Friday, April 29, 2016

Short Course 2040 Hands-on Intro to iPad Series IPad Part 1, Thursday 12 May & Friday 13th May 2016, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

When: Thursday 12 May & Friday 13th May 2016, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

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 set up and get to know the iPad and the iOS that drives it.

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,
Introduction 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.

2041 - Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 2 – Thursday 19 May & Friday 20 May 2016 , 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

When: Thursday 19 May & Friday 20 May 2016 , 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

Cost for the class is $20, payable on the day.

2042 Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 3, Thursday 26 & Friday 27 May, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

When: Thursday 26 & Friday 27 May, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Where: 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.
Please note that Parts 1 & 2 are not a prerequisite for attending this Part 3 class as long as you can “see” that the topics are ones that can expand your knowledge on the use of your iPad/iPhone .

What you will learn
1 Add an Event in the Calendar app
2 Use the various features of the Clock.
3 Make video calls using FaceTime
4 Use iMessage to send text messages
5 Use the Map app
6 Locate a misplaced/lost  iPad.
7 Use the Safari browser to access newspapers of the World – need a Wellington Library
       Card
8 Add media (Photos, Video) to an email message
9 How to Copy Photos From Your iPad to Your PC

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.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Question & Answers Meeting, (Q&A.) Thursday 28 April, 2016, 10.00 am -- 12.00 pm

When: Thursday 28 April, 2016, 10.00 am -- 12.00 pm.  

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2

What:  An opportunity to learn and share, where everyone is welcome,  especially the new SeniorNet members and at no cost to anyone.

All questions are addressed and hopefully successfully answered and 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. So don’t be shy come along and get to meet up with other members who may be of assistance to you.

 Some items discussed at the March meeting were:
  • Warning of a virulent virus known as Locky was issued and advice on howto remove ransomeware was given.
  • Discussion on the power of Modem/Routers and the use of Wifi extenders. 
  • Members were advised that Lynda .com training courses were all  presented in video. 
  • Members reported on their experiences re Fibre installations. 
  • Some further discussions about Windows 10, including some members fears regarding privacy, the various ways of closing down Windows 10,  and  removal of the Lock screen.   
  • The Clinics, held on Mondays,  were explained again for the benefit of newer members. 
Lionel looks forward to meeting and greeting you all.  Remember  this Meeting is Free to all members.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

2042 Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 3, Thursday 5 & Friday 6 May, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

When: Thursday 5th & Friday 6th May, 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Where: 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.

Please note that Parts 1 & 2 are not a prerequisite for attending this Part 3 class, as long as you can “see” that the topics are ones that can expand your knowledge on the use of your iPad/iPhone .

What you will learn


  1. Add an Event in the Calendar app
  2. Use the various features of the Clock.
  3. Make video calls using FaceTime
  4. Use iMessage to send text messages
  5. Use the Map app
  6. Locate a misplaced/lost  iPad.
  7. Use the Safari browser to access newspapers of the World – need a Wellington Library Card
  8. Add media (Photos, Video) to an email message
  9. How to Copy Photos From Your iPad to Your PC.


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.



Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 26 April 2016: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 26 April 2016: 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:

Finding the model number on a smartphone
Customising Home screens
Transferring apps to SD cards
Accessibility settings
Whats App messenger service
Call Zero free toll calls in NZ
Locky Virus ransomware

New members are particularly welcome. The first part of our session will be devoted to questions from new Android users.

These sessions are free for members. No registration is required.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 18 April 2016, 10.00 am – 12 noon

When: Monday 18 April 10.00 am – 12 noon
Note the change from the 4th Monday to the 3rd Monday

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This month we will be looking again at Preview.

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.

Internet Banking Workshop -What’s New, and Staying Safe Online, Thursday 21 April 10.00 am to 12.00 noon

When:   Thursday 21 April 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. Dean will demonstrate and discuss the key things we need to know and do, when 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 all the workshops he has run for us to date 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

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Short Course 2041 Hands-on Intro to iPad Series _ IPad Part 2, Thursday 14 & Friday 15 April 2016, 10 am – 12:00 pm

When: Thursday 14 & Friday 15 April 2016, 10 am – 12:00 pm

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 set up and get to know the iPad and the iOS that drives it.
It continues on from iPad Part 1

What you will learn in Part 2
1. Have a better understanding and use of iCloud.
2. Have a better understanding and use of 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 Notification Center -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.

To get the most Hands-on experience for this Part 2 course, please bring your USB charging cable, a App Store or iTunes Gift card for you to redeem, and your USB flash drive for the handouts. If you don’t want to redeem a actual gift card, I’ll give you a gift card that’s already been redeemed for the exercise

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.

How to Stop Stuffing Up Your Computer, Friday 15 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Friday 15 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting room 2

What: Alan Royal will go through the process of cleaning up, cleaning out and speeding up your Windows PC.

He will introduce you to some tips, Windows built in applications and some freeware to help the process.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door. Please bring the correct change.

Register early with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz. Numbers will be limited.