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

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

Workers at Worthington pork plant authorizes strike

Food and commercial workers union says JBS should offer more to its 1,800 plant employees.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 08:47 PM

Medtronic settles some bone graft claims for $22M; others pending

The med-tech firm will pay $22 million, and it’s setting aside up to $140 million more for other expected settlements.

Updated: May 07, 2014, - 06:16 AM

Alexander: The myth of flash drives losing data

Q: I read that one organized way to back up data is to download a year’s worth of material to...

Updated: May 06, 2014, - 05:08 PM

Endo settles mesh lawsuits for $830M

The company, parent of Minnetonka-based American Medical Systems, took the first step to end litigation that investors feared could cost...

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 07:40 PM

Inspire Medical Systems wins FDA approval for sleep apnea treatment

The Maple Grove company’s device shocks a nerve to keep airways from closing during sleep.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 09:32 PM

Imation 1Q loss exceeds Wall Street expectations

In the midst of turnaround efforts, revenue dropped 20.3 percent in the quarter.

Updated: April 30, 2014, - 06:02 PM

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