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.

3 clever new tricks to turn Google Docs into a collaboration superhub

3 clever new tricks to turn Google Docs into a collaboration superhub

These out-of-sight options connect Docs to Gmail and Google Calendar and make all of those services infinitely more useful.

7 hidden Pixel shortcuts you probably aren't using

7 hidden Pixel shortcuts you probably aren't using

Got a Pixel? Any Pixel? These tucked-away time-savers will add precious moments back into your day.

Google's business-friendly Android phone list has a big problem

Google's business-friendly Android phone list has a big problem

The Android Enterprise Recommended program makes some lofty promises, but a Computerworld investigation revealed it isn't all it's cracked up to be.

3 invisible reasons to get excited about Android 13

3 invisible reasons to get excited about Android 13

Android 13's first beta release may seem subtle, but don't be fooled: This latest update has oodles of interesting elements — if you know where to look.

12 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

12 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

Some of the most important Android settings are also the most buried — and they're absolutely worth your while to uncover and put into action.

How the Pixel 6a could completely reshape Android

How the Pixel 6a could completely reshape Android

Google's next Pixel may not be the flashiest phone of 2022, but it may well end up being the most interesting — and important.

14 useful Google apps you should be using on Android

14 useful Google apps you should be using on Android

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

4 buried treasures that'll transform your Chrome OS experience

4 buried treasures that'll transform your Chrome OS experience

These new out-of-sight switches will save you time and make your Chromebook significantly smarter. So what are you waiting for?

Android 12 Upgrade Report Card: What a weird year

Android 12 Upgrade Report Card: What a weird year

When it comes to Android upgrades, all device-makers are definitely not equal. Time to hold the platform's most powerful players accountable.

Android tablets? Chromebook tablets? How Google thinks both can thrive

Android tablets? Chromebook tablets? How Google thinks both can thrive

With Google renewing its focus on Android tablets, what's in the cards for the future of Chrome OS? Here, for the first time, are some inside answers.

8 hidden Pixel features for smarter calling

8 hidden Pixel features for smarter calling

Let your Pixel phone make your life easier with these exceptionally effective annoyance-eliminating options.

10 easy steps to make Chrome faster and more secure

10 easy steps to make Chrome faster and more secure

Looking to speed up Chrome? Give us 10 minutes, and we'll give you a noticeably better browsing experience.

A fascinating twist at the intersection of Android and Chrome OS

A fascinating twist at the intersection of Android and Chrome OS

Think you've seen all there is to see with Google's Android-Chrome-OS alignment? Think again, baby.

The glorious return of the scrappy Android underdogs

The glorious return of the scrappy Android underdogs

The Android hardware startups are back — and you'd better believe it's worth your while to notice.

A four-part Pixel notification transformation

A four-part Pixel notification transformation

This quick 'n' easy enhancement will change how you interact with your Pixel's notifications — for the better.

14 handy hidden features in the Gmail Android app

14 handy hidden features in the Gmail Android app

Make the most of Google's Gmail Android app with these out-of-the-way advanced options.

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 13

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 13

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (Before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2022's still-under-development Android 13 release.

10 hidden tricks for making the most of Android gestures

10 hidden tricks for making the most of Android gestures

Get around your phone faster than ever with these easy-to-miss advanced shortcuts for Android's gesture navigation system.

A hidden gem in Gboard on Android

A hidden gem in Gboard on Android

Tap into this step-saving slice of sorcery lurking within your Android phone's keyboard and watch your on-the-go efficiency soar.

5 easy ways to make Android more ergonomic

5 easy ways to make Android more ergonomic

Give your hands a break with these simple yet supremely effective tricks for more optimal ergonomics on Android.

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