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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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Relentless competition and herculean NBN headwinds has forced Telstra's Andy Penn to respond radically. His decision to throw out the traditional playbook on ...

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The Best Features of iOS 13: Maps, Photos, Privacy, Health  WIRED

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The hacking of Boris Johnson’s home  Spiked

... hacking of Boris Johnson's home. The Guardian's invasion of Boris's privacy is a new low for broadsheet journalism. The hacking of Boris Johnson's home ...

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.

A Netflix hack lets you feel the action in a scene by vibrating your phone  TechCrunch

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Hidden code reveals Google's plan to make the Pixel 4 camera even better  Phone Arena

Code found by an XDA senior member in the Google Camera app reveals that the Pixel 4 could use wide-gamut P3 color capture allowing the phone to have a ...

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Save Your Life  The New York Times

The machines know you better than you know yourself.

What you say on Facebook could help diagnose medical conditions  Komando

It's well-known that Facebook watches what you post, along with an endless number of advertisers. According to recently-published research, what you post ...

What You Actually Need To Change A Bad Habit (Hint: It's Not Willpower)  HuffPost

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A study posits that people are growing horns on their heads, and it could be because of heavy cellphone use. That's not backed up by the science.

The injured Matilda who paid her own way to stay with team in France  Sydney Morning Herald

Laura Alleway didn't set foot on a World Cup pitch this month but her impact was as great as any other Matildas player in the showpiece event.

Vivo touts 120 watt fast charging: Charge a 4,000mAh 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.

London Bridge inquest: 'extremist' denies close links to attackers  The Guardian

A man described as having a “strong historical extremist pedigree” has said he had limited contact with the ringleader of the London Bridge terror attackers, ...

Facebook statuses can be used to learn hints about your medical conditions  Quartz

At its core, Facebook is a giant repository of information about the people who use it, from their age and phone number, to their music preferences, to their ...

Galaxy Note 10 Tesla Edition Is Just a Render (Update)  Tom's Guide

Update 11:40 a.m. ET: The render in question has been tracked back to a YouTuber, which produced the image as a concept of a theoretical Samsung/Tesla ...

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 ...

Carole Owens: Seeing Nature's wonders with a worldly group  Berkshire Eagle

STOCKBRIDGE — Recently, I traveled 3700 nautical miles into the North Atlantic. I visited four countries, and I learned this: no matter how far you go, no matter ...

Love Island Yewande's brutal final words to shocked Danny Williams - as fans brand him a 'p***k'  Mirror Online

Yewande Biala has been praised by Love Island fans after she told Danny Williams "what goes around comes around" in their final argument.

Google is finally taking charge of the RCS rollout  The Verge

We've been hearing about RCS, the replacement for SMS texting, for over a year now, but actually using the next-generation *service* has been nearly impossible ...

Why we're not sprouting horns from phone overuse, or succumbing to other tech threats to our health  The National

This week it was reported that the skulls of young people were sprouting 'horns' as a consequence of using mobile devices. But here's why we can relegate that ...

Last Word: I’m Gonna...  Hartford Courant

When it comes to changing monikers, a friend of mine insists that instead of using her first name I should call her “I'm Gonna ...” after all the things she plans to ...

The Land Where the Internet Ends  The New York Times

To find real solitude, you have to go out of range. But every year that's harder to do, as America's off-the-grid places disappear.

Through therapy, transgender women find their voice  Minnesota Public Radio News

Once considered niche, speech therapy is more widely available for transgender people who want to sound more like themselves.

Suit: Generic drug makers used code to fix price increases  WTOP

BOSTON (AP) — Representatives of some of the nation's largest generic drug manufacturers used code words to collude with competitors to divvy up market ...

Sadiq Khan calls Donald Trump a 'six-foot-three child'  Metro.co.uk

It is the latest insult to be fired between Mr Khan and the US president, in what has been an ongoing war of words between the two.

Prince Andrew praises new child protection software, SafeToNet  woman&home

Prince Andrew has praised an enterprising mum-of-four using artificial intelligence to put an end to sexting using her company, SafeToNet...

Boris Johnson's record effortlessly demolished by furious LBC listener  Mirror Online

Sometimes it takes the righteous anger of a radio phone-in to really capture the mess we're all in.

