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: Is it worth it to upgrade an old computer?

Q: My IT department claims it should be a simple matter to upgrade my older iMac to the new Mavericks...

Updated: May 27, 2014, - 07:16 PM

More layoffs for Hutchinson Technology workers

The firm will cut 100 of its 2,500 jobs amid a troubled disk-drive market.

Updated: May 21, 2014, - 09:49 PM

Donaldson Co. shares drop after 3Q results miss, outlook changed

New fiscal year guidance, results for quarter are below Wall Street’s expectations.

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 07:41 PM

Alexander: Computers get old fast, so we have to be smart

Q: When I bought a new HP printer earlier this year, I discovered that its software wasn’t compatible with my...

Updated: May 20, 2014, - 05:34 PM

Valspar beats Wall Street's 2Q earnings expectations

The firm’s paint and coatings businesses showed a strong increase in sales.

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 08:40 PM

Code42 taps Amazon.com's treasurer as its new CFO

Jason Bristow will leave the “Everything Store” to join the Minneapolis software firm.

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 01:33 PM

AT&T introduces more realistic sound for smartphone calls

HD Voice routs the calls over 4G data networks. It’s available next week but requires a new phone.

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 08:03 PM

Corporations must elevate IT experts, U speaker says

Computer security professionals need more authority to prevent breaches, a national official said.

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 09:34 PM

Alexander: Spam filters work, but not well enough

Q: I am inundated with spam, and receive as many as 50 to 75 junk e-mails per day. I have...

Updated: May 13, 2014, - 07:33 PM

3M, the corporate inventor, surpasses 100,000 patents worldwide

3M’s portfolio growth coincides with a global patent-application surge.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 06:39 AM

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