Al SaccoSenior Editor, CIO

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Al Sacco is an award-winning journalist and blogger who covers the fast paced mobile/wireless beat for and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al manages select 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.

RIM Developer Guru on Why You Should Believe in BlackBerry

RIM's Developer Relations Director says don't give up on BlackBerry yet.

RIM's New BlackBerrys: 5 Facts You Need to Know

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) this week takes the wraps off of three brand new BlackBerry smartphones.

11 Best (Free) Android Tablet Apps for Newbies

Got yourself a Google Android tablet PC? Now all you need are some quality apps. Check out these 11 great tablet-compatible Android apps, all free.


7 Solid Reasons to Keep the Faith in RIM, BlackBerry

It seems like nobody has anything good to say about BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) these days.

Leave the Tech Behind: 5 Tips for a Gadget-Free Vacation

Summer: Sun; beaches; bikinis; picnic lunches; frosty libations. And vacation. Oh yes, vacation.

Five New Android Apps You Don't Want to Miss

This latest batch of apps for your Google Android smartphone lets you stream your favorite TV shows and films, pay for your morning caffeine fix or just kill some time...and maybe a few zombies too.


Four Reasons Why You Don't Really Need a Tablet PC

Tablet PCs are the in thing right now, but you don't need one.

How to Manage BlackBerry Application Permissions

Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry smartphone OS is known for security, and that's for good reason.

Location Etiquette Tips: Foursquare 'Faux Pas' to Avoid

I love location-based social-networking service foursquare. A lot.

Free BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing App Gets Official

Research In Motion (RIM) initially released the new BlackBerry Mobile Conferencing application in early April to a select group of BlackBerry smartphone users.

Make Your BlackBerry PlayBook Battery Last Longer

When I first started using my BlackBerry PlayBook tablet about a month ago, I was impressed that I could get through nearly an entire day on a charge.

PlayBook Quick Tip: How to Type Special Characters

The other day, while sipping a latte at the café and attempting to share my caffeine consumption with colleagues via Twitter, I realized that though...

PlayBook: New Details on Bridge, Bluetooth Security

Research In Motion's (RIM) popular BlackBerry PlayBook tablet may not ship with native e-mail and personal information management (PIM) applications just...

BlackBerry PlayBook Battery Life Weakened by OS Update

A number of BlackBerry PlayBook owners are reporting decreased battery life following Research In Motion's most recent tablet OS update, and in some cases the problems seem to vary in severity based on tablet storage capacity.


How to Use BlackBerry PlayBook Video Chat Behind the Firewall

If you're having trouble with the BlackBerry PlayBook Video Chat application while connected to a corporate network, here's what to do.