Newsletter – September 2018

Open Days

Open Days are planned for Thursday 27th and Saturday 29th September from 10.00am to 2.00 pm at the Learning Centre (200 Matai Rd, Raumati Beach). This is an excellent opportunity for you to suggest to your friends that they come along to find out about our computer training courses and workshops.

There will also be a promotion day at Coastlands on Tuesday 25th September – why not drop by and say hello.

Changes to the Executive Committee

Following the Annual General Meeting, there were a couple of changes to the Committee. Continue reading

Anti-Tracking Software

 

I was reading an article in a consumer magazine about how to protect your privacy when using Facebook and the author had added a sidebar about an anti-tracking product (Privacy Badger) that he recommended. From there I found the Privacy Badger reviews online and decided to give it a go. Privacy Badger is a free browser extension for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Firefox for Android created by the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

When asked to give a demonstration of the product at a recent Question & Answer (Q&A) session, I took a longer look at anti-tracking extensions and decided the presentation should be a comparison between two of the available products. Continue reading

Newsletter – July 2018

New Term Courses and Workshops

The new term’s programme is now underway and this is a good time to consider how you can upgrade your computer skills. Term 3 Courses can be found by clicking here and Workshops here

Contact Elaine Ph 021 169 6256  or email her at SNKBookings@gmail.com to enrol.

Annual General Meeting

Twenty-eight members attended the AGM on 18 July at the Learning Centre.

The Guest speaker was David Robertson who gave a very interesting talk about the work of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB).

AGM: Election of Executive Committee for 2018-19

The following Members were elected; Continue reading

Newsletter – June 2018

 

This year’s AGM will be held at the Learning Centre on Wednesday 18th July at 1.30pm. All members are welcome – please put it in your diary. The Guest Speaker is David Robertson from the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and refreshments will be served afterwards.  

Nominations for the Executive.

If you know of someone you think would be a productive member of the Executive for this coming year then click here for our online Nomination Form Continue reading

A trip down Memory Lane

A trip down M Lane

I remember IIIt really is nearly 30 years since Tim Berners-Lee gave the World the beginnings of the World Wide Web that has changed the way we live, do business, work and entertain, just about everything in the way it has impacted society.

In New Zealand back in 1961 the first computer was installed at Treasury [an IBM] but it took 20 years to 1981 before IBM gave us the PC and Bill Gates gave us the MS-DOS that was the first operating platform for the Personal Computer.

You may even remember the Commodore 64, the cheaper computer everyone loved and 1/3rd of the cost of an Apple II and an IBM PC, it might even have been

 

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