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.

Google's officially done making its own tablets

Google's officially done making its own tablets

This just in: The Pixel Slate won't get a younger sibling, and Google's future self-made computers will revolve exclusively around the laptop form.

The downfall of the virtual assistant (so far)

The downfall of the virtual assistant (so far)

Services like Google Assistant and Alexa are growing more capable by the minute — but there's one big, fat lingering problem.

The smarter way to organize travel on Android

The smarter way to organize travel on Android

Google Trips may be going away, but there's an even better tool for organizing travel on Android — especially for business users.

Android apps: Best of the best

Android apps: Best of the best

Our Android expert highlights the standout apps in the categories that matter most to busy professionals.

Project Soli in depth: How radar-detected gestures could set the Pixel 4 apart

Project Soli in depth: How radar-detected gestures could set the Pixel 4 apart

An experimental Google project may finally be ready to make its way into the real world — and the implications could be enormous.

The enduring absurdity of our smartphone bezel obsession

The enduring absurdity of our smartphone bezel obsession

Please, someone make it stop.

44 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient

44 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient

Google Assistant has some genuinely useful productivity tools for professionals — and it's up to you to learn how to use them.

4 fancy new Chrome OS features to watch for this summer

4 fancy new Chrome OS features to watch for this summer

Chromebook owners, take note: Some powerful new possibilities are headed your way.

Why Amazon might want to be America's next mobile carrier

Why Amazon might want to be America's next mobile carrier

Could Amazon provide the cellular service for your next Android phone? Maybe — and it might not be as crazy as it sounds.

The best Android launchers for enhanced efficiency

The best Android launchers for enhanced efficiency

Save time and make your Android home screen work better with the help of these eclectic tools.

Get ready for some serious Google operating system confusion

Get ready for some serious Google operating system confusion

Think Google's lineup of overlapping operating systems is overwhelming now? Just wait.

Google's grand Assistant transformation is slowly taking shape

Google's grand Assistant transformation is slowly taking shape

If you blinked, you might've missed it — but Google just took the first step to transform what Assistant represents and what types of experiences it enables.

The Pixel 3a could be Google's 'Moto G' moment

The Pixel 3a could be Google's 'Moto G' moment

When you zoom out and consider Google's midrange Pixel in the context of recent Android history, a pretty telling parallel comes to mind.

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to Q

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to Q

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2019's Android Q betas.

The real story with Android's new security update setup

The real story with Android's new security update setup

Android Q includes an ambitious new system for delivering system updates — but it isn't quite as black and white as you might think.

Android Q gestures: The good, the bad, and the baffling

Android Q gestures: The good, the bad, and the baffling

Get ready for a whole new way to get around Android (yes, again!). Here's an up-close look at Android Q's new gesture system, where it shines, and where it falls short.

3 burning questions about Google's Pixel 3a

3 burning questions about Google's Pixel 3a

As Google's Pixel 3a phone makes its way into the world, it's time to think through the bigger-picture implications of the device's arrival.

The 3 big asterisks everyone's missing about Pixel sales

The 3 big asterisks everyone's missing about Pixel sales

The internet's a-buzzin' with doom and gloom over Google's Pixel program — but all the catastrophic predictions fail to consider three critical points.

The best Android apps for team collaboration

The best Android apps for team collaboration

Stay connected and productive wherever you are with these first-rate collaboration apps for Android.

8 handy hidden features for Google Calendar on Android

8 handy hidden features for Google Calendar on Android

Upgrade your agenda with these out-of-the-way options in the Google Calendar Android app.

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