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      • Writing and Publishing Special Learning Group, Wednesday 9 September, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
        • 2 Sep 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday 9 September, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: Alan Royal has been a monthly contributor to a national agricultural magazine since 1998. His subject has been computing for the rural community. The talk discusses how to recognise the needs of a particular audience. Alan will also discuss his experiences in setting up each monthly article, in terms of the disciplines of deadlines, style guides and strict column length 600 words (not 599 and not 601words!). He will introduce you to some of the tools that he uses for preparing and checking such articles. This session is free to all members.

      • SeniorNet Wellington Visitors’ Session, Friday 18 September, 10.00 am
        • 1 Sep 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • Level 1, Anvil House, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street Come at 10am for tea or coffee and see what you can learn with us. We share knowledge, learn together, meet friendly people, and have fun. Annual subscriptions and course, tutorial, and workshop fees are modest For more information and to register please contact either: John Nimmo, Phone 4768771, email  john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz                                             or Colin Archer, Phone 478 6559, email  ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz and check our website www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com Regardless of how much you know, there’ll be something here for you.

      • How to convert your favourite LPs to CD and other digital files, Tuesday 8 September 10.00 am - 12 noon
        • 1 Sep 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 8th September 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, digital phones, orOn your computerOnce you have loaded your (free) software ont o 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.

      • Short Course – 2040 Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 1
        • 29 Aug 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 3rd & 10th September, 12:30pm – 2.30pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 What: This practical hands-on course series is now conducted over two (two hours each) sessions and is aimed at the beginners and people new to the iPad. It will teach you how to setting up and getting to know the iPad and the iOS that drives it. This course is a repeat of the one in March – May 2015, for the benefit of new members since then. Part 2 starts on the Thursday 17 Sept, and Part 3 starts 1 Oct. What you will learn in Part 1 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,Your iPad name,Intro to Settings,Getting important information about your iPad About setting,Screen capture, 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 $20, payable on the day.

      • Passwords and Password Managers Workshop, Monday 7 September 10.00 am to 11.45 am
        • 27 Aug 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 7 September, 10.00 am to 11.45 am Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2. What: All of us have problems with passwords            See the difference between good and bad passwords           Find out how a password manager can help; how secure are they?           A password Manager in actionRegister with David Boyes,  davyambrose@gmail.com. The investment is $5.00 please, at the door.  Please bring the correct money as we do not carry change!

      • Question &Answers Meeting, (Q&A) Thursday 27 August, 2015, 10.00 am -12.00 pm
        • 25 Aug 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday  27 August, 2015,   10.00 am - 12.00 pm 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 up with 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. Lionel apologises to all for the serious delay in posting this notice.  Due to a severe virus infection and the resultant debilitating state of my health Alan Royal has kindly agreed to facilitate this meeting.

      • Workshop - Windows 10 in 20 minutes - Tuesday 1 September, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 22 Aug 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 1 September, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Windows 10 has been released.  It is a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 for a year after its  public release late August. Come to this demonstration, see the new features, and become comfortable and competent with Windows 10 in about 20 minutes. We would also like your views on forming a monthly Windows 10 Special learning Group. 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.

      • Facebook for Seniors Workshop, Friday 28 August, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm
        • 18 Aug 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When:  Friday 28 August 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Nowadays, social media is a remarkable tool for keeping in touch with adult children, grandchildren and even great grandchildren. Seniors are finding long lost childhood friends, their old college roommates, or keeping in touch with family and friends that are separated by miles. It gives them an excellent opportunity to view photos, videos, or chat online and stay connected. In the age of technology, the opportunities and benefits are endless and all it takes is a click of the mouse to start your own journey! Susan Adie is our presenter will take you through the following areas of Facebook: Setting up your accountSigning in to your accountThe four main areas:NewsfeedRequestsMessengerNotificationsMore … Numbers are limited so register early with Peter Moon at  peteraumoon@yahoo.co.nz. Investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct - change would be appreciated.

      • Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 24 August 2015
        • 17 Aug 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 24 August 2015, 10.00 am – 12 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What:  This month we will be looking at ITunes - managing your music, creating mix CDs and connecting to your IPhone. 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.

      • Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 25 August 2015, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 13 Aug 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 25 August 2015, 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. Some of the topics discussed at our last meeting were: • The search engine Duckduckgo.com • Increasing the speed of your internet connection by upgrading to VDSL • MS Office Mobile version for Android devices • Widgets available for Android at www.androidwidgetcenter.com If there is time, we may be able to give you individual help with your Android device. These sessions are free for members. No registration is required.

