Stories by JR Raphael

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

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?

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.

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.