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: 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

Alexander: How to mass delete files, photos on mobile devices

Q: We have Samsung phones and an iPad. Why do these devices not have a way to “select all” for...

Updated: September 09, 2014, - 05:06 PM

Alexander: Why your PC can't find your e-mail

Q: When I click on an e-mail address on a website, I get the message “could not perform this operation...

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 05:59 PM

Alexander: Ransomware fix is now available

This is how fast things change in technology: Some advice I gave two weeks ago is obsolete.It involved “ransomware,” a...

Updated: August 27, 2014, - 12:30 AM

Alexander: Firefox slow? Don't blame your PC

Q: I use the Mozilla Firefox browser on an older desktop PC. Lately I’ve noticed that the browser has been...

Updated: August 19, 2014, - 05:59 PM

Steve Alexander: How to access Microsoft e-mail while traveling

Q: Your article about people being shut out of their Microsoft e-mail while traveling hit home recently. I was at...

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 05:41 PM

Steve Alexander: Saving the world from spam

Q: I’ve recently received hundreds of spam (junk e-mail) messages. I use my e-mail program to mark them as spam,...

Updated: August 05, 2014, - 05:15 PM

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

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