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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

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Parallels and non-Mac operating systems

At the January General Meeting the Pi will demonstrate Parallels  a suite of software that allows you to run non-Mac operating systems side-by-side with your Mac programs. There will also be a demonstration of Parallels Toolbox, a program from the same company that has not a thing to do with Parallels Desktop for Macintosh.

Holiday shopping online

The Center for Internet Security has written a simple, clear set of guidelines for purchasing things online. While focused on the holidays, the guidelines cover general online shopping, including threats from using public wireless networks for financial transactions to fake sites designed to mimic legitimate businesses. Check out their one-page list of recommendations.

Security and new devices

Many people give, or receive, new or recycled electronic devices over the holidays. Recycled devices may have sensitive information from the previous owner, or may be seriously behind on security updates. New devices may contain hidden, default passwords that could allow others into the device, or have unwanted, possibly dangerous software preinstalled. The Center for Internet Security has a handy one-page list of things to check.

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