Without Any Warrants, CBP Searched My Devices at the Airport  The Intercept

I should have kept my mouth shut about the guacamole; that made things worse for me. Otherwise, what I'm about to describe could happen to any American ...

‘Polite F-U Letters’: DOJ Says Emails Show ‘Brazen’ Illegal Coordination Among Drug Makers  Law & Crime

Read the most egregious allegations from the unredacted complaint alleging drug makers engaged in illegal price coordination.

How you lock your smartphone can reveal your age: Study  The Independent

Factors such as age should be considered when designing new smartphone authentication systems, and devices should allow users to pick the locking method ...

Michael Jackson: The story of the troubled star's final day, 10 years on  BBC News

News of a medical emergency involving Michael Jackson started filtering through at around 22:00 BST on Thursday 25 June 2009. I know because I was on my ...

Everything we learned about computer viruses from '90s films  Mashable SE Asia

The world of computer viruses and hacking can be real confusing — but important to know.

Queer Artists in Their Own Words: Kiyan Williams Uses Dirt to Unearth the Exploitation of Black People in America  Hyperallergic

LGBTQ Pride Month is now. Every day in June, we are celebrating the community by featuring one queer artist and letting them speak for themselves.

Fear, Misinformation, and Measles Spread in Brooklyn  WIRED

Measles is back, health care workers are racing to contain it, and parents of vulnerable children are frantic. How a fever spread in a tight-knit community.

Vivo iQOO Neo press renders leak ahead of official announcement  India Today

The Vivo iQOO Neo has been subjected to several leaks and rumours of late. On Monday Vivo announced the launch date of the Vivo iQOO Neo. The Vivo iQOO ...

Barron Co. residents scammed out of $100K as sheriff gives warning  WQOW TV News 18

Barron County (WQOW) – Scammers are coming at residents of Barron County in a big way – to the tune of $100,000. Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald ...

Why Section 230 exists and how people are still getting it wrong  The Verge

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act is one of the internet's most important and most misunderstood laws. It's intended to protect “interactive ...

Andrew Denton on life after a near-death experience  Sydney Morning Herald

Usually the man posing the difficult questions, veteran TV interviewer Andrew Denton is just as adept at being in the hot seat. And he has a lot to say.

Juror for Gregory Cody trial shares view  1011now

A juror in the Gregory Cody criminal trial explains what evidence was the turning point in his decision and why he felt it was so important to share his view of the ...

Two little birds are causing a big controversy  Chicago Sun-Times

Despite pleas to protect the nests of piping plovers, JAM Productions still plans to hold two nights of shows in August in the midst of the Montrose bird sanctuary.

“Son of Friedman,” by Emma Cline  The New Yorker

Fiction by Emma Cline: “George had been counting on a certain loose camaraderie, nostalgia tipping slightly toward sloppiness. William not drinking made ...

OU football: How the 'eyes' emoji became the Sooners' recruiting symbol under Lincoln Riley  Oklahoman.com

NORMAN — The Oklahoma City Thunder was set to make its pick in the NBA draft Thursday night when Lincoln Riley dropped his own version of a “Woj Bomb.

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.

5 Songs We Can't Stop Listening To with guests David Gray and Lady Lamb  88Nine Radio Milwaukee

5 Songs We Can't Stop Listening To is a collection of our newest favorite songs. Every week we ask an artist that we love to tell us about the music they love.

Joe Biden Says He Can Work With the Senate. The Last Time He Tried, Mitch McConnell Picked His Pockets Badly.  The Intercept

In 2012, the GOP was in trouble. Mitch McConnell turned to his friend Joe Biden for a lifeline.

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.

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The last episode started with Kairav's naughty tricks. He bluffs Church Father who came to drop him to the school. He asks him to head for his Sunday mass ...

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Traditional institutions that make up much of the modern world are failing us. Yet we do nothing, paralyzed by the fear of losing control.

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 ...

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.

Doctor suspended from register over kiss incident  RTE.ie

A doctor who told a patient he wanted to kiss her has been suspended from the medical register for six months for professional misconduct.

