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.
Spyware, Ransomware, Viruses…. Oh My!
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...
Fake News on the Internet
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.
Computer Spring Cleaning
Maybe when we think of Spring Cleaning, we don’t think about our computer, or what should be done to help it serve us, well into the future.
Early 2017 Scams
The IRS has a webpage that lists scams which are costing US Taxpayers millions of dollars.
One deeply disturbing “2 Stage” scam targets Tax Professionals, and then uses information stolen to scam the individuals that have used the Tax Pro.
Ransomware – Should you worry about it?
Ransomware is a big threat that nearly every tech company is tracking and gearing up defenses against.
Save Your Eyesight
If you are like me and sometimes sit down at the computer without your reading glasses, this might be a great help for you.
Windows 10 Upgrade now (or later) for FREE
Can I get the free upgrade if I don't want to upgrade this month? Seems like a simple question.
Should I just upgrade to Windows 10?
Speaking with customers provides a unique viewpoint on the uncertainty felt about the Windows 10 upgrade.
Tech-support scams on the rise
You may know someone that has been scammed by a phone call from someone saying that they are a Microsoft Tech Support specialist and that they are calling because the person's computer is infected. Microsoft doesn't make unsolicited calls.
Is Cyber-Security Important?
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.
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