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.

How to give your phone an Android-12-inspired privacy upgrade

The most important Chrome OS feature of 2021 isn't coming from Google

The most important Chrome OS feature of 2021 isn't coming from Google

What a weird and wild twist for the ever-evolving Chromebook saga.

10 Gboard shortcuts that'll change how you type on Android

10 Gboard shortcuts that'll change how you type on Android

Ready to save yourself tons of time and effort? These Gboard tricks for Android are just what the (smartphone) doctor ordered.

This clever Chrome collaboration tool deserves your attention

This clever Chrome collaboration tool deserves your attention

If you ever share your screen with anyone, this smart Chrome add-on will change the way you work — for the better.

The million-dollar question about Google's Pixel 6

The million-dollar question about Google's Pixel 6

For all the juicy leaks surrounding Google's upcoming Pixel 6 phone, one critically important question remains cryptically answered.

The best Android launchers for enhanced efficiency

The best Android launchers for enhanced efficiency

Save time and make your Android home screen work better with the help of these eclectic tools.

The 3 words that could spell trouble for Android apps on Windows 11

The 3 words that could spell trouble for Android apps on Windows 11

Microsoft's move to make Android apps available within Windows 11 sure sounds splendid on the surface, but these three words should give any tech-observer pause.

12 hidden Pixel phone superpowers

12 hidden Pixel phone superpowers

Power up your Pixel experience with these productivity-boosting Android extras.

A neat new trick to try with Gboard on Android

A neat new trick to try with Gboard on Android

Attention, Android phone owners: Your on-screen keyboard's got a cool bit of extra customization lurking in its corners.

The best progressive web apps for productivity

The best progressive web apps for productivity

With Chrome OS, Windows, Mac, or even mobile, these standout PWAs will help you get more done without any of the usual baggage.

50 illuminating questions about Google's latest messaging service shakeup

50 illuminating questions about Google's latest messaging service shakeup

Think Google's messaging service setup can't get any more confusing? Think again.

Google's 15 funniest flip-flops with Android, Chrome OS, and beyond

Google's 15 funniest flip-flops with Android, Chrome OS, and beyond

From Android to Chrome OS and other associated services, has any other company created as much back-and-forth change as Google?

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