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.

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Gmail for business: The best tips, time-savers, and advanced advice

Gmail for business: The best tips, time-savers, and advanced advice

Ready to become a certified Gmail master? This collection of expert Google knowledge has everything you need.

6 noteworthy new Chrome OS features to keep an eye on

6 noteworthy new Chrome OS features to keep an eye on

Attention, Chromebook owners: Some useful new stuff is on the way — and some of it's even available this minute, if you know how to find it.

The smart worker's guide to using a Chromebook offline

The smart worker's guide to using a Chromebook offline

Chrome OS may be cloud-centric at its core, but you can get plenty accomplished offline on a Chromebook — if you set things up thoughtfully in advance.

The missing context around Google's Android privacy fallout

The missing context around Google's Android privacy fallout

Recent revelations about Google's Android privacy practices are raising some red flags, but as usual, there's more to the story than meets the eye.

The business user’s guide to Gmail

The business user’s guide to Gmail

Whether you're new to Gmail or just want to make the most of its many layers, this in-depth guide will turn you into a Google email pro in no time.

A sanity-saving typing trick for Gboard on Android

A sanity-saving typing trick for Gboard on Android

Grant yourself superhuman summoning powers and give your Android typing experience the extra jolt of efficiency it's been missing.

Android 12's quietly important privacy progress

Android 12's quietly important privacy progress

Android 12's visual advancements are understandably stealing the show, but there's another area of the software you shouldn't be overlooking.

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 12

Android versions: A living history from 1.0 to 12

Explore Android's ongoing evolution with this visual timeline of versions, starting B.C. (Before Cupcake) and going all the way to 2021's Android 12 release.

Android 12 and the 'Android Pixel' era

Android 12 and the 'Android Pixel' era

Google's latest Android version is an ambitious new beginning — at least, for one small slice of the Android platform pie.

This smart new service brings Google Docs, Trello, and Notion together — in your inbox

This smart new service brings Google Docs, Trello, and Notion together — in your inbox

No matter what email client you're using, this ingenious new tool will save you tons of time and make your favorite productivity apps even more useful.

3 wacky ways to make Android widgets more useful

3 wacky ways to make Android widgets more useful

Android widgets can do way more than you realize — if you know how to unleash their hidden potential.

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