Articles By Al Sacco

BlackBerrys help cardiologists care for heart attack victims

Modern medicine and technology go hand-in-hand. For years, we've come to associate a hospital not only with the patients it houses and medical professionals who work there, but also the machines and gadgets

Published on: August 31st, 2009 Al Sacco

Onyx unveiled – Next-generation BlackBerry Bold has some cool features

CrackBerry addicts and tech-Web-watchers already know that RIM's got a brand new BlackBerry, unofficially dubbed "Onyx," waiting in the wings--related rumors have been swirling around the blogosphere for quite some time now. Heck,

Published on: August 14th, 2009 Al Sacco

8 cool BlackBerry apps for medical professionals and their patients

Physicians may not have been the first professionals to embrace BlackBerry devices and smartphones, in general. But they sure aren't wasting any time nowadays. Heck, Dr. John Halamka, CIO of both Beth Israel

Published on: August 6th, 2009 Al Sacco

How to use your BlackBerry Tour on Rogers’ network

Research In Motion's (RIM) latest addition to its smartphone line, the BlackBerry Tour 9630, is a "world phone," meaning that it's built to operate on both CDMA networks--like Bell and Telus'--as well as

Published on: July 21st, 2009 Al Sacco

Down and dirty with Palm Pre – great looks, awesome software, disappointing hardware

Ever since Palm unveiled the Pre and its brand new mobile operating system, webOS, in January at the CES 2009 show, Palm's smartphone has been the talk of the Web, consuming the tech

Published on: June 25th, 2009 Al Sacco

18 awesome Palm Pre tips, tricks and shortcuts

I've penned loads of tips and tricks stories for RIM smartphone users. This week, it's time to spread the love. I've barely put down the Palm Pre since it arrived at my desk

Published on: June 16th, 2009 Al Sacco

Apple $99 iPhone may pulverize Palm Pre, imperil BlackBerry Pearl

On Monday, Apple pulled out all the stops at its 2009 Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC), introducing additions and enhancements to its operating system, Mac OS X, the MacBook Pro laptop line, as well

Published on: June 11th, 2009 Al Sacco

The scoop on Blackberry “Storm 2” – new RIM device likely to include WiFi

Not one week after the first images of Research In Motion's (RIM) unannounced Onyx 96xx, a.k.a. Driftwood, smartphone hit the Web, a handful of pics of RIM's much anticipated BlackBerry Storm successor, currently

Published on: May 19th, 2009 Al Sacco

Using “folder” power to master your BlackBerry smartphone

BlackBerry smartphones come with a default set of folders for users to store software, including RIM's own standard tools--like its Calculator and Memo Pad applications--as well as third party apps and games. The

Published on: April 17th, 2009 Al Sacco

Killer keyboard shortcuts for BlackBerry browser power

On the list of reasons why I admire Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry operating system (OS), the sheer number of built-in, valuable keyboard shortcuts ranks near the top. These tricks help you navigate

Published on: April 15th, 2009 Al Sacco

The best GPS app for your BlackBerry

BlackBerry users seeking full-featured, GPS-based navigation applications with spoken turn-by-turn directions really don't have too many options. BlackBerry Maps, the default navigation app that ships with all new BlackBerry devices, offers maps and

Published on: April 13th, 2009 Al Sacco

Five more no-cost BlackBerry apps that will blow you away

Time for more free BlackBerry software downloads. For more than a year now, I've combed the Web for the best free BlackBerry apps and delivered them directly to you. I've reviewed more than

Published on: April 1st, 2009 Al Sacco

BlackBerry photos don’t have to suck

The latest edition of Research In Motion’s (RIM) BlackBerry Connection newsletter went out yesterday, and the mailing included more than a dozen tips and tricks on how to improve your BlackBerry-digital-camera know-how. Most

Published on: March 26th, 2009 Al Sacco

Four “must have” BlackBerry apps and a game

Ever found yourself fumbling to get your keys into a lock in the dark, with your BlackBerry in reach but without a light? Or wondered just how fast your BlackBerry can download files

Published on: March 11th, 2009 Al Sacco

Simple steps to create – and automate – great BlackBerry email signatures

Research In Motion (RIM) is to mobile e-mail what the late Heath Ledger is to fictional super-villians. In fact, RIM's known throughout the smartphone space as the clear leader in e-mail management, and

Published on: March 4th, 2009 Al Sacco