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.

Gmail encryption: Everything you need to know

The best Linux apps for Chromebooks

The best Linux apps for Chromebooks

Make your Chromebook even more capable with this carefully selected set of Linux apps for expanding Chrome OS's potential as a business tool.

Android's secret voice control superpowers

Android's secret voice control superpowers

Take your hands-free productivity to the next level with this out-of-the-way system for advanced Android text editing and device control.

11 promise-filled Android features that quietly faded away

11 promise-filled Android features that quietly faded away

So many years, so many lofty Android concepts that went from front and center to gone and forgotten. Could any of these be ripe for a comeback?

Why Google making its own Pixel chips could matter for you

Why Google making its own Pixel chips could matter for you

Google's homemade processors could start appearing in Pixel products in a matter of months — and that could make a meaningful difference in the devices' evolution.

11 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

11 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

Android's own native security options aren't always obvious — but they're absolutely worth your while to embrace and understand.

The Android app that's single-handedly saving my sanity

The Android app that's single-handedly saving my sanity

Bring some much-needed nuance into your phone's notification management and take back a healthy slice of your life.

How to give Chrome a super-simple security upgrade

How to give Chrome a super-simple security upgrade

Fortify your browser with a handful of quick clicks on your computer and your phone.

Hands on: What it's actually like to use Windows apps on Chrome OS

Hands on: What it's actually like to use Windows apps on Chrome OS

Google's business-aimed plan for making Windows apps available on Chromebooks is officially now available — and for the first time, we're able to test it out firsthand.

How Apple (yes, Apple!) could revive Android's missed opportunity

How Apple (yes, Apple!) could revive Android's missed opportunity

Android widgets seemed to be on the brink of extinction — but in a crazy twist, Apple's late adoption of the concept could end up bringing them back to life.

20 ways to maximize collaboration with the new Gmail interface

20 ways to maximize collaboration with the new Gmail interface

Gmail's freshly expanded interface has tons of advanced options and work-enhancing elements. Here's your guide to making the most of what's new.

Why 5G phones aren't a smart investment in the future (yet)

Why 5G phones aren't a smart investment in the future (yet)

Should you spring for a 5G phone today based on the possibility of what it might do for you tomorrow? Yeah — about that...

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