Just weeks after Apple abandoned its plans to build a $1 billion data center in Ireland, and amid a major Irish tax dispute with the European Commission, Apple CEO Tim Cook ensures his company remains committed to the country.
In a recent interview with The Irish Times, Cook said Apple appreciated the support it received from the community who wanted the data center to be there, and reaffirmed Apple’s commitment to Ireland as a whole. „We loved the community there. Fortunately we had great support from the community who wanted us there. That’s probably the biggest disappointment from our point of view; we felt we could have been in the community and [...]
The 2018 Worldwide Developers Conference is set to kick off in five days, and ahead of the event, Apple has started decorating the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, which is where the conference will take place.
Apple’s WWDC 2018 convention center decorations feature the same design as the rest of Apple’s WWDC imagery used for the WWDC site, invitations, and app, featuring 3D buttons, toggles, and text on a white background.
#WWDC banners are going up on the convention center! pic.twitter.com/po7P361IwF
— Aaron Stephenson (@iosaaron) May 30, 2018
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Apple has ditched its plans to build a $1 billion data center in Ireland because of continual delays in the approval process chiefly brought about by planning appeals by local residents (via Reuters).
Apple had been trying to get its $1 billion data center in County Galway, Ireland built for over three years, but has experienced pushback from individuals and organizations highlighting environmental protection issues.
Those against Apple’s plans claimed a data center could have negative effects on local animal populations, while potential flooding concerns on a neighboring golf course were also raised. The planned site’s proximity to a local [...]
Signal’s Mac app displays recently received messages in the Notification Center on macOS, and this feature could compromise a user’s disappearing private messages, as discovered by security researcher Alec Muffett and reported by Motherboard.
One of Signal’s main advantages is its ability to send disappearing messages, so that after a predetermined amount of time the message is deleted from the app.
Muffett pointed out on Twitter this week that Signal’s default Mac app settings somewhat defy this security measure due to the way Macs handle notifications. So, even if you send a self-destructing message within the Signal app, the messages [...]