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.

Is your Gmail inbox setup slowing you down?

Is your Gmail inbox setup slowing you down?

Give your inbox new energy for the new year by optimizing it for your work style.

The secret to smarter package tracking on Android

The secret to smarter package tracking on Android

Want insanely simple, accurate, and automated package tracking on Android? This crafty hack is for you.

Google's greatest worry in 2020 isn't what you'd expect

Google's greatest worry in 2020 isn't what you'd expect

Of all the challenges Google faces this year, one hurdle seems particularly pressing — and problematic.

The glaring gap in Google's Assistant advancements

The glaring gap in Google's Assistant advancements

For all of Assistant's progress, there's one big honkin' opportunity for improvement that remains irritatingly unaddressed.

7 Android trends to watch in 2020

7 Android trends to watch in 2020

Empty predictions are a dime a dozen — but with mobile tech in particular, long-term trends can tell us a lot about what the future may hold.

8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

With just a handful of easy adjustments, your Android phone can become a lean, mean productivity machine.

Android 2020 primer: 12 bits of telling analysis to mull

Android 2020 primer: 12 bits of telling analysis to mull

'Tis the season for looking back — and looking ahead.

2019's most important Chrome OS advice and analysis

2019's most important Chrome OS advice and analysis

Calling all Chromebook owners: Your holiday reading list awaits you.

21 time-saving tips for the Chrome Android browser

21 time-saving tips for the Chrome Android browser

Become a mobile browsing pro with these advanced tips for Google's Chrome Android browser.

12 Android tips you shouldn't miss from 2019

12 Android tips you shouldn't miss from 2019

Make the most of the upcoming holiday break with these standout tips for your favorite Android phone.

Putting Samsung's Android 10 upgrade into perspective

Putting Samsung's Android 10 upgrade into perspective

Getting Android 10 out to the Galaxy S10 in December is commendable progress, but it isn't the revolutionary victory some are painting it to be.

6 efficiency-enhancing Android apps

6 efficiency-enhancing Android apps

Don't waste time getting around in Android. These tools save you time so you can get straight to work.

Google's worst kills of 2019

Google's worst kills of 2019

Saying goodbye to Google services has become a bit of an annual tradition, but this year's farewell seems particularly poignant.

Android security checkup: 16 steps to a safer phone

Android security checkup: 16 steps to a safer phone

Android security doesn't have to be a source of stress. These level-headed steps are all you need to keep the boogeyman at bay.

6 smart things to think over with Google's leadership shuffle

6 smart things to think over with Google's leadership shuffle

If you want to process this week's bombshell that Google's founders are resigning, these are the themes you should focus on.

An interesting Inbox-like delivery option for Gmail

An interesting Inbox-like delivery option for Gmail

Reclaim control of your email — and your life — with the flip of a single virtual switch.

Android 10's unexpected gem

Android 10's unexpected gem

One of Android 10's most useful features is something you might not even think to try.

Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

Expand your Android security knowledge with this comprehensive collection of level-headed resources.

Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for Chrome OS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

The 5 true takeaways from Android's camera vulnerability circus

The 5 true takeaways from Android's camera vulnerability circus

Are sophisticated attackers hijacking your phone's camera and stealing your most precious secrets? Um, yeah — about that....

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