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.

Here's what needs to happen next with Android upgrades

Here's what needs to happen next with Android upgrades

For once, we're seeing a positive change within the realm of Android upgrades — but we aren't out of the woods yet.

12 fast fixes for common Android problems

12 fast fixes for common Android problems

Solve annoying issues and get any phone in tip-top shape with these easy-to-implement, expert-approved solutions.

Microsoft's Surface Duo is a big-picture product

Microsoft's Surface Duo is a big-picture product

Microsoft's first Android phone could be hugely significant, but plenty of people are bound to write it off quickly and miss the point.

The maddeningly familiar march of Google's Gmail-Meet marriage

The maddeningly familiar march of Google's Gmail-Meet marriage

Google's effort to make Meet unavoidable brings to mind another moment in the company's past — and it isn't exactly a good comparison.

25 top tips for Google Keep on Android

25 top tips for Google Keep on Android

Turn Google's note-taking app into a powerful mobile productivity tool with these easy-to-follow tips.

The perfect contrast of the Pixel 4a and the Galaxy Note 20

The perfect contrast of the Pixel 4a and the Galaxy Note 20

This week's pair of Android phone launches reveals a lot more than what you see on the surface.

The inherent irony of Chrome OS

The inherent irony of Chrome OS

Google's Chromebooks have come a long way, but one specific part of their evolution is amusingly at odds with itself.

The best office apps for Android

The best office apps for Android

Create an optimal Android office app power-pack with these thoroughly researched recommendations.

Why Android and Chrome OS's next step could be colossal

Why Android and Chrome OS's next step could be colossal

After years of tantalizing teases, Google's two primary platforms may finally be ready to take their relationship to the next level.

Android's oft-forgotten time-savers

Android's oft-forgotten time-savers

These long-standing Android shortcuts can make you much more efficient — if you remember to use 'em and know how to tap into their full potential.

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 creator of Inbox is ready to save Google from itself

The creator of Inbox is ready to save Google from itself

A former Googler who helped shape Gmail and then came up with Inbox has a plan for fixing the company's design sins in a totally different way.

How to get one of iOS's best new privacy features on Android

How to get one of iOS's best new privacy features on Android

With 60 seconds of setup, you can give your Android phone an extra dash of privacy protection (and no one even has to know the idea came from Apple).

Gmail tips: Snoozing, shortcuts, and other time-savers

Gmail tips: Snoozing, shortcuts, and other time-savers

Save time and handle email more efficiently with these next-level Gmail tips.

The troubling truth about Android's Enterprise Recommended devices

The troubling truth about Android's Enterprise Recommended devices

Google's highest-level hardware recommendations aren't what they appear to be — and the situation may only get worse from here.

The Microsoft-Android transformation is about to affect us all

The Microsoft-Android transformation is about to affect us all

Blink and you might miss it, but Microsoft is little by little reshaping Google's mobile ecosystem for the better — and all signs suggest it's only getting started.

Google Fi: The complete FAQ

Google Fi: The complete FAQ

Google's wireless service can save you money and provide some pretty appealing perks, but there's a lot to wrap your head around before deciding if Fi is right for you.

Google Voice deserves your attention (again)

Google Voice deserves your attention (again)

A once-abandoned Google service is finding new life — and deserves a second look.

The best Android widgets for busy professionals

The best Android widgets for busy professionals

Turn your Android home screen into a powerful productivity hub with these exceptional, business-friendly widgets.

6 handy hidden features in Google Docs on Android

6 handy hidden features in Google Docs on Android

Boost your mobile productivity with these power-packed, time-saving features in the Docs Android app.

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