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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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Delete These Banned Apps From Your Android Phone  Lifehacker

Google recently removed several apps from the Google Play Store after discovering they violated the Play Store terms of *service*—and, more importantly, could ...


We prefer emojis over phone calls for sharing our feelings  CNET

That's according to Adobe's first ever emoji trend report. Oh, and our favorite emoji include and .


The Story of 8 Unforgettable Words About Apollo 11  The New York Times

John Noble Wilford recounts some of what went into writing the story of humanity's giant leap for the July 21, 1969, edition of The New York Times.


The App That Tucks Me In at Night  The New York Times

Every night, a stranger's voice in my phone soothes me to sleep. I wanted to hear her in person.


How to Get Twitter's Emojis on Any Android Phone  Gadget Hacks

The art of emoji — the next level beyond the simple text-based emoticons we used once upon a time in the not so distant past. We rely upon emojis so much in ...


Kodak $40 Mobile Film Scanner is Like Google Cardboard for Scanning Film  PetaPixel

If you're looking for the cheapest possible way to digitize your 35mm Negatives and Slides, the Kodak Mobile Film Scanner is probably it. Costing just $40, this ...


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.


Photographer Pens Open Letter to a Wedding Guest Who Ruined Her Shot With a Phone  Brides

Your wedding day is undoubtedly one you'll want to remember for the rest of your life, and a good photographer can help you do just that by capturing all your ...


Japan's worst mass killing since 2001 claims at least 33 in an arson attack on Kyoto anime studio  ABC News

A man screaming "Die!" burst into an animation production studio in Kyoto and set it on fire, leaving 33 confirmed dead and another 36 people injured, ...


Waffles, a one-piece and a flamingo: more than 59 new emojis are coming to a phone near you  Vogue Australia

There's an emoji for nearly anything. Dreaming of the pad thai leftovers in your fridge? The drooling emoji has you covered. Talking about Beyoncé? Use the ...


Track premiere: Dana T's “When I Trust The Written Word”  Little Village

Dana Telsrow, who works as an engineer at Flat Black studios, has released several albums of his own songs as Dana T. He also records and performs with ...


Son stares at his mum's killer as he describes moment he found out she was dead  Mirror.co.uk

Catherine Burke's son described the chilling phone call he received to tell him his mother had died, and how his life will never be the same again.


Phone battery dying? Here are some ways to get a full day on one charge  USA TODAY

Smartphone batteries can last through the evening if managed correctly. Close apps, adjust brightness and if all else fails, but an external battery.


European Commission late in sanctioning predatory pricing in mobile phone market  The Brussels Times

The Commission fined today the American telecommunication company Qualcomm €242 million for abusing its market dominance in 3G baseband chipsets.


Slack says emoji like party parrot have a massive impact on workplace productivity — because typing words is too hard  Business Insider Australia

July 17 is World Emoji Day, which celebrates the tiny digital icons you've probably sent several times already today.


33 BTS Words You Should Know Once You Join The ARMY  Elite Daily

Becoming a new fan of BTS can be a bit overwhelming at first. While bopping along to their music and obsessing over how cute they look is nothing but fun, you ...


Is your mobile phone powerful enough to get you to the moon?  RTE.ie

Do we really have more computing power in the phone in our pocket than the computer aboard Apollo 11?


Can I buy a phone that doesn’t use anything from Google or Apple?  The Guardian

Steve does not like firms slurping up his data, so wants a device that respects his privacy.


A Roy Peter Clark Q&A: Reporting and writing on Apollo 11  Poynter

After a telephone interview, Roy Peter Clark submitted some questions for Poynter to Mark Bloom about his recollections of reporting and writing the story of ...


The Emotional Story Behind the Music in 'Sea of Solitude'  VICE

Sea of Solitude is heavy, a “beautiful but imperfect exploration of loneliness,” as Nicole Clark nicely put it a few weeks back. Its ambition never quite matches its ...


Opinion | Google's 4000-Word Privacy Policy Is a Secret History of the Internet  The New York Times

The late 1990s was a simpler time for Google. The nascent company was merely a search engine, and Gmail, Android and YouTube were but glimmers in the ...


Boris Johnson Voter Tells James O'Brien He's "Lost For Words" By Boris's "Awful" Phone-In  LBC

James O'Brien speaks to a lot of disillusioned leave voters. But this disappointed caller, who voted for Brexit based on Boris Johnson's promises, really moved ...


