• Google Assistant now features native support for the Apple iPad

    6 monthes ago - By Phone Arena

    Thanks to an update to the Google Assistant for iOS app, the digital assistant now supports the Apple iPad. The UI is the same as the one found when Google Assistant is downloaded on an iPhone, but is designed to cover the the entire 7.9-inch to 12.9-inch screens that adorn different iPad models. Keep in mind that Apple will only allow a third-party assistant like Google Assistant, Cortana and Alexa to work when the app is open. Of course, the iPad comes equipped with Apple's own Siri as its default assistant.
    With Google Assistant, users can get the weather, news, sports scores, stock...
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  • Apple-approved Mac Store app mined crypto-coins

    Apple-approved Mac Store app mined crypto-coins

    6 monthes ago - By BBC

    A popular Calendar program on Apple's app store has used crypto-coin mining code to generate cash.
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  • Calendar 2 pulled from App Store after cryptocurrency mining feature goes rogue

    Calendar 2 pulled from App Store after cryptocurrency mining feature goes rogue

    6 monthes ago - By TechRadar

    A popular calendar app for the Mac has disappeared from Apple's App Store after it was found to be mining cryptocurrency without the user's permission. We should note right off-the-bat that the app in question, Calendar 2, was upfront about its usage of the Mac's CPU for mining cryptocurrency , and this was actually concocted as a alternate payment method to unlock premium features. In other words, Calendar 2 had both a free version and a version with advanced features that could be unlocked via a one-off or subscription payment - but if you didn't fancy either of the former, you could...
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  • Mac app 'Calendar 2' automatically mined cryptocurrency despite users opting out

    Mac app 'Calendar 2' automatically mined cryptocurrency despite users opting out

    6 monthes ago - By The Inquirer

    And Apple doesn't seem overly bothered about it
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  • Apple approved a Mac app with a misbehaving crypto-mining feature

    6 monthes ago - By Engadget

    You'd think apps with crypto-miners could only be found in various shady venues on the internet. But that's apparently not the case: a popular alternative for the Mac calendar called Calendar 2 recently gave people a way to unlock its Premium feature...
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