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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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Blank words: Stream of consciousness overcomes writer's bloc...  AG Week

I am struggling to put words on my blank computer screen. I have about three different documents open with random thoughts put down. I am starting and then ...

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 ...

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 ...

What Is Ultra Wideband, and Why Is It In the iPhone 11?  How-To Geek

Apple's new iPhone 11 devices include a “U1” chip with ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. This isn't new technology, but it's the first time it's been in a modern ...

New Xiaomi Mi Mix Alpha renders show a curved display extending all the way to the back of the phone - GSMArena.com news  GSMArena.com

The "waterfall" display design, as seen on the vivo NEX 3 and Huawei Mate 30 Pro seems to be becoming a new trendy "thing" in the mobile realm. Whether it ...

Diana Dors' son's haunting last words in phone call to daughter before shock death  Mirror Online

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Dors Lake's daughter has opened up about the pain of losing her dad, who was the youngest son of screen legend Diana Dors.

Ask NYT Parenting: I Use My Phone for Everything. Is That Harming My Kids?  NYT Parenting

[Editor's note: We asked readers to send us their most pressing questions about parenting in the digital age for a new column called Ask NYT Parenting.

'I just got worked up': Man avoids conviction for phone call to politician's office  Sydney Morning Herald

A man has agreed to stay at least 500 metres away from a NSW politician for two years after he admitted he phoned the man's office last month and said he ...

iOS 13 Is Here, but the Department of Defense Is Telling People Not to Upgrade Yet. Should You?  Inc.

Last night, the Department of Defense (DOD) sent employees and contractors an email "strongly encouraging" them not to upgrade their iPhones to iOS 13, but ...

'I was devastated': the crime victims made to give up their phones  The Guardian

In January 2017, a 30-year-old man reported himself to the Metropolitan police. He informed officers he had been having sex with a minor and had potentially ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chrissy Teigen accidentally tweets email address, fans FaceTime her  INSIDER

Teigen actually posted a video of her picking up one of the calls, saying: "Was 100% sure this would be a penis but nope just a nice stranger."

'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.

Sony’s game-changing wireless noise cancelling headphones might never be this cheap again  BGR

If you missed our post earlier this week when we told you about the most insane deal ever on Sony WH1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, we've ...

How to install the Google Play Store on an Android phone or tablet that doesn't have it  Pocket-lint

You need the Google Play Store if you want to install most apps on an Android device. But what if your Android device doesn't have access to Google Play ...

6ix9ine’s Testimony: The Rapper’s Rise, Beefs and Crash, in His Own Words  The New York Times

This week in federal court, a polarizing musician was an eager witness, describing how his career was tied to his association with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods.

Why the world is on shaky ground  The Australian

You wake first thing in the morning and reach for your mobile phone. Phone, of course, has long since become a misnomer. It is your vital umbilical link to the ...

Frosty words from Brighton ice cream vendor’s wife  The Argus

A WOMAN offered a free Mr Whippy in exchange for her phone number woke up to a frosty voicemail from an ice cream vendor's wife.

Keep your phones on: how a new app will make classical music more accessible  New Statesman

The BBC Philharmonic orchestra will roll out their new web app Notes on Saturday, hoping to attract a new crowd to their concerts.

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

To change the name of your Samsung Galaxy S10, you'll need to go into your Settings app. Your phone's name is used to identify it when you connect it to ...

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.

Taylor Swift Makes New Claims About Her Infamous Phone Call With Kanye West  BET

The pop star cleared the air about where she stands with Kanye West, what we didn't see happen before the 2015 VMAs and how "he gravely affected the ...

The two fatal flaws with Android 10's gestures  Computerworld

I've been thinking a lot about gestures lately — not friendly gestures, mind you, or even not-so-friendly gestures of the single-fingered variety, but rather the sorts ...

What3words: the app which can save your life in three words | Stevenage, Hitchin, Letchworth, Biggleswade News  The Comet

Herts police are saving lives thanks to a unique app which reveals your location in just three words.

