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.

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 Androidification of Chrome OS is about to go into overdrive

The Androidification of Chrome OS is about to go into overdrive

A string of striking changes will soon supercharge Chromebooks everywhere — and make them more Android-like than ever.

10 ways Google Home can be helpful at work

10 ways Google Home can be helpful at work

Whether you're using Google Home or one of the newer Android-based Smart Displays, having a virtual assistant in your office can be a real asset.

The fascinatingly familiar march of the smart speaker market

The fascinatingly familiar march of the smart speaker market

When you look closely at Google's escalating war to win the smart speaker market, it's hard not to feel a slight sense of déjà vu.

How to back up Android devices: The complete guide

How to back up Android devices: The complete guide

Make sure all your important data is always synced and protected with this easy-to-follow Android backup guide.

Android 9 answers: 20 fast fixes for common Pie problems

Android 9 answers: 20 fast fixes for common Pie problems

Solve all your Android 9 irritations with these easy-to-follow fixes for common Pie problems.

A hidden Android Pie security setting everyone should enable

A hidden Android Pie security setting everyone should enable

Give yourself added peace of mind with this powerful but buried security option in Google's Android 9 Pie release.

Android Pie and Project Treble: Assessing Google's grand upgrade fix

Android Pie and Project Treble: Assessing Google's grand upgrade fix

In an exclusive interview, Iliyan Malchev, a Google engineer and Project Treble architect, talks about Google's ambitious Android upgrade solution and what we should expect with Android 9.

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to Pie

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to Pie

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2018's Pie.

Android P — Pie! The complete FAQ

Android P — Pie! The complete FAQ

Google's Android 9 Pie release is full of fresh new features and flavors. This detailed (and delightfully crusty) FAQ has everything you need to know.

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.

A better way to snap between apps on Android

A better way to snap between apps on Android

Ergonomic efficiency can be yours with this easy-to-implement Android power-up.

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 from your Android device to a Windows PC or Mac (and vice versa) doesn't have to be difficult — or dependent on any cloud services.

7 hidden shortcuts for typing faster on Android

7 hidden shortcuts for typing faster on Android

Save time and get more accomplished with these handy hidden shortcuts for entering text on Android.

8 easily overlooked Android P additions that'll make your life easier

8 easily overlooked Android P additions that'll make your life easier

These Android P features aren't likely to get much attention, but they'll almost certainly have a positive impact on your day-to-day life.

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.

Fuchsia, Chrome OS, and the danger of black-and-white thinking

Fuchsia, Chrome OS, and the danger of black-and-white thinking

When it comes to Google's platforms, a short jaunt through history can provide a powerful reality check on the future.

The EU's Android antitrust ruling overlooks 3 critical points

The EU's Android antitrust ruling overlooks 3 critical points

European regulators are fining Google $5 billion and demanding changes to the way it manages Android — but their assessment doesn't entirely add up.

Get ready for the next silly smartphone superlative

Get ready for the next silly smartphone superlative

From megapixels to pixel density and millimeters to bezels, phone makers have a history of focusing on superficial metrics to get your attention. Here comes the next one.

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.

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