Category: Technology

Last Line of Defense

Author: Steven Aldrich, First Coast Computer Services In this last month I have seen an upswing in fraudulent “tech support” scams. One client asked me “Why doesn’t Apple stop these guys from using their Logo and scamming me?” I...

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Thinking about switching to a Macintosh?

Customers are asking about switching to Macintosh with increasing regularity. They might have heard that there are not as many viruses, or they are tired of dealing with Windows update issues. Some are considering an Apple product because their children or grandchildren use are Mac users and have suggested that they make the switch.

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Windows 10 Updates – made easier

Steven Aldrich ~ First Coast Computer Services With the changes we see in Windows 10, probably the most confounding is automatic updates. We can no longer tell Windows not to update. Moreover, the updates can mess with our...

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Computer Repair Gone Wrong

by: Steven Aldrich  ~ First Coast Computer Services I have a customer who decided to take her laptop to a store-front repair shop. They told her that the motherboard was damaged, and it would cost hundreds to fix her laptop. So,...

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Anti-virus, more is not better

by: Steven Aldrich
 First Coast Computer Services 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...

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Online Security Checkup

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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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.

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