS' series, titled "Don't Mess with Mother". The video features captivating landscape and wildlife footage ...

After controversial call with Tsai, Trump was ‘urged to show restraint’  South China Morning Post

Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen speaks with US president-elect Donald Trump in her office in Taipei on December 2, 2016. The call infuriated Beijing.

New OnePlus 7 renders showcase a surprisingly familiar Android flagship phone  BGR

Samsung has sucked a lot of the air out of the room with its Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy Fold, and soon-to-be-revealed Galaxy Note 10, but there are plenty of ...

How to delete all of the contacts on your iPhone with a few taps  INSIDER

You can delete all of the contacts on your iPhone in a few quick steps via the iCloud tab in the phone's Settings app. Here's how to do it.

A welcome relief during this year's election campaign  The Canberra Times

I was just feeling incredibly tense about this election. Two (and more) groups of people slagging off at each other, describing each other as liars and thieve...

Get Ready: Voice Assistants Are Coming to Your Conference Room  PCMag AU

Once trapped inside smartphones, voice assistants are now finding new homes in different form factors. Voice assistants are digital assistants that use voice ...

Shock prison phone call: 'Liam's alive', says jailed father accused of kidnapping missing son  News24

The jailed father of a missing boy called YOU from prison this week, revealing with conviction that his missing son is alive.

AT&T 5G Network Rollout: Locations, Phones, Price and More  Tom's Guide

AT&T's strategy for its new 5G network is clear: The wireless carrier was the first to roll out mobile 5G, and now it wants to be the largest 5G network.

How to Quit Your Phone and Change Your Life By … Doing Nothing  The Ringer

Anxiety about tech dependence—how social media is rewiring brains and worsening lives, or how tech companies are building monopolies and spying on ...

Counterclockwise: naming things is hard, so every new phone is called the "One" - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

People made many jokes when Microsoft named its third-gen console the "Xbox One". It doesn't make much sense for the third product in the line, but it...

Hedging their bets: Some Democratic donors back more than one 2020 contender  NBC News

Some Democratic donors are giving money to more than one 2020 candidate.

Smiley: Bank offers a major perk | Smiley Anders  The Advocate

Warren Perrin contributes to our series on hometown banks of the past: "The Bank of Erath, founded in 1910, had the first telephone in town. Mayor Louis Relie ...

Emergency responders are using 3-word geocoded addresses to save lives  VentureBeat

Emergency services are increasingly turning to a quirky 3-word geocoded address system to find victims of accidents, natural diasters, and crime.

Letter: When bad weather blows through, say thanks for linemen  Journal & Courier

“Daddy is working hard to help our neighbors and friends,” I say to our girls as we watch the wind blow fiercely through the trees around our home. I've said ...

Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress by Steven Pinker  The Objective Standard

Harvard professor Steven Pinker lays out a powerful case for cultural optimism in his book Enlightenment Now.

These Celebs Lost Their Minds to Beyoncé's Homecoming Documentary & Surprise Album  PEOPLE.com

See how Lin-Manuel Miranda, DJ Khaled and other stars reacted to Beyoncé's epic double drop.

I was wrong. Arizona's leaders will (finally) ban texting while driving  AZCentral

Arizona is about to get a ban on cell phone use while driving.... here.... in Arizona.... I know, right?

Man cited after racist rant at Friendswood phone store  KPRC Click2Houston

A man was cited with multiple misdemeanors Monday after going off on a racist rant at a cellphone store in Friendswood.

#WhatsMyName Stresses Safety for Uber Riders  The New York Times

A South Carolina student was murdered after getting into a car she mistook for her Uber, underscoring the safety risks of ride-hailing apps.

In Rural Missouri, Interpreters Key To Refugee Care  KBIA

At a pediatric clinic in Kirksville, Missouri, a young boy is waiting in an exam room to be vaccinated. A nurse explains the shots to his mother, and.

Alt-right to release 'avalanche' of election campaign propaganda to help Fraser Anning  ABC News

Leaked messages have revealed the Australian alt-right's secret plan to use Queensland senator Fraser Anning to expand its extreme agenda in the Australian ...

