August 22, 2021 Episode 602 - Show Notes

August 22, 2021 Episode 602

Sunday Aug 22, 2021 (01:27:47)


This week, Skyrim has another version, T-Mobile has another data breach, and OnlyFans has a new plan for the future.


Scott Ertz


Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.

Avram Piltch


Avram's been in love with PCs since he played original Castle Wolfenstein on an Apple II+. Before joining Tom's Hardware, for 10 years, he served as Online Editorial Director for sister sites Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he programmed the CMS and many of the benchmarks. When he's not editing, writing or stumbling around trade show halls, you'll find him building Arduino robots with his son and watching every single superhero show on the CW.


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Apple's duplicitous relationship with developers: the FlickType story

Apple's relationship with developers is complicated. They single-handedly got a new generation of application developers interested in the industry. However, it seems that more often than not, developers and publishers are frustrated with the experience of working with Apple. This week, the developer of FlickType, Kosta Eleftheriou, announced that he will be shutting down the iPhone keyboard designed for blind users because of Apple's policies and behavior.

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10 years of re-releasing Skyrim: Bethesda celebrates with a re-release

In a recent press release, Bethesda announced that they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim by re-releasing it on modern consoles and PC. This new version is known as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Anniversary Edition, and it will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Xbox Game Pass on November 11th. If you have both a modern console and a previous generation, you will get a free upgrade. Unfortunately, we still don't know what the price is going to be just yet.

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T-Mobile suffers another data breach affecting 49 million people

Over the past few years, data breaches have become a more commonplace occurrence across the technology world. If you're T-Mobile USA, it seems that you're a constant target for these attacks, with several over the past few years affecting the company. This week, it was revealed that yet another breach had hit the wireless carrier.

What to do if you are affected by the latest T-Mobile data breach

If you haven't heard, T-Mobile has been hacked again. While it seems like this is becoming a common occurrence for the company, this one is more severe because it likely involves personal and identifiable information, including government identification and social security numbers. This, combined with your date of birth and address, which are both also included in the data set, could easily be used to steal your identity. Because of this T-Mobile has provided McAfee ID Theft Protection Service for 2 years. However, this might not be enough protection for those who are overly fearful of their identity information. Here's what else you might want to look into as additional protection.

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OnlyFans announces that it is going to stop allowing adult content

Let's address the elephant in the room: 97% of the internet is adult content, and I think we all know it. Over the past few years, one of the biggest names in that part of the internet has been OnlyFans (we won't link to it here for obvious reasons). While the site had originally intended itself as a place for creators to connect with their fans, it took an unexpected turn. This week, the company has decided that it will turn away from that part of its business and ban adult content entirely.


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