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.

10 next-level tricks for your Pixel Clock app

The Android clipboard enhancement you didn't know you needed

The Android clipboard enhancement you didn't know you needed

Hey, Android owners: You're copying and pasting like a caveman. This 60-second upgrade will make your life immeasurably easier.

The business user's guide to Google Voice

The business user's guide to Google Voice

Google Voice can add a whole new layer of power into your professional phone setup — once you figure out how to use it. Here's help.

14 ways Google Lens can save you time on Android

14 ways Google Lens can save you time on Android

Google Lens can turn you into a mobile-tech magician, but it's up to you to learn its tricks.

12 handy hidden tricks for Google Calendar on Android

12 handy hidden tricks for Google Calendar on Android

Upgrade your agenda with these tucked-away time-savers in the Android Calendar app.

The killer calendar app your Chromebook's been missing

The killer calendar app your Chromebook's been missing

Got Chrome OS? Get ready for a massive productivity upgrade.

6 custom Android shortcuts that'll supercharge your efficiency

6 custom Android shortcuts that'll supercharge your efficiency

Take two minutes now to uncover these shortcuts, and you'll save endless time in the days, weeks, and months ahead.

The best privacy and security apps for Android

The best privacy and security apps for Android

Forget malware scanners or over-the-top security suites: These are the apps that'll actually improve your security and protect your privacy on Android.

6 secret shortcuts in Chrome on Android

6 secret shortcuts in Chrome on Android

These hidden shortcuts will save you serious seconds and make your Chrome Android experience more efficient than ever.

6 Android settings for smarter notifications

6 Android settings for smarter notifications

Make your Android notifications more useful and less annoying with these powerful out-of-sight settings.

Android 13's dueling identities

Android 13's dueling identities

What's Android 13 actually all about? It's an unusually complicated question — with a surprisingly simple answer.

Google's potentially pivotal Pixel Tablet curveball

Google's potentially pivotal Pixel Tablet curveball

Android tablets are making a comeback — and if Google's Pixel Tablet plans are any indication, the future of the form could have some intriguing surprises.

The missing piece in Google's Pixel puzzle

The missing piece in Google's Pixel puzzle

Google's got big plans for Pixel products this year, but there's one pressing problem it still has to solve.

3 clever new tricks to turn Google Docs into a collaboration superhub

3 clever new tricks to turn Google Docs into a collaboration superhub

These out-of-sight options connect Docs to Gmail and Google Calendar and make all of those services infinitely more useful.

7 hidden Pixel shortcuts you probably aren't using

7 hidden Pixel shortcuts you probably aren't using

Got a Pixel? Any Pixel? These tucked-away time-savers will add precious moments back into your day.

Google's business-friendly Android phone list has a big problem

Google's business-friendly Android phone list has a big problem

The Android Enterprise Recommended program makes some lofty promises, but a Computerworld investigation revealed it isn't all it's cracked up to be.

3 invisible reasons to get excited about Android 13

3 invisible reasons to get excited about Android 13

Android 13's first beta release may seem subtle, but don't be fooled: This latest update has oodles of interesting elements — if you know where to look.

12 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

12 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

Some of the most important Android settings are also the most buried — and they're absolutely worth your while to uncover and put into action.

How the Pixel 6a could completely reshape Android

How the Pixel 6a could completely reshape Android

Google's next Pixel may not be the flashiest phone of 2022, but it may well end up being the most interesting — and important.

14 useful Google apps you should be using on Android

14 useful Google apps you should be using on Android

These easily overlooked Android apps are all made by Google — and they're all worth your while to install.

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