JR Raphael

Contributing Editor

JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. He’s the guy behind the acclaimed Android Intelligence column at Computerworld. 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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30 tasty tips for Android Nougat

30 tasty tips for Android Nougat

Take full advantage of your phone's latest features with this collection of 30 tips for Android Nougat (Android 7.0 and 7.1).

How Android One could complete Google's grand Android plan

How Android One could complete Google's grand Android plan

With the company's low-cost, closely controlled phone program reportedly coming to America, the missing piece of the puzzle may finally be apparent.

No bezels? No thanks

No bezels? No thanks

Sorry to rain on the futuristic parade, but despite what device-makers are about to tell you, bezel-free smartphones aren't all flowers and sunshine.

Samsung's real Galaxy S8 challenge

Samsung's real Galaxy S8 challenge

Forget how Samsung's upcoming smartphone looks or what's inside. The biggest test has little to do with the device itself.

Got Nougat? 5 clever apps for customizing your phone's Quick Settings

Got Nougat? 5 clever apps for customizing your phone's Quick Settings

Android Nougat's Quick Settings panel is far more powerful than it initially appears. Here's how to make the most of it.

9 next-level tips for your Google Pixel phone

9 next-level tips for your Google Pixel phone

Attention, Pixel owners: Grant your phone new powers with these easy-to-follow pointers for unlocking hidden potential.

Food for thought: 10 bits of Android analysis worth chewing over this holiday season

Food for thought: 10 bits of Android analysis worth chewing over this holiday season

From useful insights on the evolution of Google services to important perspective on the future of Android, these original analyses are must-reads for anyone interested in mobile technology.

How the experts use Android: 2016's top Android Intelligence profiles

How the experts use Android: 2016's top Android Intelligence profiles

Some of the brightest minds from the Android world shared their favorite devices, apps, and tips with us in 2016. Catch up now and learn from the best!

16 Android tips and tricks you shouldn't miss from 2016

16 Android tips and tricks you shouldn't miss from 2016

Make the most of this holiday break with these standout tips for your favorite Android devices.

14 eyebrow-raising things Google knows about you

14 eyebrow-raising things Google knows about you

Some are fascinating, others are frightening, but here's how to find out what Google has on you.

How I Use Android: Android Wear and independent Google designer Virginia Poltrack

How I Use Android: Android Wear and independent Google designer Virginia Poltrack

A prolific artist with all sorts of Googley endeavors shares the skinny on her own Android-using habits.

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