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 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.

A simple way to supercharge Gmail snoozing

A simple way to supercharge Gmail snoozing

Make Gmail's snoozing feature far more powerful with this easy-to-implement efficiency-boosting enhancement.

A word of warning about Android upgrades in 2019

A word of warning about Android upgrades in 2019

As a certain Android device-maker's actions remind us, it's more important than ever to think carefully about what you're actually getting when you buy an Android phone.

27 advanced Trello tips and tricks

27 advanced Trello tips and tricks

Turn Trello into the ultimate organization tool with this jam-packed power-user's guide.

Google's officially done making its own tablets

Google's officially done making its own tablets

This just in: The Pixel Slate won't get a younger sibling, and Google's future self-made computers will revolve exclusively around the laptop form.

The downfall of the virtual assistant (so far)

The downfall of the virtual assistant (so far)

Services like Google Assistant and Alexa are growing more capable by the minute — but there's one big, fat lingering problem.

The smarter way to organize travel on Android

The smarter way to organize travel on Android

Google Trips may be going away, but there's an even better tool for organizing travel on Android — especially for business users.

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.

Project Soli in depth: How radar-detected gestures could set the Pixel 4 apart

Project Soli in depth: How radar-detected gestures could set the Pixel 4 apart

An experimental Google project may finally be ready to make its way into the real world — and the implications could be enormous.

The enduring absurdity of our smartphone bezel obsession

The enduring absurdity of our smartphone bezel obsession

Please, someone make it stop.

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