At our recent Annual General meeting, our Chairperson presented the following Annual report.
SeniorNet Kapiti Inc
2019-2020 Annual Report
Our membership at the end of the Financial Year (31 March 2020) was 333 including 9 Honorary Members. Unlike many SeniorNets around New Zealand, our membership numbers are holding steady year on year despite around 90 resignations annually. Our recruitment efforts are clearly reaping rewards in new membership and I believe it is a testament to the quality and relevance of the courses and workshops we offer our members. Continue reading
12 months ago I wrote about the likely transformation in the transportation industry, i.e. autonomous and electric vehicles, robotics and AI, also the Internet of Things, fitness trackers and voice interaction with our devices.
All good stuff if you can keep up with it, but at the speed at which we are supposed to absorb, understand the consequences of, and the implementation of, the new technology is daunting.
Now that Vodafone has announced availability of 5G by the end of the year what exactly does that mean for you and me?
If you are a Vodafone service subscriber and live at Kapiti the first thing you may think about is the newly installed fibre connection, but alas, it has nothing to do with that as you don’t need fibre to get 5G, instead your need a 5G capable device like a smartphone or tablet or gaming computer to take advantage of this new wireless technology when it is ready.
The promise then is
This is a quick message to all our members who have @gmail addresses….
You’ve probably received a message this week from Google telling you that your Google+ Account is being closed soon and wondered what it’s all about.
Long story short…when you signed up for your Google email address you were also allocated a Google+ Account (it’s like Facebook but it lost the “war”). Google have now decided to close the entire Google+ “Ecosystem” down and they are just letting you know before they delete everything.
Your xxx.yyy@gmail email address WILL NOT BE AFFECTED
We wrote about the demise of Google+ a couple of months ago in this article
If you never ever posted anything to Google+ (and most of you won’t have), then you don’t have to do anything.
If you did post to Google+ and want to keep any of the content, then you need to get on over there now and extract the bits you want to keep and store them elsewhere. Otherwise, DO NOTHING works for you too!
We are familiar with regular stories of pollution of our rivers, the ocean, the air, all man made, but what about the digital pollution that is now choking the world.
I was thinking the other day about the fact that I and millions others use ‘the cloud’ for storing much of our data such as photos, back-ups, work papers, music, movies and perhaps financial details which could be a problem in the longer run, and if so what kind of problem?