Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 24 November 2015: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 24 November 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.

Some of the topics discussed at our last meeting were:
Smartphone volume adjustments
Deleting the signature on messages
Lynda.com – online tutorials
Keepod – Android OS on flash drive
Getting Android Marshmallow features without updating

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 26 November, 2015, 10.00 am -- 12.00 pm, Last Meeting for 2015

When: 10.00am -- 12.00 pm.  Last Meeting for 2015
Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room  2

What: This is an opportunity to learn and share and everyone is 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, any one 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.

Lionel looks forward to meeting and greeting you all.

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 23 November 2015, 10.00 am – 12 noon

When: Monday 23 November, 10.00 am – 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This month we will be looking at Facetime and IMessage.
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, November 16, 2015

Digicam (Digital Camera) Tutorial, Wednesday 18 November, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon

When: Wednesday 18 November, 10.00 am – 12.00 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level One, Room 2

What: A question and answer session. It will be an opportunity to ask any question regarding anything to do with digital cameras. Questions about ‘photo enhancement’, what went wrong with my image’, ‘filing and recording my photos’ ‘some inbuilt modes such as panorama photos with your smart phone’, etc.

Bring your camera or mobile device with you. If you have your camera user guide handy bring that too.

As this is the last Digicam  session for 2015 it’s a great opportunity to ask questions about some of the niggly problems you may be experiencing before you launch into taking photo shots during Christmas and the New Year.

Don’t forget you may also be able to help provide answers and share what knowledge you have.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Hands-on Course using an Android tablet (not phone), Thursdays, November 19th & 26th, 12.30 pm -2.30 pm

When:  Thursdays, November 19th & 26th, 12.30-2.30

Where:  Room 11, 1st Floor, Anvil House, 138-143 Wakefield Street

What:  The purpose of this course is to set up and learn the basic functions of an Android Tablet

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

Learning objectives
1.  Read and set up Home Screens.
2.  Explore Settings and setup a WiFi connection.
3.  Setup and use Email, use the Internet and add Bookmarks
4.  Setup contacts.
5.  Use the App Store and download User Manuals
6.  Use the camera and take screen shots
7.  Security and privacy.
8.  Connect to a computer.

The course will be limited to 5.  

As there is a variety of tablets on the market, it would be appreciated if you could advise what type of machine you are using.

Contact:  Ngaire Jackson,  email: ngairej@gmail.com,  phone: 389-2629.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

RealMe Government Logon Short Course, Thursday 26 November, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

When:           Thursday 26 November, 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Where:          Anvil House, Level 1, Rooms 11

What:  RealMe has been set up by the Department of Internal Affairs and New Zealand Post to make it easier for New Zealanders to get things done online.

RealMe is free for consumers. You can use it to prove who you are when you’re onlne, and to access the online services of a number of NZ Government departments and banks.

This will be a hands-on short course in which you will be able to set up a RealMe account.  You will learn what services you can access using your account, and what to do if you lose or can’t remember an account that you have previously set up.

The cost of this 2 hour course is $10 payable at the door.

Contact Maureen Pratchett at  maureen.pratchett@paradise.net.nz to register.

TradeMe Short Course, Friday 20 November 2015, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

When: Friday 20 November 2015, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Where: Anvil house, level 1, Room 11

What:    Learn how to use TradeMe to buy or sell an article.

 This short course will show you how to register, search TradeMe listings, make a bid on an item and list your own item on TradeMe to sell it.

If you have a small item you want to sell, bring it to the class along with your camera.

The cost of the course is $10 payable at the door. Please register with Maureen Pratchett at maureen.pratchett@gmail.com

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Access Free Online Learning at GCF Learnfree (Short Course), Friday 13 November 2015, 12:30 pm -2:30 pm

When:   Friday 13 November 2015, 12:30 pm -2:30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11

What: GCF Learnfree has hundreds of online courses covering subjects as diverse as computer basics, Windows, Excel, Word, social media including Facebook, cloud and much more.

GCF courses include text and video instruction.  They are structured into short modules for easier learning.

This course will give you practice in navigating the GCF site and show you how to search for a course you might be interested in.

The cost of the course is $10 payable at the door. Please register for the course with Allan Chee at acheester@gmail.com

SeniorNet Writing and Publishing Group - November Meeting, Wednesday 11 November, 12.30 pm to 2.30 pm

When:    Wednesday 11 November, 12.30 to 2.30 pm

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

What:    Practical Tips for  Writers of Family or Club histories, Memoirs, or other long documents.

  • John Nimmo will look back at his experience in writing a 400 page family history and share the main things he learned
  • Lindsay Rollo will display examples of tips and tricks he learned from his long experience as an editor and producer of technical and general publication 
This will be a practical and helpful session and is free to all SeniorNet members.

Computer Owners Group (COG), Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday 11 November, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Wednesday 11 November, 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.