JR Raphael

Contributing Editor

JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. He’s the guy behind the acclaimed Android Intelligence column and Android video series at Computerworld. He writes humor-infused feature stories for a variety of publications and drinks fruit-infused beverages from a variety of glasses. At night, he sleeps.

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5 Google launches from 2017 that still haven't landed

5 Google launches from 2017 that still haven't landed

Hey, Google: What ever happened to all this stuff you announced last year?

LG's super-fantastic, industry-shifting idea*

LG's super-fantastic, industry-shifting idea*

* ...that's being attempted for all the wrong reasons and has practically no chance of paying off.

Welcome to the post-OS era

Welcome to the post-OS era

It's the virtual assistant's world now. The operating system is just living in it.

8 Android narratives to approach with skepticism in 2018

8 Android narratives to approach with skepticism in 2018

New year, same ol' stories. Why do we keep buying into the hype?

4 Android trends worth watching in 2018

4 Android trends worth watching in 2018

Empty predictions are a dime a dozen, but with mobile tech in particular, long-term trends can tell us a lot about what the future may hold.

8 New Year's resolutions for Android fans in 2018

8 New Year's resolutions for Android fans in 2018

A set of realistic goals to sharpen your smartphone experience — and save you money! — in the months ahead.

The best Android apps for organizing your life

The best Android apps for organizing your life

From projects to places and to-do lists to travel, these Android apps will help you organize all the important areas of your life.

Android 2018 primer: 10 bits of telling analysis to mull over

Android 2018 primer: 10 bits of telling analysis to mull over

'Tis the season for looking back — and looking ahead.

How to securely erase your Android device in 4 steps

How to securely erase your Android device in 4 steps

Securely wiping an Android device isn't difficult, but there are some critical steps you don't want to overlook.

The top Chromebook tips (and more!) of 2017

The top Chromebook tips (and more!) of 2017

Calling all Chromebook users: Your holiday reading list awaits you.

20 Android tips and tricks you shouldn't miss from 2017

20 Android tips and tricks you shouldn't miss from 2017

Make the most of the upcoming holiday break with these standout tips for your favorite Android phone or tablet.

Dear Amazon and Google: Enough.

Dear Amazon and Google: Enough.

There comes a time when companies need to put corporate greed aside and put their users' interests first. For Amazon and Google, that time is now.

Android nostalgia: 20 once-essential apps you've probably long forgotten

Android nostalgia: 20 once-essential apps you've probably long forgotten

Get ready to see some dear old friends you haven't thought about in ages.

The best note-taking apps for Android

The best note-taking apps for Android

Note-takers, take note: Whether you want gobs of features or uber-simplicity, these are the best apps for collecting and managing info on Android.

Android nostalgia: 13 once-trumpeted features that quietly faded away

Android nostalgia: 13 once-trumpeted features that quietly faded away

So many years, so many features that went from front and center to gone and forgotten. Ready for a jog down memory lane?

The time-saving typing trick every Android user should try

The time-saving typing trick every Android user should try

Little things can make a big difference, as this handy productivity hack illustrates.

How to make your phone's Gmail notifications much, much better

How to make your phone's Gmail notifications much, much better

Your phone's email alerts are working against you. Let's change that, shall we?

Microsoft is flailing with Android app support on Chromebooks [Update: The saga continues]

Microsoft is flailing with Android app support on Chromebooks [Update: The saga continues]

Something really strange is happening with Microsoft's Office Android apps on Chromebooks, and it isn't serving anyone well.

How to make free calls from your own number on any old phone

How to make free calls from your own number on any old phone

Turn your old Android phone into a functional extension of your current device with one download and two minutes of setup.

How to turn Google Assistant into a powerful list-making machine

How to turn Google Assistant into a powerful list-making machine

All it takes is a few minutes to teach your Google Assistant an incredibly useful trick for next-level organization.

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