Apple pulled a calendar app from the Mac App Store after it introduced a feature to mine cryptocurrency, as reported by 9to5Mac. The app, Calendar 2, mined a cryptocurrency called Monero in the background, which Apple says put an unnecessary burden on the devices that were using it. After the app’s developer negotiated with Apple and removed the mining aspect, Calendar 2 is now available again in the App Store.
Calendar 2 is supposed to be a bolstered version of Apple’s Calendar app, but its developer, Qbix, added an option that would let users access premium features in exchange for letting the app mine Monero. However, there were issues, and a bug kept the miner running even if people tried to opt out. One user on Twitter also noted…
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