Since Early 2016 I have been writing monthly articles which appeared in The St. Augustine Beaches News Journal and the Saint Augustine Shores 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.
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.
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.
October 2017 edition: In September, we learned that Equifax had been hacked and the sensitive personal data of 143 million American consumers was stolen. 209,000 of the records stolen also included Credit Card Numbers. What should you be doing to protect yourself?
Back in the early days of personal computers, we accepted the fact that we would have to wait (and wait… and wait some more) for things to get done. Today we have little patience for having to wait and watch spinning wheels and slow response times.
The news these days is full of global virus outbreaks. It reminds me of Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, & the Lion skipping down the Yellow Brick Road singing about all the evils that lie in wait for them just ahead. Many folks ask me, what is the...
The way that these types of news stories play on emotions is powerful. Emotional responses are spur-of-the-moment and often cause us to drop our defenses. We have a “need to know more” response because of the headline… and we click on it to find out more.
Many home users and businesses have the feeling that they don’t need to worry about Cyber-Security. They don’t do things on their computer that are questionable, they have anti-virus running on their computers, or maybe they use a Mac, so there is not much to worry about.