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

Minneapolis Apple dealer FirstTech will close, pressured by discounting

The Minneapolis retailer, which began in 1977, spanned the lifetime of personal computers.

Updated: March 21, 2014, - 09:40 AM

Alexander: Many at risk as end of XP security nears

Microsoft isn’t relenting on its plan to end security updates for Windows XP on April 8, even though it appears...

Updated: March 18, 2014, - 05:24 PM

U, Google pioneer 3-D smartphone mapping software

The University of Minnesota and Google are pioneering next-generation smartphone mapping software — in 3-D.

Updated: March 15, 2014, - 05:54 PM

Christopher & Banks stock rises after loss narrows

Christopher & Banks Corp. stock rose Thursday after the women’s clothing retailer’s fourth-quarter results beat analysts’ expectations.The company’s net loss...

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 08:51 PM

Target sued by Swatch over allegedly look-alike watches

Minneapolis-based Target declined to comment on the suit.

Updated: March 12, 2014, - 05:33 AM

Alexander: Smartphones aren't safe from viruses

Q: I recently received a smartphone text message containing a link to a website. On my PC, I would immediately...

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 05:49 PM

Target steps up as Major League Baseball sponsor

The new deal may help the retailer’s image after the data breach, one analyst said.

Updated: March 11, 2014, - 06:19 AM

Wireless Ronin merges with Utah firm in a stock deal of undisclosed value

The maker of digital advertising sign software had a market cap of $4.75 million.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 05:07 PM

Alexander: Up for debate – Windows 7 or 8 in place of XP?

Q: I see you’re recommending Windows 7 for Windows XP users when Microsoft stops providing security updates for XP in...

Updated: March 05, 2014, - 08:15 AM

Warren Buffett, BNSF owner, pushes for stronger rail cars for oil

He notes that oil from North Dakota more volatile than expected.

Updated: March 04, 2014, - 12:11 PM

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