Computer Talk: Google's Not So 'Free' Storage Options (10/26/19) - Part 1

Computer Talk With TAB
Saturday, October 26th
Erik and Bob take your computer questions.  Erik discusses the GVIDO electronic music reader device for musicians.  Google to replace defective Google Home speakers wrecked by a bad firmware update.  Google to start charging for some previously "free" storage options.  Google is accused of creating an internal "spy tool" to squelch worker dissent.  A listener attempting to do a  system recovery wonders why the recovery is getting "stuck" and taking a long time.  A caller gets a "Graphics RAM is low" error message while running a system analysis tool.  We offer troubleshooting suggestions, as well as techniques to determine the speed of an Internet connection.  A caller has questions about the password manager included with a paid version of Webroot anti-virus software, plus questions about using Webroot on mobile devices.  Avast anti-virus company is hacked by spies who stole passwords.  A Microsoft Surface Pro user wonders if Windows defender will turn off if he needs to install a corporate anti-virus product for work.  A user switching to Comcast cable Internet wonders if her Arris modem will work with the service.