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 best travel apps for Android

The best travel apps for Android

Save yourself time, headaches and even money with these standout Android apps for business travel.

The most important enhancement you can make to Gboard on Android

The most important enhancement you can make to Gboard on Android

Save time and type faster than ever with this 30-second adjustment for Google's Gboard Android keyboard.

13 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android

13 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android

Trimming back your Android data usage can save you or your employer a bundle on your phone bill — and with little downside. So what are you waiting for?

Is Android 12 about to pop Google's Bubbles?

Is Android 12 about to pop Google's Bubbles?

The latest Android update sure makes it seem like one of Google's most recent Android additions could already be on the road to extinction.

Chromebook cheat sheet: How to get started

Chromebook cheat sheet: How to get started

Got a new Chromebook? This guide will help you navigate the ever-expanding world of Chromebook apps and figure out how to make the most of Chrome OS.

How Google Tables can turn up your productivity

How Google Tables can turn up your productivity

If you haven't taken the time to explore Google's Tables tool for teams, you're really missing out.

Pixel 5a and beyond: 2 big questions about Google's future Pixel plans

Pixel 5a and beyond: 2 big questions about Google's future Pixel plans

There's an awful lot to like about Google's new Pixel 5a phone — and an awful lot to ponder about its bigger-picture significance.

How to control your Android phone with your eyes

How to control your Android phone with your eyes

Google's latest Android 12 beta holds a wild new superpower that's going mostly unnoticed. Could this be the future of how we interact with our phones?

The best new Chrome OS feature you aren’t yet using

The best new Chrome OS feature you aren’t yet using

This hidden Chromebook gem is well worth your while to uncover.

A new Google Docs shortcut you need to notice

A new Google Docs shortcut you need to notice

This useful new time-saver snuck its way into Google Docs recently, and it's up to you to find it.

4 tucked-away takeaways from Google's Pixel 6 preview

4 tucked-away takeaways from Google's Pixel 6 preview

Google's Pixel 6 unsheathing gives us plenty to gawk at, but the most important messages are under the surface and all too easy to miss.

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

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

No Android 12? No problem. You can bring the software's latest layer of privacy protection onto any phone with 12 taps and 20 seconds of setup.

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.

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