Friday, July 24, 2015

Organizing Documents and Photos-Windows 8, Tuesday 4 and 11 August 2015 12.30 pm -2.30 pm

 When: Tuesday 4 and 11 August 2015 12.30-2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11

What: In this Hands-On Short Course we will show you how to organize your photos, documents, music and videos. Using File Explorer to create folders so you can quickly and easily find those most important files.

What you will learn:

Part 1
  • What is Windows Explorer?
  • Ways to open File Explorer
  • Navigate File Explorer Interface 
  • What is a file? 
  • Saving Files, Naming and Renaming
  • To opening a file
  • Selecting multiple files
  • Moving and deleting files 
  • Moving and copying files
  • Function of Recycle Bin
  • Searching for a file
Part 2
  • What is a folder?
  • To create a new folder 
  • To name and re-name a folder
  • To delete a folder:
  • To create a folder shortcut to Desktop
  • Exercise: Create your own File and Folder Structure
  • How to use a Flash Drive: Connect and safely remove
  • Manage Files Using a CD, DVD or a Flash Drive
  • Downloading attachments from your email, Internet or Cloud Storage (Drop Box) and save
  • Printing your documents
This 2-week session will be limited to 5 students so please register with Peter Moon  at peteraumoon@yahoo.co.nz.

Note: Please bring along your Flash Drive with some photos or documents to use in this course.

Cost per session is $10, payable on the day.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Facebook workshop, Friday 31 July, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm - a repeat

When:  Friday 31 July, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Hamish Girvan is our presenter. Hamish has had 20 years in the telecommunications industry, both in New Zealand and the USA.

He will demonstrate building a Facebook page from scratch and post photos. He will show what happens with comments and 'likes' and demonstrate privacy settings.

Numbers are limited so register early with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

Investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change would be appreciated.

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 27 July 2015, 10.00 am – 12 noon

When: Monday 27 July 2015, 10.00 am – 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What:  This month we will be working with Mail, Contacts, and Calendars

Reminding you that this is a forum where you can
  • 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.

How to Prepare a Computer for Disposal- Tuesday 28 July 2015, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When:  Tuesday 28 July 2015, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

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

What:  Computers are full of information, much of which has commercial value, including the software purchased, (often at considerable initial cost) and sensitive personal data in the form of files, folders, and libraries.

It is desirable to take action to protect your intellectual property before any decisions on disposal are taken. These measures will include protection and retention of software licences and registration codes (which may be suitable for the replacement equipment). Choices are:
  • Save
You may also wish to archive or transfer photo collections, documents and financial records.  This was the subject of an earlier Workshop, but we will also briefly consider “One Drive” and “Cloud” alternatives.
  • Wipe
It is also necessary to remove sensitive information from the computer before disposal. There are various scenarios for this and some of them will be discussed.
  • Getting the machinery off the premises
We will discuss the alternatives; including selling, gifting, recycling and as a final option land-fill.

 Please register your interest with Trevor King at tc.koenig@xtra.co.nz  ; & at the same time mentioning anything you would like covered.

Additional information pertinent to the Workshop is readily accessible through the SeniorNet web site at www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com.

Numbers are limited to the first 25 applicants.

Cost: $5 each, payable on arrival.  Please have correct change.

Macrium Reflect backup workshop, Wednesday 5 August, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When:  Wednesday 5 August, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm or later if need be.

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11 or 12

What: George Barna will present a workshop on backing up your Windows PC with Macrium Reflect. The workshop will be fully hands on, not a “watch it”, but a “do it” workshop with minimal techno-babble.

The pre-requisite is to have an external hard drive on which to back-up your data. Bring your laptop and your external drive with you. Don’t forget your power supplies. If you have a desktop computer that you can’t easily bring with you, then you will do the backup on one of the classroom machines but you will still have to bring your external drive.

We will install the free version of the Macrium Reflect software on your machine, to be used during the workshop.

Numbers of participants are limited to 5, so register early with George at georgebarna0@gmail.com.

Investment $5 payable at the door.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 21 July 2015: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 21 July 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.

Question &Answers Meeting, (Q&A.) Thursday, 23 July, 2015, 10.00 am -- 12.00 pm

When: Thursday, 23 July, 2015, 10.00 am -- 12.00 pm 

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 :
  • An interesting discussion re the pros and cons of purchasing printer inks.
  • A member explaining the advantages of using the 'Note Everything' app. on Android devices. 
  • Another member demonstrating a mini bluetooth receiver. 
  • A question about unlocking mobile phones, whick provoked some discussion including some words of warning.   
  • Among general discussion, was an item where a member sought assistance as to the possibility of repairing a problem with a TV remote.
Lionel Clover looks forward to seeing as many of you as possible.   Free to all members.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Computer and Related Security Workshop - Friday 24 July 2015, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When:  Friday 24 July 2015, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm.

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

What:  Learn how to protect yourself from the “baddies” that seek to invade your computer to steal your information and your money, or con you into giving it, and possibly kill your computer or make it useless.

Tony Doogue will explain the various types of baddies of the computer world and related criminal methods, to relieve you of your money, and show you how to protect yourself from them. There will be simple practical hints as well as links to more detailed information.

If you’ve got something you particularly want to know about or are having difficulties with why not see if he can help you.
 
Please register your interest with Tony Doogue at tonydoogue@xtra.co.nz at the same time mentioning anything you would like covered.

Some of the content of the Workshop is readily accessible through the SeniorNet web site at www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com.  Go to Workshop Notes and Computer and Related Security Workshop to see it.

Numbers are limited to the first 25 applicants.

Cost: $5 each, payable on arrival.  Please have correct change.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Digicam (digital camera) Special Interest Group, Wednesday July 15, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

When: Wednesday July 15, 10.00 am - 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What:  Alan Royal will introduce you to some exciting new developments in storing and manipulating your images on line, and why you should.

It is not only photos as such that can be stored as images. Alan will also discuss the importance of also keeping your valuable documents online.

If you only have hard copies of important material – such as e.g. credit cards, business cards, passports, drivers licenses, tax invoices, insurance (home, contents, medical, public liability and vehicle) policies, land titles, covenants, marriage licenses, birth certificates and historical family material - you will be shown how they can be scanned as images, or photographed for storage.

It will be demonstrated how some smartphone tools can provide an adequate image for later download and storage.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Facebook workshop, Friday 17 July, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

When:  Friday 17 July, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Hamish Girvan is our presenter. Hamish has had 20 years in the telecommunications industry, both in New Zealand and the USA.

He will demonstrate building a Facebook page from scratch and post photos. He will show what happens with comments and 'likes' and demonstrate privacy settings.

Numbers are limited so register early with Alan Royal at a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

Investment is $5 payable at the door. Correct change would be appreciated.