How to help your child be a reader: toddler talk, silly songs, movies and more  Tampa Bay Times

As part of the Tampa Bay Times special report on reading in Hillsborough County schools, top-ranking educators offered tips on how to better your child's odds ...

Telephone scams hard to trace  Bouldercityreview

Criminals make the name of your bank pop up on the caller ID and advise you to call back at an unknown number. Never call back an unknown number. The IRS ...

Trump Tells Aides: 'Keep an Eye' on Fox News, Make Sure It Stays Loyal to Me  The Daily Beast

Even before publicly freaking out about Bernie Sanders' town hall, the president has long kept tabs on whether the network was going wobbly on him.

Google Pixel 3 camera will automatically click selfies when you kiss  Gadgets Now

With Artificial Intelligence (AI) deciding the prowess of a smartphone camera, Google seems to have taken it a bit far by adding an interesting capability to its ...

Mercedes-Benz's EQC Edition 1886 goes heavy on creature comforts  Engadget

It's no surprise Mercedes has been planning to produce its own all-electric vehicle -- the storied carmaker revealed its plans in 2016 and started candidly talk...

Musician Jeff Clark Survives Being Hit By A Train  Star2.com

Clark spent weeks in a coma after being hit by a train, and almost a year in various hospitals. A brain injury slowed his speech, his motor skills, his memory.

WATCH | Somizi shows Kurt Darren flames for national anthem moemish  TimesLIVE

Somizi has joined the flood of reactions to Kurt Darren's rendition of the national anthem at a Varsity Cup game this week, mocking the Afrikaans singer in a ...

Taranaki rest home management says sorry to family over care complaint  Stuff

A New Plymouth rest home issued an apology to the family of a resident in the wake of an incident the Taranaki District Health Board deemed unacceptable.

Tweets About Ted Lieu & His Phone Are Too Real  Bustle

On Tuesday, a congressional hearing on the rise of white nationalism and hate crimes in America inspired a particularly striking moment — one which soon went ...

Utah Bans Police From Searching Digital Data Without A Warrant, Closes Fourth Amendment Loophole  Forbes

Alexa, get a warrant. In a major win for digital privacy, Utah became the first state in the nation to ban warrantless searches of electronic data. Under the ...

New online shopping scam: Man loses Rs 2.5 lakh while buying furniture  Gadgets Now

A businessman from Delhi recently lost Rs 2.5 lakh to a fraudster after his mobile phone was compromised by a malware sent through a text message.

Can Border Patrol agents demand you unlock your phone? Tech worker’s SFO experience raises question  San Francisco Chronicle

The well-publicized detention and interrogation of a high-level Silicon Valley tech worker at San Francisco International Airport by Border Patrol agents, and their ...

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.

Avoid Those Avengers: Endgame Spoilers -- Here's 15 Ways How  GameSpot

You want to experience Avengers 4 the way Mickey Mouse intended. Here's how to avoid the leaks.

Did Paul McCartney and John Lennon Make Up Before John's Death?  The Cheat Sheet

When The Beatles broke up, John and Paul had some bad blood between them. As time passed, most of it went away.

How To Schedule WhatsApp Messages For Them To Be Sent Later  Technology Zimbabwe

We have all been in situations where we are super tired and want to sleep but can't, because we have to send a happy birthday message early in the morning to ...

Woolworths Reveals New Disney Words Collectables  Canstar Blue

The collectables craze continues! Woolworths has confirmed a new partnership with Disney to 'add a dash of magic' to grocery shopping – and take on rival ...

Staying in the light: How I keep my depression at bay  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: It took me 10 years to overcome depression, so now I will always do what it takes to stay in the light.

The meaning of the words of the year - Johnson  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 ...

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...

Review - You Are Us/Aroha Nui in Christchurch: A showcase worth celebrating  Stuff.co.nz

REVIEW: It looked like we might be in for a long, sad night - but this diverse show of Kiwi music was about moving on.

