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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 wearable tech, 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.

Android Love: 12 Free Apps for Valentine's Day

Check out these free Android apps designed to help you find the best flowers, chocolates, rom-coms, love poems, dinner reservations, mood music, more. (All apps are Cupid approved.)

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Coming Soon From BlackBerry: 5 Things to Look Forward To

These are dark days for Research In Motion (RIM) and its BlackBerry brand...or at least dim ones.

10 Things to Know About RIM's New CEO, Thorsten Heins

RIM has named its former COO and SVP, Thorsten Heins, as its new president and chief executive officer. CIO.com's BlackBerry watcher Al Sacco shares 10 interesting facts about the new BlackBerry CEO.

BlackBerry PlayBook Apps: 7 Must-Have Downloads

Here are seven great applications for BlackBerry PlayBook tablets -- many of which are free.

Why RIM Should Not Sell the BlackBerry Brand--and Why It Should

Rumors about a potential sale of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) have been circulating for months.

How to Share Amazon Kindle ebooks

I love reading, and I love books. I don't care much about the medium--paper or digital, it's all the same to me, for the most part.

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BlackBerry PlayBook Troubleshooting Tips for Tablet Newbies

Got a new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet? Or planning to pick up a discounted PlayBook for a friend or loved one this holiday season? CIO.com's Al Sacco offers up six quick and easy PlayBook troubleshooting tips that all RIM tablet owners should know.

BlackBerry Mobile Fusion: What You Need to Know

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) today announced a brand new set of enterprise mobility tools, called BlackBerry Mobile Fusion.

New Security Flaws Found in BlackBerry 6 OS, IM Apps

BlackBerry-maker RIM has identified a number of significant security flaws that affect the Webkit browser in its BlackBerry 6 handheld OS and enterprise IM apps.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: Best New Features for Business

The new OS packs a handful of new features and functionality that could be valuable to businesspeople and the IT administrators who support them.

Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango": Top New Business Features

Microsoft's Windows Phone senior product manager details the top eight new enterprise features and enhancements found within the company's recently released Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" mobile OS.

Windows Phone Mango: 10 Things You Need to Know

Microsoft's Paul Bryan, a Windows Phone senior director, describes the top new features in the mobile OS.

10 Best Android Tablet Apps For News Junkies

Here are 10 great applications for your Android tablet that will keep you up to date on news, sports, entertainment, stocks, and much more. Most are free.

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BlackBerry 7 Compatible Apps: 10 Free Downloads

Looking for apps that are compatible with RIM's new BlackBerry 7 OS? CIO.com's Al Sacco spotlights 10 must-haves including apps for social networking, navigation, entertainment and a cool augmented reality browser.

Why RIM's BBM Music Service Will Fail

RIM's new BBM Music is fundamentally flawed--here's why it's destined to fail.

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