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Stories by Al Sacco

4 Security Tips for Apple Pay Users

Many security experts agree that Apple Pay and contactless payment systems like it are an improvement over traditional credit-card based systems. However, Apple Pay is still new and relatively untested, and it's wise to approach it strategically.

Written by Al Sacco24 Oct. 14 00:32

Security, Payments Experts Talk Apple Pay

You've likely heard that Apple took its first steps into the mobile payments industry this week with the launch of its Apple Pay NFC-based, contactless payment service.

Written by Al Sacco24 Oct. 14 00:31

Google Adds 5 New 'Glass at Work' Partners

Last June, Google announced its first set of "Glass at Work" partners, or companies "authorized by Glass at Work for delivering enterprise solutions for Glass." (Find more details on those five companies here.)

Written by Al Sacco23 Oct. 14 01:46

Employees Excited, Concerned About Wearables in the Workplace

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), a professional services network, this week released a lengthy report on wearable technology. Though the research focused largely on future consumer uses of wearables, it also touched on a number of enterprise-related topics.

Written by Al Sacco23 Oct. 14 01:12

BlackBerry Passport Productivity Tips, Tricks and Keyboard Shortcuts

BlackBerry recently started shipping its new Passport smartphone to customers who preordered it. Though the Passport was unveiled months ago, the company just released it for sale in late September via its online store and Amazon.com. It quickly sold out. As of this writing, it's still not available on ShopBlackBerry.com, and the Passport is selling for $800 or more on Amazon.

Written by Al Sacco09 Oct. 14 01:20

Apple (Mostly) Not To Blame In iPhone 6 Plus 'Bendgate' Fiasco

Earlier this month Apple released a new iPhone. Well, Apple actually released two new iPhones, but only one of them is getting significant media attention beyond the expected glowing reviews from iPhone fan (iPhan) sites: The iPhone 6 Plus, and it's in the spotlight for the wrong reason.

Written by Al Sacco30 Sept. 14 05:40

Hands on with the new BlackBerry Passport smartphone

BlackBerry has officially announced pricing and availability details for its new Passport smartphone, which was previously unveiled and detailed through a variety of blog posts on the company's Inside BlackBerry blog. (Specific pricing and availability information can be found at the end of this post.)

Written by Al Sacco25 Sept. 14 00:40

How to Tell If the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus Is Right For You

On Tuesday, Apple unveiled the latest additions to its iPhone family, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. They're the largest iPhones ever, and according to Apple, they're "better in every way" than its last generation of smartphones. Both of these high-end devices are very similar, but there are five notable differences between them that potential iPhone 6 buyers should consider before making a purchase.

Written by Al Sacco12 Sept. 14 01:42

Pricey Gold iPhone 6 Available for Preorder

As you may have heard, Apple is expected to announce its new iPhone tomorrow at a press event in its home city of Cupertino, Calif. Based on the popularity of its gold-colored iPhone 5s, it seems very likely that the company will release a gold-colored version of its new smartphone, which is being called the "iPhone 6."

Written by Al Sacco08 Sept. 14 23:22

Six Things You Need to Know About Samsung's Gear VR Headset

Samsung today unveiled the latest member of its Gear family of wearable devices, the Gear VR Innovator Edition. The headset is Samsung's "first VR experience powered entirely by your cell phone," according to Nick DiCarlo, vice president of portfolio planning and product marketing, Samsung Telecommunications America.

Written by Al Sacco04 Sept. 14 06:38

Most Wanted 'iPhone 6' Features and Improvements

The latest rumors suggest Apple brand spankin' new iPhone will be announced on September 9. If history is any indicator, Apple and its carrier partners will start selling the device very shortly after the unveiling.

Written by Al Sacco28 Aug. 14 00:15

Fashionable Wearables: Ralph Lauren Unveils Smart Shirt at U.S. Open

Everybody knows Ralph Lauren's Polo line of clothing, with the distinct polo player logo. That emblem has remained the same since the 1960s, but Polo just introduced a brand new garment that's truly unique to the company: A shirt that sports a number of different sensors designed to collect various fitness data and then send it to a mobile app for storage and analysis.

Written by Al Sacco26 Aug. 14 23:39
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