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 Trello power-ups for maximum productivity

10 Trello power-ups for maximum productivity

Take your Trello experience to tremendous new heights with these 10 productivity-boosting power-ups.

4 noteworthy new Chrome OS features coming your way right now

4 noteworthy new Chrome OS features coming your way right now

Chromebook owners, start your engines: These four incoming features will help you focus better and work more efficiently.

2 Android Q features we still haven't seen in action

2 Android Q features we still haven't seen in action

Android Q has been in the spotlight for months now, but some of its standout elements are still in the shadows.

The best privacy and security apps for Android

The best privacy and security apps for Android

Forget malware scanners or over-the-top security suites: These are the apps that'll actually improve your security and protect your privacy on Android.

When will your phone get Android Q? A data-driven upgrade guide

When will your phone get Android Q? A data-driven upgrade guide

Wondering when the soon-to-launch Android Q software will make its way to your device? Let cold, hard data guide your guess.

The smart worker's guide to using a Chromebook offline

The smart worker's guide to using a Chromebook offline

Chrome OS may be cloud-centric at its core, but you can get plenty accomplished offline on a Chromebook — if you set things up thoughtfully in advance.

The unexpected side effect of Google's Pixel 4 phone

The unexpected side effect of Google's Pixel 4 phone

Google's upcoming Pixel 4 is already shaking up the smartphone game — but not in the way you might expect.

How to print and scan with Android

How to print and scan with Android

Handle paper documents like a pro with this simple guide to Android printing and scanning.

How Google's Pixel 4 radar system could be more than a gimmick

How Google's Pixel 4 radar system could be more than a gimmick

Before you write off Google's new hand gesture feature as yet another mobile tech parlor trick, consider some critical points about the technology behind it.

Here comes the next silly smartphone design shift

Here comes the next silly smartphone design shift

Just when you thought you were safe from form-over-function design trends...

Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

Expand your Android security knowledge with this comprehensive collection of level-headed resources.

5 smart questions that'll smother most Android security scares

5 smart questions that'll smother most Android security scares

Start asking the right questions — and stop freaking out.

How Chrome OS Virtual Desks could change the way you work

How Chrome OS Virtual Desks could change the way you work

A new feature coming to Chromebooks has tons of productivity potential — but it's up to you to put it to use.

The best Android password managers

The best Android password managers

Not all Android password managers are created equal — so which one makes the most sense for you?

Apple, Google, and the copycat conundrum

Apple, Google, and the copycat conundrum

"Android copied the iPhone," "iOS copied Android," and the importance of mobile tech perspective.

10 useful Google apps you probably aren't using

10 useful Google apps you probably aren't using

These easily overlooked Android apps are all made by Google — and they're all worth your while.

The smarter way to capture screenshots in Chrome

The smarter way to capture screenshots in Chrome

Need to capture a screenshot in Chrome? This handy hidden command will be your new best friend.

4 big, fat, pesky problems with Android Q gestures

4 big, fat, pesky problems with Android Q gestures

Here's hoping Google gets 'em fixed before Q gets finalized.

The most important thing to check before buying a Chromebook

The most important thing to check before buying a Chromebook

Save yourself from buyer's remorse by thinking through what a Chrome OS device-maker won't tell you.

How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android

How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android

Forget Windows Phone: With the right set of software, you can turn any Android device into a Microsoft-centric, PC-syncing machine.

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