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.

3 fantastic ways Notion can make you more efficient

3 fantastic ways Notion can make you more efficient

Notion is one of the best business tools out there for efficiency and organization, but figuring out how to approach it isn't exactly easy.

Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro? Some real-world guidance that might surprise you

Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro? Some real-world guidance that might surprise you

If you're thinking about picking up one of Google's new Pixel phones, you'll definitely want to read this first.

Got a Pixel? Don't miss these 8 buried Android 12 treasures

Got a Pixel? Don't miss these 8 buried Android 12 treasures

Pixel owners, prepare for productivity: Google's Android 12 update is officially en route, and the software holds some spectacular new possibilities for your phone.

The two Pixel 6 numbers that could change everything

The two Pixel 6 numbers that could change everything

These are the most important digits to think about with Google's new Pixel 6 phones — whether you plan to pick one up for yourself or not.

13 handy hidden tricks for Google Maps on Android

13 handy hidden tricks for Google Maps on Android

Take advantage of all Maps has to offer by tapping into these easily overlooked features and options.

The most important Pixel 6 feature might be invisible

The most important Pixel 6 feature might be invisible

Google's Pixel 6 is almost upon us, but the phone's most significant element has barely started to come into focus.

The Chrome shortcut sidebar you didn't know you needed

The Chrome shortcut sidebar you didn't know you needed

Attention, Chrome-dwellers: This clever new browser enhancement will change the way you work on the web — for the better.

Android's underappreciated upgrade advantage

Android's underappreciated upgrade advantage

Yup, you read that right. And it's as true as can be, even if Apple does everything in its power to make you forget.

A handy hidden shortcut for taking control in Chrome on Android

A handy hidden shortcut for taking control in Chrome on Android

Once you know this option exists, you'll never look at the web the same way again.

3 new time-saving Assistant tricks to try on Android

3 new time-saving Assistant tricks to try on Android

Your trusty Android Assistant has some sweet new automation options, but it's up to you to find and configure 'em.

3 smart shortcuts for a curiously hidden Chrome OS command

3 smart shortcuts for a curiously hidden Chrome OS command

Chromebook owners, take note: These are the shortcuts you've been missing.

The best travel apps for Android

The best travel apps for Android

Save yourself time, headaches and even money with these standout Android apps for business travel.

The most important enhancement you can make to Gboard on Android

The most important enhancement you can make to Gboard on Android

Save time and type faster than ever with this 30-second adjustment for Google's Gboard Android keyboard.

13 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android

13 easy ways to cut back on data use in Android

Trimming back your Android data usage can save you or your employer a bundle on your phone bill — and with little downside. So what are you waiting for?

Is Android 12 about to pop Google's Bubbles?

Is Android 12 about to pop Google's Bubbles?

The latest Android update sure makes it seem like one of Google's most recent Android additions could already be on the road to extinction.

Chromebook cheat sheet: How to get started

Chromebook cheat sheet: How to get started

Got a new Chromebook? This guide will help you navigate the ever-expanding world of Chromebook apps and figure out how to make the most of Chrome OS.

How Google Tables can turn up your productivity

How Google Tables can turn up your productivity

If you haven't taken the time to explore Google's Tables tool for teams, you're really missing out.

Pixel 5a and beyond: 2 big questions about Google's future Pixel plans

Pixel 5a and beyond: 2 big questions about Google's future Pixel plans

There's an awful lot to like about Google's new Pixel 5a phone — and an awful lot to ponder about its bigger-picture significance.

How to control your Android phone with your eyes

How to control your Android phone with your eyes

Google's latest Android 12 beta holds a wild new superpower that's going mostly unnoticed. Could this be the future of how we interact with our phones?

The best new Chrome OS feature you aren’t yet using

The best new Chrome OS feature you aren’t yet using

This hidden Chromebook gem is well worth your while to uncover.

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