Articles By Al Sacco

10 facts about new BlackBerry boss Thorsten Heins

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) yesterday appointed a brand new chief executive officer and president, Thorsten Heins. The move follows months of pressure from RIM shareholders and others to oust former RIM co-CEOs,

Published on: January 23rd, 2012 Al Sacco

Should RIM sell the BlackBerry brand?

Rumors about a potential sale of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) have been circulating for months, due largely to the Canadian company's ongoing struggles to retain its place in the competitive mobile market

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Al Sacco

BlackBerry: How to stop a ‘brick’ or ‘nuke’ before it happens

The modern BlackBerry smartphone can be "quirky," to put it mildly.That frustrating spinning clock face when your device can't handle all the running processes. The need to reboot your device after most new

Published on: November 15th, 2011 Al Sacco

Why Adobe’s killing mobile Flash probably won’t affect you

If former Apple CEO Steve Jobs had lived just another month or so--he passed in early October--you can bet he'd be smiling right now--and possibly even fist pumping a la Jersey Shore.That's because

Published on: November 10th, 2011 Al Sacco

How to wipe your Android device

Whether you just upgraded your Android smartphone to another device, your organization is finally replacing that old Android with something newer and shinier or you've decided to trade devices with a friend, it's

Published on: September 14th, 2011 Al Sacco

Why you’ll love the BlackBerry Bold 9930

Earlier this month, Research In Motion (RIM) began shipping a newgeneration of BlackBerry smartphones running the brand new BlackBerry 7mobile OS. The most anticipated of these new BlackBerry smartphones,the BlackBerry Bold 9900/9930, is

Published on: September 1st, 2011 Al Sacco

BlackBerry 7 phones: 5 important things to note

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) this morning took the wraps off of three brand new BlackBerry smartphones, which, along with the upcoming Bold 9900/9930 devices, make up the bulk of the Canadian company's

Published on: August 5th, 2011 Al Sacco

Managing BlackBerry application permissions made easy

Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry smartphone OS is known for security, and that's for good reason. RIM designed the mobile OS with security in mind from the start, and it shows; the BlackBerry

Published on: June 14th, 2011 Al Sacco

BlackBerry PlayBook update decreases battery life

Earlier this month, BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) released a significant OS update for its BlackBerry PlayBook tablet that enabled a new PlayBook video chat application, as well as BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) functionality

Published on: May 19th, 2011 Al Sacco

BlackBerry 6.1 upgrade includes ‘liquid graphics’ and better browser

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) released the first BlackBerry smartphone running its "BlackBerry 6" mobile OS just six months ago, but the company is already hard at work on the next major BlackBerry

Published on: January 31st, 2011 Al Sacco

Users warned of BlackBerry browser, BES vulnerabilities

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) yesterday issued two separate security advisories warning both BlackBerry smartphone users and corporate BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) administrators of newly discovered security flaws in many versions of RIM's

Published on: January 13th, 2011 Al Sacco

BlackBerry Bluetooth headset offers quality with no frills

Research In Motion (RIM) is known first and foremost for its BlackBerry smartphones, but the Canadian company also manufactures and markets a wide-variety of related software and accessories, including its BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Published on: September 14th, 2010 Al Sacco

BlackBerry Torch 9800

The word "BlackBerry" used to bring to mind mostly images of bulky, brick-like handhelds and busy executives in tailored suits. Today, BlackBerry smartphones are all over the place, in the hands of teenagers,

Published on: August 20th, 2010 Al Sacco

Top 10 BlackBerry Torch bonuses and busts

The BlackBerry Torch 9800, which Research In Motion (RIM) launched earlier this month, will be available in Canada on the Rogers, Bell and Telus networks, according to reports.The smartphone is equipped with a

Published on: August 12th, 2010 Al Sacco

BlackBerry 6 packs seven awesome multimedia features

With the release of Research In Motion's (RIM) brand new mobile OS right around the corner, the BlackBerry-maker is teasing its new software on its official blog and elsewhere online, including popular social-networking

Published on: July 23rd, 2010 Al Sacco