JR Raphael

Contributing Editor

JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. He’s the guy behind the acclaimed Android Intelligence column 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.

For more about JR and easy access to all of his stories, head over to his official writing site at JRStart.com. And be sure to come say hi on Twitter or Google+!

When will your phone get Android 8.0? A data-driven Oreo upgrade guide

Android 8.0: The complete Oreo FAQ

Android 8.0: The complete Oreo FAQ

Google's Android 8.0 Oreo release is full of fresh new features and flavors. This detailed (and delightfully creamy!) FAQ has everything you need to know.

How to get Android 8.0 Oreo on your Pixel or Nexus right now

How to get Android 8.0 Oreo on your Pixel or Nexus right now

Google's Android 8.0 Oreo release is officially here — and if you have a Pixel or Nexus phone, you can force the update to arrive on your phone this very minute.

Find My Device: How Android's security service can manage your missing phone

Find My Device: How Android's security service can manage your missing phone

Android's Find My Device feature makes it easy to track down and deal with a missing phone. Here's everything you need to know.

The massive Android upgrade you probably didn't notice

The massive Android upgrade you probably didn't notice

Not many people realize it, but Android O isn't the only big improvement making its way to mobile devices this summer.

How to back up Android devices: The complete guide

How to back up Android devices: The complete guide

Make sure all your important data is always synced and protected with this easy-to-follow Android backup guide.

20 great uses for an old Android device

20 great uses for an old Android device

We all love getting new gadgets, but what to do with the old ones? Here are 20 clever ways to put your old Android phone or tablet to good use.

Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

Android file transfer: How to move data between your phone and computer

Moving files from your Android device to a Windows PC or Mac (and vice versa) doesn't have to be difficult -- or dependent on any cloud services.

Google's turning up the gas on its Android-Chrome OS alignment

Google's turning up the gas on its Android-Chrome OS alignment

The tales of two platforms are about to intersect like never before.

The Android startup-smartphone gamble

The Android startup-smartphone gamble

Scrappy young companies are making some interesting Android devices — but buying into the startup-smartphone bandwagon doesn't always pay off.

8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

8 ways to turn Android into a productivity powerhouse

With just a handful of easy adjustments, your Android phone can become a lean, mean productivity machine.

Android O has one curiously counterproductive new feature

Android O has one curiously counterproductive new feature

Google's upcoming Android O release has plenty of useful additions for the business-minded user, but it also has one feature you might not want on your mobile device.

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