We start a new year with a two-fer: First up, a discussion of password managers, with a special emphasis on 1Password and Apple's iCloud-synchronized Keychain. Second, a look at how you can supply technical assistance (or receive assistance) via Apple's new Shareplay screen sharing feature.
Once upon a time, Pi members typed in programs printed on computer printouts. Today members download programs from across the Internet. One thing both eras have in common: there is always more to learn, to share, and discover. Join or renew your membership as we chart a path path to the future.
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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.
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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.
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