Washington Apple Pi

A Community of Apple iPad, iPhone and Mac Users

May 19, 2018 General Meeting: The end of privacy?

Washington Apple Pi will host B. J. Mendelson for a special third Saturday meeting to talk about privacy, social media, data collection and marketing, and other important issues. This meeting will be at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda (map).

Please vote: Annual Election

Washington Apple Pi holds annual elections for our Board of Directors. Balloting ends May 31, and all Pi members are encouraged to vote. Do it now; you can watch that cat video later. Log in to review and vote electronically.

New Apple security updates

Apple has a permanent security update page located at https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201222

Recent updates of note include: an update to Safari for OS X 10.11 though 10.13, Security Update 2018-001 for macOS 10.13, and iOS 11.3.1 for iPhones and iPads.

While Apple has a strong reputation for robust security, users are strongly encouraged to install all security updates as soon as they become available, for every device they have that connects to the Internet. In addition to Macs and iOS devices, this includes Apple TVs, HomePods, Apple Watches -- if it connects to the Internet, update it.

Pi By-laws update

The January update to the Washington Apple Pi By-laws was approved at the January 2018 General Meeting, and is now posted. Additionally, we've posted a copy of the original Pi By-laws from 1979.

Apple Security Updates

Apple released security updates for the widely-publicized Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities in January. Many users have not installed the updates. Please do yourself a favor: install the updates. Here is Apple's background information on the patches. Patches are available for Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.

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