Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Questions & Answers Meeting (Q&A) Thursday 18 September 2014, 10.00 am - 11.45 am

When: Thursday  18 September  2014, 10 am -11.45 am.

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2

What: This is an opportunity to learn and share as part of this Special Learning Group. Everyone welcome, especially new SeniorNet members. Don’t be shy. Free to all members. No question is too outlandish or too elementary - all could lead to an answer. Remember the only 'silly' question is the one that is not asked.

Also an opportunity to share with other Seniornet members any hints or tips that can make computing easier and/or more interesting.

Lionel really looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Free to members.

Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday, 10 September, 10.00 am – 1200 pm

When: COG SLG Wednesday, 10 September, 10 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This is your meeting, so please bring your questions and comments.  Michael Munro will facilitate. Special Learning Groups (SLG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday - 16 September 2014 - 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 16 September  2014, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Q & A format.

Facilitators: Lindsay Rollo & Lionel Clover

Are you having problems with your Android device or just interested in learning more about it?  If so, you are welcome to come along & ask your questions.

Don't be shy. These sessions are specifically designed to help the beginner. Come and ask your questions so that we can help you get the most out of your phone or tablet.  No questions, no worries -  still please come along as you may have the answer to another’s question.

These sessions are free for members. No registration is required.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Workshop – Smart Phones, Tuesday 9 September, 10.00 am – 12 Noon

When: Tuesday 9 September, 10.00 am – 12 Noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Learn what you can do with the multiple built in functions and features and available apps with smart phones.

What is a smartphone and its typical features? James Barlow, Learning Specialist at Noel Leeming will introduce three types of smart phone and how to operate them.

Video introduction to each operating system, with a presentation to demonstrate some of the typical and cutting edge features for each device.

The attendees will be the first people in New Zealand to hear a public announcement of some very exciting information!

Please register with Colin Archer at ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz as places are limited. First come, first served!

Investment $5 payable at the door - correct change would be appreciated.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Workshop - Cloud Computing, Tuesday 2 September, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 2 September, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Put simply, cloud computing is a service delivered entirely over the Internet. The software is on the Internet, the storage is on the Internet, and the system to manage these is on the Internet. Good examples are  the Chrome operating system run through the Chrome browser, Google Docs and your webmail.

For most of us this could mean limited software, hardware, storage and servicing costs.

Alan Royal will demonstrate this latest technology using a presentation prepared on the 'cloud' and run from the 'cloud.

Please register with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz as places are limited. First come, first served!

Investment $5 payable at the door - correct change please.

Hands-on Course using a free Webmail programme (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo) Friday 5th and 12th September, from 10.00 am --12.00 pm

When:  Friday 5th and 12th September, from 10.00-12.00

Where:  130 Wakefield Street, Anvil House, Level 1

What:  The purpose of the hands-on course is to set up an email account using a free webmail programme such as Gmail, Outlook or Yahoo/Xtra and explore the extra services these programmes have to offer.

The only prerequisites are:

  •     a basic knowledge of using a mouse or touch pad
  •     access to a computer with a broadband connection

The course covers two days and the cost is $20 payable on the first day.

Learning Objectives

You will learn about:

  • how to set up an email account in a web-based programme
  • where to find tools and programme settings 
  • ways to send, receive and forward emails
  • filing emails and creating new folders
  • sending and opening an attachment
  • including pictures in emails
  • saving pictures to your computer
  • setting up a calendar
  • saving files, pictures, etc on the web.
  • using social sites


Contact Ngaire Jackson, ph:389 2629 or email  ngairej@gmail.com

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING PROGRAMS WORKSHOP, Thursday 28 August, 10.00 to 11.45 am

When: Thursday 28 August, 10.00 to 11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2.

What: Download and install programs safely; how to uninstall; what are "Apps"?; how to deal with them and more!  The pitfalls and how to, hopefully, avoid them.

Register with David Boyes, davyambrose@gmail.com.

The investment is $5.00 please, at the door.  Correct money will be  welcomed!

Workshop - Windows 8 and upgrades in 20 minutes - Tuesday 26 August, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 26 August, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Make yourself comfortable and competent with Windows 8 and its updates and upgrades in about 20 minutes. Find out how to make it look and work like XP, Vista and Windows 7. Learn how to use the great search tools, keyboard short cuts, tiles and other new tools. Alan Royal will facilitate.

Register with Alan Royal at  a.royal@paradise.net.nz. Numbers are limited.

Investment of $5 payable at the door. Correct change would be appreciated.

Apple Mac Special Interest Group, Monday 25 August, 2014, 10 am -11.45 am.

When: Monday 25 August,  2014, 10 am -11.45 am.

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2

What: As Keith Smith is away, at this meeting, David Dobson will demonstrate the System Preferences for the Apple Mac. System Preferences allows  you to set up your computer in a way that suits your needs.

This is an opportunity to learn and share as part of this Special Learning Group. Everyone is welcome, especially new SeniorNet members. Don’t be shy. Free to all members who are interested in Apple Mac.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Questions & Answers Meeting (Q&A) Thursday 21 August 2014, 10.00 am - 11.45 am

When: Thursday  21 August,  2014, 10 am -11.45 am.

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2

What: This is an opportunity to learn and share as part of this Special Learning Group. Everyone welcome, especially new SeniorNet members. Don’t be shy. Free to all members. No question is too outlandish or too elementary - all could lead to an answer. Remember the only 'silly' question is the one that is not asked.

Also an opportunity to share with other Seniornet members any hints or tips that can make computing easier and/or more interesting.

Below are examples of the type of questions we have answered or discussed at the July meeting:

1. A member advised on GCF Learnfree, a very interesting tutorial site.
2. Downloading of VLC Media Player received strong support from some attendees.
3. Attention was drawn to the fact that Malware Bytes Pro has a 30 day free trial period.
4. Uses of Revo uninstaller explained.
5. Why was a HP printer on/off randomly.
6. Discussion on the protection of passwords & pin numbers. Very interesting.
7. Adblock a popular, fast and efficient ad blocker.
8. Starting problems with a laptop and possibly solved.
9. Some other general discussion as a result of members questions.

Lionel really looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Free to members.