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 best travel apps for Android

The best travel apps for Android

Save yourself time, headaches and even money with these standout Android apps for business travel.

22 worthwhile ways to use Google Assistant on a Chromebook

22 worthwhile ways to use Google Assistant on a Chromebook

Google Assistant is finally working its way into the fabric of Chrome OS, and it's bringing with it some interesting new possibilities.

The Pixel 4's power-plunging puzzle

The Pixel 4's power-plunging puzzle

There may be more to the Pixel 4 stamina story than what we see on the surface.

How to use Gmail labels to tame your inbox

How to use Gmail labels to tame your inbox

Gmail labels can serve as your secret weapon against inbox chaos. Here's how to tap into their full potential.

Google's Chrome OS upgrade changes are a solid start

Google's Chrome OS upgrade changes are a solid start

Google is committing to a more sensible approach for Chromebook software support. Huzzah! Now let's see where this takes us.

The most interesting thing Google didn't announce at its hardware event

The most interesting thing Google didn't announce at its hardware event

It may seem like we've seen it all, but Google's Pixel party isn't over yet.

30 time-saving tricks to try with the new Google Assistant

30 time-saving tricks to try with the new Google Assistant

Google's revamped Assistant can do some really useful stuff — if you know what to ask.

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.

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