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Washington Apple Pi Events

⌘ Note: in case of inclement weather, Pi activities follow the closure schedule of local school districts.

Pi Clubhouse and SIG meetings will be held at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814, Room 30-31. Map


Apple at September General Meeting

Apple will have a representative on hand at the Washington Apple Pi September 2014 General Meeting. Presumably he will talk about -- we have no idea what he will talk about. But we would not be surprised if he mentions iOS 8, the iPhone 6, the iPhone 6 Plus, and the Apple Watch.

Take our poll

The poll has two purposes: to demonstrate some of the collaborative cloud services available (discussed at the Pi's August General Meeting) and to take a light-hearted look at what Apple users would like to see in future Apple products: Apple Products Poll

Pi services are not affected by the Heartbleed bug

You may have heard of the Heartbleed bug affecting secured websites, e-mail and other Internet services over the past two years.

The bug is indeed serious, and widespread. You should carefully assess any sites you visit for whether they were vulnerable in the first place, and if so, when they got patched. For any site found vulnerable and later fixed, you should consider changing your password for that site. (If a site is still vulnerable, do not sign in or change your password until that problem is fixed. And always choose a unique password for each site or service, so that a password compromised by one provider does not provide someone with a master key to your identity anywhere else.)

Washington Apple Pi has carefully reviewed and tested its various services and confirmed that they were never affected by this bug. Our servers make use of the default versions of OpenSSL supplied by OS X, and these did not contain the errant code. For more information, join our discussion on the TCS.

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How to use your Mac: from the Journal