Stories by JR Raphael

5 signs your startup is screwed

The founders of failed startups share lessons learned along the way -- and signs of impending doom they wish they'd spotted sooner

Pixel C deep-dive review: A terrific tablet that tries to be more

Google's new Pixel C sets a new bar for high-end Android tablets -- but as a convertible with an attached keyboard, it's a bit of a mixed bag.

Price and features: The latest Android smartphones compared

If you're wondering which of the newest Android phones to choose, we've created a chart comparing features and prices that might help.

Review: Dell Chromebook 13 vs. Toshiba Chromebook 2

Midrange Chromebooks have never been so good. Here's a long-term, real-world comparison of this season's standouts: the Dell Chromebook 13 and the Toshiba Chromebook 2.

Nexus 5X and 6P deep-dive review: Google's dynamic duo

Google's new Nexus 5X and 6P smartphones set a new standard for how good Android can be -- and how much a standout smartphone should cost.

The 33 worst lines ever said by tech recruiters

Tech recruiters say the darndest things. How many of these cringeworthy pronouncements have you heard?

Moto X Pure Edition review: A clever phone with a killer price

Motorola's new Moto X Pure Edition flagship phone has a lot of compelling qualities -- and considerable bang for the buck. But it's not perfect.

10 ways to bring together your PC and Android phone

Your smartphone and desktop computer can interoperate in powerful ways. Here's how to make it happen

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.