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: How spam e-mailers hide their identities

Q: Lately I’ve been receiving spam (unwanted junk) e-mails that come from invalid e-mail addresses. As a result, my security...

Updated: March 24, 2015, - 05:39 PM

Alexander: How small organizations can make big backups

Q: I coordinate the St. Paul Classic, a large bike tour, and we are deciding how to back up our...

Updated: March 17, 2015, - 06:05 PM

Alexander: A photo can be damaged, but not its thumbnail

Q: I have photos that are perfect that I’ve stored on my computer, an external drive and flash drives. But...

Updated: March 10, 2015, - 05:01 PM

Alexander: Listeners don't always get stereo on the Internet

Q: I listen to Internet radio at night with my Toshiba PC, using Auvio earphones. I recently noticed that I’m...

Updated: March 03, 2015, - 04:51 PM

Alexander: Reader feedback on testing your hard drive and making backups

It’s been a good week for reader feedback. Here’s what some had to say about last week’s column on PC...

Updated: February 24, 2015, - 05:48 PM

Alexander: Solutions for a hard drive using more storage space than it should

Q: The hard drive on my Windows 7 PC is inexplicably using more storage space than before, even though I...

Updated: February 17, 2015, - 05:57 PM

Alexander: Recovering data from a Windows 98 PC

Q: I’m trying to retrieve and print documents from an old Windows 98 PC, but I’m not sure how to...

Updated: February 10, 2015, - 10:47 PM

Alexander: Fixing a PC upgrade that went wrong

Q: After reading your columns about problems with Windows 8 PCs that automatically upgraded to Windows 8.1 (see and...

Updated: February 03, 2015, - 05:55 PM

Alexander: What to do when an iPod conks out

Q: When my iMac quit working (the hard disk was beyond recovery), I tried to copy the music from my...

Updated: January 27, 2015, - 07:20 PM

Alexander: Full drive warning is false alarm

Q: I’m worried that my Dell PC’s 320-gigabyte hard drive is running out of storage space. I keep getting warnings...

Updated: January 21, 2015, - 04:32 PM

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