Articles By JR Raphael

RIM celebrates 3 billion downloads on App World

After months of gloomy news to report, Research In Motion finally has something to brag about: its app store, BlackBerry App World, just passed 3 billion app downloads. It took BlackBerry users just over three

Published on: July 9th, 2012 JR Raphael

First look at BlackBerry 10 alpha

Research in Motion still has a long way to go before launching its first BlackBerry 10 smartphones, but the company is hoping to tide fans over with a sneak peak at the operating

Published on: May 1st, 2012 JR Raphael

Google Galaxy Nexus could be the best Android phone yet

In the world of Android, we see a lot of new phones -- and inevitably, some of them are destined to be forgotten. Samsung's new Galaxy Nexus is not one of those devices.The

Published on: November 23rd, 2011 JR Raphael

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ‘sexier’ than iPad 2

In the realm of Android tablets, standing out from the pack is becoming an increasingly challenging task for manufacturers. With its new Galaxy Tab 10.1 device, Samsung has managed to set itself apart

Published on: July 6th, 2011 JR Raphael

Hands-on look at Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Android tablet race is about to get a dashing new contender.Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 went on sale in New York City June 8 and was available across the U.S. by June 17.

Published on: June 29th, 2011 JR Raphael

Must-have business apps for Android power users

Android smartphones are now the market leaders in terms of mobile sales, and more and more are finding their way into business, following the footsteps of the iPhone. Android fans have watched in

Published on: March 17th, 2011 JR Raphael

Motorola Xoom debuts Honeycomb in U.S. launch

To buy or not to buy? That's the question right now as the Motorola Xoom, Google's first Android Honeycomb tablet, gets ready to make its grand debut. The Xoom launched south of the

Published on: February 25th, 2011 JR Raphael

Everything you need to know about Android Honeycomb

Google's Android operating system is about to get a lot bigger -- literally.Google took the wraps off Android Honeycomb, the latest edition of its mobile OS, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas

Published on: January 10th, 2011 JR Raphael

A dozen Android apps to boost your productivity

Psst... Come close. There's something I need to tell you, and there's no easy way to say it: Your Android smartphone might not be living up to its full potential. I know, I

Published on: November 26th, 2010 JR Raphael

How to get the most out of your Android’s battery life

Android phones can do all sorts of cool stuff, but it's practically inevitable: Some nights, you're left disappointed and wishing your device could last just a little bit longer. (Hey, they say it

Published on: September 21st, 2010 JR Raphael

BlackBerry Torch lacks ‘sexy factor’ of iPhone

It's too soon to call it a flop, but the odds of RIM's new BlackBerry Torch 9800 becoming a smash hit sure aren't looking good. The BlackBerry Torch, launched last Thursday in the

Published on: August 19th, 2010 JR Raphael

Seven deadly smartphone sins: mistakes you’ll want to avoid

For a device with "smart" in its name, a smartphone sure can help you do a lot of stupid things. Whether it's racking up thousands of dollars in international roaming fees or encouraging

Published on: August 17th, 2010 JR Raphael

Awesome ways to customize your Android phone

One of Android's biggest strengths is its flexibility. Unlike Apple and its iPhone, Google lets users and third-party developers tweak just about every aspect of the Android interface, and the customization options are

Published on: May 5th, 2010 JR Raphael

Tit for tat — Adobe CEO rebuts Jobs’ blistering attack on Flash

Grab your ringside seats, gang: Apple and Adobe are at it again -- and this time, the fighting's turning fierce. In one corner, you have Steve Jobs, decorated CEO of what may be

Published on: May 3rd, 2010 JR Raphael

40 Android tips n’ tricks to turn you into a power user quickly

The first time you use an Android phone, one thing becomes immediately clear: You're not in Cupertino anymore. Android, as recent Verizon commercials remind us, is the antithesis of Apple's celebrated handset: It's

Published on: December 18th, 2009 JR Raphael