Washington Apple Pi

A Community of Apple iPad, iPhone and Mac Users

General Meeting January 2023

Tech In Transportation: Whether And How

Saturday, January 28, 2023, 10 am - 12:30 pm

Virtual meeting via Zoom and YouTube

Driverless cars, EVs, micromobility solutions, hyperloops, Uber, Etc., can solve congestion, road safety, and pollution and climate change. Join us as Shira Ovide delves into the world of intelligent transportation.

Forty-five years

Washington Apple Pi is older than Radio Shack Computers, IBM Personal Computers, Commodore Computers, Cromemco, etc. In fact, Wikipedia has a page of massive page devoted to defunct computer companies.

For over 45 years, Washington Apple Pi has been about people helping people with computer programming, computer configuration, building computers, modifying computers, understanding computers, and more recently, smartphones, tablets, digital assistants, smart watches, smart speakers, smart TVs, routers, switches, cables, and any number of things that, 45 years ago, were plots for science fiction stories.

We are still here, still a community of users helping other users.

Join! Or Renew!

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.

Wanted: a few good Journals!

Yes, we really do want these issues, if you have them.

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.

Washington Apple Pi meeting videos

Video of past meetings, plus How To videos, and testimonials. The full list is tucked away under videos.

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!

Chrome up to date with new features!

Chrome up to date!

This kiosk in Union Station notes that Chrome is up to date, and invites you to explore new features! Unfortunately, it is running an application which crashed. Click on the image for a larger view.

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