Among Us Now Has Cheaters, But A Fix Is In The Works

Among Us players have started to experience different types of cheating when they hop into matches. Thanks to cheaters, players have had their nicknames edited, their entire crews ejected at the start of the match, and had games where there was an extra impostor. In a game that places so much emphasis on meta-gaming and trust, this is a substantial issue. The three person studio Innersloth has been trying to tackle the problem. It recently explained how it’s hoping to do so.

“We’re rushing to get an account system in place so we can have better moderation and reporting systems built around that,” Among Us programmer Forest Willard told Kotaku. “Also getting help with making the servers better at detecting and blocking hacks. And investigating client-side hack prevention as well. I’m sort of scrambling to get all the right people in place, but I’m attacking it from multiple angles so it can get better in many ways hopefully all at once.”

There is no reward, cosmetic or otherwise, for winning in Among Us, which makes the presence of cheaters and griefers particularly odd. Bragging rights have a sort of intangible value, of course. But if you are cheating, what are they for?

Among Us saw a huge uptick in players over the last few months after multiple streamers broadcasted the game. The popularity, just like Fall Guys before it, brought a number of cheaters to the online game. Innersloth didn’t expect any of this success so they are racing to get basic features, like accounts, set up. The studio cancelled their planned sequel in order to focus on improving the current game. The features that were going to come to the sequel will be implemented into Among Us. It should help to keep the community together.

While Innersloth works to

Computer heats up fast and slows down; is there a fix? – MacBook Pro 15″ Unibody Mid 2010

Dear IFIXIT,

I maintain my macbook pro(2010, 6,2, OS X10.95) with Disk Warrior and Drive Genius, clear the cookie cache regularly, using task manager in Chrome to lean out CPU load, use Memory Clean during heavy browser loads, and Apple’s Disk Utility to repair permissions. I have done all the “troubleshooting” tricks in the internet for speeding up performance to no avail. As the machine has gotten older it heats up faster and slows down more quickly.

Recently it started failing to boot, just shutting down. I let it sit for a couple of months while looking at options. Then on a whim I booted up on Disk Warrior, again, ran the director repair, and presto; was able to start up completely and run. No more problems like that since(1 month), but the heating up even under moderate work load is significant.

Is there a fix or a maintenance process to fix these issues? It’s a great machine and I feel like it still has a lot of service left in it..

Having watched a number of Louis Rossmann’s mac repair videos I kinda think that it might be a problem with some component on the logic board….

Thank you for your time and expertise.

RP

P.s. While the heating and performance issues have been building in recent years, one year ago, I did partition the drive(leaving headroom on each partition) so I could run software that required a later OS(10.13). After several months it seemed to create some difficulty returning to the OS x10.9 partition; slow starting. My solution was to move the 10.13 drive to an external bootable drive and to wipe that partition clean. It still exists; it’s just empty. This shouldn’t effect the main partition, but I thought it might be worth mentioning.

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How to Catch & Fix 4 Common SEO Issues Before It’s Too Late

As an SEO professional, it’s your goal – and responsibility – to ensure that you can do what’s necessary to keep things running smoothly and stay up-to-date with your website’s content.

On September 23, I moderated a sponsored Search Engine Journal webinar presented by Steven van Vessum, VP of Community at ContentKing.

He shared how to finally take a proactive stance in your SEO processes as you catch (and resolve!) problems before they impact your rankings.

Here’s a recap of the presentation.

How to Catch & Fix SEO Issues Before It’s Too Late

Search engines never sleep. They are continuously crawling your site to update their indexes.

SEO mistakes can happen anytime. You need to fix them before they impact your rankings and bottom line.

About 80% of SEO issues go unnoticed for at least four weeks.

An average SEO issue can cost up to $75,000 in lost revenue.

But with the right tooling and processes, you can mitigate these issues.

But, What About Existing Tools?

Google Search Console and Google Analytics are every SEO professional’s go-to tools of the trade.

But they’re not enough if you want to take a proactive stance in your SEO processes.

While Google Search Console does send notifications, they are delayed and limited.

And when the alerts you’ve set up in Google Analytics are sent, your organic traffic has already taken a hit.

4 Common SEO Issues & How to Prevent Them

Let’s cover the most common SEO issues we come across, and discuss how to prevent them from happening.

1. Client or Colleague Gone Rogue

You don’t really see this one coming.

Quite a few SEO professionals might have experienced any of the following scenarios from a client or colleague:

  • “The CMS was telling us to update it, so we did – including the theme and all of its plugins.” (And they did it

Google Tries to Find an App Store Fix After Fortnite Rift

(Bloomberg) — Alphabet Inc.’s Google is updating its Android software, which powers most of the world’s smartphones, to make it easier for consumers to use other app stores.



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If consumers do use Google’s Play app store, though, the company is making clear to developers that it will take a cut of many in-app payments. This increased enforcement of an existing rule may mean major developers including Netflix Inc., Spotify Technology SA and Match Group Inc., end up paying more.

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Epic Games Inc. pulled its popular Fortnite game from Google and Apple Inc.’s app stores recently to protest what it said are high fees and restrictive rules for developers. Both Google and Apple take up to a 30% commission of most transactions.

While Apple only allows its own app store on iPhones, Google’s model is different. The search giant provides Android free to handset makers, such as Samsung Electronics Co., in exchange for getting Google’s search, app store and other services pre-installed prominently on the devices. Those deals were the subject of major fines in Europe, for violating antitrust law, and are now under the microscope in the U.S.

Read more: Google’s Search Business Targeted in U.S. Antitrust Case

Phone makers, mobile carriers and even some game developers, like Epic, run their own app stores. But, on Android phones, they must compete with Google’s digital storefront for attention.

In a Monday blog post, Google vice president Sameer Samat said next year’s version of the operating system — Android 12 — will “make it even easier for people to use other app stores on their devices.” Samat and the company didn’t elaborate.

The blog post also clarified that Google will tighten requirements that apps downloaded from Google’s store must use the company’s billing system. That means