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.

Chrome OS: Tips, tools, and other Chromebook intelligence

How to turn any website into a custom Chrome OS app

How to turn any website into a custom Chrome OS app

A handy hack for customizing your Chromebook and bringing native app-like experiences to your favorite sites and services.

How to make Gmail's desktop interface infinitely better

How to make Gmail's desktop interface infinitely better

Give Gmail a much-needed minimalist makeover — and watch your email efficiency soar.

What is Project Treble? The Android upgrade fix explained

What is Project Treble? The Android upgrade fix explained

Google's Project Treble promises to pave the way for faster Android upgrades — so what exactly is it? And how will it work?

5 handy hidden features in the Gmail Android app

5 handy hidden features in the Gmail Android app

Make the most of Google's Gmail Android app with these out-of-the-way advanced options.

iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide

iPhone to Android: The ultimate switching guide

Ready to make the move from iOS to Android? Here's everything you need to successfully switch from an iPhone to a Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel or any other Android device.

The worst part about Google's Inbox assassination

The worst part about Google's Inbox assassination

What looked like the future of email is about to become the past as Google gives up its effort to reinvent the inbox.

A standout new Android launcher for ergonomic efficiency

A standout new Android launcher for ergonomic efficiency

Minimalism is taken to the max with this simple and speedy Android home screen alternative.

How to make an old Android phone feel new again

How to make an old Android phone feel new again

Make your old Android phone faster, fresher, and more pleasant to use with these easy-to-follow steps.

The end of an era for Google hardware

The end of an era for Google hardware

This summer, we say farewell to a pair of legendary Google device lines that played pivotal roles in shaping Android, Chrome OS, and the company's current trajectory.

Microsoft's grand SwiftKey plan is finally coming into focus

Microsoft's grand SwiftKey plan is finally coming into focus

Two years after its purchase, we're starting to see how Microsoft will use a top Android app to its advantage.

The funny thing about Google's latest smartwatch reboot

The funny thing about Google's latest smartwatch reboot

Google's got a brand new plan for its Android-based smartwatch software — so why does it feel like we've been down this road before?

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