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.


Why Samsung should release a Note 8

Why Samsung should release a Note 8

Samsung denies reports that it's planning to release another Note smartphone, but it would be a major misstep for the company to do away with what is perhaps its most important smartphone brand. Here's why.

Google makes more than Samsung, Apple on flagship phone

The price Google charges for its Pixel XL smartphone is closer to what it costs to make the phone than what both Samsung and Apple charge for the GS7 and iPhone 7, but Google still makes more money. Here's why.

CIOs discuss whether Note7 recall hurts Samsung's enterprise appeal

CIOs discuss whether Note7 recall hurts Samsung's enterprise appeal

Samsung's brand took a beating over the past months as reports of exploding Galaxy Note7 smartphones made headlines and the company desperately did damage duty. In the enterprise, however, CIOs and IT leaders say Samsung has earned a...

Timeline of Samsung's disastrous Galaxy Note7 debacle

Timeline of Samsung's disastrous Galaxy Note7 debacle

This infographic details the key turning points following Samsung's release of its fatally flawed Galaxy Note7 smartphone, including releases, recalls, damning photos, products exchanges, U.S. government intervention and the ultimate...

Another very bad week for Samsung (with two bright spots)

Another very bad week for Samsung (with two bright spots)

Samsung's Note7 smartphones still might not be safe to use and Canada recalled hundreds of thousands of the company's washing machines. On the plus side, it acquired an AI startup and Samsung stock hit an all-time high … all in a...

'New Mac' scented candle smells nothing like a new Mac

'New Mac' scented candle smells nothing like a new Mac

What do you buy the Apple 'Fanboi' who has it all? A 'New Mac' smell candle, of course.

BlackBerry (finally) says it's done making smartphones

BlackBerry (finally) says it's done making smartphones

This week BlackBerry announced it has produced its last smartphone, though the company plans to partner with other hardware makers and continue to sell BlackBerry-branded phones.

Why didn't Apple release iPhone 7 sales numbers?

Why didn't Apple release iPhone 7 sales numbers?

For one of the first times since it introduced the iPhone, Apple didn't report initial sales numbers for a new phone. The company says it stopped sharing such numbers because they're no longer representative. But is Apple just doing...

Your local library is a treasure trove of free digital media

Your local library is a treasure trove of free digital media

Mobile applications such as OverDrive, Zinio and Hoopla provide free access to thousands of ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies — all you need is a public library card.

How to 'Auto Unlock' your Mac with Apple Watch

How to 'Auto Unlock' your Mac with Apple Watch

A new feature in Apple's macOS Sierra lets you use your Apple Watch to easily unlock your Mac computer. However, the 'Auto Lock' feature won't work unless a set of security and authentication safeguards is also enabled.

Is the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod worth $300?

Is the Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod worth $300?

The new Hasselblad camera 'Mod' for Moto Z DROID smartphones is now available via Verizon and Motorola. This quick hands-on video review spotlights the expensive camera's strengths and limitations.

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