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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. […]

Pancake Day

Pancake Day is fast approaching – it falls on Tuesday, 25 February 2020 this year. Pancakes were traditionally made to use up foods like eggs and milk before the fasting season of Lent began. Pancake Day changes every year but it is always the day preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), and always […]

Get Online Week 2019

GET ONLINE WEEK took place from 14 – 20 October 2019. All around the UK older people, including those with with additional needs such as dementia were challenged to get online and try doing everyday things the digital way. These everyday things could include shopping, booking cinema tickets, checking what’s on TV, playing computer games, […]

Guide to our e-Newsletters!

Having published a couple of newsletters this year, it never occurred to me (until I was prompted today), that a “newbie” (a person new to computing) may not know how to read and interact with an e-newsletter. Forgive me, if you do not fall into this category, but if you do, it could perhaps explain […]

Christmas Advent Calendar 2019

Today, 1 December 2019, we launched our very own online Christmas Advent Calendar  – a first for Tap into IT! As with offline Advent Calendars, a new door can be opened online, on a daily basis. We have tried to find something of interest for all of our Tappers – so, please bookmark (bookmarking help) […]

Top Tips for Gadget (PC, laptop, smartphone & tablet) Users

Gadget User Tip 1: If it goes wrong, do something, don’t just sit there (and wait)! Sometimes when computers (or whatever) in the office don’t work, if whoever’s using it can’t get it working again, they’ll ask if I’ll help. I’m quite techie (as hopefully you’ve realised!) so sometimes I can say “have you tried […]

School Strike for Climate

“This is not a single generation job. It’s humanity’s job…” Greta Thunberg and 46 youth activists. On Friday 20th September, I joined the School Strike for Climate with around 10,000 women, men, teenagers and children to march from the Meadows, down the Royal Mile, past St Giles to the Holyrood Parliament and on to Holyrood […]

Thomas Cook ‘ed it – Hope you didn’t book it!

The collapse of Thomas Cook, in September, has had a huge impact on many people’s lives. If you are one of the hundreds of thousands of customers with advance Thomas Cook bookings you can now make a refund claim. Please use the Civil Aviation Authority’s online form (https://thomascook.caa.co.uk/refunds/) to claim your Thomas Cook refund. Our […]

Phone Scams: Warning!

I want to warn as many people as possible about the latest phone scams. The calls, which are automated, state that they are calling from your broadband provider (i.e. BT, Virgin Media, Talk Talk etc). The automated caller alleges that there has been illegal activity on your account and states that, “your internet service will […]

Beat Online Scammers

Friends Against Scams, a National Trading Standards initiative, in partnership with several banks and other organisations, is hosting a number of presentations at Edinburgh libraries ( Morningside, Fountainbridge, Stockbridge and Central) this month (June 2019). The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness of the types of scams (by phone, email and even text) […]