Newsletter for August 2016

New Executive Committee

Exec committeeThe new Executive Committee has met for the first time and as always is looking to improve our courses, create new Courses and make learning easier for members. If you have not attended a Course for some time then now is the time to phone Teresa to book a spot as over the last year or so Windows 10 has changed the way computers operate. Much easier when you know how.

Course Bookings

Teresa Urutia is back from holiday refreshed and ready to receive your calls. Call Teresa at (04) 2983132 to enrol in your chosen course.
Enrol today for one of our classes or click to see our Course Timetable on our website. Remember also that

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Fear not, AI is here

AI benefitsOn a number of occasions, I have chatted about future scenarios for our computing or technology driven lives for good reason, in as much as the developments in the area of technology continue to ramp up more and more talk about fear of job loss, fear of ‘our way of life’ going down the gurgler, and fear for our children and grandchildren’s well-being in the time to come.

They are not irrational fears, but the more you are in the picture the less threatening such developments become.

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Windows 10 – Anniversary upgrade

Win 10 BackgroundAnother year has gone by and Windows 10 has already had its first birthday. The time has come for the Anniversary upgrade, [an upgrade also known as Redstone 2] is now beginning to be downloaded across the world. Windows 10 was known as Redstone 1 during development.

Here in NZ we should see the Anniversary upgrade on our machines shortly, that is of course if you already have the Windows 10 operating system installed on your PC. Should you still be on Windows 7 or 8 then sadly it is officially too late to get the free upgrade to 10 which ended on July 29*.

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Issue with Photo Albums in Windows Live Mail

This is an important Technical Update for members using Windows Live Mail (on any Operating System – Win 7, 8.1 or 10).

If you attach more than one photograph to a Windows Live Mail email it automatically puts them into a Photo Album on OneDrive and sends a link to the email recipients.

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Newsletter – July 2016


The AGM was held on the 20th July with a good attendance of 32 members. The guest speaker Mr. John McBeth gave a very informative speech about instances in his life of broadcasting radio and television dating back to the early 1980s through to the present time. This covered Olympics, Commonwealth Games, Rugby and Americas Cup Yachting. At present he’s getting himself ready to cover the Rio Olympics.

Elected at the meeting were your 2016/17 committee:

Chairman – Brian Milne,                          Vice Chairperson – Teresa Urutia,

Treasurer – David Salter,                          Secretary – Jim Heron,

Committee – Ian McLuckie, Kuini Woolcock, Pat Stephens, Peter Bunkall, Peter Jones, Peter Thomson, Shona Spicer, Sue Connor, Veronica Kemp.

Imm. Past Chairman – Barry Bailey.

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