Al Sacco

Senior Editor

Al Sacco is an award-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.

Are Americans Really Addicted to Mobile Banking?

BlackBerry CEO's Desperate Comments Spotlight Severity of 'App Gap'

BlackBerry CEO's Desperate Comments Spotlight Severity of 'App Gap'

BlackBerry chief exec John Chen's recent comments on application and content neutrality come off as desperate, writes CIO.com's Al Sacco, and could represent a panicked reaction to the company's growing 'app gap' dilemma.

BlackBerry's Limited Edition Gold Passport Costs $900 (UPDATED)

BlackBerry's Limited Edition Gold Passport Costs $900 (UPDATED)

BlackBerry today released a limited run of 50, $900 golden BlackBerry Passport devices.

Hands-On With Boston's New Pay-by-Phone Parking App

Hands-On With Boston's New Pay-by-Phone Parking App

Boston is piloting a new pay-by-phone parking system, and though it could translate into more work for parking officials, CIO.com's Al Sacco says it's easy to use, works well and eliminates an over-reliance on quarters.

Leading App Stores See Dramatic Increase in Business Apps

Leading App Stores See Dramatic Increase in Business Apps

Business apps were among the most popular apps in 2014 in both Google Play and the Apple App Store, according to a new report on app store growth. And 2015 promises even more apps aimed at business users.

16 Android Widgets to Make Your Smartphone and Tablet Better

16 Android Widgets to Make Your Smartphone and Tablet Better

If you're not using widgets, you're simply not realizing the true value of your Android smartphone or tablet. CIO.com's Al Sacco shares a collection of his favorite widgets, all free and all very much worth a download.

Top 10 Mobile Stories of 2014

Top 10 Mobile Stories of 2014

CIO.com's Al Sacco rounds up 10 of his most popular mobile stories published in 2014, including an article that compares and contrasts the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, a showcase of quirky-yet-valuable wearable devices and a couple...

An In-Depth Look at the BlackBerry Classic

An In-Depth Look at the BlackBerry Classic

A closer look at the new BlackBerry Classic smartphone with photos from the device's New York City launch event.

BlackBerry Classic Review: A Killer Smartphone for Keyboard Lovers

BlackBerry Classic Review: A Killer Smartphone for Keyboard Lovers

The BlackBerry Classic is the best smartphone the company has ever released, according to CIO.com's Al Sacco. However, it's not going to lure away many iPhone or Android users, or significantly increase BlackBerry's market share. And...

6 Things Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Does That Nexus 9 Can't

6 Things Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Does That Nexus 9 Can't

Both the new Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Nexus 9 tablets are top-quality, high-end tablet options, but each outshines the other in a number of notable ways. Here are six things the Fire HDX 8.9 does that the Nexus 9 can't.

6 Things Nexus 9 Does That Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Can't

6 Things Nexus 9 Does That Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 Can't

The new Google Nexus 9 and Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 (2014) are both quality high-end tablet options, but they outshine each other in a number of notable ways. Here are six things the Nexus 9 does that the Fire HDX 8.9 can't.

IBM, Apple Release 10 New iOS Apps for Enterprise

IBM, Apple Release 10 New iOS Apps for Enterprise

The new iOS apps from IBM and Apple aim to 'transform industries and professions' by bringing together IBM data analytics and Apple's user-centric design.

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