Windows 10 is Evolving – Please Keep Up!

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

Newsletter – March 2019

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by the tragic events in Christchurch.


New Member

At SeniorNet Kapiti, we have a very special new member. His name is Yates, he has his own membership card and he’s the guide dog for Elizabeth East. Elizabeth is visually impaired and she regularly updates us on IT developments for the visually impaired. Yates now attends meetings with Elizabeth and listens attentively to our discussions!

Reminder: When Yates is wearing his walking harness, please don’t engage with him – he’s busy working!

2nd Reminder: If you want to discuss anything with Yates, please ask Elizabeth for permission first… especially if it involves food!!! Continue reading

Serious Security Flaw

Security Flaw Google

Check the version of Chrome Browser you may be using and if the version you are using is NOT 72.0.3626.121 please update your browser straight away.

Google found a serious flaw and indicates that Chrome users should update their browser as soon as possible. At the same time they are not saying what exactly the security patch is fixing but may do so later when most users have updated.

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Newsletter – February 2019

Term 1 is Underway!

We are now into 2019 and have a number of Courses and Workshops for you to choose from to keep your IT learning up to speed. If you go to our Website you will see the programme for Term 1 (Courses here and Workshops here). When you have made your selection please phone Elaine at  021 169 6256 to make a booking.

Open Days

Earlier this month we held the Coastlands Day, where we had over 40 enquiries and then the two Open Days which attracted 7 new members which brings our total membership to 307.

We are currently reviewing our promotion plan so if you have any ideas on how to  ‘Spread the Word’ then please let us know.

Membership Renewal for 2019-20

It will soon be time to renew your membership and Veronica will be sending you a reminder early next month. You can of course pay us now by Internet banking and take advantage of our “Early Bird Discount”. Details on how to pay us Continue reading