, 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.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Nielsen this week released U.S. smartphone market share numbers, based on OS and manufacturer, for the first quarter of 2014. Among the notable findings, Apple gained OS share but lost ground in device-maker share, while HTC dropped two slots in the manufacturer ranking.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - BlackBerry's BES 10 software was updated on Tuesday to fix a security issue related to the "Heartbleed" OpenSSL vulnerability.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - HTC's latest and greatest, the One (M8), packs a bevy of unique features. Some are sure to impress, while others will disappoint. CIO.com's Al Sacco shed lights on four of the best things about the new HTC One and four of the worst.
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - The idea of a smartphone "kill switch" sounds promising and is a step in the right direction in the fight against phone thieves, but it's not a solution to the problem, according to CIO.com's Al Sacco.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - Jerry Irvine, Prescient Solutions CIO and a member of the National Cybersecurity Partnership, spoke with CIO.com about "Internet of Things" (IoT) security, the connected home, and why consumers and enterprise should be wary of both.
Friday, March 21, 2014 - Whether you're a new Kindle Fire HDX owner or a seasoned Amazon tablet user, you'll appreciate these 10 tips and tricks that will help you reset a malfunctioning device, organize and streamline navigation, boost data security and more.
Thursday, March 13, 2014 - When you think of business tablets, chances are Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX tablets don't come immediately to mind. Though not perfect, the Kindle Fire HDX tablets are actually well suited for business use, particularly BYOD, according to CIO.com's Al Sacco.
Thursday, March 6, 2014 - The Container Store is piloting a wearable device that it hopes will replace the thousands of walkie talkies it uses for in-store communication. The wearable also lets the company track employees when they're at work, among other things, and could potentially revolutionize the way it uses technology for retail.
Monday, February 24, 2014 - CIO.com's Al Sacco goes hands-on with Samsung's brand new Galaxy S5 smartphone. The device has a handful of notable new hardware features and software enhancements. But none of them translation into any real "wow factor." Here's why.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - Samsung's most popular smartphone, the Galaxy S4, is about to get a significant update. CIO.com's Al Sacco shares five things Samsung could do to make the Galaxy S5 a significantly better smartphone than the GS4.