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

Life Time profit beat expectations; fitness firm ramps up expansions

Net earnings rose nearly 10 percent in the quarter.

Updated: July 25, 2013, - 08:58 PM

Capella stock jumps after it beats estimates

It was the second quarterly upside surprise in a row for the online education firm.

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 08:11 PM

Alexander: Security program wants to block Malwarebytes

Q: You frequently recommend using the Malwarebytes PC security program, but when I try my McAfee security software blocks me....

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 04:31 PM

Nash Finch to be sold to Spartan Stores in $1.3B deal

It’s unclear how many jobs with the longtime grocery distributor will remain in the Twin Cities.

Updated: July 23, 2013, - 06:43 AM

New OLED-TV at Best Buy is stunning; so is the price -- $15,000

OLED stands for organic light-emitting diode and stands out from LCDs by not requiring a light that adds size and weight and affects the quality of the display.

Updated: July 22, 2013, - 09:10 PM

Minnesota doctor's app may become a popular medicine reminder

It's estimated that solving the missed-pill problem could save $100 billion or more in annual U.S. medical costs.

Updated: July 20, 2013, - 03:48 PM

Old Country Buffet buffing image, staying in Minnesota

The company’s 11 Twin Cities restaurants are next in line for a makeover.

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 09:18 PM

Alexander: Skype less of a threat than it seems

Q: I have a tablet computer that uses the Android operating system. I’ve noticed that when applications such as Skype...

Updated: July 16, 2013, - 06:59 PM

German court says Medtronic infringed an Edwards Lifesciences patent

Medtronic says the ruling in a dispute over artificial heart valves won’t affect its fiscal 2014 results.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 07:45 PM

Alexander: When pop-up ads go wild, it may be a virus

Q: Internet pop-up ads are out of control on my Windows 7 PC that uses Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 10 Web...

Updated: July 09, 2013, - 05:48 PM

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