JR Raphael

Contributing Editor

JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. He’s the guy behind the acclaimed Android Intelligence column at Computerworld. He writes humor-infused feature stories for a variety of publications and drinks fruit-infused beverages from a variety of glasses. At night, he sleeps.

For more about JR and easy access to all of his stories, head over to his official writing site at JRStart.com. And be sure to come say hi on Twitter or Google+!

The big secret behind Google Play Protect on Android

4 hidden shortcuts for typing faster on Android

4 hidden shortcuts for typing faster on Android

Some handy tricks that can save you time when typing on your Android phone or tablet.

The simple way to scan documents with your Android phone

The simple way to scan documents with your Android phone

Two invaluable document scanning tools (and plenty of related tips) for the next time you encounter an important piece of paper.

6 efficiency-enhancing Android apps

6 efficiency-enhancing Android apps

Don't waste time getting around in Android. These free tools save you time so you can get straight to work.

The Google Pixel 2 leak highlights how ho-hum hardware has become

The Google Pixel 2 leak highlights how ho-hum hardware has become

But believe it or not, that's not a bad thing -- because it lets us focus on the part of a smartphone that matters the most in 2017.

The mundane yet meaningful fix Android O is missing (as of now)

The mundane yet meaningful fix Android O is missing (as of now)

Another Android release, another missed opportunity? Lamenting the ongoing presence of a seemingly small issue with significant real-world impact.

The next logical step in Google's Android-Chrome OS 'merger'

The next logical step in Google's Android-Chrome OS 'merger'

Google's two primary platforms—Android and Chrome—are still coming together, and another significant step is in the works.

2 useful Google Docs features you probably aren't using

2 useful Google Docs features you probably aren't using

Ready to turn your efficiency up a notch? These clever Google Docs features can save you time and frustration, no matter what type of device you're working on.

What ever happened to Google Docs' Android add-ons? [UPDATED]

What ever happened to Google Docs' Android add-ons? [UPDATED]

An effort to expand Google's Android office suite appeared almost a year ago -- but then something strange happened.

Is Chrome OS right for you? A 3-question quiz to find out

Is Chrome OS right for you? A 3-question quiz to find out

Chromebooks aren't like regular computers -- so are they right for your needs? These three questions will help you find the answer.

2 handy yet hidden Chromebook security features

2 handy yet hidden Chromebook security features

Chromebook security gets simpler with these ultra-useful but off-the-beaten-path options.

Google's Pixel 'sales numbers' don't tell the whole story

Google's Pixel 'sales numbers' don't tell the whole story

Focusing on (purported) sales figures for Google's first fully holistic phone is missing the forest for the trees.

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