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Can Technology Help You Overcome Your Direct Pain Points?

Can Technology Help You Overcome Your Direct Pain Points?

We write in a lot of general terms about technology, whether it’s how to secure your infrastructure, procure hardware, or implement software solutions for your network, and that is for one very specific reason: each business is different and has different needs. We thought today that we would take you through some of the questions …

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Can Technology Bring You Joy?

Can Technology Bring You Joy?

The world has become reliant on technology for countless tasks, even to the point where businesses and individuals alike depend on technology just to go about their daily tasks. The big question, though, is whether people are happier with all this technology in their lives. Let’s go over how technology has impacted society as a …

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How to Keep Your Business’ Technology Simple to Manage

How to Keep Your Business’ Technology Simple to Manage

Business technology can actually be pretty simple. It can also be frustratingly—even maddeningly—complicated and create all types of problems for a business. In this month’s newsletter, we thought we would go through a couple of tips that can help you keep your technology simple.

The Massive Difference Between a Business that Values Technology and One that Doesn’t

The Massive Difference Between a Business that Values Technology and One that Doesn’t

It was only a few decades ago that purchasing a couple of computers for a business was almost the same investment as purchasing a decent company van. In 1986, a business could spend $3500 on a single Compaq Portable II, which was a 24 lb monstrosity with a tiny 9-inch screen. Alternatively, a Chevy Astro …

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The Most Fundamental Security Tools Every Business Needs

The Most Fundamental Security Tools Every Business Needs

For quite a while it took an actual disaster to encourage business leaders to allocate any time and money to put towards cybersecurity. Many businesses still don’t, in fact. Those that have, while absolutely prudent in their use of resources to help ward off security problems, may forget that there are still things that need …

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Autocorrect is one of those things that you either love or hate, depending on how many times it has saved you from embarrassment or been a source of embarrassment. Without appropriate context, it can sometimes struggle to offer you appropriate suggestions. Thankfully, you can make autocorrect work a bit better for you, and if you are just sick of it altogether, you can disable it. WARNING: North Central Technologies takes no responsibility for any embarrassing spelling mistakes made after utilizing this advice. Proceed at your own risk. Adjust Your Android’s Gboard Autocorrect Follow these tips and you can adjust your Gboard keyboard (the default software keyboard that comes with most Android devices). The first step is to find your Gboard settings. To do this, go to your Settings app and follow: System > Languages and Input > On-Screen Keyboard > Gboard > Text Correction. You can make adjustments to your Auto-Correction here by turning it on or off. You can also change settings for predictive text with the Show Suggest Strip selection. This gives you some control over things like vulgarity, offensive words, content referrals, and such. You also have options to add words to your personal dictionary. To do so, skip selecting Text Correction and instead select Dictionary > Personal Dictionary. You can add words with the + button and create custom shortcuts that Gboard can call upon. Gboard can also try to learn more about how you communicate through the text you type. You can change settings for this by going to System > Languages and Input > On-Screen Keyboard > Gboard > Advanced > Improve voice & typing. This setting uses data saved on your device to try to offer you a better user experience. You can clear this data and start fresh by selecting Delete learned words and data. Adjusting iOS’s Autocorrect Gboard offers more customization options than iOS’s keyboard does, but this doesn’t mean you have zero control over it. You’ll have to navigate to your Settings first to see the Keyboard options. From here you can activate or deactivate Auto-Correction and Predictive text options. The screen will still highlight misspelled words, but if you want to turn this off, you can do so with the Check Spelling option. Until you turn it off, tapping a misspelled word will still give you suggestions. To make changes to your predictive text dictionary, you’ll have to start from scratch. To do this, go to Settings > General Transfer or Reset Phone > Reset > Reset Keyboard Dictionary. You can get around the Auto-Correction feature somewhat by using iOS’ text replacement feature. You just set a specific phrase, for example, “ttyl,” to be replaced by the full meaning of the phrase, “talk to you later.” Then, whenever the custom word appears, it will change to whatever you set it to. Let Us Help with Your Technology Challenges Getting the most out of your technology is often easier than replacing a misspelled word, but it doesn’t have to be. North Central Technologies can help you with any and all technology troubles you might have. To learn more, call us at 978-798-6805.

How Can You Improve Your Android Device’s Autocorrect?

Autocorrect is one of those things that you either love or hate, depending on how many times it has saved you from embarrassment or been a source of embarrassment. Without appropriate context, it can sometimes struggle to offer you appropriate suggestions. Thankfully, you can make autocorrect work a bit better for you, and if you …

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