Steve Alexander

Columnist/Reporter | Technology
Phone: 612-673-4553
Steve Alexander follows consumer and business technology trends, and writes a weekly question and answer column for consumers.

Recent content from Steve Alexander

Alexander: When PC deletes e-mails, but iPhone won't

Q: I read your column about how two devices sharing an e-mail address also share the deletion of messages (

Updated: October 21, 2014, - 05:09 PM

Alexander: Are Apple apps stored in the cloud or iCloud?

Q: When Apple introduced its iOS 8 operating system in September, I think it caused problems on my iPad. I...

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 05:53 PM

Alexander: With Web-based e-mail, each device shares same messages

Q: I was wondering why some of my Yahoo e-mails show up on either my home laptop or my iPod...

Updated: October 07, 2014, - 05:37 PM

Alexander: Should you click links in e-mails?

Q: You hit on one of my favorite annoyances by advising your readers never to click on links contained in...

Updated: September 30, 2014, - 05:45 PM

Alexander: Moving photos from your phone to a computer

Q: My wife and I took vacation photos this summer on an iPhone, Samsung phone, iPad and digital camera. We...

Updated: September 23, 2014, - 06:13 PM

Alexander: Fixing a PC despite a blank screen

Q: The screen has turned black on my wife’s all-in-one PC, a desktop model on which the screen and computer...

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 05:56 PM

Alexander: How to mass delete files, photos on mobile devices

Q: We have Samsung phones and an iPad. Why do these devices not have a way to “select all” for...

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 05:06 PM

Alexander: Why your PC can't find your e-mail

Q: When I click on an e-mail address on a website, I get the message “could not perform this operation...

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 05:59 PM

Alexander: Ransomware fix is now available

This is how fast things change in technology: Some advice I gave two weeks ago is obsolete.It involved “ransomware,” a...

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:30 AM

Alexander: Firefox slow? Don't blame your PC

Q: I use the Mozilla Firefox browser on an older desktop PC. Lately I’ve noticed that the browser has been...

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 05:59 PM

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