Newsletter – March 2018

The New Year

The Term 1 Classes and Workshops are underway. Our promotions at the Coastlands Day and at the two Open Days resulted in 20 new members joining and enrolling in our programmes. If you are considering that you need to improve your IT skills then look up our website SeniorNet Kapiti website for details on what’s available and contact Elaine 04 905 3744 to enrol.

New Phones

If you have just purchased a new smart phone and are having some problems then why not consider enrolling for the Smartphone and Tablets Basics Workshop or the one for iPad and iPhone.

New Courses and Workshops – What would you like us to do?

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Don’t be Fooled by Google!

This message is for everyone who is using Microsoft Outlook or Windows Live Mail
(or Thunderbird) together with their Gmail Account.

You have probably received a message from Google ( in recent days. If you have, this is important so please read on…

The message subject is Resolve One Security Issues Found on your Google Account Continue reading

Oh No, not again!

meltdown-spectre_620x350It is 1995 and the latest computers boast the latest computer chips or processors from the big manufacturers of such things like Intel, ARM, AMD and others.

Two decades later the millions of computers using these chips are now suddenly found to have a flaw, in fact two, named Meltdown and Spectre, rather ominous names.

What does it mean to me and you, only that some hacker has found a way to access the entire memory of a vulnerable computer, i.e. your password, log-ins and files cached by various applications you are using, and other sensitive data could be read by the hacker.

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2018 – The Future is already here

So much has happened this year that to make an intelligent guess at what we might encounter in 2018 and beyond has become increasingly difficult.

Technology develops very fast, some would say that it is destroying the most important asset in our lives, and that is Time.

Because our time is limited, although some might argue that the more time we have the more opportunities we have to enjoy life and fulfilment. Yet what matters is not how much time we have, but how we spend it, the quality of our experiences depends not on how many hours are in the day, rather on how we used those hours.

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Newsletter for November 2017

New Workshop: “Are you thinking of buying?”

You might find that your old printer is playing up. Should you try to get it fixed? If you decide to buy a new one, you notice that you can spend anything from $80 to $500 – how do you decide?  And, what brand to buy?

What if your old PC has finally had it. Should you buy another, in which case how much should you spend, what do you look for, how do you understand all the specs? Or, should you be getting a laptop instead? Or perhaps a tablet? How to decide? Continue reading