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Apple Pulls Calendar 2 from Mac App Store for Violating Guidlines

Apple Pulls Calendar 2 from Mac App Store for Violating Guidlines”

The app, which was approved by Apple and available through the Mac App store, allowed users to disable the crypto mining, but users complained about bugs and slowed performance of their machines, the BBC reports.

Cryptocurrency mining is not power efficient?! It is now offering both new and preexisting users a free year of premium features.

Yesterday, we reported that a Mac app called "Calendar 2", which had added cryptocurrency mining as an alternative to paying for premium features, has been mining Monero coin in the background without telling users. He also says that in the three days the app was mining, it earned about $2,000 worth of Monero, and "we plan to use those proceeds towards improving features for our users going forward". The app was live for more than a day which led many to believe that perhaps Apple was allowing apps with cryptocurrency mining features but it turns out that it really isn't. After the app's developer negotiated with Apple and removed the mining aspect, Calendar 2 is now available again in the App Store. The online publication was reportedly the first medal outlet to alert Apple to the app feature's existence.

As ARS Technica points out, apps that mine cryptocurrency are rampant on the Google Play store.

Design your app to use power efficiently. In some cases, the malicious apps can use malware that's so aggressive that it can physically damage smartphones, ARS Technica reported previous year.

Nevertheless, many waited for Apple to comment on the matter as some found it hard to believe that Apple would allow an app with a cryptocurrency mining feature. Based on the harm such apps can do to Google devices, it seems that Apple's policies may be for the best.

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