Bio

JR Raphael has been covering Android since the early 1800s (those first couple centuries were admittedly somewhat slow). He is a contributing editor at Computerworld, a contributing editor at PCWorld, and a regular contributor to numerous other publications, both in print and online.

JR launched Android Power in 2010 to serve as an unfiltered home for his various mobile musings. His goal with the blog is simple: to deliver a diverse mix of unique and original content that goes beyond the basic headlines. Whether it's news, views, or how-to's, Android Power is all about providing interesting information and insights -- not the same ol' stuff you've already seen everywhere else.

Since its start, Android Power stories have been quoted, cited, and discussed by everyone from Wired, Lifehacker, and Engadget to USA Today, CNN, and NPR. The blog has earned multiple National Azbee Awards and more than a few nasty comments from the Internet’s Apple faithful.

In his spare time, JR cracks wise at eSarcasm, voted 0.2 times as the best geek-humor website in the world. He enjoys staring blankly, employing the vernacular, and writing about himself in the third-person.

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Latest Posts by JR

Some important lessons, like #1: "If you have an opinion that differs from a reader's perspective, you are clearly 'bias' and/or a shill."

April 22, 2014 12:19 PM EDT
Two of the most eye-catching Android phones of the year are begging for our attention right now -- and all the hype can make it hard to know which one's right for you.
April 17, 2014 3:12 PM EDT

Samsung's Android devices may sell well, but commercial success and optimal user experience don't automatically go hand in hand.

April 15, 2014 11:35 AM EDT

How does Samsung's Galaxy S5 camera compare to the HTC One (M8)? Check out these side-by-side samples and see what you think.

April 10, 2014 2:03 PM EDT
The One (M8) Google Play Edition gives you HTC's outstanding hardware with near-stock Google Android software. So what's it actually like to use -- and is it the right phone for you?
April 09, 2014 11:44 AM EDT

Samsung's Galaxy S5 is one of the most heavily hyped phones of the year -- but marketing messages aside, what's it actually like to use? Here are the first things you notice when you pick up the device.

April 08, 2014 1:41 PM EDT

Every new phone doesn't have to be bigger to be better -- and sometimes, bumping up the size can actually be a bad thing. 

April 03, 2014 11:37 AM EDT

The HTC One (M8) has two rear-facing cameras designed to let you play with focus after the fact. Here are some real-world examples of what the unusual setup can do.

March 31, 2014 12:47 PM EDT

With the launch of the HTC One (M8), it's hard not to focus on hardware -- but the snazzy new phone also shows off some interesting changes to HTC's Sense software.

March 28, 2014 11:05 AM EDT

HTC has created an innovative and unusual case for its new One (M8) phone -- and it's as interesting for its function as it is for its appearance.

March 27, 2014 11:10 AM EDT
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