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A popular Android emulator has been caught installing a cryptojacker

Less than a week after Apple banned cryptocurrency mining apps from its App Store, a popular PC Android emulator has been caught installing a cryptojacker. The difference between cryptocurrency mining software and a cryptojacker is the latter uses your device’s resources without your permission. A perceptive Reddit user noticed Andy Android Emulator installed a cryptojacker…

Game developers threaten to abandon Apple for deprecating OpenGL

A notice of OpenGL’s deprecation in Apple’s documentation has game developers threatening to abandon the company’s platforms. OpenGL has been a tried-and-trusted library for cross-platform game developers for decades. Up-and-coming APIs like Vulkan and Apple’s own Metal offer promising alternatives, but many projects still use OpenGL. Dan Omachi, Software Engineer at Apple, explained during a…