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Our Next Meeting is on Zoom, Wednesday 31 July at 7.30pm


with Bart Busschots

I keep hearing about passkeys, but what are they? Why would I need them? What’s wrong with passwords anyway?

Passwords are fundamentally flawed because they depend on others keeping our secrets, which does not work! Cryptography has had the answer for decades, but it was too expensive, impractical, frustrating, and confusing for us regular folks to use. Now, thanks to passkeys, we have a rare luxury — an opportunity to make our lives simpler and more secure!

By day, Bart is Maynooth University’s Cybersecurity Specialist, and in his spare time he’s a keen photographer, podcaster, programmer, and cyclist. Bart’s been a Mac user since the days of the first generation eMac and MacOS X 10.3, drawn in by the rare mix of an amazing user interface sitting on top of a powerful Unix OS. Once sucked into Apple’s world Bart soon fell in love with Apple’s full suite of products, from iPods, to iPads, to Apple Watches, and even a pair of AirPods Max!

If you'd like to have a look at our archives of past meetings, they're just a click away ....

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Our meeting content is always subject to change if, for example, Apple surprises us with new technology at any point. But our future plans include:

  • July 31
    Passkeys with Bart Busschots

    How they work and why you should use them

    19:30 Zoom
  • August 29
    Show and Tell

    With Mike Kwasniak and Nigel JacksonThrough the evening we will take a look at everyone’s results from June's Photowalk and invite people to talk about their pictures and how they processed them.

    19:30 Rushmere Village Hall
  • September 25
    Notion Platform

    with Brad Clark -

    19:30 Zoom
  • November 27
    FindMy... and AirTags / Apple’s bluetooth keyboards, trackpads and Mouse

    Paul Skirrow will examine AirTags, illustrate how Ultra Wideband technology can be used to track down your valuable property using Apple’s FindMy App, take a look at Apple’s range of wireless gadgets, including keyboards, trackpads and Mouse, and provide advice on what to buy and what to avoid.

    19:30 - 21:00 Zoom