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.

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4 key takeaways from Samsung's Developer Conference

4 key takeaways from Samsung's Developer Conference

Virtual reality, the Internet of Things and smartphones took center stage at Samsung's annual developer conference this week, but what the company didn't say was equally notable.

Samsung explains why it’s all in on VR

Samsung explains why it’s all in on VR

Virtual reality was the star of the show when Samsung executives took the stage this week at its annual developer conference.

Next big thing in smartphones might be small

Next big thing in smartphones might be small

Early smartphones were huge, so manufacturers scrambled to shrink them. Then came the phablet movement. In the future, phone size won’t be the focus and the emphasis will shift to internal improvements and additions.

As MLB embraces wearables, NBA cries foul

As MLB embraces wearables, NBA cries foul

Wearable technology took two steps forward and one step back in the pro sports world this week, as MLB approved two fitness trackers and the NBA slapped a player on the wrist for unsanctioned wearable use during games.

Consumers still think wearables are expensive, confusing — but also 'nerdy cool'

Consumers still think wearables are expensive, confusing — but also 'nerdy cool'

New research suggests consumers think wearable technology is still too pricey, but they're intrigued by the cool factor and less worried about security and privacy issues.

What smartphones, craft beer and Ferris Bueller say about change

What smartphones, craft beer and Ferris Bueller say about change

It's time to drop the 'smart' from smartphone, and 'craft' from craft beer, because the pace of technological and societal change has made the qualifiers redundant and obsolete.

How to pick between the Galaxy S7 and GS7 edge (video)

How to pick between the Galaxy S7 and GS7 edge (video)

Is the Galaxy S7 edge worth a $100 or more than the smaller GS7? Does the edge's curved display really do anything valuable, or just look cool? This hands-on GS7 versus GS7 edge video answers these questions and more.

7 enterprise bug fixes in iOS 9.3

7 enterprise bug fixes in iOS 9.3

Apple's latest iOS 9 software update resolves seven enterprise-specific bugs that affect business users and IT administrators.

Is the Galaxy S7 or GS7 edge right for you?

Is the Galaxy S7 or GS7 edge right for you?

Samsung's latest flagship Android smartphones are now available, and though the Galaxy S7 and GS7 edge are similar in many ways, they have unique strengths and weakness you should consider before choosing one of the devices.

BlackBerry to Android rivals: 'Our updates are faster than yours'

BlackBerry to Android rivals: 'Our updates are faster than yours'

BlackBerry is courting enterprises and security-minded consumers with the speedy release of Google's monthly Android security updates, and the company says it distributes the patches faster than any other Android device maker.

iOS 9.3 tells enterprise iPhone users what should be obvious

iOS 9.3 tells enterprise iPhone users what should be obvious

A new iOS software feature reportedly makes its abundantly clear that iPhones connected to the corporate network are 'supervised' by IT and can be remotely monitored and located.

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