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September 30, 2017 General Meeting: Apple and new hardware and software

Join us in Maryland as Apple returns to talk about all (or quite a bit) of the new hardware and software they didn't have time to discuss in July. This meeting will be at the Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814.

September 30 is also the last day to submit photos for the Washington Apple Pi Photo Contest 2017.

The contest has been expanded with new rules, fewer rules, more categories, etc. Submit your photos before the deadline.

Scam alert

Apple users have seen a sharp spike in email scams aimed at stealing the user's Apple ID. The Apple ID is used to log into your iCloud account, and also your account on iTunes, the Mac App Store, the Apple online store, and several other services, including your Apple Message service.

Look at this recent example, which attempts to entice you to click on a link taking you to a non-Apple site to "correct" a problem:

Things to note:

① Apple mail tells you in two places that there is additional content, and leaves it up to you to load it -- or, in this case, not.

⓶ User's email address is shown in two places (obscured in this example)

⓷ The return address is definitely not Apple's.

⓸ If you hover over the embedded link, it definitely does not go to Apple.

While Apple Mail, Safari, Chrome, macOS, iOS, etc., all have extensive protections against malware, computers are operated by humans, and humans can choose to ignore or override the protections. Please don't be one of those kind of humans.

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