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How to Disable Reddit's Annoying 'Open in App' Safari Popup

Thursday February 11, 2021 4:30 pm PST by
Anyone who has ever attempted to open a link to popular social networking site Reddit has probably run into the website's annoying popup that prompts the link to open in the app rather than letting you see the website. These popups are frustrating, but luckily there's a quick and easy way to disable them once and for all in the Reddit settings. Here's how: Open the Reddit app in Safari. ...

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PSA: Reddit is Forcing Users to Accept Personalized Ads

Thursday September 28, 2023 1:21 pm PDT by
Reddit this week announced that it will no longer allow Reddit users to opt out of ad personalization, which means that ads on the platform will be targeted based on site usage. Right now, users can choose to toggle off an option to "personalize ads based on your Reddit activity and account info," but this toggle is being removed going forward. Reddit claims that it requires "very little...
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Popular Reddit App Apollo Shutting Down After Today, Pixel Pals Migration Feature Added

Friday June 30, 2023 12:55 pm PDT by
Popular third-party Reddit app Apollo is set to shut down after today as Reddit will be implementing its paid API changes tomorrow. Apollo's shuttering was announced earlier in June after developer Christian Selig was unable to work out a deal with Reddit to keep the app functional. Reddit as of tomorrow will be charging third-party developers who use its API. Every 1,000 API calls will be...
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Apollo Now Offers Option to Decline Refund Ahead of June 30 Shutdown

Wednesday June 28, 2023 8:09 pm PDT by
Popular third-party Reddit app Apollo was updated today with an option for users to decline a refund for their remaining subscription time ahead of the app shutting down. Users who do not exercise this option will automatically receive a pro-rated refund. "If you've been happy with the service I've provided over the years, please consider declining the refund as they are refunded...
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Hackers Threaten to Release Reddit Data Unless API Changes Are Rolled Back

Monday June 19, 2023 12:54 pm PDT by
A ransomware group that hacked into Reddit's servers back in February is threatening to release stolen data if Reddit does not walk back its planned API changes, reports Bleeping Computer (via The Verge). At the time of the hack, no one took credit, but ransomware group BlackCat yesterday said that it was responsible. 80GB of compressed data was stolen through a phishing attack, and BlackCat ...
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Reddit Threatens to Remove Moderators From Subreddits Continuing Apollo-Related Blackouts

Thursday June 15, 2023 3:20 pm PDT by
As some subreddits continue blackouts to protest Reddit's plans to charge high prices for its API, Reddit has informed the moderators of those subreddits that it has plans to replace resistant moderation teams to keep spaces "open and accessible to users." In a comment shared by r/Apple moderator @aaronp613, Reddit cited its Moderator Code of Conduct and said that it has a duty to keep...
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Reddit CEO: Apollo-Related Subreddit Blackouts 'Will Pass,' No Significant Revenue Impact So Far

Tuesday June 13, 2023 11:10 am PDT by
Reddit CEO Steve Huffman on Monday told Reddit employees that he is unconcerned about current protests over the company's sudden API changes. In a letter shared by The Verge, Huffman said that while there's a "lot of noise" right now, it "will pass." He also said that Reddit "has not seen any significant revenue impact so far." A number of community-moderated subreddits began shutting down...
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Apple Subreddit Goes Dark in Protest of Reddit's API Pricing Changes

Sunday June 11, 2023 2:54 pm PDT by
Apple-related subreddit /r/apple has gone dark in protest of Reddit's upcoming API pricing changes affecting third-party Reddit apps. The subreddit is now private, meaning that users can no longer view or submit posts, and the moderators behind the community said it will remain that way for the next 48 hours, or potentially longer if necessary. /r/apple is one of many subreddits that will be ...
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Popular Reddit App Apollo Would Need to Pay $20 Million Per Year Under New API Pricing

Wednesday May 31, 2023 11:20 am PDT by
Popular Reddit app Apollo might not be able to operate as is in the future due to planned API pricing that Reddit is implementing. Apollo developer Christian Selig was today told that Reddit plans to charge $12,000 for 50 million API requests. Last month, Apollo made seven billion requests, which would mean Selig would need to pay $1.7 million per month or $20 million per year to Reddit to...
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Reddit App Improves Content Sharing to iMessage With Rich Link Previews

Wednesday May 3, 2023 3:26 am PDT by
Reddit's official iOS app has received an update that gives users the ability to more easily share content on the social discussion website with the help of rich link previews. Previously, sharing a link to a Reddit post via a messaging service such as Apple's Messages app only displayed the URL address in the conversation thread, offering the recipient little idea of its contents. By...
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Reddit App Now Lets You Search Comments on Posts Directly From the Search Bar

