Al SaccoManaging Editor, CIO

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Al Sacco was a journalist, blogger and editor who covers the fast-paced mobile beat for and IDG Enterprise, with a focus on wearable tech, smartphones and tablet PCs. Al managed writers and contributors, covered news, and shared insightful expert analysis of key industry happenings. He also wrote a wide variety of tutorials and how-tos to help readers get the most out of their gadgets, and regularly offered 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.

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7 must-have wireless charging gadgets

These seven wireless charging devices can make powering up much less painful. Most are relatively affordable and they're great gifts for your loved ones — or for you.

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BlackBerry Passport hands-on: 5 things you'll love and 4 things you'll hate

The BlackBerry Passport has some truly appealing features for productivity power users--but some awfully unappealing ones, too.

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Fitness trackers are changing online privacy -- and it's time to pay attention

In the rush to get wearable devices to market, attention hasn't always been paid to security and privacy.

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How The Container Store uses wearable tech to think outside the box

The retailer is testing out some unique new wearable tech that's aimed at improving communication within its stores.

Why BBM for Android, iOS Success will be short-lived

Can 20 million new BlackBerry Messenger users really be wrong? Yes, if a cross-platform BBM can't offering uniquely compelling features.


How the wearables will eventually hit our closets

The wearable technology getting attention now is products like Google Glass, fitness trackers, and smartwatches, but more gadgets will arrive soon with practical applications and perhaps lower price tags.

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Buyers beware: Many BlackBerry 10 apps aren't compatible with Q10

Many BlackBerry 10 apps are not yet compatible with the new BlackBerry Q10, expected to arrive in the U.S. later this month.

T-Mobile exec: 4G LTE-launch timing is 'perfect'

Frank Sickinger, T-Mobile USA's senior vice president of B2B services, shared some LTE-related numbers and had some interesting things to say in a recent interview about the carrier's upcoming LTE rollout in the United States.


BlackBerry enables free Wi-Fi calling with BBM Voice

RIM has revamped its BlackBerry Messenger chat app with a 7.0 beta version that adds Wi-Fi calling features.

Six Future Uses for NFC: More than Just Mobile Payments

NFC has been lauded as the technology that will take mobile payments mainstream. But the truth is NFC is good for so much more. Here's a look at a handful of innovative ways NFC will be used in the future by businesses, marketers, governments and consumers.