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 tricks for more efficient Android messaging

Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

Android security: Analysis, advice, and next-level knowledge

Expand your Android security knowledge with this comprehensive collection of level-headed resources.

The best buried Android 13 treasures

The best buried Android 13 treasures

Google Pixel owners, listen up: You won't want to miss these out-of-sight Android 13 gems.

ChromeOS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

ChromeOS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

Your one-stop source for ChromeOS advice, insight, and analysis — from someone who's covered Chromebooks closely since the start.

10 out-of-sight Google Pixel settings worth surfacing

10 out-of-sight Google Pixel settings worth surfacing

These tucked-away options will make your Pixel experience more pleasant and powerful — and they'll take you all of 20 seconds apiece to adjust.

7 Gboard settings that'll supercharge your Android typing

7 Gboard settings that'll supercharge your Android typing

These easy-to-apply Gboard adjustments will help you fly around your Android phone's keyboard like a total typing pro.

The awkward thing about Android 13

The awkward thing about Android 13

Google's latest and greatest Android software isn't quite what it seems on the surface.

7 Google Pixel settings you should change this second

7 Google Pixel settings you should change this second

Got one of Google's Pixel phones? These easily overlooked adjustments will unlock some of your phone's most impressive advanced powers.

PixieBrix: A crafty tool that lets you tailor any website for your team

PixieBrix: A crafty tool that lets you tailor any website for your team

This Chrome extension will boost productivity by making your team’s favorite web apps even more well-suited to their needs. Ready to have your mind blown?

3 little-known location tricks for Google Assistant on Android

3 little-known location tricks for Google Assistant on Android

Google Assistant can do some really useful stuff with location, if you know what to ask.

How to stay smart about Android app permissions

How to stay smart about Android app permissions

Android app permissions aren't as easy to identify as they once were, but that doesn't mean you have to be uninformed.

Drop, crack, d'oh! My broken Android phone epiphany

Drop, crack, d'oh! My broken Android phone epiphany

Just because your phone is broken doesn't mean your data's out of reach.

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