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.

Which Android phones get regular security updates? Here's a hint

Which Android phones get regular security updates? Here's a hint

A rare clue about the big picture of security update performance across the Android ecosystem.

How to get smarter missed call reminders on Android

How to get smarter missed call reminders on Android

Make missed calls much easier to manage with this simple Android enhancement.

18 time-saving tips for the Chrome Android browser

18 time-saving tips for the Chrome Android browser

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

3 huge ways Android's gesture navigation just got better

3 huge ways Android's gesture navigation just got better

Google's second Android P beta delivers subtle touches that add up to a major leap forward for the platform's new gesture navigation system.

iOS apps on Macs? Gee, that feels familiar...

iOS apps on Macs? Gee, that feels familiar...

Welcome to the world of cross-platform convergence, Apple. Come on in — the water's fine.

Give Chrome for Android an ultra-modern makeover

Give Chrome for Android an ultra-modern makeover

Get a taste of the future with this easy-to-implement sneak peek at Google's latest Chrome for Android refresh.

Gmail vs. Inbox: 8 productivity features Gmail still can't match

Gmail vs. Inbox: 8 productivity features Gmail still can't match

Gmail is better than ever, but its "experimental" email sibling has some organizational advantages that are tough to give up.

Fuchsia and the future of Android

Fuchsia and the future of Android

Google's mysterious new operating system is assumed to be a replacement for Android and Chrome OS — but what if the situation isn't actually so simple?

14 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android

14 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android

Trimming back your Android data use can save you or your employer a bundle on your phone bill — and with little downside. So what are you waiting for?

Will Android P lead to faster upgrades? 3 words to remember

Will Android P lead to faster upgrades? 3 words to remember

Everyone's talking about how Android P will mark the end of slow Android upgrades, but this saga has more layers than most people seem to realize.

Why Linux apps on Chromebooks are a really big deal (really!)

Why Linux apps on Chromebooks are a really big deal (really!)

Linux app support for Chrome OS may sound like a big heaping bowl of irrelevant geek stew, but don't be fooled: This move is enormously significant.

10 annoying things about Android P (that'll hopefully be fixed soon)

10 annoying things about Android P (that'll hopefully be fixed soon)

Android P isn't all sugar and diamonds. Can Google get these quirks worked out in time for the software's final release?

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to today

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to today

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

9 new Android P features that'll make you more productive

9 new Android P features that'll make you more productive

P is for productivity: These nine new Android P features will help you get more done with less effort.

In depth: 13 things to know about Android P gesture navigation

In depth: 13 things to know about Android P gesture navigation

After using Google's Android P beta for a day, one thing is clear: There's much more to the software's new gesture navigation system than meets the eye.

Quick tip: Gmail's new native offline mode is now available

Quick tip: Gmail's new native offline mode is now available

One of Gmail's most useful new features is available as of this week, but it's up to you to activate it.

LG's G7 ThinQ looks like a company flailing

LG's G7 ThinQ looks like a company flailing

LG's latest Android effort shows how hopelessly lost the company has become.

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.

A better 'At a Glance' widget for Android

A better 'At a Glance' widget for Android

Keep tabs on your calendar and the weather with this enhanced alternative to Google's latest home screen widget.

25 tips for getting the most out of the new Gmail features

25 tips for getting the most out of the new Gmail features

You might not know it at first glance, but Google's new Gmail interface is jam-packed with powerful possibilities. Ready to uncover some interesting new stuff?

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