These are workshops held recently 

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Monday 26 Feb 2018 at 2-30 pm, about 2 hours, $5 for members, prospective members welcome. No need to book please just turn up .

The new age of television: 

Brian Oakes

 The way we watch Television is changing. 

There are now more ways to watch TV than ever before with more channels than you can shake a stick at and many on demand streaming services.
In this workshop we explore the many ways you can now view Television.

  • We will explain what a Smart TV is and how to get the best from it.
  • We will show you low cost alternatives to a Smart TV that allows you to connect your computer or tablet to the TV using a simple cable, Google Chromecast, Apple TV or Samsung device.  
  • We also explore the many on demand streaming service’s such as Netflix, Lightbox, TVNZ, Freeview plus and Sky’s on demand service with details on how to use them.
  • We also look at new Zealand’s newest TV service NZPTV

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Monday 19 Feb 2018 at 2-30 pm, about 2 hours, $5 for members, prospective members welcome. No need to book please just turn up .

Tips and Tricks for Browsing the Internet: 

Brian Oakes

Tips and Tricks for Browsing the Internet
We all use the internet whether we are looking for the quickest route to the airport or how to cook the perfect eggs benedict. But are you using it efficiently? Is there a better way to find what you are looking for? In this workshop we explain the difference between Web browsers and Search Engines and look at the different browsers available. We show you a whole range of tips and tricks to improve the way you use the internet.
 

  • How to use tabs to open separate web pages at the same time and how to bookmark pages so you can easily find them again.
  • Use browser History to return to previous a search
  • Learn how to Zoom text to make pages easier to read
  • Use Autofill to save time when filling in your details.
  • Search for images and download them.
  • Use Short cuts to quickly navigate a web page
  • Use Quotes to narrow your search results
  • Print web pages

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Monday 12 Feb 2018 at 2-30 pm, about 2 hours, $5 for members, prospective members welcome. No need to book please just turn up 

Downloading and cataloguing photos from your camera, Smart phone or tablet to your PC.              Brian Oakes

 

Over the summer break we have all taken a great many Photos on our smartphone tablet or cameras.

But how do you get them on to your computer? In this workshop we show you how connect your digital device and then download your photos to your computer, store them in appropriately named folders and name them so that you can easily find them again. We also show how to bring order to your existing Photo filing system and how to rename Photos to make them easily identifiable.
Don’t miss this great Workshop.

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Monday 19 March  2018 at 2-30 pm, about 2 hours, $5 for members, prospective members welcome. No need to book please just turn up .

 Starting out with Genealogy – Create your own family tree : Carolyn Williams

Genealogy : Find out more about your ancestors, to add the background detail to all those photos you have tucked away.

Learn the basics of genealogy research, how to gather information, how to store and record what you find.  Then how to further your research.

This is an introductory workshop that leads into a series of four, two hour lessons.

workshop

Monday 12 March  2018 at 2-30 pm, about 2 hours, $5 for members, prospective members welcome. No need to book please just turn up .

Must Have Apps : Alan Spicer and Kelvin Burgess

Other than simple texting and phone calls, mobile phones and tablets have dramatically enhanced the way we communicate with the world around us. Do you know how to use these small, powerful devices to their full potential?
In this workshop Alan Spicer and Kelvin Burgess will tell you about some of the apps they frequently use to interact with the outside world.
They will show you how to get the apps, what they do, how they work and how to keep them up-to-date.
Everyone will be encouraged to share their own favourite apps, so bring along your device….but make sure you do a complete update of your devices before you leave home.

workshop

Monday 26 March 2018 at 2-30 pm, about  two hours, Prospective members welcome. No need to book please just turn up .

Ask the experts – Members meeting and social gathering : 

Kelvin Burgess and Alan Spicer

An opportunity to ask all about technology and meet other members  

Ask the experts 

Here is a chance to meet other SeniorNetters over tea, coffee and biscuits. You will be joined by our technical team  and Tutors. They will answer questions relating to your computer, tablet, phone or the digital domain in general. If you bring along your device, make sure it is fully charged and updated.

We will have a Google Home and Google Home Mini running. These are examples of the latest “Automated Home” devices just released. You will be amazed at what is happening with Artificial Intelligence 

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Windows 10 Photo App

Monday 9 April 2018 at 2-30 pm, about 2 hours, $5 for members. Prospective members welcome. No need to book please just turn up .

 

Brian Oakes 

Learn about yet another app for your valuable photos 

Window 10 Photo App

 is the free photo viewer and editor included with Windows 10. It allows you to import your photos, sort them into collections and albums. There are tools where you can edit your Photos to enhance them.  Change the brightness and contrast as well as colour. There are special filters to change the look of your photo as well is special tools to remove spots and blemishes from your picture.

  • Photos has amazing search facilities that allow your search your collection by name or even by face.
  • Create Stunning Photo albums complete with music and Titles.
  • You can also Create and edit videos directly from the photo App to make movies to share with Family and friends.

In this workshop we show you how to get the best from this great free App built right into windows 10. Don’t miss it.

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