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Calls for Submissions From the Public

ACMA
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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ACMA


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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ACMA


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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ACMA


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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ACMA


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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ACMA


"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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Techly

Florida police attempt to unlock phone using dead suspect's finger
Techly
Armstrong was present at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater when two detectives showed up with Phillip's phone. The 28-year-old says the officers were taken to Phillip's body and then attempted to unlock his phone by holding the body's hands up to ...
Police try (and fail) to unlock phone with a dead man's fingerNaked Security
Cops go into funeral home, attempt to unlock phone with dead man's fingerprintCSO Online
Yes, Cops Are Now Opening iPhones With Dead People's FingerprintsForbes
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Cosmopolitan Australia

Gigi Hadid uses her phone case to send a message about mental health
Cosmopolitan Australia
When you zoom in, you can see there's something written in black font across the back of her phone case. All you can really read are the words 'harms' and 'health',. 2 / 3. All you can really read are the words 'harms' and 'health', so we did a sneaky ...

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Gizmodo

Report: Trump Using Personal Cell Phone a Lot More, Just in Case His Calls Weren't Insecure Enough Already
Gizmodo
It's unclear from the report whether Trump is using a Secret Service-approved device or has impossibly managed to retain access to his shitty, unsecured Android, but either option is uncomfortable. Earlier this year, Trump's administration banned the ...

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Android Police

Meizu working on Android Go phone, coming later this year
Android Police
The first phones running Android Go, a lightweight version of Android designed for budget devices, were announced at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. ZTE, Nokia, Alcatel, and others were the first OEMs to jump on board. Now it appears Meizu ...

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ARNnet

Melbourne IT provider wraps up telephony project for Airmaster
ARNnet
Airmaster was also restricted by a proprietary voice solution and high call costs according to Alink technical director Nick Ower. "Traditional PBXs were used at each site through proprietary Cisco telephony solutions along with a mixture of ISDN ...



Ausdroid

The best phone plans on the Telstra network
Ausdroid
Like “delicious” and “toenails”, the words “cheap” and “Telstra” aren't often seen next to each other in sentences, but there's still plenty of ways to get Telstra coverage without breaking the bank. Telstra-powered MVNOs – and Telstra itself, to be ...



ABC Online

Scam call threatening elderly with arrest warrant, legal action from the 'ATO'
ABC Online
If you receive a phone call or email out of the blue from someone claiming to be from the Commonwealth DPP or Australian Taxation Office telling you about an arrest warrant, hang up. If you have any doubts about the identity of any caller who claims to ...

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New York Times

New Sentences: From 'How to Break Up With Your Phone'
New York Times
From “How to Break Up With Your Phone: The 30-Day Plan to Take Back Your Life” (Ten Speed Press, 2018, Page 123), by Catherine Price. No, it is not. I refuse, with extreme prejudice, to accept that “phubbing” is short for “phone snubbing.” “Phubbing ...



ARNnet

Phone and internet service issues hit 10 million Aussies
ARNnet
Approximately one in two Australians have had an issue with their phone or internet service, equating to about 10 million people, the country's Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TOI), Judi Jones, has revealed. In a speech at the local ...

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OZY

Pen-and-Paper Games Will Make You Smarter Than Your Phone
OZY
There's also a language-based version of the game. Imagine Mad Libs but with words. To start, one player decides on the framework. The easiest way: Stick to the basic [adjective] [noun] [verb in any tense] [adjective] [noun]. All players then take ...


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