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      • Windows Easy Transfer Microsoft Windows- If, and When to Use - Tuesday 28 April , 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
        • 18 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 28 April , 10.00 am to 12.00  noon Where:  SeniorNet Wellington, Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2,  138-140 Wakefield Street. What: This Workshop will be prefaced by a general discussion with participants as to their current practices of program choice, and organization practices of their folders and files management.  We will subsequently discuss how to transfer files, email, pictures and settings from one computer running Windows to another. We will suggest what you choose to move to your new computer, giving examples such as user accounts, internet favourites and e-mail. Understanding what is likely to be involved will help participants decide which method to use when subsequently performing a transfer. Please register with  tc.koenig@xtra.co.nz.  Workshop fee is $5 payable on the day, correct change if possible please.

      • Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 21 April 2015: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 15 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 21 April 2015: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 6 (note change of room) What: Q & A format. Facilitator: Graeme Munro 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 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. Even if you don’t have any questions yourself, still please come along as you may have the answer to someone else’s question. These sessions are free for members. No registration is required.

      • Question & Answers Meeting, (Q&A.) Friday 24 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm. Please note change of day this month only.
        • 13 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 24 April,  2015, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.     Then the fourth Thursday of every month except December Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2 What: This is an opportunity to learn and share with everyone welcome,  especially new SeniorNet members so don’t be shy come along and also meet other members. No question is too outlandish or too elementary -- all could lead to an answer.  The only 'silly' question is the one that is not asked. This is also an opportunity to share with other Seniornet members any hints or tips that can make computing easier and/or more interesting. Some activity at the last meeting included : Members were requested to participate in the very important evaluation of learning activities using the internet link bit.ly/1EzNM7c using the code Q&A 2603. A discussion took place regarding various connection problems and advice given on speed testing including advising of sites to carry out the testing. A warning was given of a fake site for an Adware Cleaner. A question re ink saving fonts resulted in a good discussion with several options being mentioned. A question about what is the CCleaner programme resulted in the enquirer being advised that it is  highly recommended  for cleaning a computer of unwanted material. A free version is available. Some other questions asked were dealt with by some of the more experienced members. Lionel looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible.   Free to all members.

      • Digicam (digital camera) Special Interest Group, Friday 17 April 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 13 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 17 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: This session will be a demonstration on making sub folders in the (My) Pictures folder, how to  download images to your computer  from your camera and camera card and sorting those images into folders using  'drag and drop'. Have you a camera problem, do you want to know how to crop or improve your image? There will be time for other questions and answers. We look forward to your visit. Free to all members.

      • Introduction to Video Editing using Adobe Premier Pro: 21 April or 5 May or 9 May, from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 13 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 21 April or Tuesday 5 May or Saturday 9 May, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: National Library What:  This is an opportunity to learn how to edit video footage into a finished movie using a video editing program for personal computers. It is an introductory course using Adobe Premiere Pro on the National Library's iMacs and you do not need to have prior knowledge of the program but you do need to be familiar with usinga computer. The course is free and is for one day only however numbers are limited. There are three days available so please indicate your preference and whether you can attend any of the other days. Learning Objectives This two-hour introduction covers:   How to cut and splice footage together into a sequence. How to do basic colour correction and improve lighting and contrast.How to use transitions between pieces of footage.Basic video transformation.Basic audio filtering. To register and for more information contact:Grahame Scoullar, ph: 027 3407420 or email gscoullar@outlook.com

      • SeniorNet Wellington Visitors’ Session, Wednesday 15 April – commencing at 10.00 am
        • 9 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • Please pass on this message to any seniors you think could be interested SeniorNet is where older folk learn about computers and new technology Interested about SeniorNet - come and hear what you can learn and enjoy morning tea or coffee Wednesday 15 April 2015 - 10.00 am Level 1, Anvil House, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street We learn together, share knowledge, have fun, and meet friendly people If you’re new to computers - You’re never too old to learn new skills - No prior knowledge or skills required - All activities are designed for our age group - Learn at your own pace If you have some knowledge - Share and exchange skills and experiences - Learn new techniques from others - Join tutorials - Keep pace with new technology Subscriptions, course and workshop fees are modest For more information about SeniorNet Wellington check our website seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com

      • Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 20 April 2015, 10.00 am – 12 noon (NOTE - a week early because of Anzac Day)
        • 7 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 20 April 10.00 am – 12 noon A week early due to Anzac day Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What:  This month we will be looking at Preview. Reminding you that this is a forum where you can help with answers, exchange experiences and listen to or provide some helpful hints. Are you new to Mac? Thinking of purchasing an Apple Mac?  Come along observe and even ask questions. It is an opportunity to learn, to expand your knowledge and skills on Apple Mac by sharing the know-how of other members. This meeting is free to all members.

