, Senior Editor
Al Sacco is an awarding-winning journalist and blogger who covers the fast paced mobile/wireless beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on smartphones and tablet PCs.
As CIO.com Senior Editor, Al manages many of CIO.com's bloggers and frequently covers breaking news, shares insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings, writes a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offers up recommendations on software for a number of mobile platforms.
Al resides in Boston, Massachusetts, and he is a passionate reader, traveler, film buff and Red Sox fan.
Friday, December 6, 2013 - Samsung's latest personal printers are packed with valuable features, including NFC functionality that lets you tap to print. But the NFC feature is a novelty, according to CIO.com's Al Sacco, and it only works with certain devices.
Thursday, December 5, 2013 - A new survey of 300 CIOs found that while the majority of IT executives see real value in mobilizing existing enterprise apps or rolling out brand new mobile innovations, they also see the costs and complexity of these initiatives as real challenges.
Thursday, November 21, 2013 - Smartphone makers are releasing more smartphones faster than ever before, and wireless carriers are rolling out new plans to make it affordable to buy new phones more often. CIO.com's Al Sacco examines this trend and asks if it's really a good thing for consumers - or just for the companies selling the products and services.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - Both Android and Windows Phone significantly increased their market share, while iOS and BlackBerry lost share, according to IDC's third quarter 2013 smartphone tracker report.
Monday, November 4, 2013 - It's hard to stand out in the crowded smartphone market these days, but CIO.com's Al Sacco spotlights five key reasons Google's new Nexus 5 Android phone is in a class by itself.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - Got a new iPhone or iPad? These 10 easy iOS tips and tricks can help quickly navigate around your device, streamline processes, organize home screens and much more.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 - CIO.com's Al Sacco likes the new BBM for Android and iOS apps but says they're not compelling enough to make the average iOS or Android user switch from their messaging apps of choice. Here's why.
Monday, October 28, 2013 - Everyone has a smartphone camera these days, but a relative few get the best photos possible from their devices. CIO.com's Al Sacco shares five quick tips to help you take better smartphone photos.
Monday, October 21, 2013 - Dell and Good Technology shared some insights on BlackBerry at MobileCon 2013. Not surprisingly, the outlook was grim, and though the end may be near for BlackBerry, both companies offered a few possible reasons why BlackBerry could still hang on in the enterprise...for at least a little while.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - Executives, product managers, analysts and others from wearable-technology companies spoke at MobileCon 2013 about the current state of "wearables," challenges and barriers to success, as well as why wearable tech is here to stay.