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.

Google's worst kills of 2019

Google's worst kills of 2019

Saying goodbye to Google services has become a bit of an annual tradition, but this year's farewell seems particularly poignant.

Android security checkup: 16 steps to a safer phone

Android security checkup: 16 steps to a safer phone

Android security doesn't have to be a source of stress. These level-headed steps are all you need to keep the boogeyman at bay.

6 smart things to think over with Google's leadership shuffle

6 smart things to think over with Google's leadership shuffle

If you want to process this week's bombshell that Google's founders are resigning, these are the themes you should focus on.

An interesting Inbox-like delivery option for Gmail

An interesting Inbox-like delivery option for Gmail

Reclaim control of your email — and your life — with the flip of a single virtual switch.

Android 10's unexpected gem

Android 10's unexpected gem

One of Android 10's most useful features is something you might not even think to try.

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.

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 5 true takeaways from Android's camera vulnerability circus

The 5 true takeaways from Android's camera vulnerability circus

Are sophisticated attackers hijacking your phone's camera and stealing your most precious secrets? Um, yeah — about that....

10 easy steps to make Chrome faster and more secure

10 easy steps to make Chrome faster and more secure

Looking to speed up Chrome? Give us 10 minutes, and we'll give you a noticeably better browsing experience.

Up close with CastAway, the Chrome OS add-on for your phone

Up close with CastAway, the Chrome OS add-on for your phone

A new crowdfunded product promises to attach a tiny functioning Chromebook onto your phone. I sit down with the device's creator to learn more.

Motorola's new Razr gives me hope for the future of foldables

Motorola's new Razr gives me hope for the future of foldables

But, critically, that doesn't mean you should run out and buy it.

The best travel apps for Android

The best travel apps for Android

Save yourself time, headaches and even money with these standout Android apps for business travel.

22 worthwhile ways to use Google Assistant on a Chromebook

22 worthwhile ways to use Google Assistant on a Chromebook

Google Assistant is finally working its way into the fabric of Chrome OS, and it's bringing with it some interesting new possibilities.

The Pixel 4's power-plunging puzzle

The Pixel 4's power-plunging puzzle

There may be more to the Pixel 4 stamina story than what we see on the surface.

How to use Gmail labels to tame your inbox

How to use Gmail labels to tame your inbox

Gmail labels can serve as your secret weapon against inbox chaos. Here's how to tap into their full potential.

Google's Chrome OS upgrade changes are a solid start

Google's Chrome OS upgrade changes are a solid start

Google is committing to a more sensible approach for Chromebook software support. Huzzah! Now let's see where this takes us.

The most interesting thing Google didn't announce at its hardware event

The most interesting thing Google didn't announce at its hardware event

It may seem like we've seen it all, but Google's Pixel party isn't over yet.

30 time-saving tricks to try with the new Google Assistant

30 time-saving tricks to try with the new Google Assistant

Google's revamped Assistant can do some really useful stuff — if you know what to ask.

The Pixel 4's perplexing predicament

The Pixel 4's perplexing predicament

How do you sell people on something that's not only intangible but also difficult to describe?

5 big buts about the Pixel 4 phone

5 big buts about the Pixel 4 phone

Google's Pixel 4 phone has an awful lot to offer, but — well, every story has two sides.

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