Backing up a Tablet or a smartphone

backupAhh, you thought you did not have to do a back-up? Well, you should. And not just once a year either.
Backing up your data is not one of the most exhilarating things to do, and for most people not their most desirable task.

But thank goodness, technology to the rescue for it can be done more or less automatically so it won’t take up much of your time.

I have heard the argument that duplicating and storing your data is a waste of time, but protecting your data really is worthwhile for there are only two kinds of computer users: those who have lost data because their machine crashed or those who will, and then your precious photographs, letters, addresses of your contacts and important messages may have gone for good. You could also be infected by some dastardly virus that wipes your data and your system.

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Seniors and tech choices, decisions, decisions…

It is a bit of a surprise that quite so many Seniors have decided to invest in tablets for their communication needs as the attendance at our iPad and Android workshops shows.

senior-woman-confused-by-tablet-computerMaybe it should not have come as that much of a surprise considering the popularity generally of the small computers and that includes also laptops/notebooks or indeed devices we can classify as portable computers.

You might rightly argue that smartphones and phablets are getting awfully close to the same classification since they are more computers than phones.

But what are all these devices and how can you choose?

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June 2013 Newsletter

seniornet-couple-brand-logo-green-85Open Day

Kapiti SeniorNet plan to have an Open Day on Thursday the 4th of July at our Learning Centre, 200 Matai Road, Raumati, from Noon to 4.30pm. We at SeniorNet Kapiti will be waiting to assist you with choosing the Course of your choice. Encourage your friends to come along too and discuss with one of our tutors which course would suit them, or go to the Course listing and checkout the time table for the courses and workshops. Select your course and email or ring Teresa on 04 2983132 to book a place.


Bupa Glynis Denz, Healthcare Field Officer, from Bupa Care Services came and spoke to us recently about the Bupa range of unobtrusive emergency sensors. These monitored sensors can provide around the clock reassurance for everyone – helping carers to cope, giving peace of mind to more distant family, and most importantly, keeping the person living at home safe. Continue reading

Federation Newsletter – April 2013

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Newsletter – April 2013

Well term 1 has gone and we are about to start term 2 offering a variety of courses so go to the Courses offered for May-July 2013 and checkout the new time table and for the  Workshops May-July 2013. Select your course and email or ring Teresa on 04 2983132 to book a place. Hurry as classes are filling fast.


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iPad and Android Tablet  Workshops

Contact Ian McLuckie with your iPad questions at and Android questions to Pat Stephens . If you are thinking of buying a tablet and are not sure as to what type or size is best suited for you then pop into one of the workshops and see the tablets working.

Next iPad workshop Monday 2.00 – 4.00 on 13th May and the Android workshop is on Thursday 9th May 1.00 – 3.00. The fee for each workshop is $5.00.

A warm welcome to Veronica and Teresa who have joined the tutors, we are looking  forward to working with them. This has to be one of the best ways to keep up with the latest technical advances so why not give it a go. You will be given all the training and assistance required. If you wish you can sit in on a session. Email Lois at or phone 04 2987797.

Subscriptions are now due : If paid by the 31st May single: $25.00 / Double: $45.00

After 31st May single: $30.00.

The Editor Bazza.