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.

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3 wacky ways to make Android widgets more useful

3 wacky ways to make Android widgets more useful

Android widgets can do way more than you realize — if you know how to unleash their hidden potential.

A clever way to bring widgets into Chrome OS

A clever way to bring widgets into Chrome OS

Ever wish your Chromebook desktop could do more? This crafty hack is just the productivity-boosting upgrade you need.

6 fast fixes for common Google Docs problems

6 fast fixes for common Google Docs problems

Knock down distressing Docs issues in no time with these easy-to-implement, expert-approved solutions.

A highly sarcastic Android security warning

A highly sarcastic Android security warning

The Android malware monster is back — and this time, he's coming for all of your deepest, darkest secrets. (Uh, maybe.)

The mystery of Google's missed Pixel opportunity

The mystery of Google's missed Pixel opportunity

Six years into making its own phones, how is Google still not getting this right?

Give yourself an Android productivity upgrade

Give yourself an Android productivity upgrade

Tap into the oft-overlooked potential of this simple-seeming Android element and watch your mobile productivity soar.

4 new hidden Chrome features you should really be using

4 new hidden Chrome features you should really be using

Google's Chrome browser has some incredibly handy new options on both Android and the desktop, but it's up to you to find 'em.

2 big questions to ask about Google and privacy

2 big questions to ask about Google and privacy

Should you be panicking over Google's privacy practices? Time to cut through the hype and bring some practical perspective to a sensationalized subject.

5 hidden Pixel features for smarter calling

5 hidden Pixel features for smarter calling

Let your Pixel phone make your life easier with these exceptionally effective annoyance-eliminating options.

The best Android apps for organizing your life

The best Android apps for organizing your life

From projects to places and to-do lists to travel, these Android apps will help you organize all the important areas of your life.

A smart new screenshot sharing system for Chrome

A smart new screenshot sharing system for Chrome

This Google-inspired tool will let you capture, share, and even collaborate on screenshots without ever leaving your browser.

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