Realme could launch a phone with the Snapdragon 855 Plus later this year  Android Central

A post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo suggests Realme might be planning to release a Snapdragon 855 Plus-powered smartphone before the end of the ...


Simon Yates takes Tour stage 12 from the break: Daily News Digest  CyclingTips

Welcome to your Daily News Digest. Here's what's happening today: Simon Yates wins stage 12 of the Tour de France from the breakaway, Chris Froome is ...


The FaceApp privacy controversy is valid but overblown  Vox.com

The panic about the popular old-person filter isn't wrong, exactly. It's just tinged with xenophobia and devoid of context.


Want to Rank #1? 6 Tips to Create SEO-Friendly Content  Search Engine Journal

SEO generally involves a bit of shifting around tags, carefully creating highways for crawlers to find your pages, and meticulously linking authoritative websites to ...


Ibrahim Tapes: Listen to all the secret police recordings  Daily Telegraph

Now, for the first time, we take you inside the family's private world thanks to an enormous cache of surveillance material tendered to a NSW court. Listen below ...


Xiaomi Mi A3 goes official: Key specs, price, India launch, and more about this Android One phone  India Today

Biggest highlight of the Xiaomi Mi A3 is its software. Google's Android One program not only brings clean software to the users but also regular and fast android ...


'Words I found on the wind': extract from The Yield by Tara June Winch  The Guardian

The fourth title in Guardian Australia's Unmissables series is The Yield, the Wiradjuri author's 'heart on a plate'. • 'I had to be manic': Tara June Winch on her ...


How to flip a selfie photo in Android  Tech Advisor

Android smartphone usually produce mirror-image images when you take selfies. Here's how to flip them the right way round.


Sean Hannity just demonstrated how not to interview President Trump  Vox.com

Trump's latest Fox News interview featured a number of especially incoherent moments. Hannity let him skate.


Synaptics Timing With Edge Solutions Aligns With Google's Increased Privacy Push  Forbes

Analyst weighs in on Google's new privacy push with edge compute and Synaptics edge compute solutions.


Lawmakers call for review of Goodwill's state contracts after reports of disabled worker layoffs  Capitol News Illinois

By JERRY NOWICKI. Capitol News Illinois. Jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com. SPRINGFIELD — State lawmakers are calling for a review of state contracts and ...


‘I’m tired of feeling weak’: A powerful collection of children’s essays about violence now sits in the Library of Congress  Washington Post

On the second floor of the Supreme Court building, in a room not open to the public, a 14-year-old girl stood in front of a lectern and described the moment she ...


Prince William’s heartbreak over his final words to Princess Diana  9Honey

It's been over two decades since the death of Princess Diana, but her sons Prince William and Prince Harry are keeping her memory alive, as well as continuing ...


Why won’t the police acknowledge that speeding coppers are a liability?  Spectator.co.uk

For a while, it seemed as if the only words my beloved would ever say again were 'chicken Kievs'. Two hours of operating a strimmer to clear the…


Vivo touts 120 watt fast charging: Charge a 4000mAh battery in 13 minutes  Android Authority

Vivo has confirmed that it's working on 120 watt fast charging for its smartphones, claiming that you only need 13 minutes to charge a 4000mAh phone.


How To Write A Bride Wedding Speech Like A Boss | HuffPost Life  HuffPost UK

More brides are doing speeches than ever before, according to professional wedding speech-writing company Speechy, which revealed a 420% rise in the ...


Kendrick Perkins and the Making of an NBA Talking Head  The Ringer

In the player empowerment era, we need someone who can explain the players who run the league—who can tell us not just what they'll do but how they feel.


Want a More Affordable Android Phone? The OnePlus 7 Pro Is Cheaper Without (Many) Sacrifices  TIME

The OnePlus 7 Pro is a high-end Android smartphone without many sacrifices at a cheaper price than the Samsung Galaxy.


Best Buy is having a huge Fourth of July sale on TVs, laptops, phones, and other great tech  Business Insider

Best Buy is one of the main places where people buy tech products. They are launching a great 4th of July sale. Here are the best deals from the sale.


Travels of the South  The Nation

Throughout the journey, I was moved by Martin Luther King's words, sickened by the statues of Jefferson Davis and Dr. J. Marion Sims, and inspired by the work ...


