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!

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Allo, goodbye: The craziest thing about Google's latest messaging pivot

9 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

9 Android settings that'll strengthen your security

Android's own native security options aren't always obvious — but they're absolutely worth your while to embrace and understand.

Before you panic: 6 things to remember about Android security

Before you panic: 6 things to remember about Android security

The next Android security scare will seem a lot less scary with these six critical facts in mind.

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to today

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to today

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (before Cupcake) and going all the way to Oreo.

LG's 'Software Upgrade Center' feels slightly too familiar

LG's 'Software Upgrade Center' feels slightly too familiar

How many times can a company cry wolf before we all stop listening?

The best Android file manager apps

The best Android file manager apps

From optimizing your phone’s storage to integrating your device with the cloud, these standout Android apps will let you juggle files like a pro.

HP's detachable Chromebook and the ghost of Google's past

HP's detachable Chromebook and the ghost of Google's past

The HP Chromebook x2 is significant for several reasons — one of them being its uncanny connection to Chrome OS and Android's intertwined history.

Facebook's data debacle is a wake-up call for Android users

Facebook's data debacle is a wake-up call for Android users

Attention, Android users: Whether you use Facebook or not, now's the time to proactively assess how much access you're giving to different apps. Here's how to do it.

The best password managers for Android

The best password managers for Android

Not all Android password management apps are created equal -- so which one makes the most sense for you?

A midrange Pixel is probably just the tip of the iceberg

A midrange Pixel is probably just the tip of the iceberg

Google's working on a midrange Pixel, you say? Of course it is. And that's almost certainly not all.

Google is often its own worst enemy

Google is often its own worst enemy

From Google Now to its notification-centric smartwatch vision, it's astonishing how willing Google is to ditch great ideas instead of nurturing them to maturity.

Google is creating its own Amazon right under our noses

Google is creating its own Amazon right under our noses

How an innocuous-seeming announcement speaks volumes about Google's shifting ambitions — and its efforts to remain relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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