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Reddit accidentally banned hundreds of accounts connected to IFTTT

Reddit accidentally banned hundreds of accounts connected to IFTTT

IFTTT is a convenient service that connects devices, services, websites, and more, setting up routines that tell them if that happens, then do this. It's a great way to automate almost anything you can think of — including Reddit. One of the most popular use cases is having IFTTT email you when certain keywords are posted. But over the last 24 hours, many users with accounts connected to IFTTT received a shock: Reddit permanently banned them for no good reason.

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Reddit gets its app to 50 million Play Store downloads, mostly by making the mobile web experience miserable

Reddit gets its app to 50 million Play Store downloads, mostly by making the mobile web experience miserable

Anyone who's tried to browse Reddit on their phone's web browser will be familiar with the constant popups prompting users to download the mobile app instead. Well, it looks like making their mobile site virtually unusable has paid off for the site, as its official Android app has just passed 50 million downloads on the Play Store.

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Google will answer developers' burning questions about Android 11 on July 9

Google will answer developers' burning questions about Android 11 on July 9

Android 11 isn't a boring update, especially when it comes to under-the-hood changes. Scoped Storage for limiting access to internal files will be enforced, a new 'Block Store' API will make logins easier, and apps will get to use bubble notifications for the first time. If you have any burning questions about the update that you would like the Android team to answer, here's your chance.

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Reddit adds new Anonymous Browsing mode to mobile app

Reddit adds new Anonymous Browsing mode to mobile app

The internet is unfathomably massive, and sometimes you end up in weird places. And... maybe you don't want all those places connected to your online persona. No problem, as long as you're a Redditor. The official Reddit app has a new anonymous browsing mode that's more anonymous than the one it had previously.

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Sync for Reddit gets full material theme makeover in beta

Sync for Reddit gets full material theme makeover in beta

There are plenty of Reddit clients in the Play Store, but Sync for Reddit is one of the most popular. The free version has more than a million downloads, and the paid version has over 100,000. The app has looked the same for several years, and it was starting to fall behind the times. Now, a complete material redesign has started rolling out in beta. You probably want to get on this.

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Google issues joint statement with Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and Reddit, pledging to fight coronavirus misinformation

Google issues joint statement with Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter, and Reddit, pledging to fight coronavirus misinformation

Today several of the bigger technology and social media companies, including Google, Facebook, Reddit, Microsoft, and Twitter, issued a joint industry statement regarding their response to the coronavirus. All of the companies are committed to "combating fraud and misinformation."

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Somebody hacked a Google Home Mini into a rotary phone

Somebody hacked a Google Home Mini into a rotary phone

Someone took apart a rotary phone, removed the call-making guts of it, and replaced them with a Google Home Mini. The best part about this mess of circuitry? The receiver acts as the smart speaker's output. Yes.

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Reddit is Fun now called 'rif is fun for reddit' due to licensing issues

Reddit is Fun now called 'rif is fun for reddit' due to licensing issues

Reddit has slowly been ramping up enforcement of its branding over the past few years, causing third-party apps to rename themselves. The latest Reddit client to be affected is the much-loved Reddit Is Fun, which has now changed its name to 'rif is fun for reddit.'

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