Michael Bolanos


About Michael Bolanos

Professional IT Consultant, Entrepreneur, Friend of Humans, Animals, and Earth.


Go off the grid with the MPOWERD Luci Solar String Lights   Recently updated !

These solar string lights from MPOWERD are fantastic. They are portable string lights that come in a compact case and can be recharged via solar or quick charge via USB. There are 10 LED nodes on a string and the case even has a single LED for an additional directional […]


UniFi Dream Machine should be your next home or office WiFi router

Ubiquiti Networks new UniFi Dream Machine and Dream Machine Pro routers + security gateway are some of our favorite WiFi, router + security gateway products on the market for 2020. They are just starting to roll out WiFi 6 products that you will be able to integrate with these. Best […]


Helping combat COVID-19 3D Printed Face Shields for Medics and Professionals

We have started to 3D print and produce face shields based on the open source design by Prusa for first responders. We did not do much modification on these Face Shields as we think they are beautiful for our first responders, medics, and professionals just the way they are. We […]


Use Lastpass + Yubikey To Raise Your Security Posture

Just when you thought it was good enough to just have a strong password along comes Two-Factor and Multi-Factor Authentication. We have crafted Multi-factor solutions for small businesses, individuals, and enterprises. Here is a nice explanation from Okta on “Two-Factor Authentication vs. Multi-Factor Authentication: What Are the Risks?” If you […]

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VPN Explained – Remote Access vs Anonymity Top Tips

For July of 2019 we thought we would share “VPN Explained – Remote Access vs Anonymity Top Tips.”  While VPN basically encrypts your traffic on the Internet for security, it can also attempt to hide your address or identity. Business VPN vs VPN for Anonymity It seems all the advertising […]


Fresh Install Your Computer For Better Performance

Performing a fresh install on your PC or Mac can be one of the “ultimate troubleshooting techniques,” that is according to ZDNet, and we agree. If you are inclined to do so and have the technical skills or help to do a fresh install we think it should be considered. […]


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uBlock Origin vs AdBlocker vs Pi-Hole

The topic of ad blocking as a security measure is often misunderstood. Besides the fact that ads can be annoying they can also bring with it malvertising. Malvertising is advertising that can be dangerous to your computer, mobile device, browser, or any device. Why do I need it? Pop-up and […]


Best Wifi for Home & Small Business 2019

The demand for the latest Wifi Technologies is booming. In 2019 we have some great offerings and the companies offering have increased. Even Amazon has gotten into the game with the acquisition of Eero. While last year we focused on SMB and the Home users market with basic off the […]


Top Reasons To Avoid using Comcast and AT&T Internet Supplied Wifi Routers

Here are the top reasons you should ditch your Comcast Cable modem or bypass your AT&T U-Verse Wifi equipment.  We always recommend you avoid using vendor supplied Wifi and Routers/Firewalls.  Use a reputable third party router for best performance, security, and insight into your network. To Bridge or Not To […]