      • Music online resources from Wellington City Library, Monday, 17 August 2015, 10.00 am – 12 Noon
        • 7 Aug 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday, 17 August 2015, 10.00 am – 12 Noon 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. The cost of each course is $10 payable at the door. Please register with Colin Archer. Email ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz.

      • Hands-on Workshop using Gmail , Friday 14th & 21th August, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm
        • 5 Aug 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 14th & 21st August, 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 email 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 adjust programme settings to suit individual tasteways to send, receive and forward emailsfiling emails and creating new folderssending and opening an attachmentincluding pictures in emailssaving pictures to your computerusing an address book and transferring addresses from another email programmesetting up a calendarsaving files, pictures, etc to the web.Contact Ngaire Jackson, ph:389 2629 or email ngairej@gmail.com.

      • Internet/Mobile Banking Workshop - Tuesday 18 August, 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
        • 4 Aug 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 18 August, 10.00 am to 12.00  noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2,  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 and mobile 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 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

      • Digicam (digital camera) Special Interest Group, Wednesday 19 August, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon
        • 2 Aug 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday August 19, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: Ken Mitchell, from Photo Warehouse will conduct an informal & interactive discussion/presentation on A selection of the current “latest & greatest” camera models, from each consumer categoryThe latest technology advancements & benefitsHow to choose from the vast range of optionsKen will bring plenty of toys for the equipment-enthusiasts among us. The following is a brief list of the camera-types & discussion-points he is preparing. Compact (Point&Shoot) cameras, designed for:Travel/Image-Quality/Sport + Wildlife/Water + ShockproofDSLM Mirrorless cameras & lensesDSLRTraditional) cameras & lenses4K Video camcorder (entry-level consumer-grade). DISCUSSION POINTS: ADVICE: How to choose the right camera. (1)   CONSIDER REQUIREMENTS: Primary + Secondary Interests: Family/Event/Portraits/Landscape/Sports/Wildlife/Close-UpEnd-Products: Max’-Print-Size/Screen/Slideshow/Sharing/Social-Media/Archive-MediaNote Preferences: Sensor-Type/Camera-Size/Zoom-Range/Lens-Quality/Speed/Budget.(2)   SHORTLIST 2-3 MODELS: Seek Qualified-Advice &/or  Online-Research for this. (3)   REVIEW MODELS: Physically (in a shop etc) & check Online-Reviews. (4)   REVIEW VENDORS: Pricing / Availability / Warranty-Support. (5)   INFORMED DECISION: Buy your camera, have fun with it & don’t hesitate to contact your local Photo Warehouse with any concerns. TECHNOLOGY: Latest / Emerging Features & BenefitsSensor-Shift for Hi-Resolution4K-Video & Still-Image-ApplicationsSuper-Slow-MotionWi-Fi Remote/StreamingLive-Composite-imagesIn-Camera-Editing. INFORMAL Q&A:Available throughout the session. Should you have any suggestions you would like Ken to discuss, please let me know at ray.heenan@gmail.com.

      • Introduction to using Wellington City Libraries online – 10 August 2015
        • 31 Jul 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 10 August, 10.00 am - 12 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 What: This workshop will help you get started with using key services available from the Wellington City Libraries website. Use the classroom computers to learn how:  check your library card onlineuse and get the best out of the catalogues to find items in the library reserve items onlineto access special features available in the Easyfind Catalogue, including making your own  'wish lists' of items how to suggest items for the library to buyNumbers will be limited and spaces will only available to those who register. Please register with Colin Archer  ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz The investment for the session is $10. Please have correct change.

      • Workshop – Smart Phones, Thursday 6 August 10am – 12Noon – (Repeat lead by Noel Leeming) A few spaces are left
        • 31 Jul 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 6 August, 10.00 am – 12 Noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: Learn what is a smart phone and its typical features.Catch up with the more common types of smart phone and how to operate themHear about the inbuilt functions and how to use them such as Wi-Fi connectivity, security, emergency calls, texting, ring choices, calendar, using the camera function, etc.Get some information about the must have and more common apps. Learn about widgets, creating folders and how to download to a smart phone.David Meehan, Learning Specialist at Noel Leeming will lead the workshop. Contact  ColinArcher@xtra.co.nz  to register. Investment $5 payable at the door - correct change would be appreciated.

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