JR Raphael

Contributing Editor

JR Raphael is a journalist and columnist who’s been covering Android and Chrome OS since their earliest days. His Android Intelligence (née Android Power) column was born at Computerworld in 2010 and has happily made its home there ever since.

JR's Android Intelligence newsletter takes the same basic recipe as the column and turns up the heat. Each issue is jam-packed with productivity tips, perspective on the week’s most impactful Android news, and all sorts of exclusive extras — and best of all, it's delivered right to your inbox every Friday. If you haven't yet subscribed, you're missing out!

You can find JR on Twitter, Google+, or at his personal writing refuge, JRStart.com.

The inherent irony of Chrome OS

The best office apps for Android

The best office apps for Android

Create an optimal Android office app power-pack with these thoroughly researched recommendations.

Why Android and Chrome OS's next step could be colossal

Why Android and Chrome OS's next step could be colossal

After years of tantalizing teases, Google's two primary platforms may finally be ready to take their relationship to the next level.

Android's oft-forgotten time-savers

Android's oft-forgotten time-savers

These long-standing Android shortcuts can make you much more efficient — if you remember to use 'em and know how to tap into their full potential.

How to securely erase your Android device in 4 steps

How to securely erase your Android device in 4 steps

Securely wiping an Android device isn't difficult, but there are some critical steps you don't want to overlook.

The creator of Inbox is ready to save Google from itself

The creator of Inbox is ready to save Google from itself

A former Googler who helped shape Gmail and then came up with Inbox has a plan for fixing the company's design sins in a totally different way.

How to get one of iOS's best new privacy features on Android

How to get one of iOS's best new privacy features on Android

With 60 seconds of setup, you can give your Android phone an extra dash of privacy protection (and no one even has to know the idea came from Apple).

Gmail tips: Snoozing, shortcuts, and other time-savers

Gmail tips: Snoozing, shortcuts, and other time-savers

Save time and handle email more efficiently with these next-level Gmail tips.

The troubling truth about Android's Enterprise Recommended devices

The troubling truth about Android's Enterprise Recommended devices

Google's highest-level hardware recommendations aren't what they appear to be — and the situation may only get worse from here.

The Microsoft-Android transformation is about to affect us all

The Microsoft-Android transformation is about to affect us all

Blink and you might miss it, but Microsoft is little by little reshaping Google's mobile ecosystem for the better — and all signs suggest it's only getting started.

Google Fi: The complete FAQ

Google Fi: The complete FAQ

Google's wireless service can save you money and provide some pretty appealing perks, but there's a lot to wrap your head around before deciding if Fi is right for you.

Google Voice deserves your attention (again)

Google Voice deserves your attention (again)

A once-abandoned Google service is finding new life — and deserves a second look.

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