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.

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.

11 smart steps for managing files on a Chromebook

11 smart steps for managing files on a Chromebook

Working in Chrome OS? These are the efficiency-enhancing file tricks you've been missing.

6 easy fixes for Android 12 annoyances

6 easy fixes for Android 12 annoyances

Blast away Android 12's most bothersome buzzkills with these super-simple 60-second solutions.

Give your Chrome OS interface an instant upgrade

Give your Chrome OS interface an instant upgrade

Your Chromebook's got a new and improved way of getting stuff accomplished, and it'll take you all of 20 seconds to turn it on.

The Pixel-exclusive rebirth of a beloved Android feature

The Pixel-exclusive rebirth of a beloved Android feature

One of Google's greatest Android concepts is making an overdue comeback — but this time, only Pixel owners will benefit from its presence.

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.

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.

3 fantastic ways Notion can make you more efficient

3 fantastic ways Notion can make you more efficient

Notion is one of the best business tools out there for efficiency and organization, but figuring out how to approach it isn't exactly easy.

Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro? Some real-world guidance that might surprise you

Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro? Some real-world guidance that might surprise you

If you're thinking about picking up one of Google's new Pixel phones, you'll definitely want to read this first.

Got a Pixel? Don't miss these 8 buried Android 12 treasures

Got a Pixel? Don't miss these 8 buried Android 12 treasures

Pixel owners, prepare for productivity: Google's Android 12 update is officially en route, and the software holds some spectacular new possibilities for your phone.

The two Pixel 6 numbers that could change everything

The two Pixel 6 numbers that could change everything

These are the most important digits to think about with Google's new Pixel 6 phones — whether you plan to pick one up for yourself or not.

13 handy hidden tricks for Google Maps on Android

13 handy hidden tricks for Google Maps on Android

Take advantage of all Maps has to offer by tapping into these easily overlooked features and options.

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