Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Writing and Publishing Group September Meeting, Thursday 8 September, 10 am to 12 noon. Note change of day and time

When: Thursday 8 September 10 am to 12 noon.

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2, 138-140 Wakefield Street

What: This is the first meeting in our new ‘How do I’ clinic style format to make the sessions more pertinent and helpful for individual members

Discuss your project, ideas, questions, problems or concerns with experienced people

Bring your laptop or tablet and receive hands-on individual advice and assistance.

Areas of common interest may include, organising your thoughts, getting started, inserting pictures, chapters, formatting, indexing, and references.

To assist our preparation, please send key questions in advance to  john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz  

Thursday, August 25, 2016

SeniorNet Wellington Visitors’ Session Tuesday 13 September, 10.00 am to 12 noon



Level 1, Anvil House, 138 -140 Wakefield Street, 
from 10.00 am to 12 noon

Join us for tea or coffee and learn how we can help you enjoy and understand evolving new technology, and manage your computers, tablets, iPhones smart phones, and apps, for best results and benefits.

We share knowledge, learn together, meet friendly people, and have fun.

Annual subscriptions, and course, tutorial, and workshop fees are modest.

For more information or to register, please contact:

John Nimmo, Phone 476 8771, email john.nimmo@xtra.co.nz or
Franci Stapleton, Phone 972 1990, email fes@paradise.net.nz

Smart Phone Workshop -Tuesday 6 September 10.00 am –12 Noon

When: Tuesday 6 September, 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 phones and how to operate them

Hear 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

Antony Zogg, Learning Specialist at Noel Leeming will lead the workshop

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.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Workshop - Video Streaming, Using Apple TV and Chromecast, Wednesday 31st August 2016, 10.00 am - 12 noon

When: Wednesday 31st August 2016, 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What:  Allan Chee will present a workshop explaining what Video Streaming is all about.

The following topics will be discussed:

•          What is Video Streaming
•          What you need for Video Streaming
•          How to set up Apple TV for Video Streaming
•          How to set up a Chromecast dongle for Video Streaming.

Cost $10 - correct change appreciated.

The Workshop will be limited to 25 Please register with Allan at  acheester@gmail.com.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Question & Answers Meeting (Q&A.), Thursday 25 August, 2016, 10.00 am -- 12.00 pm

When: Thursday  25 August,  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 July  meeting were:
  • Finding lost/mislaid files in Windows 10.
  • How to set up separate inboxes on one machine. 
  • Emails being found in the Junk folder. 
  • Problems with line spacing in the Thunderbird programme.
  • Advice on obtaining free tutorial books online.
  • Advice on Company responsibilities in complying with the Consumer Guarantees Act.   

Lionel looks forward to meeting and greeting you all. Remember this Meeting is free to all members.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Android Devices Meeting Tuesday 23 August 2016, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 23 August 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.

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.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Workshop - Backing up your Windows PC with Macrium Reflect free, Friday,19th August 2016, 10.00 am - 12 noon

When: Friday 19th August 2016, 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What:  George Barna will present a workshop on backing up your Windows PC with Macrium Reflect free backup software. The workshop will be fully hands on, not a presentation of slides and techno-babble. We WILL talk, but the emphasis will be on doing.

Pre-requisite: Have the Macrium Reflect free version downloaded and installed on your machine from here: http://bit.ly/1gGwIiJ . Take care to download the right version, 32bit or 64bit.  Have an external hard drive on which to back-up your data. We will back-up the hidden boot partition, so if you have a huge amount of data we don’t have to wait for it to finish, but the process is the same for more data. Don’t forget your power supply for the external drive. Your laptop batteries should be fully charged.

Cost $10 - correct change appreciated

Numbers will be limited to 8, so register early with George at  georgebarna0@gmail.com  or ring the Office who will register you for the session.



Monday, August 8, 2016

Downloading Music from the Internet - Friday 12 August, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon - POSTPONED

The workshop, Downloading Music from the Internet  scheduled for Friday 12 August, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, has been postponed and will be rescheduled.

Apple Mac Special Learning Group ,Monday 15 August, from 10.00am - 12.00 noon

When: Monday 15 August, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

 What: There will be a demonstration of the Photos app which has replaced iPhoto (Note iPhoto still works).

Special Learning Groups (SLG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday, 10 August, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Wednesday, 10 August, 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. Michael Munro will facilitate.

Special Learning Groups (SLG) are free to all SeniorNet Wellington members.