Al Sacco

Managing Editor

Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms. Al resides in Boston and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.


7 must-have wireless charging gadgets

7 must-have wireless charging gadgets

These seven wireless charging devices can make powering up much less painful. Most are relatively affordable and they're great gifts for your loved ones — or for you.

6 dingen die de iPhone 6s Plus onoverwinnelijk maken

Dit zijn de belangrijkste voordelen boven een Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+.

6 Things iPhone 6s Plus does that Galaxy S6 edge+ can't

6 Things iPhone 6s Plus does that Galaxy S6 edge+ can't

Apple's iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ are two of the hottest 'phablets' available today, and though both smartphones are worthy options for discerning gadget geeks, they have distinct strengths and weaknesses. Here...

6 Things Galaxy S6 edge+ does that iPhone 6s Plus can't

6 Things Galaxy S6 edge+ does that iPhone 6s Plus can't

Samsung's Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Apple iPhone 6s Plus are two of the hottest 'phablets' available today, and though both smartphones are worthy options for discerning gadget geeks, each has distinct strengths and weaknesses. Here are...

4 ways Apple missed the mark with iPhone 6s

4 ways Apple missed the mark with iPhone 6s

Apple is the toast of the tech world this week, thanks in no small part to the introduction of its latest iPhone duo. However, the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus lack a number of enhancements that in some ways leave them lagging behind the...

My smartwatch turned me into a rude bastard (don't let it happen to you)

My smartwatch turned me into a rude bastard (don't let it happen to you)

Smartwatches are slowly starting to catch on, and they bring with them a new type of digital distraction that could further shrink attention spans and make for ruder masses.

Apple Pay now works with AmEx Corporate Cards

Apple Pay now works with AmEx Corporate Cards

American Express last week added Apple Pay support to its U.S. corporate cards, so business travelers can now take advantage of the security safeguards built into Apple's contactless payment system while they're on the road.

A detailed history of Android -- from 2003 to today

A detailed history of Android -- from 2003 to today

An online learning site posted a timeline of Android history, and it serves as a vivid reminder that not so long ago, the mobile juggernaut was just tiny blip in the tech world.

Wireless charging gets faster thanks to new Qi power spec

Wireless charging gets faster thanks to new Qi power spec

A new Qi wireless charging specification will let electronics makers build much faster wireless power options into their products, but how long will you have to wait for compatible devices to become available?

Land Rover shows off remote-control app and self-driving features

Land Rover shows off remote-control app and self-driving features

Land Rover developed a mobile app that lets drivers control their SUVs in sticky situations, from outside of their vehicles, as well as an autonomous system for multi-point turns.

How wearables will shape the future of mobile payments

How wearables will shape the future of mobile payments

Three finance executives discuss the essential role wearable technology will play in the evolution of mobile payments.

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