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+!

How to fix Android's Smart Lock Trusted Places feature

How to fix Android's Smart Lock Trusted Places feature

A 60-second workaround to make Android's location-based Smart Lock start working again.

Apple's Android upgrade jabs come with a critical caveat

Apple's Android upgrade jabs come with a critical caveat

A friendly reminder about Apple's annual Android put-down -- and why you may want to take those pretty pie charts with a hefty grain of salt.

6 small ways Android O will make your phone smarter

6 small ways Android O will make your phone smarter

When it comes to modern mobile software, little touches can make a big difference. An up-close look at some of Android O's small but significant enhancements.

5 essential questions about the Essential Phone

5 essential questions about the Essential Phone

Before you get too excited over the new phone from Android's founder, consider these pressing questions.

How I Use Android: Droid Life founder Kellen Barranger

How I Use Android: Droid Life founder Kellen Barranger

One of the pioneering forces in Android blogging offers up some insight on how Google's mobile technology keeps him organized and efficient.

Hands on: Android O's most useful features (so far)

Hands on: Android O's most useful features (so far)

After a week with Android O's first beta release, two new features stand out above the rest when it comes to productivity-boosting potential.

Echo who? Google just turned Home into a productivity powerhouse

Echo who? Google just turned Home into a productivity powerhouse

Google just shattered the limits of what a smart speaker can be -- and its once-ho-hum Home product is about to redefine the market.

2 big asterisks to Google's Android upgrade fix

2 big asterisks to Google's Android upgrade fix

Google's got a new plan for improving Android upgrades, but "Project Treble" may not be the saving grace some folks are expecting.

The quiet power of Android's custom launchers

The quiet power of Android's custom launchers

When it comes to something as personal as a home screen, a properly tailored concept can make all the difference in the world.

How Google can seriously one-up Amazon's Echo Show

How Google can seriously one-up Amazon's Echo Show

Amazon's Echo Show adds visuals and communication into the smart home speaker -- but just imagine what Google could do with that same set of features.

12 tips to curb data usage in Android

12 tips to curb data usage in Android

If your Android device is guzzling data, it can cost you or your employer a bundle. Here are 12 ways to prevent that.

Wanna banish autoplay videos from your browser?

Wanna banish autoplay videos from your browser?

Autoplay videos are popping up everywhere right now. Thankfully, there's an easy way to stop 'em before they start.

4 fantastic features in Google's Android Phone app

4 fantastic features in Google's Android Phone app

These features can save you time and frustration -- but first you have to realize that they're there.

Why Android's ongoing domination actually matters

Why Android's ongoing domination actually matters

First iOS, now Windows: Why you as a consumer should care about Android's endless wins in the platform wars.

How I Use Android: Evie Launcher founder and Twitter Cards creator Russ d'Sa

How I Use Android: Evie Launcher founder and Twitter Cards creator Russ d'Sa

An accomplished developer explains how search and simplicity power his personal philosophy for mobile tech organization.

The great Hangouts pivot: What it means for you and what you should do now

The great Hangouts pivot: What it means for you and what you should do now

If you use Google's Hangouts app to handle your text messages, listen up: Things are about to change. (Again.)

O my! 5 key takeaways from Google's Android O preview

O my! 5 key takeaways from Google's Android O preview

A simple breakdown and some important perspective on what matters the most with Google's first Android O preview.

Android O makes my notification wish come true

Android O makes my notification wish come true

An easily overlooked option in Google's Android O software may end up being one of the release's most useful new features.

'Artificial intelligence' has become meaningless marketing jargon

'Artificial intelligence' has become meaningless marketing jargon

Watch out, Android users: A new empty buzzword is in town, and it goes by the initials A.I.

7 handy hidden features for Google Play Music

7 handy hidden features for Google Play Music

Crank up the volume on your music-listening experience with these seven out-of-sight options.

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