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: 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

Best Buy job cuts target 2,000 managers around U.S.

The cut amounts to just over 1 percent of the company's workforce and comes a day before its quarterly earnings announcement.

Updated: February 27, 2014, - 06:36 AM

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