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Washington Apple Pi Events

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Apple Part 1

Apple Part Two

⌘ 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


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.

Creative imagery using iPhone

"More photos are taken with the iPhone than any other camera." That is a bold, broad statement, at the March 22 General Meeting, accomplished photographer Karen L. Messick will show us how to capture creative imagery using this revolutionary camera can also be used as a phone.

Mavericks OS X 10.9.2 update

All members are strongly urged to update to OS X 10.9.2. To do so, go to the Apple Menu > Software Update and select it from the list of available updates. Similar updates are available for 10.8 and 10.7. You can read more about OS X Mavericks 10.9.2 on Apple's site.

Journal Highlights

March 2014:

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How to use your Mac: from the Journal