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

Alexander: Some online movies lack closed captioning

Q: I am hearing-impaired and need closed captioning on 11 films that I have downloaded to my tablet computer. All...

Updated: January 29, 2014, - 10:45 AM

Regis stock tumbles 10% after second-quarter loss surprises Wall Street

The hair salon firm cited lower sales, an ongoing reorganization and noncash charges.

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 05:59 PM

Jan. 21: Best Buy sheds cloud computing unit

Best Buy appears to be jumping off the cloud.The company said Tuesday that it is selling its MindShift Technologies cloud-computing...

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 09:07 PM

Alexander: Secure photo sharing for day care users

Q: Because I’ve had problems with Google’s Picasa service, I need to find an easier, more reliable way to privately...

Updated: January 21, 2014, - 05:30 PM

Target to test downsized store near U of M campus

Target is experimenting with a relatively tiny store in Minneapolis that is even smaller than the downsized CityTarget stores it began introducing more than two years ago.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 08:30 PM

Jan. 17: Target attackers likely struck others

Federal authorities issued a confidential technical bulletin to merchants with detailed technical descriptions of the point-of-sale malware hackers used to attack Target.

Updated: January 17, 2014, - 05:15 AM

Fastenal barely misses 4Q expectations; stock falls 4.5%

The firm last month warned that it would miss, citing lower sales and margins, and rising costs.

Updated: January 15, 2014, - 08:02 PM

Stratasys stock falls 8% after 2014 profit outlook disappoints

The 3-D printing company said it expects sales to grow 40 percent this year, but profit will only grow 22...

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 09:22 PM

Alexander: How thieves steal data but don't take it

Q: My computer was “nailed” by the CryptoLocker malware. It has encrypted my Microsoft Word documents and Excel spreadsheets so...

Updated: January 14, 2014, - 05:07 PM

Canopy tries again with pressure-sensitive iPhone case

After scrapping its first case when the iPhone was redesigned in 2012, Canopy of Minneapolis hopes it has come up with a winner.

Updated: January 12, 2014, - 10:25 AM

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