Al Sacco

Managing Editor

Al Sacco is 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 manages CIO.com writers and contributors, covers news, and shares insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also 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 and is a passionate reader, traveler, beer lover, film buff and Red Sox fan.

Ford uses 'industry first' wearable for QA at assembly plant

 BlackBerry layoffs could take it a step closer to killing device biz

BlackBerry layoffs could take it a step closer to killing device biz

It didn’t take BlackBerry long to announce its first round of layoffs in 2016. The move continues a troublesome trend for the Canadian company, and it may signal the end for the once-venerable BlackBerry smartphone.

How one aging iPhone 4 destroyed a Texas family

How one aging iPhone 4 destroyed a Texas family

A man charged with theft after taking away his daughter's iPhone 4 has been acquitted in Texas. The man still possesses the smartphone, but he no longer has a relationship with his daughter.

BlackBerry debuts EMM fruits of Good deal

BlackBerry debuts EMM fruits of Good deal

Three months after a $425 million acquisition of Good Technology, BlackBerry this week announced the integration of its mobile management services with Good's EMM offerings. The move is a clear attempt to lure Citrix and AirWatch...

Tell Apple you want to increase your Apple Watch Exercise goal

Tell Apple you want to increase your Apple Watch Exercise goal

Apple set its smartwatch Activity app's Exercise goal at a static 30 minutes, which limits your ability to boost the goal and challenge yourself to get more exercise. Here's how to tell Apple you want to increase the Watch Exercise...

What 'El Chapo,' Sean Penn and BlackBerry teach us about encryption

What 'El Chapo,' Sean Penn and BlackBerry teach us about encryption

The capture and arrest of one of the world's most notorious drug lords once again puts the spotlight on mobile message encryption and the companies that provide such services.

Majority of workers can't (or won't) unplug during vacation travel

Majority of workers can't (or won't) unplug during vacation travel

A new survey from Expedia examines modern travelers' mobile device habits and suggests the majority of today's workers don't leave the office behind during vacation travel.

What is Tech-ticism?

What is Tech-ticism?

CIO.com managing editor Al Sacco's new blog has an odd moniker, but both the name and the blog will grow on you if you give them chance. He hopes.

Who cares if Apple kills the standard audio jack in its iPhone 7?

Who cares if Apple kills the standard audio jack in its iPhone 7?

The blogosphere is abuzz over the upcoming iPhone 7, which will reportedly ditch the 3.5mm audio port. All of the noise, however, will quickly fade and the majority of Apple customers won't think twice about the change before buying a...

Awkward Apple Watch band shows glimmer of a great idea

Awkward Apple Watch band shows glimmer of a great idea

BrilleTark's PRIME Apple Watch band isn't going to win any fashion awards, but the idea behind the product addresses one of the modern smartwatch's obvious shortcomings: battery life.

Video series reminds you why memory cards are not dead yet

Video series reminds you why memory cards are not dead yet

The SD Association is fighting back against some electronics makers' slow move away from microSD memory cards with a set of five silly videos designed to convince you that external memory can be crucial.

Meet the 'world's largest capacity battery smartphone'

Meet the 'world's largest capacity battery smartphone'

The OUKITEL K10000 Android phone has a 10,000mAh battery, and it can reportedly be used as a power bank to 'reverse charge' other mobile devices, including as many as three dead iPhone 6s Plus handsets.

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