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      • How to convert your favourite LPs to CD and other digital files, Tuesday 26 May, 10.00 am - 12 noon
        • 20 May 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 26  May, 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 equipment • Car CD player • MP3 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.

      • Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 25 May 2015 - 10.00 am – 12 noon
        • 18 May 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 25 May 2015, 10.00 am – 12 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What:  This month we will be looking at Installing and removing Software.Reminding you that this is a forum where you canShare 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 – 2042 Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 3 - Thursday May 28 2015, 12:00 noon – 2.00 pm
        • 17 May 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday May 28 2015, 12:00 noon – 2.00 pmWhere: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 What: This is the continuation of the practical hands-on course of getting to know the iPad and the iOS that drives it, and continues on from Parts 1 and 2 What you will learnHow to manage your iPad via iTunes on a PC – bring your laptop if you have oneLocate a misplaced/lost  iPad.Use the Safari browser to access newspapers of the World – need a Wellington Library CardAdd media (Photos, Video) to an email messageAdd an Event in the Calendar appUse the various features of the Clock.Make video calls using FaceTimeUse iMessage to send text messagesUse the Map appHands-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.

      • Digicam (digital camera) Special Interest Group, Wednesday May 20, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 14 May 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday May 20, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: This session will be a demonstration/discussion on sharing our images with family and others, by attaching to gmail, and by other  methods. Ray Heenan will also discuss: sorting, preparing resizing and perhapsrenamingimages before sharing. There will be time for other questions and answers.

      • Question &Answers Meeting, (Q&A) Thursday 21 May, 2015, 10.00 am -- 11.45 am.
        • 12 May 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 21 May,  2015,  10.00 am  - 11.45 am.     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. Some activity at the last meeting included : Members were requested to participate in the very important evaluation of learning activities using the internet link. A warning given of a fake website purporting to be Adware Cleaner related. Questions and discussions took place about disabling "ads" on Google. Snipping Tools, and the benefits of them were also discussed. An enquiry prompted by a previous discussion about C-Cleaner resulted in a discussion and advice that Adware Cleaner ( aka ADW Cleaner) is a strongly endorsed programme and that a free version was available from ToolsLib. Other questions asked were also dealt with by some of the more experienced members who were in attendance. Lionel looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible.   Free to all members.

      • Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 19 May 2015: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 12 May 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 19 May 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. 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.

      • Hands-on Workshop using Gmail , Wednesday 13 & 20 May, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm​,
        • 5 May 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday 13 & 20 May, 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 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.

      • Privacy Week to promote information security, 3 - 9 May 2015 - press release
        • 4 May 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • 3 MAY, 2015 Privacy Week to promote information security Justice Minister Amy Adams says Privacy Week 2015 is a reminder to people about the importance of keeping personal information secure. Privacy Week begins today and is an annual Asia Pacific initiative to promote awareness of privacy issues. “In this digital age we need to be ever vigilant about the information we provide about ourselves to others and what is done with that information,” says Ms Adams. Ms Adams said often the best protection of privacy was the steps we take ourselves such as having and regularly updating passwords on phones and computers. “Some recent reports have found that while 83 per cent of New Zealanders have experienced a cyber-security breach, only 39 per cent changed their online behaviour as a result,” says Ms Adams. “A further 40 per cent of New Zealanders never or hardly ever change passwords, and 43 per cent do so only occasionally while only 66 per cent of us secure our personal smartphone with a password. Only half secure their work smartphone.” Ms Adams said Privacy Week was also a good opportunity for agencies, organisations and businesses to think about how they looked after people’s personal information. “With huge growth in recent years in collecting, compiling, analysing and disseminating personal information, it’s vital customers and staff understand clearly the rules about using and storing personal information,” says Ms Adams. Top five privacy tips Think before you give out personal information, and check what it will be used for.Help keep your kids safe online by encouraging them to talk to you about what they're doing.Limit your risk when buying online. Have a separate, low-limit credit card.Make sure you've got up-to-date safety software on your computer, especially if you're doing banking online.Change your passwords regularly. More information about privacy and events during Privacy Week can be found at: www.privacy.org.nz.

      • Skype workshop – Monday 18th May, 2015 10.00 am - 12 noon. Please note the change in date.
        • 2 May 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Monday 18th May, 10.00 am - 12 noon Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: The workshop will look at the Skype program, which can be used to make calls (both voice and video) over the internet, for free. How to download the software, install it and get the program up and running, so that you can talk to family and friends, as well as see them if you have a web camera, will be demonstrated. The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door. Please register with Keith Kenderdine at  kenderkb@xtra.co.nz. Please wear a name tag.

      • Workshop - GENEALOGY – Using Free Genealogy Sites - Friday 8 May 2015 - 10.00 am to 12 noon
        • 25 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 08th May 2015   Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 Classroom What: This is a hands on session where we will explore some of the various websites I introduced you to in my earlier workshop – Genealogy - Using the Internet for Genealogy Research. The purpose of this workshop is to learn to search the various free internet genealogy websites. To make this more relevant for you I would like each of you to send me one relevant search question related to your research.  All the attendees will each look at one of the various free websites for an answer to each of the questions. When thinking about a question to submit here are some guidelines: • My relative ………………. Served in WWW1 for NZ, where can I find out about his service? • How many children did ……….. and ………… have? • Who did my ancestor …………… marry? • How do I find my ancestor ………. In the UK census? • Where is my relative ………. Buried in New Zealand? • How do I use Papers Past to find information about my relative ………..? • My ancestor …………. was born in NSW or Victoria, Australia.  How do I search for them? These are just suggested questions.  Every effort will be made to answer your question but as you know genealogy research can be troublesome.  If we can’t find the answer in free websites we can try the search again when I have a session on using Paid websites later in the year. Please register with Natalie Thornton at natalies.oe@gmail.com .  Places are strictly limited to 10 as this session will be in the Room 11 classroom. Please email me your question when your place has been confirmed. Investment $5 payable at the door - correct change would be appreciated.

