Vinyl record gems, best LED light bulbs and more: Tech Q&A

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Vinyl records sell for big money online

Q: I’ve heard the vinyl records sell like crazy on eBay. I have an LP collection. Which albums are to the big money?

A: Eight-tracks and cassettes had their day, and you’ll still see a reasonable number of Cd’s floating around. But vinyls are timeless. Real collectors will stack their walls with records and their turntables can be set to a fixed spin. Lovers are hunting for them on eBay. These people are not looking for just an LP; there are so many Simon & Garfunkel records in circulation, that they will never get more than a few dollars. Certain titles are worth a lot of money. If you happen to find them in an old chest, you can be sitting on a modest gold mine. Click here to know which albums are worth big money.

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Best LED light Bulbs

Q: What are the best LED bulbs? There are all types of for sale. I am so confused. Shed “light”?

A: LED bulbs are brighter and more efficient than incandescent bulbs, but their brands and designs are a total mystery to most buyers. While companies rush and hawk their specific type of the lamp, it is useful to know exactly which species are worth the money, especially when they cost significantly more than their predecessors. Click here for a list of LED bulbs that are worth the money.

Best Security Programs

Q: I bought a new laptop. What security programs do I need so the hackers and scammers not my own info?

A: People used to only have to worry about viruses.” Malware is so diverse and sophisticated than the average security system can hardly keep up with the latest strains. The scariest development of security software, advertised online, available for download, is malware in disguise. If you’re not familiar with reliable brands, the temptation to download just an old software can be pretty intense. The truth is that not all security systems are created equal, so it is best to find the most trusted names. Click here for three safety programs that every computer should have.

Earn Extra Money Online

Q: I want to make some extra money online, but I’m watching my kids in the summer. Any idea?

A: Before you dive into the virtual market, keep in mind that online work is still work, and you have the time and energy. Most people make money through a product or service, so you may need to deliver something in your car, or to make something worth selling. Some people teach or lead seminars, and others cleaning their garages, and a list of everything which is valuable at an auction sites. But you go on, there will be a lot of trial and error. If you think you have the right stuff to thrive in the digital economy, tons of apps and websites that can help you money in. Click here for 20 of the best ways to make money online.

Handy Travel Apps

Q: Summer vacation is here. There are too many apps to choose from. What travel apps would you consider the best to have on your phone?

A: One of my favorite apps is designed to help speed your passage through customs of the V. S.; as most international travelers know, America has one of the most rigorous and challenging borders in the world, and an app can prove your identity and to skip all the lines. So it is admirable to leave the phone in your luggage, but there are a lot of important moments with the right software can radically improve your experience. Click here for 11 incredibly useful apps for travel.

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