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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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.

Samsung stops Note7 shipments on reports of battery fires

Samsung stops Note7 shipments on reports of battery fires

The Galaxy Note7 has received rave reviews from critics, but some early units reportedly have a very serious battery flaw, and Samsung already stopped shipping the new Note in South Korea.

Galaxy Note7 business review: A fabulous phone with few flaws

Galaxy Note7 business review: A fabulous phone with few flaws

If Samsung's Galaxy Note7 isn't already on your radar, you're simply not paying attention. This enterprise-oriented Note7 review details the high-end Android phone's many enterprise strengths and spotlights a few shortcomings.

Why gas stations want you to turn off your phone — but nobody ever does

Why gas stations want you to turn off your phone — but nobody ever does

Many U.S. gas stations print warning on their pumps that explicitly instruct drivers to turn off their phones. But no one does. Here's why.

Note7 iris scanner not quite ready for prime time (video)

Note7 iris scanner not quite ready for prime time (video)

The iris scanner in Samsung's Galaxy Note7 smartphone is a breakthrough in mobile biometric authentication. Unfortunately, it's also not reliable.

Google details security features in Android 7.0 'Nougat'

Google details security features in Android 7.0 'Nougat'

Google shared information on the best new security features in its next major mobile OS update, Android 7.0 'Nougat,' including a faster direct boot, streamlined software updates and enhanced integration with corporate directories.

Android, iOS bug bounty biz is booming

Android, iOS bug bounty biz is booming

Hackers who identify and document proven critical software vulnerabilities in Android or iOS stand to cash in big time, thanks to new bug bounty increases from Apple, Google and at least one security firm.

Why you should water test your GS7 Active ASAP

Why you should water test your GS7 Active ASAP

Samsung reportedly acknowledged that some defective Galaxy S7 Active devices are susceptible to water damage, but the company isn't making it easy for consumers to tell if they bought bum phones.

What the designer of Samsung's sexiest phones thinks about your ugly case

What the designer of Samsung's sexiest phones thinks about your ugly case

The man who designed 'the world's best-selling Android smartphone' and Samsung's new Note 7 shares what it feels like to see consumers cover up all of his hard work with ugly phone cases.

7 surprises in Samsung's Galaxy Note7 smartphone

7 surprises in Samsung's Galaxy Note7 smartphone

The new Galaxy Note7 smartphone is available via presale this week. Here's a detailed breakdown of the most notable new features in Samsung's latest phablet phone.

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