These copycat bills on Sharia law and terrorism have no effect. So why do states keep passing them?  USA TODAY

A far-right think tank pushed model bills on Sharia law and terrorism in dozens of states. Civil rights groups say the goal was to stoke fear.


Prosecutors drop sex assault case against Kevin Spacey  wnky.com

(NBC News) Prosecutors in Massachusetts have dropped a sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey, in analleged groping incident at a Nantucket bar in ...


Your Texting Style Can Be Explained by Your Mercury Placement  Yahoo Lifestyle

From Cosmopolitan. In the eyes of astrology, we're living in a Mercurial world–aka Mercury, the planet of communication, rules everything around us. We're ...


Rahul Gandhi was translating difficult Hindi words: Congress defends phone fiddling during President's speech  India Today

Justifying Rahul Gandhi's phone fiddling during half of President's address, Anand Sharma said that Congress chief was trying translate "difficult Hindi words ...


Google Translate could be coming to the Recents screen on Android Q  Android Central

A new feature that could add Google Translate to the Recents screen in Android Q was recently discovered.


Restaurant near Trump Rally Donates 100% of Proceeds to Help Immigrants  Newsweek

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump held a 2020 campaign rally in North Carolina that saw supporters chanting the words "send her back" after the U.S. ...


App to help emergency services reach riders in hard-to-find spots  Horse & Hound

'The app can be particularly effective for emergencies in rural locations like farms, fields or wooded areas'


Moran slams city council “morality clause”  InDaily

One month after its contentious gag order was swept under the rug, Adelaide City Council has faced renewed criticism for mandating that councillors behave ...


“Uncle Jim Called,” by David Rabe  The New Yorker

Fiction by David Rabe: “I held my breath, trying to hear. But I couldn't understand a word. Or, rather, a word here and there was all I could understand. The sense ...


Suu Kyi's bid to reform charter sparks rival protests in Myanmar  Reuters

YANGON (Reuters) - Thousands of people demonstrated on Wednesday on the streets of Myanmar's largest city, Yangon, both for and against proposed ...


Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro review: A complete smartphone under Rs 30,000  India Today

With the Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi is charting on a new course, and what a fabulous course it is. In this Redmi K20 Pro review, we find out that despite its modest ...


The skills gap disconnect.  The CyberWire

Dave shares a listener story of scammers calling drug stores to try to gather customer rewards points. Joe describes federal contractors being scammed out of ...


Column: FBI tracks Michael Madigan in Chicago’s great tiger hunt  Chicago Tribune

In all the heat and excitement over the capture of a little bitty gator in a park lagoon, many of you have been distracted from the most dramatic hunt of all:.


Trump Surprises G20 With Huawei Concession: U.S. Companies Can Sell To Huawei  Forbes

Earlier today in a press conference after the G20 meeting in Tokyo, President Trump revealed an updated stance on Huawei. While it's not a lifting of the blanket ...


Jury deliberations to begin in murder trial of Berrien County soldier  WNDU-TV

Court wrapped Wednesday with closing arguments and both disagreeing on Kemia Hassel's involvement in her husband's murder.


Hospital provided bad info to FPPC  Ft. Bragg Advocate-News

A key piece of information forming the basis for advice from the Fair Political Practices Commission, which the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of ...


"Man on the Moon:" The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing - a CBS News special  CBS News

CBS New relives the momentous 1969 moon walk as told by two legends -- Apollo 11 commander Neil Armstrong and "CBS Evening News" anchor Walter ...


'You're In Colorado. Everybody Loves To Talk About The Weather': English Language Learners Try To Find Their Place  Colorado Public Radio

Learning English as a second language can be isolating, but one career teacher says there is something special about learning English in Colorado.


Police: Norman administrator accused of drugging, raping woman  KOKH FOX25

A Norman High School administrator is accused of drugging and raping a woman in May at his home on the 14000 block of Savannah River Way in Yukon.


Who Gets to Be the Next Poet Laureate of New Hampshire?  Slate

Should the poet laureate be a retired dentist who wrote verse about sex with Condoleezza Rice?


Boost your TV's sound with the Soundcore Infini 2.1-channel Bluetooth Soundbar at 25% off  Android Central

Start streaming music from your phone straight to your soundbar with the lowest price ever on this 34-inch Anker Soundcore Infini Soundbar.


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.


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.


