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 two fatal flaws with Android 10's gestures

10 hidden tricks for making the most of Android 10's gestures

10 hidden tricks for making the most of Android 10's gestures

Get around your phone faster than ever with these easy-to-miss advanced shortcuts for Android 10's gesture system.

4 Google Assistant additions worth watching

4 Google Assistant additions worth watching

These upcoming Assistant improvements could make Google's virtual helper infinitely more helpful.

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 10

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 10

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 10 release.

How to take full advantage of Android 10's privacy-reclaiming powers

How to take full advantage of Android 10's privacy-reclaiming powers

Attention, Android device owners: Follow these fast steps to make sure you get the full benefits from one of Android 10's most important additions.

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?

How to get Android 10's hidden features on any phone today

How to get Android 10's hidden features on any phone today

Try out two of Android 10's most interesting and elusive elements — no matter what version of Android you're running! — with these easy-to-follow steps.

The best Android file manager apps

The best Android file manager apps

From optimizing your phone’s storage to integrating your device with the cloud, these standout Android apps will let you juggle files like a pro.

7 ways Google's Smart Displays could get smarter

7 ways Google's Smart Displays could get smarter

With a little fine-tuning, Google's Assistant-powered Smart Displays could turn into indispensable deskside companions.

Android 10 and the end of whimsy

Android 10 and the end of whimsy

By ending its long-standing naming system for Android versions, Google is eliminating something even less tangible.

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.

6 significant new Chromebook hardware trends

6 significant new Chromebook hardware trends

Software isn't the only area that's evolving in the Chrome OS universe right now.

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