Category: How-To Tech

Technology is expanding so quickly that it can be hard to keep up.

The How-To-Tech section of Productivity Bytes is here to serve as your go-to guide to incorporating new technology, applications, or tech processes into your personal life or business.

I’ll provide you with anything from Excel shortcuts for the office, the steps to backup personal contacts to Google, the process for recovering deleted files, and more!

If you’re wondering how to do it, check out How-To-Tech section to see we have covered it.

These practical ways to learn how to use technology will help optimize your life and increase productivity.

To start learning How-To-Tech, check out the following articles:

How to Import Favorites Into Chrome

How to Import Favorites Into Chrome

Do you have a list of favorites, or bookmarks, in your web browser that you like to go back to now and then? Maybe you use them to organize important information and resources. Along with productivity apps and extensions, the bookmarks tab can be one of most useful — yet simple — productivity tools for …

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6 Best Roku Private Channels

6 Best Roku Private Channels

There are a lot of alternatives available these days if you don’t want to pay for cable. From streaming services like Netflix and Hulu to networked devices like the Amazon Firestick and Roku, you don’t have to be attached to the cable box anymore. One feature Roku offers that many users overlook is private channels, …

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Four Ways to Download Movie Subtitles and Translations

Four Ways to Download Movie Subtitles and Translations

Today, watching digital versions of movies and TV shows is the norm. Gone are the days of renting DVDs and gathering around the television. Though you can certainly still buy hard copies of your favorite entertainment, we understand if you don’t want to. Unfortunately, though, there are some unique downsides to purely digital entertainment. Depending …

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How to Use These 10 Popular Torrent Websites

How to Use These 10 Popular Torrent Websites

If you’re someone who loves enjoying movies, TV shows and music found online, you’ve probably come across torrent sites, which contain files for torrenting. Torrenting is a downloading process where a torrent file — also called a tracker — for a type of media gets broken down into small pieces. Then, a user relies on …

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How to Stop Windows 10 Updates

How to Stop Windows 10 Updates

Many people resist change, especially concerning technology. However, there can be good reasons for doing so: Consider the many problems that users report after pretty much any Windows 10 update. If you just aren’t ready to deal with another botchy Windows 10 update, this post is for you. But first, a caveat you should consider: …

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How to Stream on Twitch, for Newbies

How to Stream on Twitch, for Newbies

Chances are that by now, even if you don’t yet know how to stream on Twitch, you’ve heard a lot about it. The popular platform for livestreaming video games and other kinds of media gets 100 million unique visitors every month — around the same amount that YouTube and Netflix get. If you’re wondering what …

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How to Lock an App on iPhone

How to Lock an App on iPhone

Learning how to lock an app on the iPhone is a great way to protect your data. Although iOS lacks a feature to let you lock apps individually, there are workarounds you can employ to lock an app of any kind. Locking First-Party Apps First-party iPhone apps are those created by Apple, specifically Mail, Calendar, …

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How to Make an Excel Drop-Down List

How to Make an Excel Drop-Down List

Excel is a great time-saving tool used for various purposes, but there are some shortcuts that will allow you to save even more time on the tasks you repeat often. An Excel drop-down list is an easy way to save untold hours of typing in the same information over and over again. In addition, if …

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Can I Run It? A CYRI User Guide

Can I Run It? A CYRI User Guide

A lot of people in the gaming community are switching away from consoles and toward PCs. There’s a multitude of reasons for the mass switch, not the least of which is money. Regardless, a lot of games out there look too nice to run on a four-year-old laptop, leaving people to ask themselves, “Can I …

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