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.

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.

The best Android apps for organizing your life

The best Android apps for organizing your life

From projects to places and to-do lists to travel, these Android apps will help you organize all the important areas of your life.

A smart new screenshot sharing system for Chrome

A smart new screenshot sharing system for Chrome

This Google-inspired tool will let you capture, share, and even collaborate on screenshots without ever leaving your browser.

2 colossal Chrome OS changes to keep an eye on

2 colossal Chrome OS changes to keep an eye on

Google's quietly working on two shape-shifting Chrome OS features that could completely change the nature of Chromebooks — for the better.

How to add powerful voice commands into Chrome on your computer

How to add powerful voice commands into Chrome on your computer

Ready to control Chrome with your voice? Here's how a couple quick clicks can bring Android-like powers into your desktop browsing environment.

What the hell is happening with Android One?

What the hell is happening with Android One?

Google's once-pivotal program for exceptional yet affordable Android phones seems to be fading — and maybe for good reason.

How to print and scan with Android

How to print and scan with Android

Handle paper documents like a pro with this simple guide to Android printing and scanning.

12 advanced voice commands for Chrome on Android

12 advanced voice commands for Chrome on Android

You might not be able to see 'em, but these oft-forgotten commands can save you some serious time in the Chrome Android browser.

5 handy Google Fi features you shouldn't forget

5 handy Google Fi features you shouldn't forget

Google's wireless service has some powerful benefits beyond the obvious. Are you taking advantage of everything Fi has to offer?

Android apps for Chromebooks: The essentials

Android apps for Chromebooks: The essentials

Turn your Chromebook into a uniquely versatile modern computing machine with these Chrome-OS-enhancing apps.

This year's biggest Android upgrade disappointment

This year's biggest Android upgrade disappointment

The Android 11 upgrade picture may be bleak, but the biggest bummer of all is something that isn't even on most folks' radars.

Android 11 Upgrade Report Card: Well, this is awkward

Android 11 Upgrade Report Card: Well, this is awkward

After last year's Android upgrade delivery improvements, this new data surrounding the Android 11 rollout is a little hard to process.

Love Chrome shortcuts? Wait 'til you see this

Love Chrome shortcuts? Wait 'til you see this

Google's got a powerful new time-saver in the works for its Chrome browser — and you can check it out this minute, if you know where to look.

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