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.

Samsung's new wireless charge pad powers up your phone faster, if…

Apple Pay now works with AmEx Corporate Cards

Apple Pay now works with AmEx Corporate Cards

American Express last week added Apple Pay support to its U.S. corporate cards, so business travelers can now take advantage of the security safeguards built into Apple's contactless payment system while they're on the road.

Hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

The new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ 'phablet' packs a ton of top-of-the-line features and functionality, and it's a great-looking smartphone. However, based on first impressions, it also has a few notable shortcomings.

Hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy Note5

Hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy Note5

Samsung’s new Galaxy Note5 is packed with top-of-the-line productivity features and is much better-looking than the last Note smartphone. However, it's not perfect and our first look at the 'phablet 'reveals a number shortcomings.

Nymi Band uses your heartbeat to secure mobile payments

Nymi Band uses your heartbeat to secure mobile payments

A Canadian company claims to have enabled the 'world's first biometrically authenticated wearable payment using your heartbeat.' The pilot is a small, consumer-oriented program, but the target audience is much larger.

A detailed history of Android — from 2003 to today

A detailed history of Android — from 2003 to today

An online learning site posted a timeline of Android history, and it serves as a vivid reminder that not so long ago, the mobile juggernaut was just tiny blip in the tech world.

4 things you'll love about the Samsung GS6 active (and 4 things you'll hate)

4 things you'll love about the Samsung GS6 active (and 4 things you'll hate)

Samsung's latest 'ruggedized' smartphone, the Galaxy S6 active, is an evolution of one of the best Android phones available, and it's particularly well-suited for business use — though the device falls short in some areas.

Why Apple Watch is a business traveler's best friend

Why Apple Watch is a business traveler's best friend

A recent trip from Boston to San Francisco with the Apple Watch as a personal assistant demonstrates that smartwatches can be valuable tools for busy businesspeople and frequent travelers.

Wireless charging gets faster thanks to new Qi power spec

Wireless charging gets faster thanks to new Qi power spec

A new Qi wireless charging specification will let electronics makers build much faster wireless power options into their products, but how long will you have to wait for compatible devices to become available?

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.

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