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 awkward thing about Android 13

The awkward thing about Android 13

Google's latest and greatest Android software isn't quite what it seems on the surface.

7 Google Pixel settings you should change this second

7 Google Pixel settings you should change this second

Got one of Google's Pixel phones? These easily overlooked adjustments will unlock some of your phone's most impressive advanced powers.

PixieBrix: A crafty tool that lets you tailor any website for your team

PixieBrix: A crafty tool that lets you tailor any website for your team

This Chrome extension will boost productivity by making your team’s favorite web apps even more well-suited to their needs. Ready to have your mind blown?

3 little-known location tricks for Google Assistant on Android

3 little-known location tricks for Google Assistant on Android

Google Assistant can do some really useful stuff with location, if you know what to ask.

How to stay smart about Android app permissions

How to stay smart about Android app permissions

Android app permissions aren't as easy to identify as they once were, but that doesn't mean you have to be uninformed.

Drop, crack, d'oh! My broken Android phone epiphany

Drop, crack, d'oh! My broken Android phone epiphany

Just because your phone is broken doesn't mean your data's out of reach.

10 next-level tricks for your Pixel Clock app

10 next-level tricks for your Pixel Clock app

Your Pixel phone's Clock app is surprisingly smart and full of thoughtful features, but some of its most exceptional elements are all too easy to overlook.

The Android clipboard enhancement you didn't know you needed

The Android clipboard enhancement you didn't know you needed

Hey, Android owners: You're copying and pasting like a caveman. This 60-second upgrade will make your life immeasurably easier.

The business user's guide to Google Voice

The business user's guide to Google Voice

Google Voice can add a whole new layer of power into your professional phone setup — once you figure out how to use it. Here's help.

14 ways Google Lens can save you time on Android

14 ways Google Lens can save you time on Android

Google Lens can turn you into a mobile-tech magician, but it's up to you to learn its tricks.

12 handy hidden tricks for Google Calendar on Android

12 handy hidden tricks for Google Calendar on Android

Upgrade your agenda with these tucked-away time-savers in the Android Calendar app.

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