JR Raphael

JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. He’s the guy behind the acclaimed Android Intelligence column and podcast. He writes humor-infused feature stories for a variety of publications and drinks fruit-infused beverages from a variety of glasses. At night, he sleeps.

For more about JR and easy access to all of his stories, head over to his official writing site at JRStart.com. And be sure to come say hi on Twitter or Google+!

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Eero saved my home Wi-Fi setup. Et tu, Google?

Eero saved my home Wi-Fi setup. Et tu, Google?

Google is rumored to be launching its own "mesh network" router system next month, but a similar product exists right now -- and it just saved my hiney in a major way.

Andromeda? Making sense of an Android-Chrome OS marriage

Andromeda? Making sense of an Android-Chrome OS marriage

Are Android and Chrome OS coming together for real this time? Some thoughts and a theory on how a string of saucy new rumors could play out.

Google's Allo is a solution in search of a problem

Google's Allo is a solution in search of a problem

Getting at the root of why Google's new messaging app exists -- and why it feels so inconsequential.

Pixel phones and the birth of Bizarro Google

Pixel phones and the birth of Bizarro Google

Google's setting the stage for a major hardware announcement in October, but you don't have to wait til then to see some serious signs of change.

Android is slowly sliding back into old bad habits

Android is slowly sliding back into old bad habits

Android has a lot of good things going for it, but not all of Google's recent progress has been positive.

How to get free home phone service from Google

How to get free home phone service from Google

Free? Check. Convenient? Check. This little-known service is waiting to supplement your smartphone -- if you know how to take advantage of it.

Project Fi has a powerful bonus feature hidden in plain sight

Project Fi has a powerful bonus feature hidden in plain sight

An unassuming option can change the way you think about mobile technology -- but only if you see it for its full potential.

How I Use Android: Google designer and engineer Roman Nurik

How I Use Android: Google designer and engineer Roman Nurik

A driving force behind Android design and development shares the ins and outs of his own personal Android setup.

Android 7.0's arrival is anticlimactic -- and that's A-OK

Android 7.0's arrival is anticlimactic -- and that's A-OK

This week's Android 7.0 Nougat launch was decidedly unexciting -- but crazy as it sounds on the surface, that's actually a good thing.

Android 7.0, Nougat: The complete FAQ

Android 7.0, Nougat: The complete FAQ

Google's Android 7.0 Nougat release is full of fresh new features and flavors. This detailed (and delightfully chewy!) FAQ has everything you need to know.

Now, this is how Google Now should work on the desktop

Now, this is how Google Now should work on the desktop

An experimental new Chrome feature shows us how Google could bring its personalized assistant to the desktop in a way that'd make sense.

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