Al Sacco

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 wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al manages select CIO.com contributors 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 and is a passionate reader, traveler, film buff and Red Sox fan.

How to Tell If the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus Is Right For You

Pricey Gold iPhone 6 Available for Preorder (Images)

Pricey Gold iPhone 6 Available for Preorder (Images)

A U.K. designer is distributing images of a $4,000, 24ct-gold iPhone 6 one day before Apple is expected to announce its less gaudy version of the new device.

Six Things You Need to Know About Samsung's Gear VR Headset

Samsung's Gear VR headset provides a truly unique virtual reality experience that's designed to take advantage of the Galaxy Note 4's impressive display resolution. But the headset has a notable Achilles heel: It only works with one...

Most Wanted 'iPhone 6' Features and Improvements

Most Wanted 'iPhone 6' Features and Improvements

Used iPhone marketplace uSell.com released lists of the top most wanted iPhone 6 features and enhancements. Not surprisingly, the most rumored feature — a stronger sapphire screen — is also the most wanted new feature.

Fashionable Wearables: Ralph Lauren Unveils Smart Shirt at U.S. Open

Fashionable Wearables: Ralph Lauren Unveils Smart Shirt at U.S. Open

Fashion-forward fitness aficionados will soon be able to track a variety of health data by wearing a high-tech performance shirt from designer Ralph Lauren.

21 Weird and Wacky Wearables You'll Actually Want

21 Weird and Wacky Wearables You'll Actually Want

These 21 unique wearable devices are all worth a look — and some could genuinely enhance your life.

Smart Armband Maker Sets Sights on the Enterprise

Smart Armband Maker Sets Sights on the Enterprise

Thalmic Labs today announced that its gesture controlled Myo armband works with three popular smartglasses, and it partnered with a handful of companies to improve and expand Myo's gesture-based interaction with smartglasses.

Apple Could Flip USB Standard on Its Head with New Reversible Connector

Apple Could Flip USB Standard on Its Head with New Reversible Connector

Apple is rumored to be introducing a brand new proprietary version of the traditional USB connector, in the name of user convenience. But as always, Apple has another monetary motive.

Fitness Trackers are Changing Online Privacy — and It's Time to Pay Attention

Fitness Trackers are Changing Online Privacy — and It's Time to Pay Attention

Wearable devices such as fitness trackers are all the rage. In the rush to get them to market, though, manufacturers haven't always paid attention to security and privacy — and in the rush to get moving, neither have consumers.

How to Read (and Actually Understand) a Wearable Tech Privacy Policy

How to Read (and Actually Understand) a Wearable Tech Privacy Policy

Three privacy experts share tips on how to read a wearable-tech privacy policy, and they highlight a set of red flags consumers should look out for.

Wearable Tech and Fitness Tracker Privacy Policies: Who Reads 'Em? (Poll)

Wearable Tech and Fitness Tracker Privacy Policies: Who Reads 'Em? (Poll)

Do you consider the privacy implications of handing over personal information or fitness metrics when you sign up for a new app or service? Do you read the associated privacy policies? Let us know in this poll.

Enterprise Wearables Present Tech Challenges and Management Pitfalls

Enterprise Wearables Present Tech Challenges and Management Pitfalls

Wearable technology experts share insights on the current hardware and software challenges facing the industry, as well as advice on how CIOs and IT can avoid the most common pitfalls associated with enterprise wearables.

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