Many times recently I’ve been met with the challenge of completing forms on line. This can sometimes be an absolute nightmare particularly when you’re completing them on behalf of someone else who isn’t “fond” of computers.
I’d tried hard to be patient and muddle my way through, as each website invariably asks for the same information, but unfortunately sometimes not in the same format. Government department forms are so long you almost give up completing them. Continue reading
Annual General Meeting
At the AGM on 19 July, Teresa Urutia was elected Chairperson, Sue Connor, Secretary and David Salter, Treasurer. The following SeniorNet members were elected to the Executive Committee for the ensuing year. Barry Bailey, Peter Bunkall, James Heron, Peter Jones, Veronica Kemp, Brian Milne, Shona Spicer, Patrick Stephens, Peter Thomson. If you want to see the various roles and responsibilities assigned to the Committee Members this year, click here. The Guest Speaker was Roger Currier, the President of U3A who reviewed the many interesting facts about YouTube.
Honorary Membership recognises those Members who have provided meritorious service to SeniorNet Kapiti and have been an Executive Member or a Tutor for a minimum of 10 years. Continue reading
June – Workshop – Avoidance of Scams
The Avoidance of Scams, Workshop will cover various Scams that may appear on computers or in text messages. If you have questions bring them along, we will try to answer any questions on the day or we will get back to you! Put the date into your calendar now! Thursday 22 June at 1.30pm to 4pm (cost is $5.00 and places are limited – booking with Theresa is essential). Continue reading
With the recent Ransomware Cyber Attack around the world, it is a timely reminder to each of us to ensure that the computer we are using has the latest updates and that we also regularly back up each device. The articles below you may find informative and helpful. However, if you do have any questions please do not hesitate to ask a Tutor at one of our classes or a How Do I…? Workshop.
What is a computer virus? (Microsoft.com)
Computer viruses are small software programs that are designed to spread from one computer to another and to interfere with computer operation.
What do computer viruses do? Continue reading
New Workshop – Avoidance of Scams
The Avoidance of Scams Workshop will cover various Scams that may appear on computers or in text messages. If you have questions bring them along, we will try to answer any questions on the day or we will get back to you! Put the date into your calendar now! Thursday 22 June at 1.30pm to 4pm (cost is $5.00 and places are limited – booking with Teresa is essential).
Computers – should we turn them “On/Off”
So what is best – leave your computer on all the time or turn it off when you’re not using it? And what about your printer and modem; should you be turning them off? Continue reading