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      • Workshops for August - December 2014
        • 22 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • The forthcoming workshops for August -  December can be viewed on the Go to Workshops Page in the left column of this site. They will each be advertised for registration some days before the event.

      • iPad Beyond Basics into the Planet of the Apps - Tuesday 5 August ,10.00 am to 12.00 Noon
        • 22 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 5 August 10.00 am to 12.00 Noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1 Room 2 What: There are over a million apps in the AppStore for iPhone and 590,000 for iPad. Apps are the extensions and life blood to the functionality of your iPad. Come and hear Peter Chik share his extensive use of some interesting apps to: • Create group emails • Create slide shows and videos with music and transitions. • OCR snippets of a newspaper clipping with multilingual translation. • Scan and convert a document into PDF • Annotate, reorganise and sign a PDF document • Create a spreadsheet, a Word document and publish an electronic book. • Organise a searchable photo database • Construct a simple memory system • Create a mind map for a project • Direct capture business card details into your contacts. • Wireless transfer photos from your wifi camera to iPad • Watch her plane land on your iPad before you pick up your mother in law • Use magic to produce your credit card from your iPad to pay for your coffee, etc. To assist in maximising mileage for our iPad attendees, please email Peter Moon with particulars of any topic of interest that you would like the lecture to include. The investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change please As the workshop is limited to 20 individuals please register ASAP with Peter Moon. peteraumoon@yahoo.co.nz ________________________________________ Please note: A repeat of this workshop will be run on Friday 15 August 10.00 am to 12.00 Noon, Anvil House, Level 1 Room 2  As the workshop is limited to 20 individuals please register ASAP with John Nimmo john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz  The investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change please

      • Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 28 July 2014, 10.00 am – 12 noon
        • 18 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 28 July, 10.00 am – 12 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: 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.

      • Organising Photos Using Windows 8 or 8.1 - Workshop Tuesday 29th July 2014 from 10.00 am until 11.45 am
        • 16 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 29 July.  From 10.00 am until 11.45 am Where: Anvil House, Level 1 Meeting Room 2 What: Everywhere we go, we take a camera with us. Whether it is a top end SLR, or 4 Megapixel phone, we are recording our lives, one picture at a time.Before very long, that expanding cache of snaps becomes difficult to manage. Enter the Windows 8 Photos Application.  This takes the design ethos of the Modern UI and applies it to a cause to which it is well suited.Using Windows 8 Photos is like flicking through a real photo album.Question; can you re-jig this real photo album automatically if you want to see more pictures?  Can you fill it with photos from Facebook or Flickr?This workshop is not addressed to the more advanced camera group members, it is an introduction and “round the table” discussion.What to Do: Register with Trevor King at  tc.koenig@xtra.co.nz.  The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.  Those who register get priority seating and do not get turned away if the “House Full” sign is put out. You are requested to include a phone number or email address when registering.

      • Changes to the 'Clinic' - commencing 21 July, 12.00 pm -2.00 pm
        • 15 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • As the Chairman announced in the July 2014 newsletter, there are important developments concerning the Clinic. The new model We are changing our model, and, in a new trial, will be offering a much more frequent Clinic.  So, for the next few months, we plan to hold the Clinic every Monday from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.  We’ll be using Rms 1 and 2 at SeniorNet's Anvil House.  The first of the weekly Clinics will start on 21 July.  Spearheaded by Franci Stapleton, the Clinic will have about five GPs present. How do you get help? The answer is you just turn up at the Clinic - and join the queue.  In other words, there is no booking system.  Some problems will be relatively simple: they’ll be dealt with quickly.  But after seeing some other problems and talking them through with you, the GPs may decide that solving them will require research.  In that case, you’ll be invited to return the following week. If you’re in a real hurry, then you’ll bring in Geeks on Wheels, or employ somebody else.  But in that event you can certainly expect to pay more than the five dollars we charge for each session.  Naturally we would hope to help everybody who turns up, but we can’t of course guarantee that. We will, however, do our best. Bring your gear As with the present Clinic, it is essential that people bring all the relevant gear that might be needed to fix their particular problem. That includes of course the particular device concerned, as well as the associated charger, cords, manuals, passwords and so on. House calls, email and phone assistance The weekly Clinic does not do house calls, nor does it receive requests for assistance by email or over the phone.  You get help by actually coming to the Clinic.  Some SeniorNet members may of course, in their private capacity, help other SeniorNet members out of session. But they are not doing so on behalf of SeniorNet. If you don’t have a problem ... Again, we would ask people who are not seeking help, not to come along to the Clinic, because it’s not one of our normal workshops or teaching sessions.

