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 15 funniest flip-flops with Android, Chrome OS, and beyond

Google's 15 funniest flip-flops with Android, Chrome OS, and beyond

From Android to Chrome OS and other associated services, has any other company created as much back-and-forth change as Google?

Gmail for business: The best tips, time-savers, and advanced advice

Gmail for business: The best tips, time-savers, and advanced advice

Ready to become a certified Gmail master? This collection of expert Google knowledge has everything you need.

6 noteworthy new Chrome OS features to keep an eye on

6 noteworthy new Chrome OS features to keep an eye on

Attention, Chromebook owners: Some useful new stuff is on the way — and some of it's even available this minute, if you know how to find it.

The smart worker's guide to using a Chromebook offline

The smart worker's guide to using a Chromebook offline

Chrome OS may be cloud-centric at its core, but you can get plenty accomplished offline on a Chromebook — if you set things up thoughtfully in advance.

The missing context around Google's Android privacy fallout

The missing context around Google's Android privacy fallout

Recent revelations about Google's Android privacy practices are raising some red flags, but as usual, there's more to the story than meets the eye.

The business user’s guide to Gmail

The business user’s guide to Gmail

Whether you're new to Gmail or just want to make the most of its many layers, this in-depth guide will turn you into a Google email pro in no time.

A sanity-saving typing trick for Gboard on Android

A sanity-saving typing trick for Gboard on Android

Grant yourself superhuman summoning powers and give your Android typing experience the extra jolt of efficiency it's been missing.

Android 12's quietly important privacy progress

Android 12's quietly important privacy progress

Android 12's visual advancements are understandably stealing the show, but there's another area of the software you shouldn't be overlooking.

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.

Android 12 and the 'Android Pixel' era

Android 12 and the 'Android Pixel' era

Google's latest Android version is an ambitious new beginning — at least, for one small slice of the Android platform pie.

This smart new service brings Google Docs, Trello, and Notion together — in your inbox

This smart new service brings Google Docs, Trello, and Notion together — in your inbox

No matter what email client you're using, this ingenious new tool will save you tons of time and make your favorite productivity apps even more useful.

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.

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