Since Early 2016 I have been writing monthly articles which appeared in The St. Augustine Beaches News Journal and the Saint Augustine News Journal. The website for these newspapers is here.

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.

Anti-Virus – More is not better

Anti-Virus – More is not better

April 2018 Edition When we consider protection, we tend to think that more is better. In many cases this is true. Such as your car having locks plus an alarm, your money in a bank plus FDIC insurance on those bank deposits, or a 300+ pound center plus several large linesmen guarding your favorite quarterback on an important play. Computer virus protection is different, and more than one application is actually much worse. They will fight one another in several ways, which can prevent the virus protection you need, and slow your computer down.
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Tax Season Scams – Recognizing the telltale signs

Tax Season Scams – Recognizing the telltale signs

March 2018 Edition Thousands of people have lost millions of dollars and their personal information to tax scams. Scammers use the regular mail, telephone, or email to set up individuals, businesses, payroll and tax professionals. The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. Recognize the telltale signs of a scam.
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Password Recovery – lessons you don’t want to learn

Password Recovery – lessons you don’t want to learn

February 2018 Edition Password recovery or reset often requires answers to questions that were answered when the account was set up, possibly years ago. Many questions are not well thought out. Such as; "What country would you like to visit?" This may not be the same answer forever. If you answered this sort of question 10 years ago, you may have different travel dreams now.
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Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

January 2018 edition: Often while helping clients with their computers I am asked “How did you do that?” This usually happens when I use a Keyboard Shortcut that saves me from having to use the mouse to click on something to get something done.
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New technology this season?

New technology this season?

December 2017 edition: Black Friday and Cyber Monday are behind us, and the holiday giving season is directly ahead. For many this means new computers, tablets, or cell phones. Now we need to address getting our important documents and files moved from an old device to the new one. It also means that we need to think about how to best dispose of the old equipment.
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Online Security Checkup

Online Security Checkup

November 2017 edition: It is time to review and update the security section on all your online accounts. Most online accounts have a section called “Security”. This includes your password, your Security Questions & Answers, and other means for ensuring that you are the rightful owner of the account.
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