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February 23, 2019 General Meeting: Can the Spam and Two-Factor Two Step

Mike Wish will provide tips on how to "can the spam" and reduce unwanted phone calls and email. Bruce Brown will explain why Two-Factor will make your life more secure, with very little effort.

Also, check out this terrifying video on electronic mail, with our Email Compendium, Volume 1. This contains lots of snippets from the General Meeting podcasts, focusing on the subject that brought the most fear and horror to the Q&A session moderators.

My WiFi scale talks to my Tesla and now I can't stop at the donut shop.

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January security patches

Apple has issued January 2019 security patches for the following:

  • iOS 12.1.3 for iPhones and iPads;
  • macOS Mojave 10.14.3 for MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iMacs, iMac Pros, Mac Pros, etc.;
  • tvOS 12.1.2 for Apple TV;
  • Safari 12.0.3 for macOS Sierra 10.12.6, macOS High Sierra 10.13.5, and macOS Mojave 10.14.3 (it is bundled with Mojave 10.14.3);
  • watchOS 5.1.3 for Apple Watch;
  • iCloud for Windows 7.10 for Windows.
These are security updates, not feature updates, so please update as soon as possible.

Makerspace with a Mac

Hope everyone had a great Turkey Day!  

We had great fun at a recent #ClubhouseSaturday trying out group Facetime. We connected with a longtime Pi Board Member and now west coast friend of the club Travis Good.  Travis has a work area that looks more like a well equipped makerspace, and sent us this short video so we could show it to our Pi members!   https://www.facebook.com/washingtonapplepi/videos/286413558651887/

Current versions

Check your software. If you have a brand-new Apple device, or have upgraded an older device, check to see you have the latest software:

  • iOS 12.1.2 - for iPhones and iPads
  • watchOS 5.1.2 - for Apple Watch
  • macOS Mojave 10.14.2 - for Macs
  • tvOS 12.1.1 - for Apple TV
  • Safari 12.0.2 - for macOS Sierra, macOS High Sierra, macOS Mojave

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