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.

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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.

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.

Pixel 3 vs. Pixel 2: Why smaller bezels aren't that big a deal

Pixel 3 vs. Pixel 2: Why smaller bezels aren't that big a deal

The Pixel 3 packs in more screen space than its predecessor, but those shrunken bezels may not be as significant of an advantage as they initially appear.

9 handy hidden features for Google Maps on Android

9 handy hidden features for Google Maps on Android

Take advantage of all Maps has to offer by tapping into these easily overlooked features and options.

8 noteworthy new features coming to Chromebooks this month

8 noteworthy new features coming to Chromebooks this month

These hidden gems will make Chrome OS more versatile and powerful — but it's up to you to find 'em on your Chromebook.

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 email and texting apps for Android

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Give yourself an edge in business communication with these exceptional Android messaging apps.

A time-saving typing tool that works anywhere in Chrome

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Reclaim wasted time and watch your efficiency soar with this spectacularly useful cross-platform add-on.

Google Smart Lock on Chrome OS: 2 fast fixes and a power-user tip

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Make Smart Lock more effective and efficient with this simple tune-up and time-saving shortcut.

Google's app redesigns are really bumming me out

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Google is slowly shifting its ecosystem from a rich melange of memorable flavors to a forgettable plain vanilla.

Google just quietly gave us a killer midrange Android option

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The broader effects of Google's Pixel gamble are suddenly coming into focus — and for those in the know, the impact is no longer limited to the realm of pricey flagship phones.

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