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.

Android 12 and the big deal with little touches

Two big buts about Samsung's Android security update announcement

Two big buts about Samsung's Android security update announcement

Samsung's plan to provide security patches to its Android phones for a full four years is fantastic news, but there's more to the story than meets the eye.

6 secret settings for smarter sharing in Chrome on Android

6 secret settings for smarter sharing in Chrome on Android

Ready to uncover a fresh set of hidden options for your humble phone browser?

6 secret settings for better browsing in Chrome on Android

6 secret settings for better browsing in Chrome on Android

Supercharge your smartphone browsing experience with these powerful yet completely concealed options for Google's Chrome Android app.

Android launchers are officially exciting again

Android launchers are officially exciting again

The era of Android launcher innovation is back, baby. And man, has it ever been missed.

10 handy hidden Android features you probably forget to use

10 handy hidden Android features you probably forget to use

Android is practically overflowing with options, and it's easy to lose track of some useful stuff along the way.

Android's underappreciated keyboard advantage

Android's underappreciated keyboard advantage

A moment of gratitude for a quietly important area where Android excels — and where it absolutely trounces that other smartphone operating system.

The best Android keyboard apps for on-the-go productivity

The best Android keyboard apps for on-the-go productivity

Heads up, busy professionals: The right Android keyboard app can save you precious time and unlock your performance potential. So what are you waiting for?

Got Gboard? 12 hidden shortcuts for faster Android typing

Got Gboard? 12 hidden shortcuts for faster Android typing

Save time and get more accomplished with these spectacularly handy shortcuts for Gboard on Android.

The hidden significance of a simple Chromebook screensaver

The hidden significance of a simple Chromebook screensaver

A subtle-seeming feature could help connect Google's ecosystems in a powerful new way — from Chrome OS to Android and beyond.

The secret to shuffling around emails in Gmail

The secret to shuffling around emails in Gmail

Changing the order of messages in your Gmail inbox may seem impossible, but it absolutely isn't. In fact, it's actually quite easy — if you know the trick.

18 advanced tips for Android 11

18 advanced tips for Android 11

Make the most of Google's Android 11 software with these expert-approved steps and adjustments.

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