Im no longer doing repair work

There have been some new developments here at USERBYTES.COM.
I plan on devoting a lot more time into the development of applications for iOS and possibly Mac computers.

I hope to have at least one good money making app in the AppStore before 2012. That means I have given myself all of 2011 to complete this goal.
Wish me luck with that.

With this new goal set, I have retired from repairing computers on the side. It was just cutting into my time too much and for now I’m having to let it go.

Well here’s to a great year!

Check back often as I will be posting more often from my cell as I am doing right now. Lots of random stuff and updates on my app development.

Oh by the way if you think you have a great idea for an app, leave a comment below or use the contact form. Maybe we can work something out.

Give the Gift of Netflix

Give the gift of Netflix this year to a friend, co-worker, or family member. Its easy!

Netflix is great for streaming movies and TV shows to your TV through Boxee, Roku player, Apple TV, many Samsung and other televisions with built in web apps, and more. Also works with the Wii, Playstation 3, Iphone, Ipad and many many other devices.

Give the gift of NETFLIX now!


WOO HOO you are not going to believe this one day deal HostGator is offering! Who is HostGator? They are a hosting company like Godaddy and offer web hosting services.

Tomorrow November the 26th from 12 AM until 11:59 PM (-6 GMT) you can get some really astounding deals on hosting.

HostGator is offering 50% OFF EVERYTHING From 12:00AM CST to 5AM CST also 80% OFF EVERYTHING From 5AM to 9AM CST WHILE SUPPLIES LAST (first come, first receive; so definitely don’t miss out!)

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As you can see, this is an absolutely CRAZY DEAL!

Remember this offer is only running for 1 DAY on Black Friday so hurry and act now!

Happy Thanksgiving

Yes its that time once again where we gather around the table to give thanks and feast on delicious foods prepared by family and friends. It seems like it takes hours and hours to prepare the feast and only minutes to devour it and return to our arm chairs or couches, or even to a rear bedroom for a nap after we stuffed our gullets full of food.

Oh but you cant rest…no you are the tech guy of the family…you have work to do whilst you are visiting.

How can you say no right?

Never fear, USERBYTES is here to offer some help.

OK lets go ahead and make the assumption that you will be dealing with Microsoft Windows computers probably dating back to Windows 95 no less too right? I mean if everyone was using Ubuntu or Mac OSX, I wouldn’t have to even right this article now would I?

Does that look like you up above?

I found a great article on LIFEHACKER.COM today that wrote what I wanted to write only better.

Here is the article Check that out! They tell you how to do a quick triage of windows and how to back it up and easily get rid of malware and other slow auto starting crapware.

NOTE: Pictures are from

Netflix Streaming Only and iOS 4.2.1

Big news in tech today! Netflix announced its Streaming Only package, and Apple released its long awaited iOS 4.2.1 for all of its idevices.

Not too long ago I signed back up with Netflix to take advantage of the new streaming video they offered. I wanted to stream video to my iPhone and to my Media Center in the living room which ran Boxee. It was a not braining to go with them since their service was $8.99 and I could stream as much as I wanted to as many devices as I wanted.

All the while I was thinking it would be great if they offered a cheaper streaming only package since that’s all I used anyways. Then I read where Netflix was thinking about doing just such a thing. They thought about it for a few months and BAM! They did it!

Today they announced that they would offer a streaming only package. Here a list of the new price matrix.

So as you can see my current plan was about to increase by a dollar and I didn’t even use the mail DVD option, so I quickly went to my account settings within the Netflix website and chose the streaming only package.
If you have not took the time to sign up with Netflix, do it now! Its a great service.

In other news Apple released their 4.2.1 software for the ipod touch, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, and iPad. This is great for the iPad as it now allows the iPad to have backgrounding, airplay, and folders for apps.

Here let me break it down for you:

Multitasking for the iPad
Folders on the iPad
Find my iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch (for free now)
Notes with fonts that you can easily change
Reply to Calendar events to Yahoo, Google, and Exchange.
Messaging with Text Tones, now 17 new text tones that you can set for individuals that contact you.
Find Text on Web pages in Safari (finally this comes to the iPhone)

Airplay (video)

I am really glad that the Find My iPhone is now available for free. See how it works here. (video)

Read more about iOS 4.2 here

Updating is easy.

Connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your Mac or PC and follow the onscreen instructions in iTunes.

For those wondering about the Jail Break for the iOS 4.2 READ THIS

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