Since Early 2016 I have been writing monthly articles which appeared in The St. Augustine Beaches News Journal and the Saint Augustine Observer.

It has been an honor and privilege to help hundreds of home users in addition to many local businesses in St Augustine, who count on First Coast Computer Services for First Class Service. The ability to provide insight and assistance to St Augustine and the surrounding community of computer users is a great joy.

Below are some of the published articles written specifically to assist with the computer problems and challenges that we all face.

Should I Buy a Mac?

Should I Buy a Mac?

Many of my clients are switching over to Macintosh laptops and desktops. I often get questions about how hard it is to switch over from Windows to a Mac. The truth is that if you made the change from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you will find the change to a Mac less...

There are many advertisements telling us that we need a VPN to protect our data. So, what is a VPN, and why would someone need one? VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. When the first VPNs were commercialized, they allowed access to the corporate internal...

Fool me Once…

Fool me Once…

It is a well known fact that there are “sucker lists” which contain the contact info of folks who have fallen for an online scam. These lists are sold and re-sold to wanna-be-scammers. If you have fallen victim to a scam, the chances of more scammers contacting you...

Got Backups?

Got Backups?

1 out of 10 folks I work with has a backup of any kind. That’s taking a big risk with important files. If a hard drive fails, and there are no backups, everything is lost. Last month I had the unpleasant task of telling a client that their hard drive had failed....

What is Streaming?

What is Streaming?

I get this question quite often. Streaming is defined as: a method of transmitting or receiving data (especially video and audio material) over a computer network as a steady, continuous flow, allowing playback to start while the rest of the data is still being...