Popular Reddit app Apollo was removed from the App Store this afternoon after developer Christian Selig released an update that adds push notifications as a premium feature, Selig explained on Reddit. After introducing the latest version of the Apollo app, which has a paid feature enabling push notifications, Apple informed Selig that he was in violation of rule 3.2.2 that prohibits apps from monetizing Push Notifications and other iPhone and iPad capabilities…

Apple today announced that it plans to release iOS 12.1 to the public tomorrow following its Brooklyn event that is expected to see the debut of new iPad Pro models and refreshed Macs. As we’ve discovered in the iOS 12.1 betas that have been available since September, iOS 12.1 brings several important new features to the iPhone and the iPad. The update brings support for Group FaceTime, the feature designed to let…

Apple owes $7 billion in royalties to Qualcomm since halting payments because of its ongoing dispute with the mobile chip maker over unfair licensing practices, according to a court hearing on Friday (via Bloomberg). Apple began withholding the payments through its manufacturers last year, after the tech giant filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm claiming that the chipmaker was charging unfair royalties for “technologies they have nothing to do with.” However, Qualcomm maintains…

While Apple introduced iPhones back in September, there are still a number of products that the company is planning to refresh before the end of the year, necessitating a second fall 2018 event, set to be held on Tuesday, October 30 in New York City. Apple’s October event will focus on the iPad and the Mac, and below, we’ve rounded up everything we expect to see along with a few other products…

Kano, a company that makes a series of coding kits for children and those new to programming, recently released a $99 Harry Potter-themed kit complete with a programmable wand that’s perfect for Harry Potter fans who want a fun and engaging way to learn some basic coding techniques. The Harry Potter Coding Kit is designed to let users build a wand and then program that wand with various gestures that can be…

Apple’s new lower-cost flagship smartphone, the iPhone XR, launched today, and iFixit picked up one of the new devices to take it apart for one of the site’s traditional teardowns that are designed to give us a peek inside Apple hardware. An x-ray provided by Creative Electron offers a look inside the fully assembled iPhone, showing where each component is located. Opening up the iPhone XR is similar to opening up the…

Snap today announced the launch of Snap Camera for Mac, which brings Snapchat’s well-known collection of lenses and filters to Macs and PCs. The Snap Camera app, which can be downloaded from Snapchat’s website, offers up a simple interface with a camera field and access to hundreds of Snapchat lenses that add fun effects to your face using the Mac’s camera. The different lenses available in new Snap Camera app for Mac…

Apple’s latest Apple Pay promotion, which is Halloween-themed, offers Apple Pay users three free bonus credits when making a purchase of $10 or more in the TouchTunes jukebox app on iOS devices. TouchTunes is designed to let users play the jukebox at more than 65,000 bars and restaurants across the United States. To get the credit, users will need to download TouchTunes and make a $10+ credits purchase to receive the free…

Ahead of next Tuesday’s event focused on new iPad Pro and Mac models, Apple has started decorating the Howard Gilman Opera House at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York City, which is where the event is set to take place. Japanese site Mac Otakara this afternoon shared a YouTube video that shows the progress on the decorations at the site. Apple is applying colorful decals to the arched windows on…

In an upcoming update, popular augmented reality game Pokémon Go will gain support for the Apple Health app, developer Niantic announced today. Adventure Sync, a new feature, will use walking distances pulled from Apple Health to let you earn candy and hatch eggs even when the Pokémon Go app isn’t running. Niantic says Adventure Sync will also provide Pokémon Go users with a weekly summary on incubator and candy progress right alongside…