16 Hours Of Agony With Arik Airline By Adewale Adeoye  SaharaReporters.com

There were no announcements of safety measure. I even felt as comfortable as one inside a Lagos BRT bus. Just a little difference. Maybe Lagos BRT appears ...

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 ...

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?

The Huawei Mate X is the World's First EU-Certified 5G Phone  Gizmodo Australia

Despite saying the Mate 20 X would be its first 5G phone, Huawei has just had its Mate X (that's the foldy one -- Huawei, please sort your naming conventions ...

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.

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.

Samsung set to introduce Galaxy Note 10 Pro  www.uswitch.com

Samsung appears to be priming a pro version of its next generation Galaxy Note. A new tweet from renowned tech tipster Ice Universe has got tongues wagging ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

There's a golden period of intervention in autism  Telegraph India

The sooner the better — a formula a parent has to live by when bringing up a toddler. Children grow up fast but their brain or neurological development happens ...

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 ...

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.

My phone number was leaked online and used against me. Here's what to do if it happens to you  ABC News

You wake up one morning to find private photos — ones you definitely didn't want public — plastered all over the internet. Here's what to do next.

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.

Samsung Might Be Developing A Phone That Projects Holograms (Just Like Star Wars)  Gizmodo Australia

Earlier this year the world was introduced to the Red Hydrogen One - the world's first first holographic phone display that didn't require 3D glasses or a specific ...

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.”

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 ...

Your Phone Is Listening and it's Not Paranoia  VICE

Note: this article was updated on June 13 to clarify that apps like Facebook don't automatically have access to your data. A couple years ago, something strange ...

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

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

Samsung just announced a phone with 1TB of built-in storage  TechCrunch

Word around the rumor mill suggested Samsung was about to announce a phone with a ridiculous one terabyte of storage built right in, and sure enough, it did.

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.

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.

Fuelled by a toxic, alt-right echo chamber, Christchurch shooter's views were celebrated online  ABC News

One of the men suspected of carrying out a mass shooting in Christchurch published a manifesto that's now being circulated on alt-right forums, where his ...

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.

How to block a phone number on your iPhone  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.

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

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

Is this proof your smart phone is eavesdropping on EVERY single word you say?  Daily Mail

CLAUDIA JOSEPH SAYS... Technology companies from Silicon Valley target users with ads ranging from glasses, copycat bags and even new blood tests after ...

Is my phone listening to me — and other questions you asked about our spying tech  ABC News

You had a lot of questions about reporter Simon Elvery's project to spy on what his phone is doing behind his back. Here are some of the answers — and a way ...

Why No One Answers Their Phone Anymore  The Atlantic

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

London Review of Books  London Review of Books

It all started with my balls. I was in Southern California and my right ball was slightly sore. At the beginning I thought the pain might be caused by the heavy keys ...

Best word games for iPhone and iPad in 2019  iMore

As a writer, I have a deep appreciation for word games. For me and many others, it's a great way to just relax, and put your vast vocabulary to use without ...

How to Change Alexa's Wake Word to Something Other Than 'Alexa'  Lifehacker

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

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

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

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

It came as a total surprise: the most impressive demonstration at Google's I/O conference yesterday was a phone call to book a haircut. Of course, this was a ...

Winnow your Words: Kimi's book of Haiku is now available  autosport.com

Due to extraordinary demand, 10000 extra copies of a book featuring words of wisdom from Kimi Raikkonen turned into Haiku poetry will be available for fans to ...

MWC 2019: all the news from the biggest mobile show of the year  TechRadar

The Huawei Mate X, Sony Xperia 1, LG G8 and more have all been announced at MWC 2019.

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

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

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.

Google Just Revealed a Brilliantly Simple Trick to Totally Destroy Telemarketers. (Wait, Why Aren't We Doing This Already?)  Inc.

Google just announced it has come up with a new way to thwart telemarketers--heck, to completely destroy their business model. It's brilliantly simple, and it ...