Tuesday February 28, 2023 3:28 am PST by
Reddit's official app now provides users with the ability to search for comments within a specific post directly from the search bar. After updating to version 2023.08.0 of the iOS app, when viewing a post, users can now search within the comments of that post, rather than all of Reddit. The developers describe it like so: We've been listening to your feedback and you can now search...
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Reddit App 'Apollo' Gets Major Update With New Notification Experience

Monday May 23, 2022 2:15 pm PDT by
Popular Reddit client Apollo today received a notable update that overhauls the notification experience. The app now features custom subreddit watchers that provide alerts when content you're interested in is posted, plus it supports alerts for trending posts in your preferred subreddits. For those who often use the Reddit Remind Me bots, Apollo now has an option to schedule a notification...
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Reddit Makes Comments Searchable for the First Time

Friday April 15, 2022 2:52 am PDT by
Reddit has announced a new comments search tool that gives users the ability to get search results from replies to original posts – a first for the platform in its 16-year history. Until now, Reddit users could only retrieve search results for original posts, communities, and individual users, meaning they would have to click on several posts and then scroll through what could sometimes be ...
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Twitter Deploying Top-Spec MacBook Pros Across App Development Teams

Monday November 8, 2021 3:38 am PST by
Twitter is deploying top-spec MacBook Pros with the M1 Max Apple silicon chip to all of its iOS and Android engineers for app development, representing yet another push for the adoption of Apple silicon Macs in the enterprise. The news was shared by John Szumski, a senior staffer at Twitter for the company's mobile platforms. In a tweet, Szumski said that Twitter will be rolling out...
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Reddit App Ends Support for iOS 12, Now Requires iPhone 6S or Later

Wednesday April 7, 2021 2:20 am PDT by
Reddit for iOS and iPadOS now no longer supports iOS 12 and older, meaning that customers running a version of Apple's mobile operating system released more than two years ago will not be able to receive updates to the app. Reddit announced the new change in its latest App Store update, saying that "Moving forward, we will only support iOS 13.0 and above." In simpler terms, users will now...

'Apollo' Reddit App Donating All of Today's Purchase Proceeds to Animal Shelter

Monday July 20, 2020 11:37 am PDT by
Christian Selig, developer of popular Reddit app Apollo, is today hosting a fundraiser that will see all Apollo in-app purchase proceeds from today donated to his local SPCA animal shelter. Selig hosts a similar fundraiser each year, and last year, was able to raise $27,000 to help shelter animals in Nova Scotia, marking the largest donation the SPCA had ever received. Apollo is a free...
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Reddit to Release Fix for iOS App to Remove Clipboard Copying Behavior

Monday July 6, 2020 1:30 am PDT by
The Reddit app has become the latest iOS app to be caught clipboard snooping, or accessing the contents of devices' clipboards without user permission. "We tracked this down to a codepath in the post composer that checks for URLs in the pasteboard and then suggests a post title based on the text contents of the URL," a Reddit spokesperson told The Verge. "We do not store or send the...

Apollo for Reddit 1.8 Improves Media Viewing, Sharing Options, and More

Monday May 25, 2020 4:28 am PDT by
Former Apple intern Christian Selig has released version 1.8 of Apollo, the popular Reddit client developed with Apple's iOS design guidelines in mind. The latest update focuses on improving the viewing of media. For example GIFs can now be paused and videos play inline with the feed, so users no longer have to tap them in order to see what's going on at a glance. Users can also save and...
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Reddit's New iOS Share Sheet Update Lets You Post Reddit Topics to Snapchat, More Platforms Coming Soon

Monday October 14, 2019 8:09 am PDT by
Users of Reddit's official iOS app can now share text, link and image-based posts to Snapchat thanks to a new Share Sheet integration in iOS 13 (via TechCrunch). This is the first time Reddit has partnered with another app to allow for content sharing, and the company said it will expand the feature to other social media apps in the future. Any Reddit user who has Snapchat on their iPhone...
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Reddit Client 'Apollo' Updated With Quick Switch Account Feature, Enhanced Subreddit Options, and More

Saturday December 1, 2018 4:33 am PST by
Former Apple intern Christian Selig has released version 1.4 of Apollo, the popular Reddit client developed with Apple's iOS design guidelines in mind. The latest update introduces a raft of highly requested features, including quick switching accounts and new subreddit preferences to add to its existing plethora of options. For those who like to access multiple Reddit accounts through the...

Reddit Suffers Data Breach With Hackers Obtaining Email Addresses From Some Users

Wednesday August 1, 2018 11:43 am PDT by
Reddit this morning announced that it has suffered a data breach, with a hacker able to access email addresses from some current accounts and a 2007 database backup that included old salted and hashed passwords. The data breach occurred between June 14 and June 18, with hackers accessing Reddit employee accounts through the company's cloud and source code hosting providers rather than the site ...