Technology Basics

Are you comfortable using computers, social network sites, and technologies that help you communicate and connect with your family and friends? Basic technology guides below may help you use some of these platforms to socially connect with others even if you are in self-isolation.

This website provides older adults with a step-by-step guide to using computers (e.g., the Internet, email) and trouble-shooting common technology issues. PDF documents are provided for those who prefer hardcopy resources. #international #free-of-charge

Skype is a free communication tool that enables "distant socializing" - video chat, voice calls, etc. This website provides a step-by-step guide to setting it up, finding your friends and family, texting, and voice calls. Learn on YouTube
 here#international #free-of-charge

Facebook is a social network site that enables you to connect with your friends and family online. You can send messages and share pictures and information on Facebook. #international
#free-of-charge
 

Instagram is a social networking site where you can share photos and videos with your friends and family. #international #free-of-charge


This BBC News page provides step-by-step guidelines on how to video call using different type of apps through your Android phone or iPhone, iPad or Mac. This information may help seniors to stay stay connected with their family and friends. #international #free-of-charge

This YouTube link shows you how to search for and install apps on your iPhone. #international #free-of-charge #iPhone compatible


 

Shaw is providing free WIFI to support Canadians stay connected to the workplace, family and friends. This service provides opportunities for seniors to stay connected with their family and friends. 
#Western Canada

This website provides guidelines on how to buy online. This information may help older adults with limited mobility to purchase their essential goods online. #international

 

The website provides step-by-step guidelines on how to search for information using Google. #international #free-of-charge

 

This website provides video tutorials on how to join a Zoom meeting, how to schedule a Zoom meeting, navigating meeting controls and more. #international #free-of-charge

Twitter is a social networking site where you can post messages and interact with messages posted by others. You can follow people, groups, organizations, and media to learn about what is happening around the world. #international #free-of-charge

This site gives beginners guides to using Gmail, from creating an account to composing and sending emails, to blocking unwanted emails. #international #free-of-charge
 

Looking for goods, services, directions or even deals? This site provides information on what's available within your area and all you have to do is type in your location and what you are looking for. #Canada #free-of-charge
 

This YouTube link shows you how to search for and install apps on your Android phone. 
#international #free-of-charge #Android compatible

 

The site educates how to download Spotify for a variety of devices. The app is free to download, and there’s no additional cost for playing music. #international #free-of-charge