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

Internet piano may change the way music students learn to play

A sensor-equipped piano is capable of “reverse engineering” the player’s performance, a technology that offers a special learning experience.

Updated: March 30, 2014, - 05:50 PM

WSI Industries stock rises 6 percent after second-quarter earnings triple

Precision machining firm in Monticello benefited from recreational vehicles’ popularity.

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 09:34 PM

Alexander: When iPhones won't talk to home Wi-Fi

Q: My girls aren’t able to connect to their grandparents’ home Wi-Fi network with their iPhones. The girls enter the...

Updated: March 25, 2014, - 05:51 PM

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

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