Stories by JR Raphael

12 time-saving tips for the Chrome Android browser (with video)

Become a mobile browsing pro with these little-known tips for Google's Chrome browser for Android.

Review: 6 things to know about the Galaxy S6 Edge+

Samsung's latest curved-screen smartphone, the Galaxy S6 Edge+, looks great -- but does that necessarily make it a better device?

Galaxy Note 5 review: A big phone finally grows up

The new Galaxy Note 5 brings some much-needed sophistication into Samsung's plus-sized phone family -- but at what cost?

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the smartphone revolution

You say you want a revolution? The smartphone market as we know is about to be flipped upside down -- and there's no turning back from this kind of change.

My 'aha!' moment in reviewing Samsung's Galaxy Note 5

A sense of déjà vu leads to an unexpected revelation.

How I use Android: Nova Launcher developer Kevin Barry

The mastermind behind one of Android's most popular customization tools talks about his own home screen setup -- and why big-screened devices aren't for him.

Android 6-point-huh? Analyzing the Marshmallow numbering madness

It may seem strange that Google's Android Marshmallow release brings such a big jump in version number, but those of us obsessing over digits are missing the point.

In Pictures: 8 free apps that pump up Google Drive

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

In Pictures: 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

Asus Chromebook Flip review: A classy little convertible laptop

Where do you draw the line between a laptop and a tablet?

LG G4 review: A fine, but not exceptional, phone

What does it take to make a smartphone exceptional?

9 ways to make the most of your Android device

When you stop and think about it, the word "smartphone" is starting to sound a little stale.

How good is the LG G4 camera? A real-world evaluation

It's been a long time coming, but top-notch photography is finally making its way to Android phones.

OneTouch Idol 3 review: How good can a $250 smartphone be?

It's amazing what type of technology a couple of hundred bucks can get you these days.

21 tips for making Android a better personal assistant

Android devices can do all sorts of wizardry these days -- everything from taking your heartbeat to turning off the lights in your bedroom. But sometimes, it's the simple stuff that matters the most.