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      • 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.

      • TradeMe Workshop, Monday 16 March, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm - NOTE: this session replaces the 3 March session
        • 27 Feb 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday  16 March Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Bryan Carver will explore via a "live connection" the whole TradeMe website, with an emphasis on selling and buying general items, plus a quick look at cars, property, accommodation and social networking. You will be shown how to register with TradeMe and some of the amusing pitfalls experienced by your presenter. We will view 3 short TradeMe videos covering a "site tour", selling and buying. Bryan will put an item up for auction, with special attention paid to downloading, filing and uploading photos. The intention is to illustrate what an easy site TradeMe is to "browse" and to sell through. Up to date notes will be emailed to you a few days before the workshop. Register with Bryan carver at bcarver@clear.net.nz and include your phone number. The investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change please.

      • Questions & Answers Meeting (Q&A) Thursday 26 February, 2015, 10.00 am -- 11.45 am
        • 24 Feb 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 26 February,  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. 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  a demonstration of filling ink cartridges. demonstration and discussion on Microsoft Styles and Microsoft Publisher programmes. Several 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.

      • Workshop-Introduction to Apple iPad ,iPod Touch and iPhones – Monday 9 March, 10.00 am – 12. 00 pm.
        • 23 Feb 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 9 March, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2 What: This tutorial workshop is aimed at the new users and beginners, so if you have recently just got one of the above Apple devices and want to know how to use it, then this workshop is for you. The quote “You don't need to be a rocket scientist to use the iPad. But it's still nice to have a helping hand once in a while”, is quite true. We all needed a helping hand at various times to resolve issues when we get struck. Allan Chee will endeavour to cover many of the common things one needs to know in order to operate their devices like What are i0S-Devices?What do the various controls and button do?and how to Set Up an  iPad/iPod/iPhone,take Screenshotconnect to a Wi-Fi networkShut down an iPad/iPod/iPhoneSet or Change Your iPad/iPod/iPhone Password,Take Screenshots with an iPad and much more.Backup & Restore you iPad/iPod/iPhoneperform a “Hard Reset” / “Reboot”Create FoldersRedeem gift cardsSearch Feel free to ask questions, share your problems and learn from each other. The investment for the workshop is $5, payable at the workshop. Correct money will be appreciated. If you have already have any of these devices please bring them along. Numbers are limited so register with Allan Chee at acheester@gmail.com

      • Workshop - Working with Microsoft OneDrive (Repeat), Thursday 5 March 10.00 am - 12 noon
        • 23 Feb 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 5 March 10.00 am – 12 noon, Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2 What: This is a repeat of the first workshop for 2015 on Working with Microsoft OneDrive held on Tuesday 3 February. The workshop will look at OneDrive, an online storage that comes with your Microsoft Windows 8.0/8.1 account, and how you can access and view your documents on a iPad, tablet or smartphone. Learn how to Setup OneDriveMove your OneDrive FolderStore all your files and photos online – like an extra hard drive. Access them from any computer, iPad, tablet or phone.Make files available offlineFree up drive spaceRestore librariesDisable OneDrive completely The cost is $5 and if interested please register with Allan Chee at acheester@gmail.com

      • Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 24 February 2015, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 16 Feb 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 24 February 2015, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Q & A format. Facilitator: 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 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.

      • Workshop - GENEALOGY – Using the Internet for your Genealogy research - Friday 27 February, 10.00am to 12.00 noon
        • 14 Feb 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 27 February, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon    Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: This workshop is not to teach you how to do your research The workshop will discuss/show ways of using the Internet for your Genealogy research. The Internet can be a powerful aid to furthering your genealogical research but with thousands of sites on the web it can be a little confusing. Hopefully we will have time to briefly touch on all the subjects covered below but everyone will be given a hand-out with the Websites covered in this workshop. • Genealogy Web Directory sites e.g. Genuki, Cyndi web • Free websites - Family Search, Free BMD, Free Reg, Free Census, etc • Paid Subscription websites – Find My Past, Ancestry.com, The Genealogist • Using more than one internet search engine - Google, Yahoo, BOTW, AOL, Wikipedia • Using online Books such as Google Books in your  search on the internet for your ancestors • Using the paid internet sites available at the Library/ Archives/ National Library • Lists of web resourses available at National Library • Online Databases e.g. National Museum soldiers database, Commonwealth War Graves         Commission site, NZ Museums, Cemetery Records, Parish Records • Family Search - Church of the Latter Day Saints - ordering film of parish registers • Online books - Google books, Project Guttenberg • Online ‘How to Do your research sites’ • Webinars - online tutorials • Newspapers online - British Library • Researching which family history program to buy /or deciding if you want to buy one • Obtaining images from the internet • World Connect project • Using Message Boards - Roots web, Curious Fox, etc • Newsletters -  Lost Cousins Please register with Natalie Thornton at natalies.oe@gmail.com. Places are limited to 15 so first come, first served! Investment:  $5 payable at the door - correct change would be appreciated.

      • Digicam SLG, Thursday 19 February, 10 .00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 11 Feb 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 19 February, 10 .00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Welcome to the first Digicam Special Learning Group for 2015. We start off with a Question and Answer session plus a brief "photo critique" - "what could the photographer have done better". Your input is most welcome. This will take about 1/2 an hour then an early break for tea/coffee. At 11.00 am Jackie Lentell from Momento Photo Books, Wakefield Street (opposite the City Hall) will explain all. Photo Books are increasingly taking the place of photo albums. Excellent for special events, weddings, birthdays, reunions, travel diaries, genealogy collections, as a gift and more. Momento include your photos plus worded sections all bound into a book. Jackie will bring some samples, tell us what is required, how, sizes and the prices. Some members of the Writing & Publishing group have done this, the results look very professional. Come join us, socialise and hear what we have in store for the rest of the year.

      • Outlook (free web email programme) Friday 20th and 27th February 2015, from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 9 Feb 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 20th and 27th February, from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Rooms 11 & 12 What:  A hands-on course to set up an email account using the free web-based email programme Outlook (formerly hotmail) and explore the extra services this programme offers. You will need a basic knowledge of using a mouse or touch pad and access to a computer with a broadband connection. The course covers two days Learning Objectives To set up an email account with an address book and to send, receive and forward messages.To insert and open attachments and to save files and pictures to a computer or the cloud.To set up folders and file messages.To insert pictures and symbols in messages.To set up and use a calendar.  The course covers two days and the fee is $10 per day payable on each day. Contact Grahame Scoullar, ph: 027 3407420 or email gscoullar@outlook.com

      • Build a Website using the Weebly online tools - Thursday February 12, 2015 10.00 am – 12 noon
        • 5 Feb 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday February 12, 2015 10.00 am – 12 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What:  Have you ever pondered the idea of having a website for a project or club or organisation that you are involved with but dismissed it because you don’t have the technical skills? Well, if you can drag and drop you can build a website using the Weebly toolkit which Maureen will introduce you to. The toolkit us very user friendly, comes with lots of built-in help topics and can produce a very professional website. The workshop will cover how to get started, what you can do with Weebly and how to publish your website so others can see it. The investment is $5, payable at the door. Correct change please. Please register with Maureen Pratchett at Maureen.pratchett@paradise.net.nz.

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