Al Sacco

Managing Editor

Al Sacco was 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 managed CIO.com writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered 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.

Tom Brady's pricey PJs pack 'recovery tech' for athletes

New Balance RunIQ is Android rival to Apple Watch Nike+

New Balance RunIQ is Android rival to Apple Watch Nike+

New Balance this week announced at CES a run-focused smartwatch that's designed to go head-to-head with Apple's Nike+ fitness watch. The two high-end devices have a number of similarities — and some key differences.

Budweiser 'smart' beer fridge encourages drinking on the job

Budweiser 'smart' beer fridge encourages drinking on the job

The new 'Bud-E Fridge' IoT smart refrigerator automatically orders more beer for you and your coworkers when supplies get low, and it's available for a limited time for free, if you're located in Chicago, New York or Los Angeles.

Hulu exec talks mobile video and offline viewing

Hulu exec talks mobile video and offline viewing

Hulu's experience chief this week compared mobile video users and traditional TV viewers. He also addressed one of the company's biggest shortcomings: the inability to download Hulu content for offline use.

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

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...

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