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      • Writing & Publishing Group meeting, 8 October - 12.30 pm -2.30 pm
        • 17 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: October 8 - 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2  What: Thomasin Sleigh is the Community Manager for DigitalNZ, a search service offered by the National Library of New Zealand.  DigitalNZ brings together the digital collections of over 160 organisations across New Zealand, and makes them easily searchable through a single website (www.digitalnz.org).  DigitalNZ is an excellent resource for those doing both family and general research. Thomasin's presentation will provide an introduction to DigitalNZ and talk through some search tips and tricks to make the most out of the service. Free to all members.

      • Workshop - 'Up to speed with Facebook', Tuesday 30 September, 10 am to 12 pm
        • 17 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 30 September,10 am to 12 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Back for the fifth time, David Barrow, Communications Manager at Social Development Partners and Tai Samaeli from ACE Aotearoa will both bring you up to speed with Facebook. Many are using this tool to stay in touch with their family online. By the end of the session you’ll be keen to get started (if you haven’t already), you’ll know how to use it, why you want to and also be aware of some of the risks. As the previous session had a large carry-over of members wanting to attend this popular session there are only a limited number of seats available. First come, first served. If you do not register and get accepted you will definitely not be able to attend. Register with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz The investment for this session is $5 payable at the door.

      • Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 22 September 2014, 10.00 am – 12 noon
        • 16 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 22 September, 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.

      • Three separate short courses with Wellington City Libraries
        • 16 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • This is a series of three hands-on short courses in cooperation with Wellington Central Library. Each course will be using computers in the classroom for online access to Library resources. Numbers will be limited for each course. The cost of each course is $10 payable at the door. Please register with Colin Archer. Email ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz 1 - Introduction to using Wellington City Libraries online When: Friday, 26 September, 9.45am – 11.45am Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 What: This course will help you get started with using key services available from the Wellington City Libraries website. Learn about: • using and getting the best out of the catalogues for finding items in the library • special features available in the Easyfind Catalogue, including making your own 'wish lists' of items • reserving items online • checking your library card online • how to suggest items for the library to buy 2 - Online access to music When: Tuesday, 30 September, 9.45 am – 11.45 am Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 What: This course will guide you through on accessing music online. Music will include classical, jazz and world music, etc. The course will also include how to search, how to create a play list, etc. 3 - Magazines and Newspapers When: Thursday, 2 October, 12 Noon – 2 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 What: This course will teach you how to find and read a selection of magazines and newspapers including old newspapers. The magazine selection is a recent addition to online resources.

      • Workshop – Android Settings, Tuesday 23 September, 10.00 am – 12 Noon
        • 15 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 23 September, 10.00 am – 12 Noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: Learn what you can do with Android settings including:-A general overview about settingsThe navigation tools, how to use them, and what you should be aware ofRisks involvedParticular and common settings that could be helpfulRepresentatives from Tech Expozed, developers for mobile and web applications will illustrate how you can obtain the full capabilities for your Android device.  Questions will be invited. 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.

      • SeniorNet Wellington - Visitors’ Session, Friday 19 September commencing at 10.00 am
        • 11 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 19 September commencing at 10.00 am Where: Level 1, Anvil House, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street What: You can learn to do useful things and have fun with computers and new technology If new to computers Learn to use a computer, laptop, smart phone or tablet for email and Internet   No prior knowledge or skills required All activities are designed for our age group You’re never too old to get started Members learn at their own pace With some knowledge Have fun sharing and exchanging your knowledge and experience  Learn new techniques and conceptsJoin and enjoy our special interest groupsKeep pace with new technology developmentsImprove your skills and help others  For more information on SeniorNet, check our website www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com

      • Digicam, (Digital Camera), Meeting - Wednesday, 17 September, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 8 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday, 17 September  10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: We're fortunate to have Russell Finnerty as our guest speaker this month. Russell is a long standing member of the Wellington Photographic Society and has exhibited in many exhibitions and competitions that have been promoted by that society. Russell's presentation is entitled "Why Take Photo's", and in it he will explain what motivates him to take  out his camera - from family events/milestones through to travel photography and subjects of general interest. The presentation will be illustrated with both projected images and mounted prints to show why we do in fact take photo's, There will be our usual question and answer session in which we will endeavour to provide answers to any photographic topics that may be of concern to members. We also would encourage those that attend bringing along any of their own images on any subject so that the group may share the experience and learn from it. We look forward to seeing you at this meeting. This session is free to all members.

      • Writing & Publishing September meeting, Wednesday 10 September, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm
        • 3 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday 10 September, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Lindsay Rollo and Alan Royal will combine forces to give an overview of Libre Office, a free open source programme that has similar features to the paid Microsoft Office. The demonstration will include an overview of page settings and the menu tabs to show the similarities between the paid and free office programmes. Keyboard shortcuts will be shown as similar to other office programmes. You will find out where to get manuals, extensions and tips and tricks for management of Libre Office features. This session is free to all members.

      • Questions & Answers Meeting (Q&A) Thursday 18 September 2014, 10.00 am - 11.45 am
        • 1 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • 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.

      • Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday - 16 September 2014 - 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 1 Sep 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • 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.

      • Workshop – Smart Phones, Tuesday 9 September, 10.00 am – 12 Noon
        • 30 Aug 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • 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.

      • Workshop - Cloud Computing, Tuesday 2 September, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 27 Aug 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • 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
        • 27 Aug 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • 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 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 on the web.using social sites Contact Ngaire Jackson, ph:389 2629 or email  ngairej@gmail.com

      • DOWNLOADING AND INSTALLING PROGRAMS WORKSHOP, Thursday 28 August, 10.00 to 11.45 am
        • 20 Aug 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • 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
        • 20 Aug 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • 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.
        • 20 Aug 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • 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.

      • Questions & Answers Meeting (Q&A) Thursday 21 August 2014, 10.00 am - 11.45 am
        • 11 Aug 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • 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.

      • iPad Beyond Basics into the Planet of the Apps – Second Workshop by Peter Chik, Friday 15 August, 10.00 am to 12.00 Noon
        • 7 Aug 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 15 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. There are still a few places left in the second iPad workshop but register quickly with john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz to avoid disappointment The investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change please

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