Al Sacco

Managing Editor

Al Sacco is an award-winning 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.

Wireless charging gets faster thanks to new Qi power spec

It's time to ban phone use while driving (and severely punish violators)

It's time to ban phone use while driving (and severely punish violators)

It's perfectly legal to talk on the phone while driving in the majority of U.S. states, as long as you use a hands-free device. Now is the time for the public to change its own perception of the issue and convince lawmakers to do the...

Land Rover shows off remote-control app and self-driving features

Land Rover shows off remote-control app and self-driving features

Land Rover developed a mobile app that lets drivers control their SUVs in sticky situations, from outside of their vehicles, as well as an autonomous system for multi-point turns.

How to 'hard reset' your Apple Watch

How to 'hard reset' your Apple Watch

If your Apple Watch is frozen or otherwise misbehaving, a 'hard reset' could save you a call or visit to Apple support. Here's what a hard reset is and when you should perform one on your Watch.

Hands on with Thalmic Labs' Myo gesture control armband

Hands on with Thalmic Labs' Myo gesture control armband

Thalmic's futuristic Myo armband is designed to let you control a set of popular applications, games and presentations with simple gestures, but its real value may be as a hands-free input source for next-generation wearables.

How wearables will shape the future of mobile payments

How wearables will shape the future of mobile payments

Three finance executives discuss the essential role wearable technology will play in the evolution of mobile payments.

Apple says 'Apple Watch,' the world says 'iWatch'

Apple says 'Apple Watch,' the world says 'iWatch'

Many consumers still think of Apple's first smartwatch as the 'iWatch,' as evidenced by a recent trip to San Francisco for a wearable technology conference. The branding confusion represents at least a minor marketing misstep for...

How to take a screen shot on your Apple Watch

How to take a screen shot on your Apple Watch

It's easy to capture, save and share images of the Apple Watch display thanks to a simple screen shot feature in Apple's Watch OS.

Galaxy S6 edge an impressive enterprise phone — with one big exception

Galaxy S6 edge an impressive enterprise phone — with one big exception

This enterprise-oriented Samsung Galaxy S6 edge review looks at the strengths and shortcomings of the hottest new Android phone from a business perspective. Hint: It has a glaring Achilles heel.

BMW does in-car augmented reality

BMW does in-car augmented reality

BMW demoed a unique new set of AR glasses that provide a range of both in-vehicle and out-of-car functionality designed to enhance the driving experience. The MINI Augmented Vision glasses are also somewhat stylish — at least compared...

Florida (mad)man inserts NFC chip in hand for Android 'biohack'

Florida (mad)man inserts NFC chip in hand for Android 'biohack'

A hacker reportedly embedded an NFC chip inside his hand to infect and control Android devices. The exploit seems relatively inane, but the concept of 'biohacking' could have far-reaching security implications.

Apple Watch 'Wrist Detect' feature key for IT

Apple Watch 'Wrist Detect' feature key for IT

A new IT policy in Apple's Configurator tool for admins lets enterprises force wrist authentication on the Apple Watch for access to on-screen notifications, and it's one of the few Watch-specific security features available at launch....

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