      • Questions & Answers Meeting (Q&A) Thursday 24 July, 2014, 10.00 am - 11.45 am
        • 15 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday  24 July,  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 June meeting: 1. Problems with Windows Installer. 2. Further discussion re problems with Windows 8 & 8.1. 3. Some tips for Trade Me were given. 4. Some tips also given for using Faststone, particularly in relation to time-lapse photography. 5. Advice on sizing of computer screens. 6. Facebook queries were discussed. 7. Difficulty in opening links on emails. 8. Shopping at Tmart was also discussed. 9. Some general discussion as a result of members questions. Lionel really looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible.

      • Age Concern Wellington’s Staying Safe Driving Course for Seniors - Friday 8 August, 9.45 am to 12;15 pm
        • 11 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When:  Friday 8 August from 9.45 am to 12;15 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1,  Meeting Room 2,  138 – 140 Wakefield Street What: This is an NZTA approved, classroom based, refresher workshop for senior road users. Previous attendees have found these workshops enjoyable and extremely helpful. There is a charge of $10 payable on the day which includes morning tea or coffee, scones and NZTA hand-outs. Places are limited. To Register please contact Ann Dalziel, Age Concern Wellington, telephone 499 6646 or email communitysup@acwellington.org.nz.

      • Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 22 July - 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 8 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 22 July, 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.

      • Digicam (Digital Camera) Meeting - Wednesday July 16th, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 6 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday July 16, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: This month we will be discussing depth of field and how, when we learn to control this, we can dramatically improve our photographs. In addition there will be a question and answer session in which you are invited to raise any photographic topics that may be of concern - hopefully we will be able to provide some resolution for these. Bryan Carver will also be showing a few of some 3000 odd images he has taken on the Indian sub continent.                                                                             We look forward to seeing you at this meeting. Free to all members.

      • Hands-on Course using free Webmail (Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo/Xtra), Wednesday 16th and 23rd July from 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm
        • 6 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When:  Wednesday 16th and 2rd July, from 12.30 pm-2.30 pm Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, 130 Wakefield Street 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  offer. The only prerequisites are: a basic knowledge of using a mouse or touch padaccess to a computer with a broadband connectionThe course covers two days and the investment is $20 payable on the first day. Learning Objectives You will learn: how to set up an email account in a web-based programmewhere to find tools and programme settings ways to send, receive and forward emailsfiling emails and creating new folderssending and opening an attachmentincluding pictures in emailssaving pictures to your computersetting up a calendarsaving files, pictures, etc to the web.using social sitesContact Ngaire Jackson, ph:389 2629 or email ngairej@gmail.com

      • Workshop – Apple iOS: A Preview of iOS 8 for iPads, iPhones and iPod Touch - Thursday 31st July, 10.00 am - 12 noon
        • 6 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 31st July 10.00 am - 12 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: The Workshop will present a preview of the next iOS (iOS 8) for the iPad, iPad mini, iPhone and iPod Touch.  iOS 8 is slated for release this fall (August/September) according to Apple. Apple claims that iOS 8 is the biggest iOS release ever — for developers and everyone else. Topics: Some of the new and enhance features are: Photos. Every photo you take. Now on all your devices.Messages.  Messages lets you connect with friends and family like never before. Details make the experience. These details make it brilliant.Our smartest keyboard ever.Family Sharing. Sharing with your family comes naturally. Now it comes to all your content.iCloud Drive. Any kind of file. On all your devices.Health. An entirely new way to use your health and fitness information.iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Connected like never before.Spotlight. Brighter than ever.Just wait until you see what app developers do next.iOS 8 makes a more powerful business partner.Allan will present his view on these new and enhanced features and, if time permits, will demonstrate some “tricks and tips” that were not covered in the previous iPad Workshop due running out of time, such as: Get the “Productivity” apps for freeSend multiple photos in an email or iMessageGet the latest iPad manual freeChecking on how many apps you have opened and closing them You are welcome to bring your iPad along to the Workshop The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door. Please register with Allan Chee at allan.chee@paradise.net.nz. Please wear a name tag. Note: If numbers exceed 25, I will run the Workshop again as soon as possible.

      • SeniorNet Writing and Publishing Group July Meeting - Wednesday 9 July 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm
        • 2 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday 9 July 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm     Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 - 138-140  Wakefield St. What: Member Lis Sowerbutts of DIY Publishing will give us an insight on some of the key things we can learn from Amazon. Her topic will cover the dissection of an Amazon book page and why is Amazon the world's largest bookstore?  Because it's very good at turning website browsers into book buyers. In this session we'll walk through an Amazon  book page - and explain what each element is – and what we, as authors can do to control it. This will be a very interesting and instructive session and should not be missed.

