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 get Android-P-like features on any phone right now

How to get Android-P-like features on any phone right now

Make your phone smarter with these Android-P-inspired add-ons — many of which actually outshine their official operating system equivalents.

Android P's biggest shift may be one of philosophy

Android P's biggest shift may be one of philosophy

Beyond the new features and visual changes, Android P represents a gigantic pivot for Google's approach to its mobile platform.

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.

Crank up your Chromebook's cloud-connecting power

Crank up your Chromebook's cloud-connecting power

With a few simple tweaks, your Chromebook can become an even more connected part of your cloud-centric setup.

Android apps: Best of the best

Android apps: Best of the best

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

The best travel apps for Android

The best travel apps for Android

Save yourself time, headaches and even money with these standout Android apps for business travel.

BlackBerry's Android upgrade track record should give anyone pause

BlackBerry's Android upgrade track record should give anyone pause

BlackBerry markets its phones as being business-friendly and security-first, but the company's Android upgrade performance is fiercely at odds with that message.

The always-connected Chromebook: What's different this time

The always-connected Chromebook: What's different this time

Google's Chrome OS has been quietly reshaping the state of modern computing for some time now — and thanks to a new twist on an old idea, it's about to do it again.

Making sense of Google's podcast flip-flop

Making sense of Google's podcast flip-flop

Make no mistake about it: Google's podcast about-face is about much more than the launch of a single new app.

Android's sharing system is morphing into an unpredictable mess

Android's sharing system is morphing into an unpredictable mess

One of Android's most powerful elements is losing its edge as poor design practices spread surprisingly far.

Which Android phones get regular security updates? Here's a hint

Which Android phones get regular security updates? Here's a hint

A rare clue about the big picture of security update performance across the Android ecosystem.

How to get smarter missed call reminders on Android

How to get smarter missed call reminders on Android

Make missed calls much easier to manage with this simple Android enhancement.

18 time-saving tips for the Chrome Android browser

18 time-saving tips for the Chrome Android browser

Become a mobile browsing pro with these advanced tips for Google's Chrome Android browser.

3 huge ways Android's gesture navigation just got better

3 huge ways Android's gesture navigation just got better

Google's second Android P beta delivers subtle touches that add up to a major leap forward for the platform's new gesture navigation system.

iOS apps on Macs? Gee, that feels familiar...

iOS apps on Macs? Gee, that feels familiar...

Welcome to the world of cross-platform convergence, Apple. Come on in — the water's fine.

Give Chrome for Android an ultra-modern makeover

Give Chrome for Android an ultra-modern makeover

Get a taste of the future with this easy-to-implement sneak peek at Google's latest Chrome for Android refresh.

Gmail vs. Inbox: 8 productivity features Gmail still can't match

Gmail vs. Inbox: 8 productivity features Gmail still can't match

Gmail is better than ever, but its "experimental" email sibling has some organizational advantages that are tough to give up.

Fuchsia and the future of Android

Fuchsia and the future of Android

Google's mysterious new operating system is assumed to be a replacement for Android and Chrome OS — but what if the situation isn't actually so simple?

14 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android

14 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android

Trimming back your Android data use can save you or your employer a bundle on your phone bill — and with little downside. So what are you waiting for?

Will Android P lead to faster upgrades? 3 words to remember

Will Android P lead to faster upgrades? 3 words to remember

Everyone's talking about how Android P will mark the end of slow Android upgrades, but this saga has more layers than most people seem to realize.

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