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.

5 affordable Android phones you'll actually enjoy using

5 affordable Android phones you'll actually enjoy using

Looking for a decent unlocked smartphone that doesn't cost too much? You'll be surprised what you can find

8 essential add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets

8 essential add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets

Give Google's cloud-based office apps some extra oomph with these eight essential add-ons

8 free apps that pump up Google Drive

8 free apps that pump up Google Drive

Google Drive can do much more than you realize. Ready to unlock its productivity potential?

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

9 ways to make the most of your Android device

9 ways to make the most of your Android device

Your Android device is a mighty computer -- so isn't it time you start tapping into its PC-like powers?

21 tips for making Android a better personal assistant

21 tips for making Android a better personal assistant

Become an Android email, calendar, and contacts master with these 21 tips for getting the most out of your device

Smartphones to watch for in 2015

Smartphones to watch for in 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

18 ways to get the most out of Android 5.0

18 ways to get the most out of Android 5.0

Got Lollipop? Then these tips and tricks will help you handle Android 5.0 like a pro

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

Preview: Microsoft Office for Android makes up for (some) lost time

Preview: Microsoft Office for Android makes up for (some) lost time

A first preview of Microsoft's long-overdue Office apps for Android tablets reveals a serviceable effort that may be too little, too late

The best office apps for Android

The best office apps for Android

Which office package provides the best productivity experience on Android? We put the leading contenders to the test

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

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

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

10 users IT hates to support

10 users IT hates to support

From the paranoid to the pathological, here are 10 user 'personalities' certain to drive any IT pro crazy

Stupid user tricks: The most embarrassing flubs yet

From conference call mishaps to misdirected sexy texts, these compromising tales will make you grateful they didn't happen to you

50 tips and tricks for Chrome power users

Take your Web surfing experience to the next level with these 50 tips and tricks for Google's Chrome browser

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