Al Sacco

Senior Editor

Al Sacco is an awarding-winning journalist and blogger who covers the fast paced mobile/wireless beat for CIO.com and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on 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.

Enterprise Wearables Present Tech Challenges and Management Pitfalls

Fingerprint Faceoff: Apple Touch ID vs. Samsung Finger Scanner

Fingerprint Faceoff: Apple Touch ID vs. Samsung Finger Scanner

Apple's iPhone 5s and Samsung's Galaxy Tab S both pack fingerprint scanners for authentication. The scanners work well, but they have their own unique strengths and weaknesses.

Fitbit Flex Gets Fashionable

Fitbit Flex Gets Fashionable

A new set of accessories from designer Tory Burch aims to make Fitbit's Flex fitness tracker look more like an expensive pendant or bracelet and less like a geeky gadget.

iPhone 6 Sapphire Display Durability Could be Vastly Exaggerated

iPhone 6 Sapphire Display Durability Could be Vastly Exaggerated

Apple's upcoming iPhone 6 is expected to pack a super strong sapphire-crystal screen. CIO.com's Al Sacco lists a few reasons why the new iPhone could disappoint Apple fans seeking more durable displays.

Gloves Come Off as BlackBerry Fires Back at Good Technology (UPDATED)

Gloves Come Off as BlackBerry Fires Back at Good Technology (UPDATED)

BlackBerry's latest "Fact Check" blog post claims Good Technology painted a misleading picture of the company in a recent white paper, and things are getting ugly between the two EMM providers.

How Much Would You Pay for Google Glass? (Poll)

How Much Would You Pay for Google Glass? (Poll)

Google Glass's $1,500 price tag simply puts it out of reach for many tech enthusiasts. CIO.com's Al Sacco wants to know how much Google would have to reduce that price for you to consider buying Glass.

Google's Former 'Glass at Work' Chief Talks Smartglasses in the Enterprise
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Google's Former 'Glass at Work' Chief Talks Smartglasses in the Enterprise

APX Labs' brand new vice president, Eric Johnsen, chats with CIO.com's Al Sacco about his time as the leader of the Google Glass at Work program, why he decided to leave Google and his thoughts on the future of smartglasses in the...

Google Gets Down to Business with Android Work, Cloud Drive for Work

Google Gets Down to Business with Android Work, Cloud Drive for Work

Google announced two new enterprise initiatives at its 2014 I/O developer conference: Android Work and Google Drive for Work. CIO.com's Al Sacco details the new IT security features in Android and breaks down the cloud-storage...

Google Glass Gets More Fashionable with Gaudy 'DVF Made for Glass' Frames

Google Glass Gets More Fashionable with Gaudy 'DVF Made for Glass' Frames

Google today announced a partnership with designer Diane von Furstenberg, called DVF Made for Glass, and a variety of funky new frames and shades are now available to new Glass buyers.

Google Announces First Five Official 'Glass at Work' Partners

Google Announces First Five Official 'Glass at Work' Partners

Google's first five certified "Glass at Work" enterprise partners include companies that provide Glass apps for a variety of industries, including energy, entertainment, media, healthcare and manufacturing.

Starbucks Powermat Support Could Sway Wireless-Charging Standards Battle

Starbucks is rolling out Duracell "Powermat Spots" in its U.S. cafes to let customers wirelessly charge mobile devices, with one notable caveat. The move is a big win for Duracell and the PMA charging standard.

Ringly 'Smart Ring' Brings Fashionable Notification to Your Fingers (UPDATED)

Ringly 'Smart Ring' Brings Fashionable Notification to Your Fingers (UPDATED)

Ringly isn't the smartest "smart ring" available, but it just might be the most fashionable, and style will be key to the success of future wearable tech, according to CIO.com's Al Sacco.

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