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.

Android 9 answers: 20 fast fixes for common Pie problems

A hidden Android Pie security setting everyone should enable

A hidden Android Pie security setting everyone should enable

Give yourself added peace of mind with this powerful but buried security option in Google's Android 9 Pie release.

Android Pie and Project Treble: Assessing Google's grand upgrade fix

Android Pie and Project Treble: Assessing Google's grand upgrade fix

In an exclusive interview, Iliyan Malchev, a Google engineer and Project Treble architect, talks about Google's ambitious Android upgrade solution and what we should expect with Android 9.

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to Pie

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to Pie

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2018's Pie.

Android P — Pie! The complete FAQ

Android P — Pie! The complete FAQ

Google's Android 9 Pie release is full of fresh new features and flavors. This detailed (and delightfully crusty) FAQ has everything you need to know.

8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

With just a handful of easy adjustments, your Android phone can become a lean, mean productivity machine.

A better way to snap between apps on Android

A better way to snap between apps on Android

Ergonomic efficiency can be yours with this easy-to-implement Android power-up.

Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

Moving files from your Android device to a Windows PC or Mac (and vice versa) doesn't have to be difficult — or dependent on any cloud services.

7 hidden shortcuts for typing faster on Android

7 hidden shortcuts for typing faster on Android

Save time and get more accomplished with these handy hidden shortcuts for entering text on Android.

8 easily overlooked Android P additions that'll make your life easier

8 easily overlooked Android P additions that'll make your life easier

These Android P features aren't likely to get much attention, but they'll almost certainly have a positive impact on your day-to-day life.

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.

Fuchsia, Chrome OS, and the danger of black-and-white thinking

Fuchsia, Chrome OS, and the danger of black-and-white thinking

When it comes to Google's platforms, a short jaunt through history can provide a powerful reality check on the future.

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