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.

Master Marshmallow: 12 useful tips for Android 6.0

Master Marshmallow: 12 useful tips for Android 6.0

Get the most out of your Android 6.0 device with these tasty Marshmallow tips. (Mmm... Marshmallow tips.)

7 ways to supercharge your personal cloud storage

7 ways to supercharge your personal cloud storage

Make the most of your virtual storage with these seven tips and tools for cloud power users

7 Android tools that can help your personal security

7 Android tools that can help your personal security

Forget security suites: These seven sensible tools are all you really need on your Android phone to stay safe.

Deep thoughts from the founders of failed startups

Deep thoughts from the founders of failed startups

The fine line between tragedy and comedy has never been more evident than with these delightfully dreary declarations

5 signs your startup is screwed

5 signs your startup is screwed

The founders of failed startups share lessons learned along the way -- and signs of impending doom they wish they'd spotted sooner

12 time-saving tips for the Chrome Android browser

12 time-saving tips for the Chrome Android browser

Become a mobile browsing pro with these little-known tips for Google's Chrome browser for Android.

Review: 6 things to know about the Galaxy S6 Edge+

Review: 6 things to know about the Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung's latest curved-screen smartphone, the Galaxy S6 Edge+, looks great -- but does that necessarily make it a better device?

Best office apps for Android, round 3

Best office apps for Android, round 3

Microsoft's Office apps are finally available for Android smartphones and tablets. Here’s how they stack up against past favorites

The Smartphone Stars of MWC 2015

The Smartphone Stars of MWC 2015

From a shiny new Samsung Galaxy to a smartphone that scans your eyes, this year's Mobile World Congress delivered quite a diverse lineup.

Best Office Apps for Android, Round 2

Best Office Apps for Android, Round 2

With five Android office suites already duking it out, Microsoft Office jumps into the fray. Find out if it triumphs — or flails

The World's Worst Wearable Tech Concepts (So Far)

The World's Worst Wearable Tech Concepts (So Far)

From a wig that buzzes your head with notifications to a bra that tells you when you're overeating, these wearable tech concepts are wacky in all the wrong ways

Nexus 6 Deep-Dive Review: A Supersized Smartphone That Shines

Nexus 6 Deep-Dive Review: A Supersized Smartphone That Shines

Google's new Nexus 6 packs pure Android Lollipop software into a plus-sized package that's pleasant to use. Could this be the phone for you?

20 Great Productivity Apps for Android, iOS, and the Web

20 Great Productivity Apps for Android, iOS, and the Web

These 20 essential apps work on all three platforms, helping you stay productive no matter what device you or your co-workers use

The Worst Cloud Outages of 2014 (So Far)

The Worst Cloud Outages of 2014 (So Far)

Which companies have failed the worst when it comes to cloud outages in 2014? Time for the list no one wants to land on

ThinkPad Yoga 11e Review: A Hidden Chromebook Gem

With its exceptional build quality and outstanding (and flexible) display, Lenovo's new Chromebook is a meaningful notch above the rest.

Amazon Fire Phone Deep-Dive Review: Two Weeks With a Weird Device

You can now buy almost anything from Amazon -- including a phone made by the retailer itself.

15 Great Apps for Android Wear

15 Great Apps for Android Wear

All Android Wear apps are not created equal. Here are 15 standout selections that actually add value to the smartwatch form.

LG G3 is a Phone With Great Specs, But Real-World Issues

The LG G3 Android phone has some impressive qualities -- but when you use it, you discover some interesting surprises.

13 Ways to Optimize Your Android Smartphone

13 Ways to Optimize Your Android Smartphone

Make your Android phone more powerful, useful, and efficient with these 13 quick tips

Quick Guide: 25 Tips and Tricks for Google Drive Power Users

Google Drive is an important tool that can deliver even more value with these 25 tips, tools, and tweaks

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