Stories by JR Raphael

Dell Venue 8 7000 review: A distinctive and premium Android tablet

Android tablets are a dime a dozen these days. Look in any electronics store and you'll see a sea of virtually indistinguishable slates, few of which manage to stand out.

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

It may be about four years late to the game, but Microsoft is finally ready to bring its Office suite to Android tablets -- well, almost.

4 top Android Wear watches: A hands-on guide

Thinking about picking up a new smartwatch for the new year? iOS users have to wait a while before the Apple Watch hits store shelves, but owners of Android phones already have some compelling choices available.

Yoga Tablet 2 and Tablet 2 Pro review: Innovative but imperfect

You have to hand it to Lenovo: The company isn't afraid to do something different.

Android 5.0 deep-dive review: Exploring Lollipop's many layers

Its name may be filled with child-like whimsy, but don't be fooled: Google's Android 5.0 Lollipop release is all about the platform's move into maturity.

Nexus 6 deep-dive review: A supersized smartphone that shines

The line between smartphones and tablets is officially gone.

Nexus 9 deep-dive review: Bigger, but not necessarily better

I thought reviewing the Nexus 9 was going to be easy.

Droid Turbo review: A sturdy phone with serious stamina

I'll never forget my first Droid device.

In Pictures: 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.

Toshiba Chromebook 2 review: An attractive Chrome OS experience

At first, if you wanted a Chrome OS laptop, your choices were to either pay $1,300 for a top-of-the-line experience or to suffer with a poky and poorly built product in the $200 to $400 range.

Moto X (2014) deep-dive review: Android done right -- again

Sometimes, a phone can really surprise you.

Moto 360 review: An elegant smartwatch with exceptional features

My wrist has been attracting an inordinate amount of attention lately.

Chromebook Pixel revisited: 18 months with Google's luxury laptop

When you stop and think about it, it's kind of astonishing how far Chromebooks have come.

Android Power's 3 favorite things for August 2014

This summer's been a wild one for mobile tech launches, and that means it's been a while since I've had a chance to take a deep breath and think about all the interesting little treasures that round out the Android experience.

ThinkPad Yoga 11e review: A hidden Chromebook gem

With its exceptional build quality and outstanding (and flexible) display, Lenovo's new ThinkPad Yoga 11e Chromebook is a meaningful notch above the rest.