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      • 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

      • Digicam, (Digital Camera), Meeting, Thursday August 14th, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 7 Aug 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday August 14th, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2                                                                           What: This month we will be discussing how to improve the sharpness of your photographs, from camera techniques through to editing. If you are having problems with blurry images then this meeting is for you. Additionally, 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 welcome attendees 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. Free to all members.

      • Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday -19 August 2014 - 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 7 Aug 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 19 August 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. The following were some of the Android related subjects discussed at the July meeting. 1. Mirror casting to a television set. 2. Android books at the Wellington Library. 3. Problem with downloading photos from a Samsung phone to a laptop solved. At this meeting and time permitting a presentation of 2 items from the Internet aimed at helping new Android users. These sessions are free for members. No registration is required.

      • SeniorNet: The Clinic, Monday, 4 August, 12 noon – and every Monday until further notice
        • 1 Aug 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday, 4 August, 12 noon – and every Monday until further notice. Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2,  138-140 Wakefield Street What:  Get help with your computer- related problems.  Bring your laptop, tablet, or phone – and all associated cables, discs, manuals and so on. Come at midday and see if we can help you.  We don’t offer guarantees, 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.

      • Wellington Central Library Tour – 6 August 2014, 10.30 am –12 Noon
        • 28 Jul 2014
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday, 6 August 2014, 10.30 am –12 Noon Where: Wellington Central Library, 65 Victoria Street, Wellington What: An opportunity for SeniorNet members to take a guided tour of the Central Library to learn of the diversity of resources and information. Surprise yourself! Understand what’s available on each floor. The tour will include:- a quick overview what is available at the Libraryobserving the catalogue area and seeing how it workson the first floor seeing what’s available and maybe try the computers and access online resourceson the second floor check out past papers, ancestry, etcasking questions at any time  Book early! The tour is limited to 10 people. Please register with Colin Archer ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz  Phone 478 6559. Advice of detailed arrangements will be sent to registrants prior to the tour. The Library tour is free to members.

      • 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.

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