Al SaccoSenior Editor, CIO Follow me on Google+

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.

Pastebud Brings Copy and Paste to iPhone

Is iPhone copy and paste (finally) coming on Friday via Pastebud?

HP to Ship Boston-Power's 3-Year Laptop Battery

A fast-charging battery that promises to last at least three years without any degradation in performance will be available on HP's laptops.

How to Beat Your CrackBerry Addiction

The first step: Admit you have a problem. The second step: Get a copy of the Official CrackBerry Addiction Guide.

8 Reasons to Pick iPhone Over BlackBerry Storm

With the new BlackBerry Storm hitting U.S shelves next week, many smartphone enthusiasts looking to go the touch screen route will soon have to make a decision between RIM's first touch device and Apple's popular iPhone. Here are eight reasons to pick the iPhone.

Six Great Free Apple IPhone Downloads

Realize the full potential of your Apple iPhone smartphone without touching your bank account. These free downloads will keep you up to date on news and sports, connect you with colleagues, ensure you've got an endless supply of free music and even provide a birds-eye-view of most of the globe.

Enable or Disable Call Forwarding on Your BlackBerry

Learn how to forward some or all of your incoming calls to another landline or mobile phone.

MyBoxTone Expert for BlackBerry

The myBoxTone Expert BlackBerry application provides enterprise smartphone users with a variety of intuitive, on-device troubleshooting tools to address performance issues without a trip to the help desk, potentially saving time, boosting productivity and cutting tech support costs.

Transfer Data Between BlackBerry Devices

Thanks to RIM's BlackBerry Desktop Manager software, which ships with all BlackBerrys, you can transfer data like contacts, messages and call logs, as well as applications, from one BlackBerry to another without breaking a sweat. Follow this four-step process to quickly customize your new device.

Six Essential Apple iPhone Security Tips

Security is a tech manager's top concern when it comes to mobile devices--here's how to use them to your advantage with minimal risk.

BlackBerry to Boost Mac Support

Mac BlackBerry users rejoice as RIM promises new tools to improve connectivity.

Welcome to the BlackBerry Lifestyle

Analysis: RIM Co-CEO Jim Balsillie says consumers and businesses alike love social networking, e-mail, multimedia, and remote file management.

BlackBerry Pearl 8220: Next Great Smartphone?

Al Sacco has laid his hands on the newest BlackBerry mobile device, meant for non-business cell phone users. The problem isn't the phone, he says; it's the phone companies who need to get their pricing act together.

Wipe Your BlackBerry Clean

In several situations, Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry users will want to delete all the data on their smartphones and restore their default settings. The following five-step process walks you through wiping your BlackBerry good and clean.

How to Use BlackBerry Desktop Manager

Unsure of how to load new applications on your BlackBerry using Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Desktop Manager software instead of over the air? Check out this step by step guide.

DRM-Free ITunes for BlackBerry Users

BlackBerry users can now easily sync music from iTunes libraries with their smartphones' media players thanks to a new, free piece of software from Research In Motion (RIM), aptly named BlackBerry Media Sync.