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JR Raphael is a writer as well as a mammal. He’s the guy behind the acclaimed Android Intelligence column and podcast. He writes humor-infused feature stories for a variety of publications and drinks fruit-infused beverages from a variety of glasses. At night, he sleeps.

For more about JR and easy access to all of his stories, head over to his official writing site at JRStart.com. And be sure to come say hi on Twitter or Google+!

The Case for Prepaid Smartphones: How to Cut the Contract and Save

Prepaid smartphones were once both lower-cost and lower-quality, but lately they're becoming a viable alternative for many users.

Stupid Tech Support Tricks: IT Calls of Shame

Pronoun problems, IT ghosts, the runaway mouse -- when it comes to computers, the customer isn't always right.

20 Iconic Tech Sounds Bound for Extinction

Boy, does technology evolve fast. How many of these now-historic sounds do you remember?

11 Awesome Android Tablet Widgets

Server Names Put the Fun in Functional

What's in a name? When it comes to servers, as it turns out, quite a lot.

7 Cool and Crazy Computer Workspaces

Smartphone Data Shake-up: The End of 'Unlimited'

Unlimited data is only a memory for most smartphone users. What has the shift toward tiered plans really meant for our wallets?

Smartphone Data Shake-Up: The End of 'Unlimited' Plans

Unlimited data is only a memory for most smartphone users. What has the shift toward tiered plans really meant for our wallets?

Married to Your Desk? 5 Tips for a Better Relationship

Optimize your work area for better productivity -- no 'standing desk' required.

10 Must-Have Tools for Cloud Power Users

Turn your cloud power up a notch with these ten awesome add-ons for Gmail, Dropbox, and other online services.

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Google's Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS: An In-Depth Look

Let's delve deep into a detailed review of what's new in Android 4.0 and how it measures up.