Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Toys, Apps and Gadgets Day, Thursday 15 December, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Thursday 15 December, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2.

What: This is an opportunity for members to meet as a group and demonstrate to each other all the favourite 'I must have' toys, apps and gadgets they have acquired or purchased, why they want them, what they do, what they cost (if anything) and where to get them.

They need not be directly related to computing. If they are too big to bring along e.g. your new Mclaren F1 (repaired) just bring a photo!

This should be an interesting session.

Register with Alan Royal at  a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

The investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change appreciated.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

iOS Devices User Group (iPad, iPhone and iPod), Thursday 15 December 2016, 12.30 pm - 2 30 pm


When: Thursday 15 December 2016, 12.30 pm – 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What:  Allan Chee, with a panel of experienced users, will conduct the 2nd of a 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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Online Shopping workshop Tuesday 6 December, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 6 December, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Where: Anvil House, Level 1 , Room 2.

What: This workshop panel will discuss online buying, local and international sites, how to buy and possible pitfalls. It is based on the experience of our members.

The Statistics NZ 2012 survey (http://bit.ly/2fFR7rh) includes the following details on the extent of online buying habits of New Zealanders:

• Online purchasing the way of the… present Kiwis are putting their money where their mouse is. Online purchases are on the rise, with 1.8 million New Zealanders making an online purchase in the 12 months before the survey. Over 70 percent of New Zealanders aged 25–34 years opted for this convenience, though the biggest increase was for those aged 35–44 years – a jump of 14 percent to a total of 68 percent.

•It also seems that what we’re buying is changing. We’re not necessarily buying tangible items; over half of those who shopped online had at least one item delivered electronically. This may include items such as e-books, music, or e-tickets. Looking at those who had made a purchase in the four weeks before the survey, women outnumbered men in spending a total value of up to $500, while the more expensive purchases predominantly belonged to men. The number of people spending a total of over $2,000 online has doubled since 2009, to reach 44,000 people in a four-week period.

Contact Alan Royal at  a.royal@paradise.net.nz to register for this session, or if you wish to contribute your experiences.

The investment for financial members is $5 (correct change please) payable at the door.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

2042 Hands-on Introduction to iPads and iOS Part 3 Friday 2nd Dec & Friday 9th Dec, -2016, 10.00 am – 12:00 noon

When: Friday 2nd Dec & Friday 9th Dec, -2016, 10.00 am – 12:00 noon

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 – 3D Fly overs
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

Cost for the two classes is $20, payable on the day.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Win the Security War workshop 25 November -CANCELLED


This workshop has been cancelled due to a lack of members wanting to learn about security.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Control your devices by speaking to them, Wednesday 30 November, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Wednesday 30 November, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

Where: Anvil House, Level 1 , Room 2.

What: It has been said that the best advice than you can get is from talking to yourself!

You will be shown, at this presentation, how to talk to yourself to get productive results with your device.

This session will show you how:
  • to interact with your phone, tablet or computer by talking to it. 
  • to set up Google Voice. 
  • find and use many of the common GoogleVoice commands.
  • to record your thoughts in the Note Everything app.
  • use Google typing for word processing in Google Drive.
  • to voice over in a You Tube video.
  • to add speech to a Photostory presentation.
Register early with Alan Royal at  a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

The investment is $5 (at the door) for financial members. Correct change would be appreciated.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

GOOD NEWS on Anvil House!

I have received notification that Anvil House has been given the "All Clear" by the OPUS engineers, and that there was no damage to SeniorNet facilities.

However, as Wellington continues to experience strong aftershocks, and since SeniorNet has no activities scheduled until next week, I am going to suspend all activities, including the Office until Monday 21st November 2016.

Hopefully, by then aftershocks will have lessened and not be so traumatic for members when they do occur, while attending classes etc.

Thank you

Allan Chee
Chairperson
SeniorNet Wellington.
acheester@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Question & Answers Meeting, (Q&A.) Thursday 24, November, 2016, 10.00 am -- 12.00 pm

SPECIAL ATTENTION:

This notice is issued in accordance with the Notice issued to all members by our Chairman Allan Chee (Monday 14 November, 2016) which stated all Seniornet activities at Anvil House are suspended until further notice due to safety inspections of Anvil House. 
So this meeting is dependent on a clearance notice being issued by Chairman Allan Chee in due course.

When: Thursday  24 November,  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 October meeting were:


  • VLC playlist not playable. 
  • Hidden columns unable to be found in Excel. 
  • How to create bootable flash drives.  
  • A member suggested reading an article re flash drives on Wikipedia could be informative.
  • Windows 10 Tutorial Booklet is available and how to obtain it. 

 Lionel looks forward to meeting and greeting you all.

Remember this Meeting is free to all financial members.

Android Smartphones & Tablets (Samsung, Huawei, etc), Tuesday 22 November 2016: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

SPECIAL ATTENTION:

This notice is issued in accordance with the Notice issued to all members by our Chairman Allan Chee (Monday 14 November, 2016) which stated all Seniornet activities at Anvil House are suspended until further notice due to safety inspections of Anvil House. 

So this meeting is dependent on a clearance notice being issued by Chairman Allan Chee in due course.


When: Tuesday 22 November 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:

Downloading e-books from library using Overdrive
Surge protectors & UPS
Android Tablets for Beginners – www.stevesandroidguide.com
Android Tablets for Dummies – http://goo.gl/9uhfcH

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 financial members. No registration is required.

Monday, November 14, 2016

ACCESS TO ANVIL HOUSE, 138 WAKEFIELD STREET.

Further to the notice that was sent out this morning, I have been informed by the building's owner that until Engineers have inspected the building, there will be NO ACCESS to Anvil House.

We will be advised when this has been completed, so until then, all sessions, classrooms and meeting rooms and access to SeniorNet's Office, will not be available.

I will advise when the status changes or when we know something further.

Allan Chee
Chairperson
SeniorNet Wellington.