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TapIT September Newsletter

We have just published our September TapIT e-Newsletter! If you’ve not already subscribed to receive our newsletters – scroll down to the bottom of this page to where it states “Newsletter – Sign Up!” and add your email address. Then press the subscribe button. You will receive an email asking you to confirm that you […]

Volunteers Week 2020

A ‘shoutout’ during Volunteers’ Week 2020, to Tap into IT’s 36 Volunteers. People who volunteer their time, skills and patience at our Clubs, on our Board of Directors, behind the scenes in raising awareness online, in print and at events showcasing what we do, in delivering flyers, in minute-taking and helping with other admin and […]

Tap into IT Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) this year will be held on Wednesday, 10th June, 7-8pm. We are assuming that ‘lockdown’ restrictions will still apply, so the meeting will be online. Please let us know, by completing the contact form, if you can attend the Annual General Meeting and we’ll send you the link.

Adapting our Business to life under lockdown

Tap into IT Where You Are is a small Edinburgh based charity with over 10 years experience of helping older people, including those with disabilities and health problems, access the internet and digital technology. We are adapting our services to accommodate the Government’s social distancing requirements. Read more …. Executive Director Mike Ellis added, “I’m […]

Shielding Letter and Supermarkets

Firstly, if you have received a SHIELDING letter from John Swinney, MSP recently, then you can register with the Shielding Service by TEXT, via your mobile phone.  Once you have done this, you can TEXT the Shielding number to receive FREE weekly grocery packs. These will take up to a week to be delivered. It […]

Digital Skills and Resources

These are extraordinary times – now more than ever it’s about supporting each other where we can. Digital skills have always been important but COVID-19 has brought them into sharper focus. Digital Unite (DU) have pulled together around 90 guides that they believe are most relevant right now: Reliable COVID-19 news & information Healthy living […]

BBC Guide: How to video call family

One of our volunteers, Ann, spotted a useful guide about how to video call family and friends from smartphones and desktops. To watch the BBC video clip, click on the link below: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51968122 The video explains the process step by step – perhaps you can let us know how you get on…    

How to Skype

From Monday, 23 March Tap into IT will endeavour to Skype (have a spoken conversation with you over the Internet using the software application Skype) our Club users and other Viewpoint Housing residents, in groups to try and maintain social contact / basic IT help. If you are a bit more adventurous on the IT […]

Coronavirus Update: TapIT Computer Club Temporary Closures

I’m sure you’ll not be surprised to hear that in view of the latest government advice on Coronavirus, we’re cancelling all our Computer Clubs until further notice. More to follow on “remote” services that we’ll be making available – so keep checking back for updates. This is also a good opportunity to sign up to […]

Gadget User Tips: No 2 (PC, laptop, smartphone & tablet)

Gadget User Tips 2: You don’t need to “keep up” – but make sure you know what’s useful to you! So many techies will try to talk you into having the latest kit, learning the latest new things and using the latest apps, features and programs. But they may simply not be what you want. […]