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.

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

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.

6 things you'll love about the Moto Z Droids — and 6 you won't

6 things you'll love about the Moto Z Droids — and 6 you won't

The new Moto Z Droid and Moto Z Droid Force are now available from Verizon and Motorola. They’re some of the strongest Android phones on the market. Should you buy one? These 12 pros and cons could make or break your decision.

At MGM casinos, you can stay in your room and still lose everything

At MGM casinos, you can stay in your room and still lose everything

Anyone connected to the Wi-Fi networks of nine MGM Resorts casinos in Las Vegas can now play online versions of slots, bingo and poker using a laptop or mobile device from wherever they're located.

Google Glass takes flight at Boeing

Google Glass takes flight at Boeing

Aerospace giant Boeing recently completed a successful Google Glass pilot, reducing production time of aircraft 'wire harnesses' and chopping related error rates in half. The company also says it is 'very close' to launching a live...

BlackBerry Classic death marks end of key(board) era

BlackBerry Classic death marks end of key(board) era

BlackBerry this week announced that it will no longer manufacture the Classic smartphone, the company's only remaining — and possibly last — U.S. device available in the 'candy bar' form factor that once made BlackBerry THE name in...

Is the 'rugged' Galaxy S7 Active worth an extra $100?

Is the 'rugged' Galaxy S7 Active worth an extra $100?

The latest 'ruggedized' smartphone from Samsung is now available, and it packs a ton of high-end features in a hardened form factor that's built to last. But should you go rugged or choose the more stylish and affordable Galaxy S7?

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