MLB rumors: Giants will be sellers at trade deadline despite surge; Rangers likely to move Mike Minor  CBS Sports

Here are all the latest rumors leading up to MLB's trade deadline.


This Vancouver man has picked up thousands of discarded needles  Vancouver Is Awesome

64-year-old Charles Bafford has voluntarily picked up thousands of discarded syringes by himself in various locations in Vancouver.


Anonymous donors offer reward for return of Dee Windross’ phone  Herald Sun

A mystery Melbourne couple has stumped up a 25000 reward for the return of a missing phone full of priceless family photos.


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 ...


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 ...


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...


In Pope's backyard, Church struggles with increasingly polarized politics  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

According to Bishop Daniel Fernandez from Jujuy, in Argentina's remote northwest, national polarization, dubbed here as a “crack,” is something that deeply ...


Speeding driver had phone showing cricket scores strapped to steering wheel  Sydney Morning Herald

Police who stopped a speeding driver in Sydney's west on Sunday night were shocked to find he was driving with his phone strapped to the steering wheel, ...


Writing Out Loud: Emoji is Only the Beginning  Kern Valley Sun

By George Thal. Today happens to be National Emoji Day. It hardly seems like it was a year ago today that we celebrated those little icons that have made their ...


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.


"Nickel and Dimed" for the Amazon age: Inside the hellish new reality of low-wage work  Salon

Salon talks to the author of a new book about the low-paying jobs technology has ruined — for the workers, that is.


Last Word on the special session, July 13  Virginia Gazette

Since Virginia's Republicans voted not to do their jobs in Richmond, which was to pass comprehensive gun/weapon legislation, there is an easy fix for that.


James Reid on The Block NZ was a huge, unrelenting mood  The Spinoff

Last night on The Block NZ, something incredible happened: James Reid from The Feelers showed up. Every now and again, something completely unexpected ...


There's a wildly popular conspiracy theory that Facebook listens to your private phone calls, and no matter what the tech giant says people just aren't convinced it's not true  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 ...


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.


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.


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 ...


I tried the $1,980 Samsung Galaxy Fold and it's impressive for a first-generation foldable phone, though far from perfect  Business Insider

This foldable phone is far from perfect, screen issues aside, but it's a great step forward. Here's what we enjoyed and would like to see improved.


"You haven't upset anyone." A daughter's beautiful words for her mother with dementia.  Mamamia

When a woman's elderly mother began to make constant anxious phone calls, she decided to leave her some “words of reassurance”. Writing on a whiteboard ...


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.


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.


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 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.


Canadian inflation dips to 2.0% in June, hitting central bank target  Reuters Canada

Lower energy prices helped push down Canada's annual inflation rate in June to 2.0% from 2.4% in May, Statistics Canada said on Wednesday, a week after ...


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.


He slept through Freddy's phone call, but Cameron Murray is ready for Origin  Sporting News AU

Rabbitohs lock Cameron Murray "freaked out" when he woke up to a missed call, one that would eventually change his life. One of five rookies set to run out for ...


Listen for the log-in: Hackers may glean your password by listening to how you type on your phone  The Washington Post

What if scammers could learn your password not from a massive cyberattack or taking control of your device, but from listening in as you type? That's the startling ...


'Do Google Pixel phones have wireless charging?': Here's what you need to know  Business Insider

The Google Pixel 3 was Google's first phone to feature wireless charging, but earlier Pixel phones can still charge wirelessly with these receivers.


Energizer's super-thick smartphone tanked on Indiegogo after only 11 backers funded the campaign  Business Insider

Energizer wanted $1.2 million to fund its PowerMax P18K Pop phone. It got $15000.


Journalist Faces Death Threats for Exposing Brazilian Judge's Far-Right Bias  Truthout

On the evening of Sunday, July 7, Brazil's far-right president Jair Bolsonaro attended the country's resounding victory over Peru in the final game of the 2019 ...


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 ...


Samsung's New Galaxy Phone Is An Absolute Monster  Lifehacker Australia

Today, Samsung made history by releasing the Galaxy S10 5G in Australia - the first 5G-capable smartphone for Telstra's burgeoning network. We briefly got our ...


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.


Glued to Your Phone at the Dinner Table? Marshawn Lynch Wants to Have Some Words  Adweek

The NFL star and agency GS&P want to help turn meals into phone-free zones.


 
 
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