Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Laptop Morning Workshop - Tuesday 5 March, 10 am - 12 pm - Enrolments Now Open


When: Tuesday 5 March, 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1 Meeting Room 2

Why:  In response to popular demand, we are repeating our  "open slather" Microsoft systems netbook and notebook computers session.

What: We will discuss the evaluating, choosing, & setting up Seniornet's newest Windows 8 laptop, and procedures to keep it safe and up-to-date.

Brief mention will be made of "cash-back" offers, hidden costs, and support channels.

Feel free to bring your Laptop unit along, to further the session and join in the forum discussion after morning tea.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.
 
Register ASAP with Trevor King at   tc.koenig@xtra.co.nz.  Please include your phone number or email address to facilitate enrolment confirmation.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 25 February 2013, 10.00 am – 12 noon


When: Monday 25 February, 10.00 am – 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: 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.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hands-on Workshop using Gmail and Google, Monday February 25 & Monday March 4 from 12 pm - 2 pm


When:  Monday February 25 & Monday March 4 from 12 pm - 2 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 12

What: The purpose of the hands-on workshop is to set up an email account using free Google webmail (Gmail) and exploring Google tools

The only prerequisites are:

  • a basic knowledge of how to use a mouse or touch pad
  • access to a computer with a broadband connection.

The course covers two days and the cost is $20 payable on the first day.

Session 1 – setting up a Gmail account - and exploring the various extras that Gmail offers - using the Google toolbar and Google help

Session 2 – creating a Calendar - synchronising with a cell phone - using Google Drive to view, edit and save files to the web.

Contact Ngaire Jackson. ph. 389 2629 or email  ngairej@gmail.com.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Questions & Answers (Q&A) - Thursday 21 February 2013, 10 am -11.45 am


When: Thursday 21 February, 2013, 10 am -11.45 am

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: Ray Heenan will facilitate the session

Some members will have questions – others will have answers – and some may have helpful hints on how to get answers. No question is too silly or too elementary – all could lead to an answer It’s an opportunity to learn and share as part of the Special Learning Group that is free to all SeniorNet members
See you there!

Telecom: Yahoo Xtra mail phishing problem


Phishing messages seek to fool a person into providing details such as their logon or password to a bank, usually by sending an email that apes a genuine message (typically, banks and others do not ask for personal details by email).

Some Telecom customers using Xtra mail ((which hosts Telecom's Xtra mail in Sydney) have also noticed bounced emails, or spam messages sent to their contacts.

Yahoo fixed the problem this morning, Telecom says.

However, emails received before this morning should be treated with suspicion.

"If you have received any of these emails, we recommend that you delete these without opening them and under no circumstances should you reply to these emails with any log on, password or personal information," Telecom says.

Telecom remains all affected customers reset their Xtra email password, which can be done via nz.yahoo.com.

Courtesy NBR 6:34PM Sunday 10 February 2013

Friday, February 8, 2013

Workshop - Introduction to Android: Navigation and Settings, Tuesday 19 February, 10 am –12 pm. NOTE DATE CHANGE

When: Tuesday 19 February, 10 am –12 pm
  
Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2 

What: Android phones and tablets have a common set of navigation tools and settings. Knowing how to access the features of your phone or tablet will expand your use and pleasure from these devices.

Jason Murphy, Non-Fiction Customer Specialist at the Wellington City Libraries, will outline and demonstrate the basic features and answer questions.

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

Register with the  Facilitator, Lindsay Rollo at:  burrowsnz@gmail.com and PLEASE enter Android Device Group
in the  subject line.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Digicam SLG, Wednesday 20 February, 10 am - 12 pm


When: Wednesday 20 February, 10 am - 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1,Room 2

What: Please do bring along some of your holiday snaps. Using Faststone (the programme we teach at Seniornet), we can project your pictures, crop and make other adjustments. This we can do as a collective critique and all learn from the exercise. There are a number of free programmes available, if time permits we can explore a few of them.

Questions and answers will be scheduled into the 2 hours.


Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday 13 February, 10.am – 12 pm


When: Wednesday, 13 February, 10 am – 12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This is your meeting, so please bring your questions:  Michael Munro will facilitate.

Unfortunately, our COG Notes editor, David Boyes, is not able to attend this meeting, so if any member is able to stand in to take brief notes of the questions and answers, that would be most helpful.

There will be some discussion about the shape of COG meetings.

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


Workshop - Managing your Desktop, Shambolic or Organised? - Thursday 14 February, 10 am – 12 pm NOTE DATE CHANGE


When:  Thursday 14 February, 10 am –12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: What do all the desktop icons do?  Are the icon legends to small to read ?  Can I get rid of  those I don’t need or want?  How do I add new icons?  How do I manage the Quick Launch panel? Changing the background image.

Ways to deal with all these questions will be presented for XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.

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

Register with the presenter, Lindsay Rollo at burrowsnz@gmail.com.  PLEASE enter DESKTOP in the subject line.

Only those members who register before midday, Wednesday 13 February, can be admitted.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Workshop -Introduction to Android : Navigation and Settings, 14 February 2013, 10 am –12 pm


When:  Thursday 14 February 2013, 10 am –12 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Android phones and tablets have a common set of navigation tools and settings. Knowing how to access the features of your phone or tablet will expand your use and pleasure from these devices.

Jason Murphy, Non-Fiction Customer Specialist at the Wellington City Libraries, will outline and demonstrate the basic features and answer questions.

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

Register with the facilitator, Lindsay Rollo at   burrowsnz@gmail.com and PLEASE enter Android Device Group in the subject line.

Writing & Publishing Learning Group - Wednesday 13 February, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm


When: Wednesday 13 Feb 12.30  -2.30

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

What: Mick Crouch, Analyst Advisor at Archives New Zealand,  will be talking on various types of digital preservation of records, including comment on cloud storage.

This session by the national experts on preservation of documents,  in written and image format, will be of interest to all members. Come along if you wish to learn how to store your material for future access and learn the secrets of long term storage.