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 Pixel-exclusive rebirth of a beloved Android feature

13 hidden Pixel phone superpowers

13 hidden Pixel phone superpowers

Power up your Pixel experience with these productivity-boosting Android extras.

The Android 12 Quick Settings trick you've been missing

The Android 12 Quick Settings trick you've been missing

Got Android 12? This simple but supremely effective hack will have you jumping for joy in no time.

A 20-second tweak for smarter, simpler Android security

A 20-second tweak for smarter, simpler Android security

This tiny-seeming change will make a gigantic difference in your day-to-day Android experience.

A handy hack for the Pixel's new shortcut system

A handy hack for the Pixel's new shortcut system

Google's latest Pixel time-saver is packed with potential, but its most practical possibility requires a touch of tinkering to accomplish.

11 advanced Assistant tricks you should really remember on Android

11 advanced Assistant tricks you should really remember on Android

Google Assistant can do more than you'd realize. Ready to teach your phone a few new tricks?

Podcast: How Pixel users can get the most out of Android 12

Podcast: How Pixel users can get the most out of Android 12

By rolling out some Android 12 features exclusively to Pixel users, Google gave itself an opportunity to further differentiate its own devices from the rest of the Android pack. New updates, like the Material You interface, give Pixel...

5 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

5 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

Jonesing for a taste of Android 12? Here's how to recreate a few of the more interesting features seen in Google's still-under-development software.

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.

50 Chromebook tips for maximum productivity

50 Chromebook tips for maximum productivity

Supercharge your Chrome OS experience with these time-saving tricks and techniques.

7 new hidden Pixel treasures to find in Android 12

7 new hidden Pixel treasures to find in Android 12

Hey, Pixel owners: Think you've found all that Android 12 has to offer on your Google-made phone? Think again.

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 12

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 12

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (Before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2021's Android 12 release.

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