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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. […]

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 […]