      • Writing and Publishing Group March Meeting – Wednesday 6 May from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm
        • 23 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When:    Wednesday 6 May from 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2,138-140 Wakefield Street What:   Our member Peter Moon will run a session on 10+Handy things to know when working with Digital Images using MS Apps and Tools . Peter will cover the following topics: 1. Ways to Insert Captions 2. Extracting Images from a Word Document 3. How to convert a video clip into a Picture 4. Creating an Oval Shape Image 5. 3 Ways to Take a Screenshot 6. Group or Ungroup Shapes, Pictures, or other objects 7. How to copy text and images from a Web page 8. How do I circle faces in photographs? 9. How to Copy and Paste PDF Content Into a New File 10. How to Wrap Text around an Image Free to all members, this will be a very interesting session.

      • Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday 6 May, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 23 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: COG SLG Wednesday, 6 May, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2 What: This is your meeting, so please bring your questions and comments.  Even if you don't have questions you will get answers to questions that you did not know you could/should  ask!  You can also help others with answers to their questions. Special Learning Groups (SLG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.

      • Short Course 2041 - Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 2 – Thursday 7 May 2015, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
        • 22 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Thursday 7 May 2015 , 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 12 What: This hands-on course intends to enable students to develop a good working knowledge of a specific operating systems and common utilities and applications – the Apple iOS and iPad and continues from the topics introduced in Part 1 What you will learn More on iCloud, iTunes, and App Store, Productivity Apps, Redeeming Gift cards, More Settings, Control Center as short cut to common settings, Customising iPad, Storage management, Typing and Editing text, Restart or Reset iPad, Topics 1. Have a better understanding and use of iCloud. 2. Have a better understanding and use of iTunes and the App store 3. Know how to Redeem Gift Cards 4. Know about and to use the “3 Swipes” introduced in  iOS 7.1, to quickly access Control Center, Spotlight Search and Weather/Reminders 5. Know how to customise the iPad – Arrange Apps, Create new Home Screen, Create and Delete folders, change wallpaper, adjust screen brightness. 6. How to manage storage on the iPad – Using the Settings method, using iTunes method 7. How to Enter and Edit text, add a keyboard (eg Emoji keyboard 8. When to Restart or Reset an iPad 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

      • Short Course 2040 - Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 1 – Wednesday 6 May 2015, 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
        • 22 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Wednesday 6 May  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.

      • Windows Easy Transfer Microsoft Windows- If, and When to Use - Tuesday 28 April , 10.00 am to 12.00 noon
        • 18 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 28 April , 10.00 am to 12.00  noon Where:  SeniorNet Wellington, Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2,  138-140 Wakefield Street. What: This Workshop will be prefaced by a general discussion with participants as to their current practices of program choice, and organization practices of their folders and files management.  We will subsequently discuss how to transfer files, email, pictures and settings from one computer running Windows to another. We will suggest what you choose to move to your new computer, giving examples such as user accounts, internet favourites and e-mail. Understanding what is likely to be involved will help participants decide which method to use when subsequently performing a transfer. Please register with  tc.koenig@xtra.co.nz.  Workshop fee is $5 payable on the day, correct change if possible please.

      • Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 21 April 2015: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm
        • 15 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 21 April 2015: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 6 (note change of room) 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. These sessions are free for members. No registration is required.

      • Question & Answers Meeting, (Q&A.) Friday 24 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm. Please note change of day this month only.
        • 13 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 24 April,  2015, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.     Then the fourth Thursday of every month except 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 : Members were requested to participate in the very important evaluation of learning activities using the internet link bit.ly/1EzNM7c using the code Q&A 2603. A discussion took place regarding various connection problems and advice given on speed testing including advising of sites to carry out the testing. A warning was given of a fake site for an Adware Cleaner. A question re ink saving fonts resulted in a good discussion with several options being mentioned. A question about what is the CCleaner programme resulted in the enquirer being advised that it is  highly recommended  for cleaning a computer of unwanted material. A free version is available. Some other questions asked were dealt with by some of the more experienced members. Lionel looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible.   Free to all members.

      • Digicam (digital camera) Special Interest Group, Friday 17 April 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 13 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Friday 17 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 What: This session will be a demonstration on making sub folders in the (My) Pictures folder, how to  download images to your computer  from your camera and camera card and sorting those images into folders using  'drag and drop'. Have you a camera problem, do you want to know how to crop or improve your image? There will be time for other questions and answers. We look forward to your visit. Free to all members.

      • Introduction to Video Editing using Adobe Premier Pro: 21 April or 5 May or 9 May, from 10.00 am - 12.00 pm
        • 13 Apr 2015
        • SeniorNet Wellington Inc
        • When: Tuesday 21 April or Tuesday 5 May or Saturday 9 May, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm Where: National Library What:  This is an opportunity to learn how to edit video footage into a finished movie using a video editing program for personal computers. It is an introductory course using Adobe Premiere Pro on the National Library's iMacs and you do not need to have prior knowledge of the program but you do need to be familiar with usinga computer. The course is free and is for one day only however numbers are limited. There are three days available so please indicate your preference and whether you can attend any of the other days. Learning Objectives This two-hour introduction covers:   How to cut and splice footage together into a sequence. How to do basic colour correction and improve lighting and contrast.How to use transitions between pieces of footage.Basic video transformation.Basic audio filtering. To register and for more information contact:Grahame Scoullar, ph: 027 3407420 or email gscoullar@outlook.com

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