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.

Now on CIO: BlackBerry Classic review: A killer smartphone for keyboard lovers
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Now on CIO: BlackBerry Classic review: A killer smartphone for keyboard lovers

The BlackBerry Classic is the best smartphone the company has ever released. It's not going to lure away many iPhone or Android users, but that's just fine with BlackBerry. Here's why.

Now on CIO: 6 things Nexus 9 does that Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 can't
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Now on CIO: 6 things Nexus 9 does that Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 can't

The new Google Nexus 9 and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) are both quality high-end tablet options, but the Nexus outshines the Kindle in a number of notable ways.

Fitness Trackers are Changing Online Privacy -- and It's Time to Pay Attention

Throughout the history of technology, few sectors have expanded and evolved as rapidly as today's burgeoning wearable tech market. Piles of unique and unusual, flashy and fancy -- often goofy and gimmicky -- new wearables are...

How to Read (and Actually Understand) a Wearable Tech Privacy Policy

When was the last time you read a privacy policy? Any kind of privacy policy? Be honest.

Wearable Tech and Fitness Tracker Privacy Policies: Who Reads 'Em? (Poll)

I've been thinking a lot lately about wearable technology and how the true value of many of today's wearables lies in data collection and the subsequent analysis and correlation of that information. The idea couldn't have been clearer...

Enterprise Wearables Present Tech Challenges and Management Pitfalls

This week, wearable technology vendors, evangelists, executives and experts of all ilk gathered in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, at the Wearable Tech Expo, to convene and talk about today's hottest wearables.

Fingerprint Faceoff: Apple Touch ID vs. Samsung Finger Scanner

My single favorite feature of the iPhone 5s is the Touch ID fingerprint scanner, which lets you unlock your device with the tap of a finger. So when Samsung recently sent me its new Galaxy Tab S 10.5" tablet for review, the first...

Fitbit Flex Gets Fashionable

The next phase in the evolution of wearable technology is upon us; brand-name fashion designers are joining the party, and style conscious women can now preorder a few different accessories to make their Fitbit Flex fitness trackers...

iPhone 6 Sapphire Display Durability Could be Vastly Exaggerated

Each and every spring/summer, keeping track of all the various new-iPhone-related rumors becomes a challenge that even the most dedicate iPhan would struggle to meet.

Gloves Come Off as BlackBerry Fires Back at Good Technology

BlackBerry is in full defensive mode these days. Rightly so. These are troubling times for the Canadian company.

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