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.

How to make the most of Android's new Assistant add-on

How to make the most of Android's new Assistant add-on

Google's got a spectacular new system for interacting with Assistant on Android — but you really have to go out of your way to uncover its potential.

3 must-have Google Meet add-ons

3 must-have Google Meet add-ons

These standout enhancements will supercharge your virtual meetings and make Google's videoconferencing service more effective than ever.

The Pixel phone's Motion Sense mystery

The Pixel phone's Motion Sense mystery

Google's latest Pixel phone had what should have been a killer new kind of mobile technology. But we may never get to experience its full potential.

The best Android apps for business in 2020

The best Android apps for business in 2020

Our Android expert highlights the standout apps in the categories that matter most to busy professionals.

Work-from-home hack: The calendar-connected 'busy light'

Work-from-home hack: The calendar-connected 'busy light'

Stop those irritating work-from-home interruptions by implementing an intelligent "busy light" that automatically activates whenever you're in a meeting.

The best calendar apps for Android

The best calendar apps for Android

Strengthen your Android calendar experience with these standout selections for serious professionals.

Could 5G spell trouble for Android flagships?

Could 5G spell trouble for Android flagships?

5G is shaping up to be the Achilles' heel of Android's top 2020 phones — and no, not because of the conspiracy theories. (Come on...)

The most interesting Android question of the year

The most interesting Android question of the year

Hint: It has nothing to do with Google — not directly, anyway.

The Galaxy Chromebook and the problem with promises

The Galaxy Chromebook and the problem with promises

A timely reminder that words only carry so much weight when it comes to technology.

Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

Chrome Remote Desktop: 4 easy steps to get started

Chrome Remote Desktop: 4 easy steps to get started

Want to sign into a computer from another desktop or a mobile device? Here's how to use Google's Remote Desktop to make the connection.

Google Meet’s messy message

Google Meet’s messy message

Just when you thought Google's mess of messaging services couldn't get any messier, oops: It did it again.

The two words Motorola doesn't want you to read

The two words Motorola doesn't want you to read

Motorola's getting tons of positive press for its new Android phone launch this week, but two critical words are curiously missing from the conversation.

How to fine-tune Gmail for maximum productivity

How to fine-tune Gmail for maximum productivity

Give Gmail's interface a much-needed minimalist makeover — and watch your email efficiency soar.

The problem with the 'iPhone SE killed the Pixel 4a' argument

The problem with the 'iPhone SE killed the Pixel 4a' argument

Don't start the funeral for Google's latest midranger yet.

6 make-or-break questions about Google and Apple's COVID-tracking tech

6 make-or-break questions about Google and Apple's COVID-tracking tech

Nearly a week after an unlikely tech team-up, some critical questions remain.

Google's grand Chrome OS plan is finally coming into focus

Google's grand Chrome OS plan is finally coming into focus

A seemingly small switch gives us a monumental clue about the future of Chrome OS — and maybe beyond.

What Chrome OS needs to conquer next

What Chrome OS needs to conquer next

Google's Chromebooks are constantly evolving and expanding in reach, but there's one tremendous opportunity still begging to be seized.

7 handy hidden features in the Gmail Android app

7 handy hidden features in the Gmail Android app

Make the most of Google's Gmail Android app with these out-of-the-way advanced options.

I've finally figured out why foldable phones actually exist

I've finally figured out why foldable phones actually exist

If you think foldable phones are designed to make your life easier, you're probably missing the point.

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