      • Inserting Illustrations in Word 2010 - Tuesday 15 July 9.45 am to 12.00 Noon
        • 2 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 15 July 9.45 am to 12.00 Noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1 Room 2 What:  They say that A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words. With the traditional and some new features it is amazing what you can do. This workshop will give you an insight to techniques to help improve your creativity. In this workshop we will explore what the Illustration Tab has to offer. There are five commands: Picture,ClipArt,Shapes,SmartArt and Charts and  when combined with WordArt will give you plenty of options The investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change please As the workshop is limited to individuals please register ASAP with Peter Moon peteraumoon@yahoo.co.nz.

      • Downloading Music from YouTube workshop, Tuesday 1 July, 10.00 am to 11.45 am
        • 23 Jun 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 1 July  1 0.00 am to 11.45 am Where: Anvil House, Level 1 Room 2 What:  This workshop will prepare you to seek out the wonderful music available on You Tubeshow you how to download to your computer and store for your own listening/viewinguse software which may be configured to save to a newly created folder To view/listen to your music, we will download, install and explore some of the functions of the free KMPlayer (and or VLC media player)use The KMPlayer to convert to MP3 format, to listen to your music on a MP3 player Bring a USB flash drive for backup materials Prerequisites are an ability to use an internet browser, andknowing how to use File Explorer The investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change please Register with Ray Heenan at  ray.heenan@gmail.com

      • Workshop - Electronic Books (eBooks) - Monday 7 July, 10.00 am until 11.45 am
        • 20 Jun 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 7 July, from 10.00 until 11.45 am Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2. What: What are they? What readers are currently available, how to download eBooks both free and paid for. The problem with formats. If you already have an eBook reader or tablet, please bring it along so that others can see and compare. The fee for the workshop is $5, payable at the workshop and correct money will be appreciated. Numbers are limited, so register early with David Boyes at davyambrose@gmail.com.

      • SeniorNet Wellington - Next Visitors’ Session Thursday 3 July, commencing at 10.00 am
        • 18 Jun 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 3 July commencing at 10.00 am Where: Anvil House, Level 1, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street Come for morning tea or coffee and see what you can learn If new to computers Learn to use a computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet and for email and InternetNo prior knowledge or skills requiredAll activities are designed for our age groupYou’re never too old to get startedMembers learn at their own pace With some knowledge Have fun sharing and exchanging your knowledge and experienceLearn new techniques and conceptsJoin and enjoy our special interest groupsKeep pace with new technology developments  Improve your skills and help others Let all your friends know about this day. For more information on SeniorNet, check our website www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com

      • Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 23 June 2014
        • 17 Jun 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 23 June, 10.00 am – 12 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: Yosemite – The next version of Mac OS. A brief look at the up and coming update to Mac OS 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.

      • SyncBack Backup - Hands On Workshop, Tuesday 1 July, 2014, 10 am -11.45 am
        • 16 Jun 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 1 July,  2014, 10 am -11.45 am. Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Room  11 What: A introduction to a simple, but flexible, alternative backup program. SyncBackFree is a flexible, and quite powerful backup and synchronisation program that allows you to maintain backup copies of our files and folder, or to synchronise them so that both locations always have a complete copy (e.g Laptop/PC). It can be used for documents, images, music, and all data. If needed, it offers different types of actions that let you choose how older and newer files are processed, whether any files or folders should be excluded and other options. A particular virtue is that files are saved in their native format, uncompressed and not encrypted. Thus items can be retrieved from the storage median for immediate review or use. Back up is possible to a full range of storage media or to partitions, but not to mobile devices. This session includes installing the program and then creating and running trial backups using flash drives as the target media. All participants must be familiar with making folders and manipulating files and bring a flash drive with at least 250MB free space. The workshop will be conducted on Windows 7 computers, but the processes apply directly and equally to XP,Vista or Windows 8. As the workshop is limited to 5 individuals please register ASAP with Lindsay Rollo at lrollo@paradise.net.nz with SyncBack Workshop in the subject line. When registering please include your phone number and email addressadvise which Microsoft operating system you use e.g.  XP,Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8 The cost of the workshop is $5.00 payable on the day.

      • Internet and On-line banking Workshop, Tuesday 24 June, 10 am to 12 noon
        • 16 Jun 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 24 June, 10am to 12 noon Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2,  138-140 Wakefield Street What: Dean Burt, Senior Manager Digital Operations at Westpac, is an expert on all aspects of internet banking. He will demonstrate 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 talk about some of the future developments happening in the mobile and online banking space. His comments are  not specific to Westpac and are broadly applicable to most NZ banking institutions. Dean is an excellent presenter, his previous workshops at SeniorNet 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.

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