Profile

Cover photo
Verified name
JR Raphael
Works at PCWorld, Computerworld, et al.
920,407 followers|35,434,451 views
AboutPosts

Stream

JR Raphael

Shared publicly  - 
 #UI
 
Playing around with a new HD Widgets beta tonight. Some really nice UI improvements here.

If you're an HD Widgets user, you can give it a whirl via the official G+ beta community: 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/101292665368087968246
HD Widgets 4 is coming! Today we released the HDW 4 beta in our beta community. To participate, simply join the beta group using a Google+ account and follow the instructions. HDW users can opt-in ...
26
1
Calvin Goetz's profile photoBruce Bivins's profile photo
 
Totally forgot about these.. Gingerbread memories! 
Add a comment...

JR Raphael

Shared publicly  - 
 
The response to criticism of Samsung products today is shockingly reminiscent of the response to criticism of Apple products four years ago.
275
23
Krishna Mahesh's profile photosipho moloi's profile photoNathan Gomes's profile photokaveesha gayanjana's profile photo
59 comments
 
That, was weird. For a few minuets. All of you posts disappeared, at least for me. G+ said Jr hasn't share anything with you. I guess it was just a glitch, everything is back now.
Add a comment...

JR Raphael

Shared publicly  - 
 
Warning: This will make you feel very, very old.
238
52
Valerie Neal's profile photoRodney Clements's profile photoShreshtha Lko's profile photoredrum nufsed's profile photo
28 comments
 
Good old walkmans, used to have those, time run fast:(
Add a comment...

JR Raphael

Shared publicly  - 
 
I'm not going to be very popular this week.
72
1
Mike LaTorre's profile photoChris Quinn's profile photoJon Singletary's profile photoj smith's profile photo
30 comments
 
I agree that I generally don't like what Samsung do to phones. I haven't owned one, but my dad has a Galaxy Tab 2 and he hates TouchWiz. I don't entirely agree with HTC because it's not stock Android and I believe they make phones difficult to root, but they make the best hardware - solid, powerful and polished (and that goes for the software too). I still have a Wildfire S and it just will not give up.
Add a comment...

JR Raphael

Shared publicly  - 
 
Galaxy S5 vs. HTC One (M8): Camera shootout!

How does Samsung's Galaxy S5 camera compare to the HTC One (M8)? I put together some side-by-side samples so you can see for yourself.

Check out the gallery and see what you think:

http://blogs.computerworld.com/smartphones/23772/galaxy-s5-vs-htc-one-m8-camera
233
23
Mohamed Jinah's profile photoJustin Wride's profile photoMike Myers's profile photoAli Mohammed's profile photo
74 comments
 
Mine are all 1.8 - 2.1 MB so I guess I'm lucky in that regard but I'd rather have 20mb problems lol
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
920,407 people

JR Raphael

Shared publicly  - 
 
Some important lessons, like #1: "If you have an opinion that differs from a reader's perspective, you are clearly 'bias' and/or a shill."
65
7
David Raghavan's profile photoLeo Costa's profile photoSean White's profile photoKenneth Bell's profile photo
30 comments
 
Love the article +JR Raphael . And you clearly are an "Apple fanboy" LOL
Add a comment...

JR Raphael

Shared publicly  - 
 
If the Galaxy S5 existed in a world of its own, it'd look pretty darn impressive. The problem is that the real world isn't so one-dimensional -- and when you start making comparisons, Samsung's "next big thing" looks a lot less grand.

My full review:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247713/Galaxy_S5_deep_dive_review_Long_on_hype_short_on_delivery
187
12
Sazzad Hossain's profile photoDávíd Ben-'Ánáh'gín's profile photoRavi Jordan's profile photoJeff Grundy's profile photo
88 comments
 
+John Lamerand
I love nfc too. But I noticed that all my nfc tags which worked with my previous S3 don't work anymore with my S4 :-(
Samsung changed the chip to broadcomm instead of nxp previously and my S4 doesn't recognize any nfc tag around me (my wife own my previous S3 and only her phone can see those tags )
Does the S5 use the broadcomm chipset?
Samsung's nfc is useless if it cannot manage all the existing tags
Very disappointed! 
Add a comment...

JR Raphael

Shared publicly  - 
 
Chrome Remote Desktop now in Google Play for Android. Sweet!
Securely access your computers from your Android device.• On each of your c...
303
63
Pesach Z's profile photoUroš Mesojedec's profile photoKenneth Bell's profile photoBen Messer's profile photo
29 comments
 
I started trying this app and I have to say it's pretty nice for what it is. Simple to use, fairly fluid response.
Add a comment...

JR Raphael

Shared publicly  - 
 
When you stop and think about it, these three absent elements explain a lot. 
59
5
Corey Bohnert's profile photoAdam Carter's profile photoDrew F.'s profile photoLeo Costa's profile photo
26 comments
 
+Adam Carter they aren't really crushing them in flagship sales. The entire Galaxy flagship lineup (S lineup including older ones and Note lineup including older ones) only made up about 1/3rd of Samsung's total sales last year per their own conference calls, not to mention Samsung is in a LOT more markets. Most of their sales are coming from low margin budget devices that really can't claim these features, build, aesthetics as a selling point to begin with. So, for one to say that for example air gestures or other gimmicks are what are driving sales for them has to at the same time take into account that 2/3rds of Samsung's sales come from devices that have exactly none of that.
Add a comment...

JR Raphael

Shared publicly  - 
 
Samsung's "back to the basics" UI design

System settings on the Galaxy S5. 'Nuff said.
260
35
Nathan Gomes's profile photoMike Myers's profile photoKevin Headings's profile photoJerry Hildenbrand's profile photo
71 comments
 
In a couple years the screen on the Samsung phone will be large enough to fit all of these settings at once.
Add a comment...
People
Have him in circles
920,407 people
Work
Occupation
Writer
Employment
  • PCWorld, Computerworld, et al.
    Writer, present
Links
Contributor to
Story
Tagline
Syndicated writer. Author of Android Power. Occasional exotic dancer.
Introduction

I write about Android, Chrome OS, and other titillating technology. You may have seen me in such places as PCWorld, Computerworld, and SeaWorld (hey, that Shamu is all right). I'm the guy behind Android Power and eSarcasm, voted 0.2 times as the best geek-humor website in the world. I also make one hell of a turkey sandwich.

In my spare time, I enjoy flossing, staring blankly, and writing about flossing and staring blankly.

If you'd like to stalk me, consider these helpful starting points:

• My website: jrstart.com
• My Twitter account: @jr_raphael
• The webcam installed on my left fibula [not yet available]

Bragging rights
I was once honored by the American Mustache Institute. Seriously -- see here: http://goo.gl/DOv36
Basic Information
Gender
Male