Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Digicam (digital camera) Special Interest Group, Thursday 14th April 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

When: Thursday 14 April, 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2… to Frank Kitts Park and the Rowing lagoon, with your camera.

Preparation:  Charge up your camera batteries and check space on SD cards on Wednesday night.

What: Safari (Weather permitting ) to Harbour front… by the Rowing Club lagoon. (Suggest you use the lights to cross Jervois Quay by Cable street.  Alternatively use the wooden bridge past the Library to reach Frank Kitts Park by the lagoon.)

Be prepared to take either pics, or videos from the moment you leave Anvil House at 10 am, until you arrive back at Anvil House at 11 am for your cuppa.

Following a cuppa, we will view the gems you have captured.

Should the weather be lousy, we may view and discuss the pics/videos already on your SD cards. Otherwise (threat!) you will have to look at some of my holiday pics (lol!).

We look forward to enjoying your company. Free to all members.

See you Thursday 14 th April, 10 am with your camera, SD’s and batteries, primed to go.

Convert your favourite LPs to digital files and then to CD, Monday 11 April, 10.00 am - 12 noon

When: Monday 11 April, 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: The workshop will take you through the equipment and software needed to enable you to save and play your LPs (and other vinyl records), tapes and cassettes in digital form.

You may then play these through your:
  • Surround sound or stereo equipment
  • Car CD player
  • MP3 player, iPod, iPad, Tablet, or 
  • On your computer
Once you have loaded your (free) software onto your computer and set it up for your sound card (we show you how :-), you may edit out most unwanted ‘noises’, and organise your music to suit yourself.

The cost of the workshop is $10 payable at the door.

Please register with Ray Heenan at  ray.heenan@gmail.com. Please wear a name tag.


Skype workshop – Monday 4 April 2016, 10.00 am - 12 noon

When: Monday 4 April, 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: The workshop will look at the Skype program, which can be used to make calls (both voice and video) over the internet, for free.
How to download the Skype software, install it and get the programme up and running, so that you can talk to family and friends, as well as see them if you have a web camera, will be demonstrated.
The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.
Please register with Keith Kenderdine at  kenderkb@xtra.co.nz.

Please wear a name tag.

TradeMe workshop, Friday 1 April, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Friday 1 April, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Room 2

Despite the date this is a real workshop – not an April Fools joke. 
      
What: Another of these popular workshops. We will explore the TradeMe web site live, and view the 3 TradeMe video's.

You will be shown how easy it is to "cruise" through the basic 28 categories which subdivide into hundreds more.

How to buy and sell. Mainly covering general goods and cars, also a quick look at property plus plenty of tips.

Bryan has made mistakes and been "ticked off" by TradeMe, oh yes indeed! Find out why and learn from his mistakes.

You will find some aspects of this workshop amusing!         
Notes will be emailed a few days prior.
Register by emailing  bcarver@clear.net.nz.

Cost is $5 payable on the day - please try and bring the correct amount.

PS. For our entertainment you could dress up in a "fools" costume!

Monday, March 28, 2016

SeniorNet Wellington - Visitors’ Session, Thursday 7 April at 10.00 am


Second Visitors’ Session for 2016
Thursday 7 April, Level 1, Anvil House, 138 to 140 Wakefield Street at 10.00 am
Another opportunity to join members for tea or coffee.
  • Learn how SeniorNet can help you to understand information technology and to manage computers, tablets, smart phones, and apps, for best results and benefits.  
  • Share knowledge, learn together, meet friendly people, and have fun.
  • Modest annual subscriptions, course, tutorial, and workshop fees.
For more information see the website www.seniornetwgtn.blogspot.com

Regardless of how much you know, there’ll be something there for you.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Workshop - 101 Google tools (or nearly!), Tuesday 5 April, 10.00 am -12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 5 April, 10.00 am - 12 noon

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: SeniorNet Wellington does workshops on e.g. Google Search, Google Earth and Google Maps, Gmail and Google Drive.

Did you realise there are many other useful Google tools?

This workshop will give an overview of some of those free Google  tools and show you where to find other Google tools that may be of interest.

It will include a demonstration of how to use the free Google Drive for cloud storage and an introduction to its tools.

The cost of the workshop is $5 payable at the door.

Please register with Alan Royal at  a.royal@paradise.net.nz.

Please wear a name tag.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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

 When: Thursday 24 March, 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.

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 February's meeting:
  • The resizing of text using Control plus or Control minus as required. 
  • Incorrect time shown in Windows 10 and how to correct. 
  • Geek Uninstaller reported to be superior to Revo Uninstaller. 
  • Foxit Reader a pdf reader proving popular with some members. 
  • Clarification of message being received from Google for users of XP and Vista about the planned ceasing of updates on that site.  
Lionel looks forward to meeting and greeting you all. Free to members.


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Android Devices Meeting, Tuesday 22 March 2016: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: Tuesday 22 March 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, March 14, 2016

Apple Mac Computer User Group Meeting – Monday 21 March 2016, 10.00 am – 12 noon

When: Monday 21 March, 10.00 am – 12 noon. Note the change from the 4th Monday to the 3rd Monday

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Meeting Room 2

What: This month we will be looking at setting up a guest account and controlling what access they are allowed.

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.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Gmail hands-on course, ​Friday, 11 & 18 March, 12.30 pm -2.30 pm

When: Friday, 11 & 18 March​, 12.30 pm -2.30 pm

Where: Anvil House, Level 1, Rooms 11 & 12

What:  The purpose of this hands-on course is to set up an email account using the free web-based email programme Gmail, and explore the extra services this email programme offers.

The only prerequisites are:
  • a basic knowledge of using a mouse or touch pad
  • access to a computer with a broadband connection
You will learn:
  • how to set up an email account
  • where to find tools and adjust programme settings to suit individual taste
  • ways to send, receive and forward emails
  • filing emails and creating new folders
  • sending and opening an attachment
  • including pictures in emails
  • saving pictures to your computer
  • using an address book and transferring addresses from another email programme
  • setting up a calendar
  • saving files, pictures, etc to the web
The course covers two days and the investment is $20 payable on the first day.

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

Computer Owners Group (COG) Special Learning Group (SLG), Wednesday, 9 March, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm

When: COG SLG Wednesday, 9 March, 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.

Subjects discussed at the last meeting included:

  • Difficulties with Windows 10 (including the clock)
  • Fibre optic installation problems
  • How best to communicate with Spark
  • iOS 9 upgrade problems
  • Wi-Fi router difficulties
  • Repairs for Apple products
  • Deleting files in Windows 7
  • T-stick problems
  • Android PCs
  • Bluetooth earphones.
  • Read PDF files in Chrome

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Hands-on Course using an Android Tablet (not phone) - Thursday, March 10 & 17, 12.30 pm -2.30 pm

When:  Thursday, March 10 & 17, 12.30 pm -2.30 pm

Where:  Anvil House, Level 1, Room 11,  138-140 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 tablet you are using.

Contact:  Graeme Munro, email: graeme.munro@gmail.com   phone: 232-5407.