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.

The Pixel 4's perplexing predicament

The Pixel 4's perplexing predicament

How do you sell people on something that's not only intangible but also difficult to describe?

5 big buts about the Pixel 4 phone

5 big buts about the Pixel 4 phone

Google's Pixel 4 phone has an awful lot to offer, but — well, every story has two sides.

How the Pixel 4 epitomizes Google's hardware gamble

How the Pixel 4 epitomizes Google's hardware gamble

With the Pixel 4, Google's showing us why it started making hardware — and showing off the type of value it alone can deliver.

Making sense of Google's Pixelbook strategy

Making sense of Google's Pixelbook strategy

The missing piece of the puzzle that explains Google's curious-seeming new Chrome OS laptop has finally fallen into place.

A Chrome security setting you shouldn't overlook

A Chrome security setting you shouldn't overlook

One of Chrome's most important options is out of sight and all too easy to miss.

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 between your Android device and a Windows PC, Mac, or Chromebook doesn't have to be difficult — or dependent on any cloud services.

9 critical questions about Microsoft's first Android phone

9 critical questions about Microsoft's first Android phone

Microsoft's Surface Duo deserves your attention, but some of the things we don't yet know about the device may prove to be the most pivotal.

It's time to rethink the Chrome OS upgrade standard

It's time to rethink the Chrome OS upgrade standard

Google's handling of Chrome OS upgrades has long been an asset for the platform — but now, it's starting to become a liability.

How Gmail filters can help organize your inbox

How Gmail filters can help organize your inbox

Automate your inbox and enhance your organization by taking full advantage of what Gmail filters have to offer.

20 great uses for an old Android device

20 great uses for an old Android device

We all love getting new gadgets, but what to do with the old ones? Here are 20 clever ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to good use.

The secret ingredients that could make a Pixel Watch matter

The secret ingredients that could make a Pixel Watch matter

Google's plans for a Pixel Watch are still shrouded in mystery, but the company certainly has the pieces to create something exceptional.

Google Fi: The complete FAQ

Google Fi: The complete FAQ

Google's wireless service can save you money and provide some pretty appealing perks, but there's a lot to wrap your head around before deciding if Fi is right for you.

The two fatal flaws with Android 10's gestures

The two fatal flaws with Android 10's gestures

And what Google can do to fix 'em up fast.

10 hidden tricks for making the most of Android 10's gestures

10 hidden tricks for making the most of Android 10's gestures

Get around your phone faster than ever with these easy-to-miss advanced shortcuts for Android 10's gesture system.

4 Google Assistant additions worth watching

4 Google Assistant additions worth watching

These upcoming Assistant improvements could make Google's virtual helper infinitely more helpful.

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 10

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 10

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (Before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2019's Android 10 release.

How to take full advantage of Android 10's privacy-reclaiming powers

How to take full advantage of Android 10's privacy-reclaiming powers

Attention, Android device owners: Follow these fast steps to make sure you get the full benefits from one of Android 10's most important additions.

13 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android

13 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?

How to get Android 10's hidden features on any phone today

How to get Android 10's hidden features on any phone today

Try out two of Android 10's most interesting and elusive elements — no matter what version of Android you're running! — with these easy-to-follow steps.

The best Android file manager apps

The best Android file manager apps

From optimizing your phone’s storage to integrating your device with the cloud, these standout Android apps will let you juggle files like a pro.

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