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: Nexus 7 tablet choked on Google's Lollipop

Q: I recently upgraded my two-year-old Asus Nexus 7 tablet computer to version 5 of the Android operating system. About...

Updated: December 16, 2014, - 05:55 PM

Alexander: Silencing Web ads that play automatically

Q: What can I do about random audio advertisements that I’ve been receiving on my computer for several months? At...

Updated: December 09, 2014, - 04:30 PM

Alexander: 'Snipping' a still photo from a video

Q: I have a homemade movie on DVD. Is there a way I can pause the video on my PC...

Updated: December 02, 2014, - 07:48 PM

Alexander: Transferring music files to a new PC

Q: I have ripped (copied) more than 400 music CDs to my Windows Vista PC using Windows Media Player. From...

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 07:17 PM

Alexander: Using old software on Windows 8.1

Q: For years, I used a mu­tu­al fund data­base program called Value Line Mu­tu­al Funds Survey for Windows. When I...

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 05:25 PM

Alexander: Why I still recommend Windows 7

Q: More than once in your column I have noticed that you recommend that a person get a PC with...

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 05:11 PM

Alexander: Data rescue is costly if drive fails

Q: I want to recover my photos from a 2-terabyte (2,000 gigabyte) PC hard drive that isn’t working properly. I...

Updated: November 04, 2014, - 05:43 PM

Alexander: Apple's new OS update causes iPhone, iPad glitches

Q: After Apple recently upgraded the iOS operating software for its mobile devices, my iPad 2 began having trouble connecting...

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 05:02 PM

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

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