Stories by JR Raphael

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.

HTC One M9 deep-dive review: Third time's (almost) the charm

When you start with something exceptional, subtle refinements can go a long way.

Galaxy S6 deep-dive review: Samsung's shining star

I never thought I'd say this, but here we go: Samsung is about to release a beautifully designed phone.

Galaxy S6 Edge review: Innovative, impressive -- and impractical

Let this serve as a lesson: Looks can be deceiving.

Chromebook Pixel (2015) review: A cloud dweller's dream machine

Chrome OS enthusiasts are always clamoring for high-quality hardware -- cloud-centric laptops with solid construction, snappy performance and stunning displays. But the vast majority of Chromebooks cater to the budget end of the market.

18 ways to get the most out of Android 5.0

Got Lollipop? Google's Android 5.0 operating system is slowly but surely making its way to devices around the world -- and like any major OS upgrade, it brings with it a whole new set of options, features, and shortcuts to master.

In Pictures: Best office apps for Android

With five Android office suites already duking it out, Microsoft Office jumps into the fray. Find out if it triumphs — or flails

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.