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: 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

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

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