Articles By Al Sacco

How to share your BlackBerry’s Internet connection with your PC

Sayonara spotty hotel Internet. Au revoir overloaded coffee-shop wireless. Bye-bye pricey airport Wi-Fi. If you have a BlackBerry with a strong wireless connection, you may never have to deal with such unappealing connectivity

Published on: July 12th, 2010 Al Sacco

6 timely tips to get the best out of BlackBerry Messenger

BlackBerry Messenger, Research In Motion's (RIM) mobile IM application that uses unique "PIN" codes associated with every BlackBerry to connect RIM smartphone users, isn't new. But due to the BlackBerry platform's rising popularity,

Published on: February 4th, 2010 Al Sacco

How to make your BlackBerry last longer

Ever wondered why your BlackBerry seems to get different battery life than your fellow smartphone users' devices? How long your BlackBerry smartphone lasts on a single charge depends on a variety of factors.

Published on: February 3rd, 2010 Al Sacco

5 ways firms can ensure secure smartphone use in the office

If 2009 was the Year of the Smartphone, 2010 is destined to be the Year IT Grapples with Managing All Those Smartphones. Properly keeping track of and securing employees' personal devices, or "personal-liable"

Published on: February 1st, 2010 Al Sacco

7 ways to make your BlackBerry smartphone last longer

Ever wondered why your BlackBerry seems to get different battery life than your fellow smartphone users' devices? How long your BlackBerry smartphone lasts on a single charge depends on a variety of factors.

Published on: January 28th, 2010 Al Sacco

The scoop on 3 – not yet announced – BlackBerrys

Keeping new BlackBerry smartphones under wraps is not exactly one of Research In Motion's (RIM) strengths. In fact, details, technical specifications and even images of RIM's upcoming BlackBerry devices typically leak months in

Published on: January 20th, 2010 Al Sacco

New RIM device lets you do PowerPoint presentations without a PC

The 2010 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is about to kick off in Las Vegas, and BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) isn't wasting any time announcing new products--though you're unlikely to see any new

Published on: January 8th, 2010 Al Sacco

Google Phone – lots of sound, little substance?

So. It seems the oft-rumored and--until recently--never-pictured, "Google (GOOG) Phone" exists. The bulk of the technology news industry is stopping the proverbial presses. Bloggers are clacking away crazily on their laptop keys, regurgitating

Published on: December 18th, 2009 Al Sacco

eBay for BlackBerry released, feedback requested

Research In Motion (RIM) this morning listed an early version of its new eBay for BlackBerry e-commerce application for download on its BlackBerry App World software store. The free, beta application lets BlackBerry

Published on: November 26th, 2009 Al Sacco

How to flag e-mail messages in the new BlackBerry OS

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) recently started shipping its brand new mobile operating system (OS), BlackBerry handheld OS 5.0. The new software packs a variety of cool new features and enhancements, including improved

Published on: November 24th, 2009 Al Sacco

‘Rogue’ smartphones could be used to launch DDoS attacks, warns RIM exec

BlackBerry and smartphone security in general hasn't garnered much attention or concern over the past few years--at least from a consumer, or user, perspective; enterprises have been invested in mobile device security since

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Al Sacco

New app will let BlackBerry smartphone users access LinkedIn

BlackBerry smartphone users will soon be able to download and employ a LinkedIn mobile application that will allow them to access the business-oriented social networking service while on the go, via an innovative

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Al Sacco

How to use your BlackBerry to send video, audio and image messages

You've probably used your BlackBerry smartphone to send countless text, or short message service (SMS), messages. Perhaps you even employ your device's multimedia messaging service (MMS) functionality to distribute image- and video-messages to

Published on: October 19th, 2009 Al Sacco

New NTP lawsuit could land RIM in hot water again

If you're a long-time BlackBerry user or "CrackBerry addict," you very likely remember a time just a few years ago when the continued existence of your precious handheld--and its addictive "push" e-mail technology--were

Published on: September 30th, 2009 Al Sacco

The scoop on Mac BlackBerry desktop software

At this point, not much is unknown about Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Desktop Software for Mac--except, of course, when the BlackBerry-maker will put its official seal of approval on the program and

Published on: September 29th, 2009 Al Sacco