JR Raphael

Contributing Editor

JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. He’s the guy behind the acclaimed Android Intelligence column and Android video series at Computerworld. He writes humor-infused feature stories for a variety of publications and drinks fruit-infused beverages from a variety of glasses. At night, he sleeps.

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Android Upgrade Report Card: Grading the manufacturers on Oreo

Google's latest beta hints at what should be a key Android P feature

Google's latest beta hints at what should be a key Android P feature

Is this a sign of Google testing the waters for something grander? If not, then it should be.

So long, Swype: A eulogy for a mobile keyboard pioneer

So long, Swype: A eulogy for a mobile keyboard pioneer

Swype hasn't been spectacular in a long time, but its impact on Android and mobile typing in general is undeniable.

28 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient

28 ways Google Assistant can make you more efficient

Google Assistant has some genuinely useful productivity tools for professionals — and it's up to you to learn how to use them.

What the virtual assistant battle is really all about, in a single word

What the virtual assistant battle is really all about, in a single word

Once you understand why all these tech companies so desperately want you to adore their assistants, the push for a "smart" everything suddenly makes a lot more sense.

5 missing footnotes from those Android P rumors

5 missing footnotes from those Android P rumors

Android P rumor season has begun — but this first batch of tantalizing teases could use a little clarification.

The game-changing side effect a Chrome OS tablet could create

The game-changing side effect a Chrome OS tablet could create

Big changes are afoot at the intersection of Chrome OS and Android — and if you don't look closely, you're bound to miss something significant.

The next phase of Google's Chrome OS takeover

The next phase of Google's Chrome OS takeover

As the lines continue to blur between Chrome OS and Android, some once-crazy-sounding concepts are about to shake up mobile computing as we know it.

How to get iPhone X-like gestures on any Android device right now

How to get iPhone X-like gestures on any Android device right now

Want to get around your phone with gestures instead of buttons? You don't need an iPhone X (or even a OnePlus 5T) to do it.

The best Android apps for team collaboration

The best Android apps for team collaboration

Stay connected and productive wherever you are with these first-rate collaboration apps for Android.

Galaxy S9 and the elephant in the room with Samsung's Android phones

Galaxy S9 and the elephant in the room with Samsung's Android phones

Samsung's Galaxy S9 will almost certainly share its predecessor's critical flaw — and yet hardly anyone will address it with the weight it deserves.

7 handy but hidden Android features you probably forget to use

7 handy but hidden Android features you probably forget to use

Android is practically overflowing with options, and it's easy to lose track of some useful stuff along the way.

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