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+!

Google Docs on Android has an interesting hidden option

2 powerful new features on their way to Android right now

2 powerful new features on their way to Android right now

Surprise! A couple of cool new features may be lurking in your phone's settings this very minute. Ready to find 'em?

I went on an Android app diet, and I've never felt better

I went on an Android app diet, and I've never felt better

I'm not sure how to tell you this, buddy, but you're starting to look a little bloated.

One more time: An LTE smartwatch is a stupid idea

One more time: An LTE smartwatch is a stupid idea

"Look, ma: I've got a gigantic awkward phone on my wrist!"

3 months with Google Home: Fun, functional, and frustrating

3 months with Google Home: Fun, functional, and frustrating

The sometimes-surprising realities of having Google's new virtual assistant in your home.

How I Use Android: Material Podcast host and UX designer Yasmine Evjen

How I Use Android: Material Podcast host and UX designer Yasmine Evjen

The person behind one of Android's most powerful voices powers up her personal phone to show us what's inside.

The unlikely company behind Android's most improved app

The unlikely company behind Android's most improved app

Well, tickle my tootsies and call me Mildred. Could this be for real?

8 useful Google apps you probably aren't using

8 useful Google apps you probably aren't using

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

Google desperately needs a simple messaging strategy

Google desperately needs a simple messaging strategy

A long overdue update to Google Voice highlights just how complex and confusing the company's mess of messaging services has become.

30 tasty tips for Android Nougat

30 tasty tips for Android Nougat

Take full advantage of your phone's latest features with this collection of 30 tips for Android Nougat (Android 7.0 and 7.1).

How Android One could complete Google's grand Android plan

How Android One could complete Google's grand Android plan

With the company's low-cost, closely controlled phone program reportedly coming to America, the missing piece of the puzzle may finally be apparent.

No bezels? No thanks

No bezels? No thanks

Sorry to rain on the futuristic parade, but despite what device-makers are about to tell you, bezel-free smartphones aren't all flowers and sunshine.

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