      • W&P (Writing & Publishing) Special Learning Group meeting, Wednesday 8 April, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm
        • 2 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday 8 April, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What:  Alan Royal has been writing a monthly computer column for CountryWide, the national rural magazine, for nearly two decades.  He has, as a result,  developed a pretty keen sense for using Word shortcuts, tips and tricks. Have fun wandering around Word with Alan. This should be a relaxed session as Alan, at short notice, has agreed to fill in for the advertised presenters. This session is free to all members.

      • Internet/Mobile Banking Workshop - Tuesday 7 April , 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
        • 26 Mar 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 7 April , 10.00 am to 12.00  noon Where:  SeniorNet Wellington, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, Anvil House, 138-140 Wakefield Street. What: Dean Burt, Senior Manager Digital Operations, Strategy, Products and Marketing at Westpac NZ Limited, is an expert on all aspects of internet banking. He will demonstrate and discuss the key things we need to know about using the Internet for our personal banking and the basic rules we need to observe to stay safe when banking on-line. Dean will also discuss some of the future developments happening in the mobile and online banking space. His comments are not specific to Westpac and apply broadly to all NZ banking institutions. Dean is an excellent presenter and the previous workshops he has run for us have been well attended, very interesting, and most helpful for members. Please register quickly to avoid disappointment with  john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz.  Investment is $5 payable on the day, correct change if possible please

      • Workshop - Windows 10 in 20 minutes - Tuesday 31 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 25 Mar 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 31 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Get ready for, and make yourself comfortable and competent with Windows 10 in about 20 minutes. Find out how to make it look and work like XP, Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. Learn how to use the new 'Cortina' search, keyboard short cuts, tiles and other new tools. Alan Royal will facilitate this session using the Technical Preview version. Windows 10 will be a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, for a year after its expected public release - expected about September 2015. 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.

      • Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 24 March 2015, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 18 Mar 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 24 March 2015, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Q & A format.  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 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. Even if you don’t have any questions yourself, still please come along as you may have the answer to someone else’s question. These sessions are free for members. No registration is required. Facilitator: Graeme Munro

      • Questions & Answers Meeting (Q&A) Thursday 26 March 2015, 10.00 am -- 11.45 am
        • 16 Mar 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 26 March  2015, 10.00 am --11.45 am.     Then the fourth Thursday of every month except April and December Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2 What: This is an opportunity to learn and share -  with everyone welcome,  especially new SeniorNet members, so don’t be shy come along and also meet other members. No question is too outlandish or too elementary -  all could lead to an answer.  The only 'silly' question is the one that is not asked. This is also an opportunity to share with other Seniornet members any hints or tips that can make computing easier and/or more interesting. Some activity at the last meeting included : An interesting report on the leading ISP's according to a Consumer surveyA warning advised re Superfish malware Rectifying the reversed key problem on various keyboards, including using the US International format for keyboards instead of English. Bitdefender Quickscan, a free online virus scanner. A discussion and easily understood video explanation of 'The Cloud' Several other questions asked were dealt with by some of the more experienced members. Lionel Clover looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible.   Free to all members.

      • Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 23 March 2015, 10.00 am – 12 noon
        • 15 Mar 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 23 March 10.00 am – 12 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What:  This month we will be looking at Mac Mail. Reminding you that this is a forum where you can Share your knowledge and experiences with other Apple Mac Computer users.Ask questions, help with answers, exchange experiences and listen to or provide some helpful hints. Are you new to Mac? Thinking of purchasing an Apple Mac?  Come along observe and even ask questions. It is an opportunity to learn, to expand your knowledge and skills on Apple Mac by sharing the know-how of other members. This meeting is free to all members.