When my husband died, mushroom foraging helped me out of the dark  The Guardian

After losing all sense of hope and home, hunting in woodland with other mushroomers got me through my grief.

After partner's death, Rep. Susan Wild finds new mission in suicide prevention  USA TODAY

After her partner died by suicide, Rep. Susan Wild, D-PA, decided to educate herself and use her platform to try and help others who might be at risk. Hannah ...

Huawei unveils speedy range of phones hit by Google ban  New Zealand Herald

COMMENT: Huawei has launched its Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro, signalling the beginning of a new era in smartphones – and not just because they are the most ...

Michelle Carter Seeks Parole After Teen Texting Suicide Conviction  Newsweek

Michelle Carter, convicted of involuntary manslaughter for the death of her 18-year-old ex-boyfriend, is seeking parole for her 2017 conviction. Carter, 22, has ...

OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro get second Android 10 Open Beta with plenty of bug fixes  Android Central

The latest Android 10 Open Beta update brings a sigh of relief to OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro users. The new update brings eight much-anticipated fixes.

Tears fill courtroom as family hears last words of Alex Mixon  WALB

Trial started Tuesday afternoon in the Alex Mixon death case, and it's been emotional.Iren and Mickee Carter are both charged with felony murder, two counts of ...

The week in good news: clowns and orcs, votes and words  Stuff.co.nz

OPINION: Philip Matthews looks on the bright side. Sometimes the world seems to feed you a steady diet of negativity, but there is good news, too, if you know ...

This Phone Service Is Offering Free Massages (Yes, You Read That Right)  Thrillist

Denver's Union Station will host free massages, giveaways, and more.

Utah police: deaths could rise in bus crash that killed four Chinese tourists  The Guardian

Four people died on Friday after a tour bus carrying visitors from China crashed on a highway in the red-rock landscape of southern Utah. Robert Driedonks ...

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.

‘Urgent Concern’ About the President  The New York Times

It's not every day that a whistle-blower in the intelligence community files a complaint about the president of the United States. But it seems to have happened ...

Apple iOS 13 and iPhone 11 release date to make millions of phones obsolete  Metro.co.uk

September is harvest season for Apple fans because it's generally the month when a new iPhone is released. But it's also a time of darkness for some ...

Michelle Carter, Who Encouraged Her Boyfriend To Kill Himself, Was Denied Parole  BuzzFeed News

Michelle Carter, the Massachusetts woman who was convicted in 2017 of involuntary manslaughter for encouraging her boyfriend via text messages and phone ...

Maui Council Approves Water Pollution Settlement But Mayor May Have Final Word  Hawaiipublicradio

The Maui County Council voted 5-4 on Friday to settle a Clean Water Act lawsuit headed to the U.S. Supreme Court. But a last-minute revelation from county.

What Edward Snowden's Partner Lindsay Mills Taught Him  The Intercept

While working for the National Security Agency, Edward Snowden helped build a system to enable the United States government to capture all phone calls, text ...

Invasion of the Clowns  The New York Times

In the spring of 2007, the comedian and actress Mo'Nique uttered 11 words that would change the course of history. “See, when you do clownery,” she said, “the ...

How To Tell If A Customer Service Agent Will Help You  Forbes

When you're on the line with someone like Valerie Zhou, there's no question this customer *service* agent will help you. She answers the phone midway through ...

Is That Really Your Sister Calling?  Science Friday

In a future when technology and hackers have evolved together, how will you *really* be able to tell who is at the other end?

How to create stronger passwords to keep your accounts safe from hackers  Komando

If you're looking to make your passwords more secure, here are some new ground rules to follow going forward.

A Guide to On-Page SEO for Ecommerce Websites  Search Engine Journal

These are the most significant factors for improving on-page SEO for ecommerce websites and winning valuable organic traffic.

