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.

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.

3 Android 12 features you can bring to any phone today

3 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.

3 next-level note-taking apps that'll change the way you work

3 next-level note-taking apps that'll change the way you work

With apps like Workflowy, Coda, and Notion, you'll never look at information the same way again.

Android 12 and the big deal with little touches

Android 12 and the big deal with little touches

The bigger picture of Android 12 won't come into focus for a while, but the software's smaller details present plenty of promise.

Two big buts about Samsung's Android security update announcement

Two big buts about Samsung's Android security update announcement

Samsung's plan to provide security patches to its Android phones for a full four years is fantastic news, but there's more to the story than meets the eye.

6 secret settings for smarter sharing in Chrome on Android

6 secret settings for smarter sharing in Chrome on Android

Ready to uncover a fresh set of hidden options for your humble phone browser?

6 secret settings for better browsing in Chrome on Android

6 secret settings for better browsing in Chrome on Android

Supercharge your smartphone browsing experience with these powerful yet completely concealed options for Google's Chrome Android app.

Android launchers are officially exciting again

Android launchers are officially exciting again

The era of Android launcher innovation is back, baby. And man, has it ever been missed.

10 handy hidden Android features you probably forget to use

10 handy hidden Android features you probably forget to use

Android is practically overflowing with options, and it's easy to lose track of some useful stuff along the way.

Android's underappreciated keyboard advantage

Android's underappreciated keyboard advantage

A moment of gratitude for a quietly important area where Android excels — and where it absolutely trounces that other smartphone operating system.

The best Android keyboard apps for on-the-go productivity

The best Android keyboard apps for on-the-go productivity

Heads up, busy professionals: The right Android keyboard app can save you precious time and unlock your performance potential. So what are you waiting for?

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