Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Press Reader workshop, Wednesday 5 October, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Wednesday 5 October, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Press Reader is an online site with free access to 2663 magazines and 2550 newspapers (including a New Zealand section). You can read these, online, at no cost. Get huge savings on hard copy costs for publications such as The Dominion Post, NZ Listener, TV Guide to name a few.

The site material is free for you to use if you have a Wellington City Library card.

The workshop will be a live demonstration of how to access and use the site and how to read, print and download the free newspapers and magazines, in formats (fonts and text size) suitable to you as a reader.

There are many other tips and tricks for ease of reading, saving and printing, that you will be shown.

Please register early with Alan Royal at  a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

Cost for the session is $5, payable at the door. Correct change please.

Android Smartphones & Tablets (Samsung, Huawei, etc),Tuesday 27 September 2016: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 27 September 2016: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Q & A format.

Facilitator: Graeme Munro

This session has previously been called the Android Devices Group. “Android” is the operating system used by most smartphone & tablet manufacturers other than Apple, eg. Samsung, Huawei, Vodafone, Sony, Nokia, LG etc.
 
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:

Problems with “Skinny App”
Sharing photos on Android with Facebook
Synchronising Google Calendar on multiple devices
Updating Apps via WiFi vs mobile data
Apps requiring access to numerous services on phone
Offline maps
Selecting a suitable stylus for phones

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, September 13, 2016

Question & Answers Meeting (Q&A), Thursday 22 September, 10.00 am -12.00 pm

When: Thursday 22 September, 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 August meeting were:

•Dealing with problems using Microsoft Word and Office 2016.
•A reminder and explanation of the Clinic which is held every Monday except Public Holidays.
•An extensive and robust discussion took place for some time regarding the services provided  by all the telcos and the sevices available that are not generally advertised.
•Suggestion given to remove batteries and explanation why from laptops when being used on power
•Advice on solving problems with downloading Windows10 Anniversary
•An explanation was given of 'System File Checker'

Lionel looks forward to meeting and greeting you all.

Remember this Meeting is free to all members.

Total Recall workshop - Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10.00 am - 12 noon

When: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Total Recall
Tip of the tongue moments occur on a daily basis for many of us. There are a few simple strategies to counter this constant frustration, using iOS devices and a few useful apps.The main processes are capture, retention, recall and retrieval.

Our regular presenter Peter Chik will share some down to earth and common sense ways to alleviate or minimise the frustrating efforts of failure to instantly recall.

Some of the following apps will be presented : Clear, Notability, Fantastical, Box, Google Photos, Contacts, Goodreader, Photo Manager Pro, iThoughts, StitchIt, VideoCollage, PerfectImage.

1. Capture Retention Recall & retrieval
2. Capture methods. Diary, contact, reminders, notebooks , camera, video
3. Rentention: preprocessing before storage eg condense info into smaller footprint. High info                 density per megapixel plus multiple indexing in PhotoManagerPro
4.     Recall & retrieval : use of appropriate apps and retrieval strategy keyword index, date sequence
5. Apps : Clear, Fantantistical, Google photos, Box, Goodreader, Photo Manager Pro. Contacts,               email backup, Goodread for books, Atlas, contacts to store lists, address pages, receipts
6. Family tree for grandchildren iThoughts mind map
7. $Spotlight search $numbers etc      
8. Library books on $memory systems

Please register with Peter Moon. Email:  peteraumoon@yahoo.co.nz

Short Course 2040 iPad - Hands-on Intro to iPad Part 1, Thursday 22 & 29 September 2016, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

When: Thursday 22 & 29 September 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,
•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 David Boyes at  deeboyes@xtra.co.nz.

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 two sessions is $20, payable on the day of the 1st session.

iOS Devices User Group (iPad, iPhone and iPod), Tuesday 20 September 2016, 10.00 am - 12 noon

When: Tuesday 20 September 2016, 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What:  Allan Chee, with a panel of experienced users, will introduce what is hoped to be the first of a monthly/2 monthly meeting of the iOS “Special Interest Group (SIG). The format will be a Q&A, but focused on iOS devices.

So if you have something that you want to know about your iPad or iPhone or how to do something, come along and ask, Allan or the panel or someone at meeting may have the answer.

Share your knowledge and experiences with other Apple iOS users. Ask questions, help with answers, exchange experiences and listen to or provide some helpful hints. Are you new to iPad/iPhone/iPod? Thinking of purchasing an Apple iPad/iPhone/iPod?

 Come along observe and even ask questions.

As this meeting will be classified as a Special Interest Group (SIG)/Special Learning Group (SLG), it is free to all SeniorNet members

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting, Monday 19 September 2016, 10.00 am – 12 noon

When: Monday 19 September 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 at catch up television from your Mac.

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.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Excel Introduction Short Course Thursday 22 and 29 September 2016, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

When: Thursday 22 and 29 September 2016, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Rooms 11 and 12

What: This course will show you how to create and use spreadsheets. You'll learn to identify elements of a work book, enter and edit data, generate basic calculations and use built-in spreadsheet functions.

Some computer skills (Windows or MAC) are essential - this is not a course for absolute beginners to computing.

By the end of the course, you'll have had a basic introduction to using MS Excel, including how to:

Identify elements of a workbook
Page setup and printing
Enter and edit data and basic formatting
Generate basic calculations
Use cell references and built-in functions

We will also show you how to access online Excel tutorials so you can continue your learning in your own time.

The cost of this 2 session short course is $20 payable on the first day.

If you wish to take this course please register with Maureen Pratchett at    maureen.pratchett@paradise.net.nz.

Also contact Maureen if you are interested in the course but the dates do not suit.

Apple Mac Introduction 4-week Course Tuesdays 20/27 September, 4/11 October, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

When: Tuesday 20/27 September 4/11 October 2016, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 12

What: The four week course covers the following topics:

Mouse and trackpad, menus, mission control, the dock
Customising and using the dock, searching, keyboard short cuts
System preferences, Dashboard, software updates
Application Preferences, internet, email, browsers.

The cost of the 4-week course is $30 payable on the first day.
If you wish to take this course please contact David Dobson at  djdobson@xtra.co.nz
or phone 389 6590.

As we only have three Apple computers please advise if you have a laptop which you would be able to bring in for the course.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Workshop to Create a Travel Itinerary Spreadsheet Friday 16 September 2016, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Friday 16 September 2016, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: This Workshop presentation supplements the Travel Planning Workshops that have previously been presented and for which comprehensive notes are to be found on the SeniorNet Wellington Blog.

Whether you use a travel agent, make some internet bookings, stay with friends or family, or a combination of these, to assemble a travel plan, there will be a plethora of documentation. This can take lot of organizing and sorting into sequence, which can also be quite difficult e.g. when Departure and Return air tickets are all on the same document.

We will demonstrate how the Excel Spreadsheet can summarise all the essential information for a vacation of up to 90 days duration on a single A4 page.

Facilitator: Trevor King

Register: with Trevor King,   tc.koenig@xtra.co.nz.

Cost: $5 for SeniorNet Wellington Members.