The July 24 meeting will feature Jimmy Obomsawin looking at the new security, privacy, and integration innovations in Apple's forthcoming iOS 15 and macOS Monterey.
The 2021 Washington Apple Pi Election is over and Diana King, George Hogeman, Raju Tonapi, and Ralf Kuehnel were elected in a photo-finish, with exactly the same number of votes. We thank all our members for participating in the election and helping guide the club.
The 2021 Brood X event is over but it is never too early to plan for the next event in 2038!
Long-time member Allan Ayres has tracked down and scanned one of the missing issues of the Washington Apple Pi Journal. We now are missing just 8 issues (see details below).
He also sent this photo of what a Pi home library looks like (click on image for a larger view):
And another photo of what mass storage looked like, back in 1979 (click on image for a larger view):
Just imagine sitting back in your kitchen chair as these programs poured into your Apple II using your high-speed Radio Shack portable cassette player. The speed! The power! The memories!
The Pi has posted a massive library of Washington Apple Pi Journal issues from 1979 to 2016, with thousands of pages of information on everything from Apple II interrupts to adding ringtones to an iPhone. If you have any of these issues and wouldn't mind giving them to us so that we could scan and post them, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the current lockdown and efforts to flatten the exposure curve of the coronavirus, we have stopped all in person Pi meetings. Do not come to Cedar Lane, and do not come to George Mason University. Both of these are closed up tight.
For questions or feedback, email email@example.com, or participate in the ApplePi interactive email - a reminder to go here to join:
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Thanks for being members of the Pi!
We've posted capsule reviews of several programs designed to help you clean up clutter on your Macintosh.
Meanwhile, a photo of a mug:
Ceramic version of Washington Apple Pi mug. A MUG (Macintosh User Group) is not normally cast in ceramic, and normally avoids water due to unfortunate side effects involving liquids, electronics, and electricity, but this mug is hydrophilic. Click on image for a larger view.
A video review of the 2018 General Meeting presentations in (slightly more than) 20 minutes.
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.
Recent podcast video