      • Short Course 2040 - Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 1 – Tuesday March 17 2015, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
        • 11 Mar 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday March 17 2015, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 12 What: This is a practical hands-on course to setting up and getting to know the iPad and the iOS that drives it. This course is a repeat of one ran in Feb – Mar 2014 for the benefit of new members since then. Part 2 will start when all Part 1 classes have been completed. What you will learn Common types of Tablets. Types of Tablet Operating systems, Apple iOS and devices, iPad hardware parts and names, iPad power on and off, Sleep/Wake button, Home Button, Volume Button and Side switch function, Status Icons, iPad setup, Connecting to Wi-Fi, Apple ID, iCloud, iTunes, Your iPad name, Intro to Settings, Getting important information about your iPad About setting, Screen capture, A 2 hour hands-on course is not very long when you are having “fun” and there will be many areas and topics that can’t be covered in 2 hours. What I hope to do is to run follow up courses to allow you to “build” on what you’ve learnt. Hands-on Classes will be limited to 7 so please register ASAP with Allan Chee at acheester@gmail.com If registration numbers exceed 7, then a wait list will be created and you will be advised by email when the next course will be conducted Cost for the class is $10, payable on the day. Posted by Seniornet Wellington Inc. at 9:40 AM Post a Comment

      • Digicam SLG, Wednesday 18 March, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 10 Mar 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When:  Wednesday 18 March, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm     Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: A number of people have asked  "how do I take a good photo".  At this meeting George Barna will run a movie from a seminar in New York, at which Jeff Cable, a very capable photographer will explain and illustrate all the fundamentals and more. Jeff has a clear easy style, you will learn so much. This will take the whole session with a tea/coffee break along the way. If you bring along a "thumb drive/flash drive/memory stick" with 1GB of clear space on it, plus an envelope with your name on it he will copy the movie to the drive, put into the envelope and leave at the SeniorNet office for you to pick up later. That way you can play the movie many times at your leisure. Never been to a Digital Camera meeting before? Come and "sus" us out. You will be made most welcome. Free to all members.

      • Writing and Publishing Group March Meeting - Wednesday 11 March from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm
        • 3 Mar 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When:    Wednesday 11 March from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm Where:    Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2,   138 to 140 Wakefield Street What:   Our member Natalie Thornton will run a session on ‘Finding published material about your ancestors’ When we are researching our ancestors we tend to hunt for Births, Deaths, Marriages, Electoral rolls, School, shipping and military records. That's only part of their story.  In order to really discover your ancestors and the changes that formed their lives you need to discover if they left a published legacy or if someone has already written about your ancestors. Have you discovered any old family letters? Have any of your ancestors recorded their history and times in an oral archive? Have the local papers, magazines  and trade publications ever written about your ancestors? Is there any published material on the Web about them?  Did they ever publish anything themselves? Natalie will discuss how she searched and found material that her ancestors had written and material that was already written about them. Free to all members, this will be a very interesting session.

      • TRAVEL PLANNING WORKSHOP - Tuesday 17 March 2015 from 10.00 am to 12 noon.
        • 3 Mar 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When:  Tuesday 17 March 2015 from 10.00 am to 12 noon. Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2,  138 - 140 Wakefield Street, Wellington. What:  Travel is more rewarding and cheaper if you plan it for yourself and make as many of your bookings as possible on your computer. This Workshop will help you to do that. Learn how to use your computer to make your own travel arrangements and itineraries.  Find your way around the internet to get advantageous terms for all forms of transport, accommodation, concert and theatre bookings.  Use the internet and/or direct e-mail for reservations.  Reduce your documentation to an Excel spread sheet and make life easier for yourself, family and friends. Many other essential matters, including baggage and packing recommendations, check lists, money handling and travel insurance will be covered. If you are planning any travel come along and get some tips and useful web sites. Much of the content of the Workshop is available on the SeniorNet web site at www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com. Please register with Tony Doogue at tonydoogue@xtra.co.nz  and mention any special interest as that will help us to help you. Numbers are limited to the first 25 applicants. Cost: $5 each, payable on arrival.  Please have correct change.

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