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      • 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.

      • Gmail (free web-based email programme) Tuesday 17th and 24th February 2015, from 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm
        • 5 Feb 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 17th and 24th February, from 12.30 pm -2.30 pm  Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Rooms 11 & 12 What:  The purpose of this hands-on course is to set up an email account using the free web-based email programme Gmail and explore the extra services this programme  offers. 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 where to find tools and programme settings ways to send, receive and forward emailsusing an address book and transferring addresses from another email programmefiling 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

      • Google Drive workshop, Tuesday 17 February 2015 - 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 5 Feb 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 17 February 2015 - 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: When you sign up for a free Google account you are given 15 GB of disc space on Google hard drives, somewhere around the world i.e in the cloud. One of the free applications in the cloud is Google Drive. Advantages of using Google Drive include: having an automatic  backup on your own computer of the material on the cloud version of Google Driveworking  on you files ‘offline’ , and  have them loaded to your Google Drive automaticallyany files loaded in the 'Google format’ do not use your 15 GB allocation, but can still be downloaded in a format    usable by your computercreating  documents, spreadsheets, PowerPoint like presentations, forms, drawings and use other apps e.g mindmapshaving a massive collection of free  templatesreplacing your expensive  Office  programme with this free set of equivalent tools.The objectives of this workshop are to introduce you to the cloud concept, Google Drive  cloud tools and how to use them. The investment for this workshop is $5, payable at the door. Correct change will be appreciated. Please register with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

      • SeniorNet: The Clinic: Mondays at 12:30 pm – but not on public holidays - Commencing 2 February 2015
        • 31 Jan 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Mondays, at 12:30 pm – but not on public holidays. Commencing 2 February 2015 Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138-140 Wakefield Street What:  Get help with your computer- related problems.  Bring your device –whatever it is (e.g. laptop, tablet, phone etc) – and all associated cables, discs, manuals, passwords and so on. Come at 12:30 pm and see if we can help you.  (You may have to queue.) We don’t guarantee we can solve your problem, but we may be able to assist. If we can’t help, we may advise you to undertake a relevant SeniorNet course or workshop, or to seek professional assistance. Investment is $5 payable on the day; correct change if possible please.

      • SeniorNet Wellington Visitors’ Session, Thursday 29 January - commencing at 10.00 am
        • 21 Jan 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • SeniorNet Wellington Visitors’ Session,  Thursday 29 January commencing at 10.00 amWhere older folk learn about computers and new technologyThursday 29 January commencing at 10.00 am Level 1, Anvil House, 138 to 140 Wakefield StreetCome for morning tea or coffee and see what you can learnWe learn together, share knowledge, have fun, and meet friendly people Subscriptions, and course and workshop fees are modestFor more information check our website www.seniornetwgtn@blogspot.com  

      • Seniors on holiday - opportunity for learning
        • 16 Dec 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • It is said that once you retire you don't get a holiday (officially that is). However, as family and friends are often away over the Xmas and New Year, you have a great learning opportunity - no interruptions and plenty of free material on the Internet - and especially on our web site. Take this opportunity to look in the mass of tutorials on our website by bringing up the Workshop Notes Page  (in the left column of our SeniorNet Wellington website). Despite the 'holidays' our elves will be adding learning material to the site in this quiet period. Try the Goodwill Community Foundation  All Topics page for hundreds of free tutorials and videos –e.g try the free Facebook 101 tutorials. Have you thought of doing some writing over the holidays – if so look at these 18 rules for using text. Had a look at the best Wellington weather site - Metservice ? Includes also a time based Wellington daily webcam - which if you are a bit clever you can copy and paste to a time lapse slideshow with Faststone, our favourite photo editing programme.  The elves will update this site regularly over the holiday period. Seasons greetings to all.

      • SENIORNET WELLINGTON – Office Holiday Hours
        • 16 Dec 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • The SeniorNet Wellington Office closed on Friday, 12 December 2014 for the holiday season. It will re-open at 10 am on Monday, 26 January 2015. Most activities for 2015 will commence from February except that a visitor day will be held at Anvil House on Thursday, 29 January 2015. An outline of workshop and learning group activities for 2015 is posted on this website in the Year Planner 2015 as listed under the heading of Publications. More details and information about other activities for 2015 will be posted on this site as scheduled dates draw near.

      • Workshop –Windows 10 Technical Preview - Thursday 4 December 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 28 Nov 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 4 December 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2 What: This week the latest update of Windows 10, pre-release, was made available to those of us who have been checking out the progress of the revised operating system. How does it compare with windows 7? How does it differ from Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ? Should I wait a bit before buying a new computer? Trevor King will do a “Show and Tell” and afterwards field questions, time permitting. Workshop is $5 payable at the workshop. Correct change please. Numbers are limited. Register with Trevor King,  tc.koenig@xtra.co.nz.

      • How to convert your favourite LPs to CD and other digital files, Tuesday 2 December, 10.00 am - 12 noon
        • 22 Nov 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 2  December, 10.00 am - 12 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: The workshop will take you through the equipment and software needed to enable you to save and play your LPs (and other vinyl records), tapes and cassettes to digital form. You may then play these through your: Surround sound or stereo equipmentCar CD playerMP3 player, iPod, iPad, Tablet, or On your computer Once you have loaded your (free) software onto your computer and set it up for your sound card (we show you how :-), you may edit out most unwanted ‘noises’, and organise your music to suit you. The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door. Please register with Ray Heenan at ray.heenan@gmail.com. Please wear a name tag. ,

      • Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 25 November 2014: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 16 Nov 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 25 November 2014: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 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. Items discussed at our October meeting included a) Note Everything – an app to record written or oral notes b) AI Type Keyboard – a keyboard app that can be customised for your smartphone or tablet These sessions are free for members. No registration is required.

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