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.

10 steps to smarter Google account security

10 steps to smarter Google account security

Give yourself some added peace of mind by giving your Google account a thorough set of security reinforcements.

Attention, phone-makers: Our devices aren't your billboards

Attention, phone-makers: Our devices aren't your billboards

Manufacturers are testing our limits more than ever right now — and it's up to us to decide if we want to accept or reject what they're doing.

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 11

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 11

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (Before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2020's Android 11 release.

The 11 most interesting takeaways from Android 11 (so far)

The 11 most interesting takeaways from Android 11 (so far)

From big behavioral changes to small interface enhancements, our first look at Android 11 reveals some promising new shifts.

5 hidden Pixel features worth finding

5 hidden Pixel features worth finding

Got a Google Pixel phone — any Google Pixel phone? These out-of-the-way options will save you time and make your device smarter.

Hey, Google: Maybe it's time to take a lesson from Samsung

Hey, Google: Maybe it's time to take a lesson from Samsung

Google could stand to learn a few things from Samsung's smartphone strategy — but the lesson has little to do with the devices themselves.

Beware of the coming Android 'innovations'

Beware of the coming Android 'innovations'

Android owners, take note: This year's hardware advancements aren't actually about you.

iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide

iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide

Ready to make the move from iOS to Android? Here's everything you need to successfully switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel or any other Android device.

Could Google carry the BlackBerry torch?

Could Google carry the BlackBerry torch?

As the last remnants of a smartphone icon melt away, an opening for a de facto business-friendly brand beckons.

The 20-minute Chromebook tune-up

The 20-minute Chromebook tune-up

Make your Chromebook faster, smarter, and more pleasant to use with these easy-to-follow annual steps.

How to back up Android devices: The complete guide

How to back up Android devices: The complete guide

Make sure all your important data is always synced and protected with this easy-to-follow Android backup guide.

Move over, Google: Microsoft's the new Android trailblazer

Move over, Google: Microsoft's the new Android trailblazer

Want a sneak peek at Android's most interesting improvements in 2020? Look to what's happening at Microsoft (yes, Microsoft!) right now.

Android in 2020: Trends and predictions

Android in 2020: Trends and predictions

Foldables, 5G, new Android phone options – listen as Computerworld blogger (and Android expert) JR Raphael joins IDG TECH(talk) hosts Ken Mingis and Juliet Beauchamp to discuss what we can expect for Android phones in 2020.

Welcome to Hangouts hell

Welcome to Hangouts hell

Think Google's messaging apps were confusing before? Just wait till you see what 2020 has in store.

20 advanced tips for Android 10

20 advanced tips for Android 10

Whether you're just now getting Android 10 or have been using it for months, these pro tips will help you unlock some of the software's most valuable additions for busy professionals.

The 20-minute Android tune-up

The 20-minute Android tune-up

A few minutes of maintenance each year can keep your Android phone running like a well-oiled machine.

Galaxy users, take note: Samsung's probably selling your data

Galaxy users, take note: Samsung's probably selling your data

When you buy a Galaxy phone, Google's promise to protect your information isn't the only one that applies.

Is your Gmail inbox setup slowing you down?

Is your Gmail inbox setup slowing you down?

Give your inbox new energy for the new year by optimizing it for your work style.

The secret to smarter package tracking on Android

The secret to smarter package tracking on Android

Want insanely simple, accurate, and automated package tracking on Android? This crafty hack is for you.

Google's greatest worry in 2020 isn't what you'd expect

Google's greatest worry in 2020 isn't what you'd expect

Of all the challenges Google faces this year, one hurdle seems particularly pressing — and problematic.

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