Voice Over IP (VOIP) – The New Age Telephone!

With many of our members changing over to High-Speed Fibre Broadband, a new opportunity presents itself around telephone voice services

Once your Fibre Connection is operational, your copper wires are disconnected and your old analogue telephone will cease to work. You will be offered a single phone connection to the Fibre Modem or at extra cost, a loop across to the existing wiring in your house.

There is however an alternative worth considering which moves your phone directly onto the Internet. It’s called Voice Over IP. Remember when reading this that in New Zealand we have complete number portability so whichever option you choose, you can take your “old” home phone number with you and your inbound callers won’t know you’ve changed technology. Continue reading

Newsletter – December 2018

Welcome to the final days of 2018.  Senior Net Kapiti Inc has closed its doors for the remainder of the year, but we are back in late January with our Coastlands Day event on the 29th.  If you are at the mall that day, drop by the table and have a talk with the volunteers about what’s coming up. Our courses and workshops will be commencing in February.

As always, our schedule for the upcoming term is on our website for when you have a spare moment to check it out (Courses here and Workshops here). And, also don’t forget to browse through our other offerings on the website 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

They’re at it Again!

This is a very short post because I’ve said it all before…

If you get the following message in an email from Google, please click here and read the article I posted back in February. Nothing has changed!

Our recommendation remains the same….if you have a Gmail account and use either Windows Live Mail, MS Outlook or Thunderbird, DO NOT CHANGE THIS SETTING.

Sadly you can’t stop these unnecessary and irritating messages from Google. Just delete the email.

Newsletter – April 2018

New Course and Workshop Booking Number

The Committee has decided to provide the Enrolments Coordinator with a mobile phone that will become our primary phone number for booking all Classes and Workshops. This has been done for several reasons including freeing up the Coordinator’s personal phone for private use, ease of handover when the coordinator travels/is unavailable, a separate voicemail for SeniorNet messages and the ability to offer WhatsApp calls.

The new Course and Workshop booking number is 021 169 6256 and takes effect immediately. Please do not use Elaine’s private phone for any further SeniorNet calls – all our documentation (paper and website) has been updated with the new number. WhatsApp users can also call or message this phone directly. Continue reading