Apple reveals why its Irish data center is so important

Apple's proposed data center in Ireland.
Apple's proposed data center in Ireland.
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Concerns about the effect Apple’s massive Irish data center will have on badger and bat populations may have momentarily suspended the company’s plans, but Apple representatives have assured locals the $950 million project will be largely invisible.

Robert Sharpe, Apple’s senior director of global data center services appeared at a hearing in Galway County this week to address concerns about the 500 acre data center and revealed why it’s so important to Apple’s expansion plans in Europe.

Grandfather scammed out of $50,000 in iTunes scam

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There's still a lot of money left in iOS devices.
Police say they want to stop others being scammed in the same way.
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An almost 90-year-old grandfather was recently scammed out of $50,000 in iTunes vouchers, police detectives have revealed.

Calling the scam artists “the lowest of the low,” Detective Mike Oakley says that the victim received a call on May 3 from a person pretending to be his grandson and saying they had been involved in a serious car accident during a vacation in Florida.

Asked for iTunes gift cards to pay IRS bill? Yep, that’s a scam

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Crazily enough, you can't pay your taxes in iTunes gift cards.
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Florida police in Port St. Lucie are warning people of a new scam that asks for iTunes vouchers as payment for money apparently owed to the Internal Revenue Service.

While such a thing sounds like something no-one would fall for, it has already apparently duped one unfortunate man into buying an iTunes card worth $2,300 at his local Target store.

Apple yanks iOS 9.3.2 update for iPad Pro due to bricking issue

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Your 9.7-inch iPad Pro is safe for now, but stuck on iOS 9.3.1.
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Apple has pulled its latest iOS 9.3.2 update for the 9.7-inch iPad Pro due to a mysterious bug that has bricked some devices. “Error 56” asked users to plug their tablets into iTunes, but many found that this didn’t resolve the issue.