What is this 5G all about?

5G-image-Now that Vodafone has announced availability of 5G by the end of the year what exactly does that mean for you and me?

If you are a Vodafone service subscriber and live at Kapiti the first thing you may think about is the newly installed fibre connection, but alas, it has nothing to do with that as you don’t need fibre to get 5G, instead your need a 5G capable device like a smartphone or tablet or gaming computer to take advantage of this new wireless technology when it is ready.

The promise then is

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Newsletter – July 2019

Term 3 Courses and Workshops

Term 3 starts Monday 22nd July and we have a great lineup of both Courses and Workshops for you to attend. Thought about writing your memoirs? Keen to make better use of Google Maps? Still uncomfortable about Internet Banking or OneDrive? We have a Workshop coming up for each of these. How about learning to properly use the camera on your Smartphone – the Course starts Monday 29 July.

Why not plan ahead now and make some bookings with Elaine (ph 021 169 6256).
The Courses can be found here and the Workshops here.

Changes around The Learning Centre

We’ve been working closely with our Landlord (KCDC) to get a variety of problems and issues resolved with the building. It’s never a quick process but Barry (our Facilities Coordinator) is persistent and patient! Continue reading

Reminder – AGM Tomorrow

Annual General Meeting

Members are reminded that our AGM is being held tomorrow Wednesday 26 June at 1:30pm at The Learning Centre.

All members are encouraged to attend this important annual meeting

Guest Speaker is Grant Sidaway – Executive Officer, SeniorNet Federation

Afternoon Tea will be provided afterwards

Agenda, Annual Accounts and ChairPerson’s Report are available for pre-reading here


How Do I…? Workshop

Friday 28 June at 9:30am
Cost is based on time taken to resolve your problem but no more than $10 per hour

Newsletter – May 2019

Annual General Meeting Wednesday 26th June

Please make a note in your diary to attend our AGM at The Learning Centre on Wednesday 26th June at 1.30pm.

We are very privileged to have Grant Sidaway, the Executive Director of SeniorNet Inc as our Guest Speaker. Grant is retiring at the end of this year so this is probably your last chance to hear him speak.

New Executive Committee Members

We are looking for several new people to join the Executive Committee this year.

This is a very rewarding role working with a  motivated and supportive group of people. If you would like to help steer SeniorNet Kapiti, please ask a friend (member) to nominate you. An Online Nomination form is available for you to use on our website if you click here

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Windows 10 is Evolving – Please Keep Up!

Windows 10 is, by design, an evolving Operating System. According to Microsoft, there will never be a Windows 11, just a continuously changing Windows 10.

In reality, what does this mean for you, as a humble PC/Laptop user? Well, the most obvious thing is that you will see small incremental changes occurring as the regular updates are applied. In fact, Microsoft have stated that they will update Windows 10 every 6 months and while there have been a couple of hiccups along the way, they have generally remained on their own self-imposed schedule in recent years. March and September are the “big” months to watch out for.

The current version of Windows 10 (at the time of writing in April 2019) is “1809”. The version designation is simply the year (YY) and month (MM) when the update was initially released. Those of you who are quick with the maths, will already be asking “then where’s v1903?” and you are right to pose the question. Sadly, I don’t know the answer right now but what I do know if that it won’t be far away!

It is important that you keep up to date with these ongoing updates. Continue reading