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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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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 ...
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Reddit Rolls Out Customizable News Tab to Most Users of its Official iOS App

Saturday June 23, 2018 4:08 am PDT by
Reddit has announced the rollout of its customizable News tab feature to most users of its iOS app. After limited alpha testing of the tab over the last few weeks, Reddit says it has acted on feedback and introduced enough improvements for the next beta phase of testing to reach a wider audience. The News tab appears to the left of the Home and Popular tabs, and brings together content from...

Reddit's iOS App to Feature Native Promoted Posts Beginning March 19

Wednesday March 14, 2018 11:41 am PDT by
Starting next week, the official Reddit app for iOS will begin displaying native in-app promoted posts to Reddit users, according to an email Reddit sent out to advertisers on Wednesday and shared by Marketing Land. Promoted posts in the Reddit app will look similar to standard Reddit posts, with upvotes, downvotes, and comment threads. Comments were not possible with Reddit's previous mobile...

Official Reddit App for iOS Gains Chat Function, Live Comments, Theater Mode and More

Monday December 18, 2017 8:50 am PST by
The official app for social news and discussion site Reddit is receiving a major update today, introducing several new features and interface tweaks to allow the app to better compete with popular third-party apps like Apollo. There's a new Theater Mode designed to let iOS users view GIFs, photos, and videos in full-screen in either portrait or landscape mode, and there is a new option to open ...
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Beautiful, Modern, and Fast Reddit Client 'Apollo' Launches for iPhone and iPad After Years of Development

Monday October 23, 2017 11:54 am PDT by
Christian Selig, a former Apple intern, has released a beautiful, modern, and fast Reddit client for iOS called Apollo after years of development. Apollo was created specifically with Apple's official iOS design guidelines in mind, with input from thousands of Reddit users for over two years. The app is very customizable in the Settings tab, where you can select compact or large post sizes,...
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iPhone X With New Dynamic Wallpaper Appears in the Wild

Sunday October 8, 2017 4:56 am PDT by
There are still 26 days to go before Apple officially launches iPhone X, but at least one person has already gotten their hands on one of the sought-after 5.8-inch devices, if a video shared on Reddit is anything to go by. The short clip, embedded below, shows someone swiveling in their hand what looks like a silver glass-backed iPhone X with a new, previously unseen dynamic wallpaper on the...
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Reddit Leverages Foursquare to Bring Location Tagging Option to Mobile App

Wednesday May 31, 2017 3:23 am PDT by
Reddit has updated its official app to include a new feature that allows users to add location information to posts, just like Twitter or Facebook. The optional feature is powered by Foursquare and designed to be added to posts that might be enriched by location details, such as restaurant reviews or photography. The change comes as part of a wider effort by Reddit to modernize its...