Apple has a plan to revolutionize the Walkie Talkie

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Apple's two-way radios would be perfect for store employees.
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Walkie Talkies could be getting a big upgrade thanks to a new Apple patent that reveals the company has been thinking about more than just iPhones when it comes to two-way voice conversations.

Apple’s new patent describes a revamped wireless communication device that connects to a receiver module via Lightning or standard headphone jack, only instead of broadcasting to other devices using cellular it uses point-to-point ad hoc networking.

Patent troll wants iMessage and FaceTime banned

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Apple's iMessage platform is in legal trouble.
Apple's iMessage platform is in legal trouble.
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Apple’s most hated patent troll, VirnetX, has hit the iPhone-maker with more legal woes this week, after it requested a court in Texas to have iMessage and FaceTime banned in the U.S.

VirnetX was awarded $625 million in damages after a jury found Apple had infringed on the company’s patents with iMessage and FaceTime. Now the patent troll is asking for an extra $190 million on top of the injunction because it feels Apple’s just been too unreasonable.

How online retailers collect and use consumer data

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To get your dollars, online retailers first need to get your data.
To get your dollars, online retailers first need to get your data.
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Most consumers can’t deny the convenience of online vs. in-store shopping. Think about how you can buy anything you want right on your tablet or iPhone, without having to sit in traffic, find parking, wait in line, and still, you don’t find what you were looking for.

Factor in things like free shipping, better inventory, and the option to make purchases from around the globe that you’ll never find at your local mall, online shopping has opened up more ways to make a satisfying customer experience that’s hard to replicate brick-and-mortar style.

5 of Apple’s best-paying jobs–and how you score one

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With over $223 billion in revenue and 115,000 employees, Apple is unquestionably a tech giant. And given its financial success, competitive wages, and sheer brand power, it’s no wonder that it’s the dream workplace of many seeking to work in tech.

Interested in landing a job at this Cupertino-based company? Read on: we’ve crafted a list of some of Apple’s highest paid positions and their job requirements, as well as several resources designed to get your foot into the door.