Kris Jenner's Comments About Jordyn & Tristan On 'KUWTK' Sum The Whole Situation Up  Bustle

On this week's Keeping Up With The Kardashians, viewers finally see the season's biggest drama play out in real time. A heartbroken Khloé finds out that Kylie's ...

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...

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 ...

Use your phone to turn a photo of data into a Microsoft 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.

Tornado sirens sound on Sunday with no tornado warning issued  9News.com KUSA

KERSEY, Colorado — A funnel cloud in Weld County, on Sunday, just south of Kersey, triggered the towns tornado sirens, but a tornado warning was not issued ...

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.

A scary type of scam call causes Apple's logo and phone number to pop up on your iPhone lock screen, but there's a way to protect yourself  Business Insider

What makes this new Apple spoof so dangerous is that it's taking advantage of the contact card likely already in your iPhone.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 ...

The best ways to contact Amazon for help when you have a problem with your account  Business Insider

You can contact Amazon customer *service* in a few ways to get answers about your account. Here's how to contact Amazon by phone, chat, email, and more.

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.

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

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

How to stop robocalls spamming your phone  TechCrunch

No matter what your politics, beliefs, or even your sports team, we can all agree on one thing: robocalls are the scourge of modern times. These unsolicited ...

What does the Huawei ban mean for your Huawei or Honor phone? (Updated)  Android Authority

News of U.S. firms, including Google, being forced to cut business ties with Huawei has dominated headlines. But how does this affect Huawei devices?

Most people like PopSockets phone grips, but I think they’re overrated — here's why I prefer the Speck GrabTab instead  Business Insider

I would spend my $10 on the Speck GrabTab over a PopSockets grip because it's more secure, more comfortable to hold, and less obtrusive.

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.

Using Phone Contact Book Apps For Digital Research - bellingcat  bellingcat

Popular apps such as TrueCaller or GetContact advertise the ability to see who is really calling you, even if you do not know the number, and alert the app user ...

How to Use TikTok: Tips for New Users  WIRED

It's been more than three years since the lip-syncing app Musical.ly, now known as TikTok, first became popular among tweens and teens. The social network ...

Smooth-talking conman dupes single mum out of thousands after telling her he'd won £123m on the lottery - Cambridgeshire Live  Cambridgeshire Live

Victim says she was 'stupid' for getting conned out of cash by a smooth-talking and "plausible" charlatan.

A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone  MIT Technology Review

Neural networks are the core software of deep learning. Even though they're so widespread, however, they're really poorly understood. Researchers have ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

How to mute spoilers on Twitter and Facebook  The Next Web

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Samsung will show off its foldable phone in February and it might be called the Fold, Galaxy Fold, or Galaxy F  Business Insider

Samsung is ready to show off a fully functioning foldable phone.

Google May Have Finally Made a Truly Usable Voice Assistant  WIRED

Millions of people routinely say “hey” to voice assistants like Siri and Alexa, even though the experience can be frustratingly glitchy. On Tuesday, Google ...

Here's What Happened During Ted Bundy's Execution  Esquire

The serial killer was put to death ten years after the trial dramatized in Netflix's Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.

10 Thoughts About Liam Neeson's 'Taken' Speech, Which Just Turned 10  Thrillist

The 2009 action spectacular Taken didn't just kickstart a new phase of Liam Neeson's career. The movie also gave us a speech that we all...

beginner's guide to salary sacrificing your house, superannuation and car - ABC Life  ABC News

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Burke's own words could come back to haunt as wiretap on cellphone lasted at least 8 months  Chicago Tribune

Longtime Ald. Edward Burke has spent decades at the pinnacle of the city's power structure, but in the end, he may have buried himself with his own words.

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Why autocorrect makes so many mistakes, according to the former Apple engineer who helped create it  INSIDER

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How Your Echo’s “Alexa Guard” Can Protect Your Home  How-To Geek

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

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Emoji replace sentences. Acronyms replace words. And phones aren't used to make phone calls anymore. In fact, before you call, you might want to text.

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In a rare move, Apple is discontinuing the iPhone X, the phone that marked the iPhone's 10th anniversary and heralded a change in how Apple names its ...

Android Q’s Live Caption will only work on ‘select phones’  VentureBeat

At I/O 2019, Google showed off Live Caption, an Android Q feature that captions media on your phone. The feature only works on "select phones."