Running With My Mom: Nowhere to Go but Up  The New York Times

Welcome to the Running newsletter! Every Saturday morning, we email runners with news, advice and some motivation to help you get up and running. Sign up ...

Darkthrone: A Blaze in the Northern Sky | Review  Pitchfork

Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit a tense, ...

Trimper admits 'serious mistake,' as PCs call for woman in recording to be identified  CBC.ca

The Lake Melville MHA apologized again on Tuesday for his comments, as Ches Crosbie called for the other person in the recording to be identified.

Elizabeth Warren 2020 selfie line: why Warren is winning with selfies  Vox.com

Elizabeth Warren's 2020 campaign is winning with selfie lines.

Facebook's new Portal smart displays: Who's listening and what's happening to your data?  CNET

The tech giant compromised your privacy and broke your trust. Now, it has a new set of "Smart Cameras" and always-listening microphones for your living room.

Taylor Swift: The Rolling Stone Interview  Rolling Stone

In her most in-depth and introspective interview in years, Swift tells all about the rocky road to 'Lover' and much, much more. By. Brian Hiatt. September 18, 2019.

13+ things to try first when you upgrade to iOS 13  Computerworld

Here are some of the first improvements you should try once you install iOS 13. The update to Apple's mobile OS has been released.

Man who survived copter crash now recovering in Fremont  Biloxi Sun Herald

As the helicopter plunged to the ground, scenes from Zachariah Petersen's life played in his mind like a movie. Mental snapshots of getting married, the births of ...

Celeb careers ruined by leaked footage  Nicki Swift

It can take years to build a reputation, but sadly, only a few seconds to ruin it. These may be wise words for anyone — but for celebrities caught being unruly on ...

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.

Cyberbullying on rise in US: 12-year-old was 'all-American little girl' before suicide  Fox News

[Editor's note: This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at ...

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.

'DEFCON 1': US officials are rocked by a whistleblower complaint involving Trump's talks with a foreign leader  Business Insider

US officials were rocked by the revelation this week that a "credible" whistleblower complaint of "urgent concern" involved multiple acts by President Donald ...

Jefferson County man electrocuted in Imelda floodwaters while moving horse  12newsnow.com KBMT-KJAC

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Texas — A young man in Jefferson County is the first confirmed death from Tropical Depression Imelda. The Jefferson County Sheriff's ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

‘Everybody cries here’: Hope and despair in Mexican shelter  KTAR.com

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) -- Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open,

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.

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.

Dad's battle with asbestos and cancer - told by his family a year after his death  Stuff.co.nz

Taranaki builder Craig Eaton spent time he didn't have fighting a losing battle. A year after his death his family tell his story, Jane Matthews reports. The final ...

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.

War of words escalates surrounding Jackson Co. COMBAT audit  KSHB

Jackson County Executive Frank White Jr. traded barbs with Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker's office about the accuracy of an independent audit ...

'My daughter took her life - how dare David Cameron say he should've cut more?'  Mirror Online

Jodey Whiting, who had multiple physical and mental health issues, including curvature of the spine, a brain cyst and bipolar disorder, took her own life after ...

Through Constant Adversity, Quinn Still Upbeat  DallasCowboys.com

Having faced the possibility of death as a teenager, Robert Quinn made it a point to stay upbeat – the same attitude he still uses now as he seeks to revitalize his ...

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.

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 ...

Justine Damond Ruszczyk's 911 calls, police bodycam footage released after Mohamed Noor trial  ABC News

Australian woman Justine Damond Ruszczyk sounded worried when she called emergency services minutes before she was shot and killed by a police officer ...

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 ...

Vape shops push back at flavored e-cigarette ban  Washington Examiner

Vape shops in the Washington, D.C., area had strong words about President Trump's move to ban flavored e-cigarettes.

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.

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.

Amazon hints that it may return to the smartphone market after its $170 million Fire phone fiasco  Business Insider

Amazon's previous attempt at bringing a smartphone to market was a flop.

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 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 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.

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 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.

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."

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.

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.