Washington Apple Pi

A Community of Apple iPad, iPhone and Mac Users

July 2021 General Meeting: Jimmy Obomsawin looks at iOS 15 and macOS Monterey

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.

Washington Apple Pi Election

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.

Not a moment to lose!

The 2021 Brood X event is over but it is never too early to plan for the next event in 2038!

Pi History

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!

Wanted: missing issues ⇐⇐⇐

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 webmaster@wap.org.

All in-person meetings canceled until further notice

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 office@wap.org, or participate in the ApplePi interactive email - a reminder to go here to join:


A reminder that the Pi is:

Thanks for being members of the Pi!

Spring cleaning your Mac

We've posted capsule reviews of several programs designed to help you clean up clutter on your Macintosh.

Review of 2019

Video review of 2019


Meanwhile, a photo of a mug:

Washington Apple Pi mug, in ceramic.

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.

2018 in Twenty Minutes

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.

Upcoming Calendar

Pi Calendar

⌘ Note: in case of inclement weather, Pi activities follow the closure schedule of local school districts.

Washington Apple Pi Journal

Pi Journal

Event Highlights

Pi Calendar

Recent podcast video

35 Years of Washington Apple Pi

How To: Tips from the Journal