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.


An Android shortcut secret

An Android shortcut secret

Tap into this treasure trove of time-savers and watch your efficiency soar.

A new Chromebook productivity feature worth finding

A new Chromebook productivity feature worth finding

Give yourself the gift of efficiency with this 20-second ChromeOS upgrade.

Hey, Google: It's time to step up your Pixel upgrade promise

Hey, Google: It's time to step up your Pixel upgrade promise

The Pixel is meant to represent the very best Android has to offer. But it's lagging behind in one critically important area.

3 quick tricks for smarter Android sharing

3 quick tricks for smarter Android sharing

This just in: Moving stuff between your Android phone and computer doesn't have to be a hassle — no matter what desktop platform you're using.

Is ChromeOS right for you? A 4-question quiz to find out

Is ChromeOS right for you? A 4-question quiz to find out

Chromebooks aren't like regular computers — so are they right for your needs? These four questions will help you find the answer.

6 secret settings for a smarter Chrome Android setup

6 secret settings for a smarter Chrome Android setup

Supercharge your smartphone browsing experience with these powerful yet completely concealed options for Google's Chrome Android app.

The ultimate guide to Android contacts management

The ultimate guide to Android contacts management

Your Android phone's contacts are much more than just a glorified Rolodex. Ready for an unexpected productivity upgrade?

5 advanced add-ons for the Gmail Android app

5 advanced add-ons for the Gmail Android app

Give your Android Gmail game some extra oomph with these exceptional but easily overlooked enhancements.

How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android

How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android

With the right set of software, you can turn any Android device into a Microsoft-centric, PC-syncing machine.

11 out-of-sight Pixel Watch superpowers

11 out-of-sight Pixel Watch superpowers

The most powerful Pixel Watch possibilities are completely invisible and all too easy to miss. Time to make your wearable way more useful.

How to unlock Google Assistant's most advanced Android shortcuts

How to unlock Google Assistant's most advanced Android shortcuts

Google Assistant has a secret superpower on Android. Ready for some exceptionally intelligent new shortcuts?

iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide

iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide

Ready to make the move from iOS to Android? Here's everything you need to successfully switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, or any other Android device.

Got a Google Pixel Watch? Get this watch face

Got a Google Pixel Watch? Get this watch face

Make your new Pixel Watch even more effective with this outstanding efficiency-enhancing add-on.

REFRESH TEST STORY: How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android

REFRESH TEST STORY: How to create a complete Microsoft experience on Android

With the right set of software, you can turn any Android device into a Microsoft-centric, PC-syncing machine.

9 more out-of-sight settings for your Google Pixel 7

9 more out-of-sight settings for your Google Pixel 7

Your new Pixel 7 has all sorts of superpowers beyond what you see on the surface. Ready to uncover your phone's best buried treasures?

7 helpful hidden settings for your Google Pixel 7

7 helpful hidden settings for your Google Pixel 7

These easily overlooked settings will make your Pixel 7 even smarter — and make your life even easier as a result.

Google Smart Lock: The complete guide

Google Smart Lock: The complete guide

Google Smart Lock can simplify your security and save you time across both Android and ChromeOS. Are you taking advantage of all it has to offer?

Google Pixel 7 vs. every past Pixel: To upgrade or not to upgrade?

Google Pixel 7 vs. every past Pixel: To upgrade or not to upgrade?

Some balanced and thoughtful advice on Google's Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro compared to every other Pixel model — from someone who's lived with 'em all.

REFRESH TEST STORY: iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide

REFRESH TEST STORY: iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide

Ready to make the move from iOS to Android? Here's everything you need to successfully switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, or any other Android device.

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