We all have problems on our computer from time to time – yes, even the “experts” get screen lock-ups occasionally. Those of us who’ve been working with computers for a long time have a mental list of things we try first.
Thanks to the foresight of Bill Gates (Ctrl/Alt/Delete & the “5 second reboot key”) and Microsoft (Windows’ self repairing technology in Windows 10), if nothing significant has changed recently on your PC, one of these “actions” could well dig you out of the proverbial.
So, next time something untoward happens on your PC, before hitting the PANIC button and calling your favourite IT “Geek” for help, you should try these suggestions (in order) first… Continue reading
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
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
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
This article describes how to find and install the Kindle E-book Reader Application (App) on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile (devices), and how to get e-books for reading in the app. Continue reading