September 21st General Meeting


Help Keeping Bad People/Stuff Out of Your Apple EcoSystem

Protecting yourself with content and malware blockers

Mac OS and iOS have long been touted as being almost totally free from malware, etc., and very hard to attack. This has been generally true, but in the last six months or so, this has been changing quickly, and it is now time to be more proactive and take further preventive measures!

This will cover prevention, including manual, semi-automated, and automated approaches for browsers and apps.

Why focus on browsers? They are the most-used applications and take you to Web sites and pages which try to do things like show adware, track your device and/or location, write code, cookies, etc. (including malware) back to your device. Sometimes this is all harmless, but it does slow down Web access, use up your storage space, and increase your bandwidth usage. Getting rid of much of this is good and safer.

Audience questions & participation are strongly encouraged.

Regular Features

Apps & Traps – Our essential monthly feature on interesting new products and services for iOS and OS X, brought to you by Dave Whitby.

appleSTEMs – Warren James presents interesting Apple science, technology, engineering, and math software.

Apple News & Updates – iOS 9, and iPhones, and AppleTV, oh my!


Our rewarding Monthly Prize Drawing includes Take Control Security Bundle (Take Control of Security for Mac Users, Take Control of Your Online Privacy, Take Control of Your Password, Take Control of FileVault), plus Read Me First: A Take Control Crash Course; $25.00 iTunes Gift Card; Take Control of Security for Mac, plus Read Me First: A Take Control Crash Course; iWave Sync & Charge Cable with Lightning connector; Kodak A242 Universal Card Reader. Don’t forget: members receive one free ticket for our drawing. Bring a guest and get another free ticket! Support our group and increase your chances of winning some goodies – drawing tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00. The odds are great that you can be a winner!

The meeting will be held in the Donald Wright Auditorium, at the Pasadena Public Library Main Branch at 7:00 p.m. Following the general meeting, we have our informal Meeting after the Meeting at Coco’s Restaurant, 77 N. Lake Ave. (between Union St. and Colorado Blvd., at the southwest corner of Union and Lake).

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