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Stories by Al Sacco

Meet the 'world's largest capacity battery smartphone'

The OUKITEL K10000 Android phone has a 10,000mAh battery, and it can reportedly be used as a power bank to 'reverse charge' other mobile devices, including as many as three dead iPhone 6s Plus handsets.

Written by Al Sacco10 Dec. 15 19:10

BlackBerry PRIV review: A new standard for Android in enterprise?

CIO.com spent a month testing BlackBerry's first Android smartphone with a focus on the businesspeople and IT managers who will use and support it. The PRIV is the most capable BlackBerry ever, but does it deliver on what may be its most important promise?

Written by Al Sacco03 Dec. 15 16:00

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.

Written by Al Sacco17 Nov. 15 00:43

6 things to love about DROID Turbo 2 (and 5 to hate)

Verizon's latest flagship DROID smartphone, the Turbo 2 from Motorola, hits store shelves this week, and though there's a lot to like, the handset also has a handful of shortcomings.

Written by Al Sacco28 Oct. 15 22:17

6 Things iPhone 6s Plus does that Galaxy S6 edge+ can't

Apple's iPhone 6s Plus and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ are two of the hottest 'phablets' available today, and though both smartphones are worthy options for discerning gadget geeks, they have distinct strengths and weaknesses. Here are six ways the iPhone 6s Plus tops the GS6 edge+.

Written by Al Sacco09 Oct. 15 16:00

6 Things Galaxy S6 edge+ does that iPhone 6s Plus can't

Samsung's Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Apple iPhone 6s Plus are two of the hottest 'phablets' available today, and though both smartphones are worthy options for discerning gadget geeks, each has distinct strengths and weaknesses. Here are six ways the GS6 edge+ beats the iPhone 6s Plus.

Written by Al Sacco09 Oct. 15 16:00

'Refined' iPad Air 2 gets custom body, Qi wireless charging

If the thought of owning an iPad Air 2 that looks just like everyone else's rubs you the wrong way — and you have $1,700 to burn — Brinell's new 'iPad Air 2 refined' is a lavish alternative.

Written by Al Sacco08 Oct. 15 22:29

4 ways Apple missed the mark with iPhone 6s

Apple is the toast of the tech world this week, thanks in no small part to the introduction of its latest iPhone duo. However, the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus lack a number of enhancements that in some ways leave them lagging behind the competition.

Written by Al Sacco11 Sept. 15 15:03

Apple Pay now works with AmEx Corporate Cards

As soon as Apple's mobile payment service, Apple Pay, launched last October, I tried to add all of my credit cards to the mobile wallet so I could test it out. Just as quickly, I was disappointed to learn that though American Express supported Apple Pay for some of its consumer credit cards, it did not work with AmEx Corporate Cards.

Written by Al Sacco18 Aug. 15 00:21

Hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+

Samsung today showed the world its latest two "phablet" devices, the Galaxy S6 (GS6) edge+ and the Galaxy Note5, at a press event in New York City. The curvy, sleek GS6 edge+ is an upsized evolution of the company's smaller GS6 edge, which was released in the United States last April. The stylus-equipped Note5 is the newest member of the popular Note phablet family. The Note 4 first hit the U.S. market last October.

Written by Al Sacco14 Aug. 15 02:17

Hands on with the new Samsung Galaxy Note5

Samsung today showed the world its latest two "phablet" devices -- the Galaxy Note5 and Galaxy S6 (GS6) edge+ -- at a press event in New York City. The stylus-, nay, S-Pen-equipped Note5 is the newest member of the popular Note family of phablets, and it follows the Note 4, which first hit the U.S. market last October. The curvy, sleek GS6 edge+ is an upsized evolution of the company's GS6 edge, which was released in the United States last April.

Written by Al Sacco14 Aug. 15 01:23

Nymi Band uses your heartbeat to secure mobile payments

You may pay for groceries with your smartphone and a connected credit card, via Apple Pay or Google Wallet. You may have seen some techy-type at your local drug store pay for his toothpaste and toilet paper with an Apple Watch. What you've probably not yet witnessed is someone making a secure payment with a tap of the wrist and biometric, heartbeat authentication. But if Canadian company Nymi has its way, you will.

Written by Al Sacco11 Aug. 15 23:57

A detailed history of Android -- from 2003 to today

Today, Google's Android is a brand akin to Coca-Cola or McDonalds. The software is everywhere, and it powers an endless variety of gizmos and gadgetry, some of which might surprise you.

Written by Al Sacco24 July 15 01:42
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