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. He also is a general-assignment reporter for business news.

Recent content from Steve Alexander

July 10: 5 Rainbow Foods stores get new names

Three Twin Cities grocery stores have been renamed Cub Foods, and two are now Byerly’s.

Updated: July 10, 2014, - 09:30 AM

Alexander: Can your smart TV get a virus?

Q: I recently bought a smart TV. Can it get infected by a computer virus? If so, can it be...

Updated: July 08, 2014, - 04:42 PM

The contamination stops here: with 3M's express salmonella testing

3M helps food companies test for salmonella bacteria that can cause deadly infections.

Updated: July 05, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Alexander: Treat your iPhone like a camera

Q: I have an iPhone 5 and I’m trying to move the photos I took with it to my PC....

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 06:06 PM

Mankato-based Enventis acquired by Illinois firm in $350M deal

Growing out of roots in local phone service, firms will be an 11-state broadband operator.

Updated: June 30, 2014, - 09:44 PM

Alexander: A hidden conflict halts her e-mail

Q: I’ve been having difficulty with Yahoo e-mail. While I’m usually able to reply to an e-mail, I can’t compose...

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 07:14 PM

Clinton Group’s rebels capture ValueVision

CEO resigns, handing control of the company to dissidents who won half of the board seats.

Updated: June 23, 2014, - 08:14 PM

With the JamStik, you can make your own iPad music

Zivix aims to be instrumental in blending guitar-like playing with iPad portability.

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Medtronic discloses 2 data breaches, says no patient data accessed

Company says hackers accessed its computer systems on two occasions, but that no data was stolen – though some...

Updated: June 21, 2014, - 07:18 AM

ValueVision confirms that dissidents gained half its board seats

Results uphold Clinton Group claims that it won four board seats, but not the six it sought.

Updated: June 20, 2014, - 08:21 PM

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