About Lifewire Who's behind the technology site you're reading? Table of Contents Expand Who We Are Our Writers Editorial Guidelines Fact Checkers Technology Review Board Our Team Diversity and Inclusion What Our Readers Say About Dotdash Meredith Contact Us Who We Are Lifewire provides expert-created, real-world technology content for more than 20 million users like you every month. You don’t live and breathe technology, but you do use it every day and you expect it to work. Our goal is to help you get the most out of the technology in your life. We have more than 80 technology professionals — authors, educators, software developers, speakers, consultants, tech support agents, and more — all working together to create technology news, product advice, and how-to articles that you can trust. Our growing library of more than 20,000 pieces of content, created and refined over the past 20 years, helps you understand what’s happening in the world of tech, figure out which products you need to be a part of it, and then learn how best to make it all work — without the pretentiousness and confusing jargon you’ll find on other sites. Lifewire is a top-10 technology news and information site, according to Comscore, a leading Internet measurement company, and has been honored with multiple Communicator Awards. Our Writers Our writers have extensive experience working with the tech they write about. They are leaders in the field — hosting talks, creating technology videos or podcasts, developing apps and software, or teaching classes about their subjects — and the majority of our writers hold advanced degrees. Not only are they experts, but they're also real people who use the technology they write about and are passionate about sharing what they know with you. Meet just a few of our experts: Sam Costello Sam Costello is a professional technologist and has been writing for Lifewire since 2016, with a career in technology dating back to 2001. He specializes in writing about Apple products but knows his way around most tech devices. Sam has been featured on CNN, PC World, InfoWord, ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld and MacWorld, and he’s been U.S. correspondent for IDG News Service and an on-air guest for numerous radio stations discussing various types of technology. He is also the author of My Apple TV and My iPad for Kids. Sam holds a B.A. in Media Studies from Ithaca College. Jennifer Allen Jennifer Allen has been writing about technology since 2010. She specializes in iOS and Apple technology, as well as wearable technology and smart home devices. She's been a regular tech columnist for Paste Magazine, written for Wareable, TechRadar, Mashable, and PC World, as well as more diverse outlets including Playboy and Eurogamer. She has a B.A. in English Literature from University of Colorado at Denver; and an M.A. in English from Colorado State University. Brad Stephenson Brad Stephenson is a technology and geek culture writer and editor with over a decade of experience producing and editing content for online and print publications. In addition to writing for Lifewire, Brad currently works as an editor for the Microsoft technology news site, On MSFT (formerly WinBeta), where he reports on the latest Windows 10, Xbox One, Windows Phone, and app news. Brad has also written for web and print publications in Japan, Australia, and the United States covering events such as the Tokyo Games Show and PAX AUS, writing about geek culture, video games, and the latest tech. Editorial Guidelines We take a lot of pride in the quality of our content here at Lifewire. While we cover hundreds of different topics, they all have one thing in common: readers looking for tech information they can trust. Our writers create high-quality, original, accurate, expert content that is free of ethical concerns, bias, conflicts, or misinformation. All of our content is professionally edited before publishing to ensure compliance with our strict standards. Our experienced editors check for readability, formatting, spelling and grammar, photo and screenshot quality, inclusive language and imagery, and much more. Our news pieces range from breaking news to in-depth and timely features. All are written by experienced journalists in the technology space and then promptly fact-checked (more on that below). We're diligent about linking to our sources, never trick you with clickbait headlines, and get to the gist right away. Our product reviews are independent and based on research and product testing — if you visit links within our content, we may receive commissions from your purchases, but we never receive any compensation or consideration for the content of our recommendations. Learn more about our product review process here. Our how-to guides and other supportive content are written, and continually updated, by experienced tech educators and published authors. We follow strict style guides we've developed over the last 20 years to make sure every process, no matter how technical, is as easy as possible to follow. Learn more about our how-to process here. If you ever come across an article you think needs to be improved, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know. Accuracy and Corrections The accuracy of our verified information and news articles is core to every Dotdash Meredith brand, including Lifewire. So too is our commitment to accountability to our readers and transparency about our accuracy and corrections practices. Our rich library of how-to content is routinely updated and fact-checked to ensure ongoing publication of accurate, complete, relevant, and up-to-date useful information. Following our rigorous and systematic updating and verification process, articles in our content library are date-stamped to indicate to readers that the information is complete and accurate. News articles often cover a distinct event in time and are not part of our routine update process. At Lifewire, we are committed to telling readers when an error has appeared, and to correcting it. When we discover a significant error of fact we will correct the article as quickly as possible and append a correction note. All corrections will be clearly labeled, dated, and include information about what was corrected. We welcome our readers’ participation in our ongoing commitment to accuracy and fact-checking. If you believe we have published a factual error in any of our content, please let us know and we will investigate and take appropriate corrective and/or updating measures. To report a possible error of fact, please email us at email@example.com and let us know. Fact Checkers Lifewire's team of experienced fact checkers provides a critical layer of review for our news content to ensure content integrity. This group of professionals is selected and vetted for journalistic and subject matter expertise. They are tasked with researching all statements of fact to ensure that the facts and technical information in our news articles are accurate and comprehensive and statistics are properly sourced and up to date. If we are meaningfully correcting a news article, whether part of our fact checking process or not, we simultaneously publish a correction at the bottom of the article that explains details of the change. Technology Review Board We believe it's critical that our instructional and other supportive content is as accurate as possible. We believe a great way to do this is to have our how-to and related content reviewed by a dedicated team of specialists that we call our Technology Review Board. We are the first and, last we checked, only tech site to use a Technology Review Board. Sure, it's extra work for us, but it keeps our readers up-to-date and confident in our ability to provide the information they need, so we're happy to go the extra mile. You can read more about our Technology Review Board here. Our Team Tim Fisher Senior Vice President & Group General Manager, Tech & Sustainability In addition to serving as VP and General Manager of Lifewire, Tim has been professionally installing and servicing business and consumer technology for over 30 years and writing about it for more than 20 years. Prior to leading and writing for Lifewire, Tim was a Systems Engineer for Target Corporation. He is also a technology consultant for small and medium-sized businesses and the author of Windows 8 Basics in 30 Minutes.As a trusted expert for decades, he has been quoted or referenced in numerous online and print publications, including The New York Times, Scientific American, Forbs, and more. Tim's writings are so highly regarded that they are referred to in corporate internal support documentation for companies like Intel, Adobe, Mozilla, and Cisco as well as hundreds of online forums to help people solve technology problems, including communities for Microsoft, HP, Stack Overflow, McAfee, Dell, Lenovo, Avast, Acer, and HP. Read more S.E. Slack Strategy Director, Lifewire.com S.E. (Sally) Slack is the Strategy Director for Lifewire and manages all evergreen content for the site. Previously, she held positions as the newsletter editor for Microsoft's BizSpark program and as the communications lead for IBM's internal global deployment of Siebel. Sally's background includes more than 30 years as a freelance technology writer with thousands of articles, case studies, and profiles to her credit. She specializes in educating consumers on safely and easily using the everyday technology they own.Her work has appeared on sites such as Microsoft At Work and IBM developerWorks, and she has provided voice-training for Microsoft Office software. She also has written or contributed to more than a dozen technology books, including titles such as CNET's Do-It-Yourself Digital Home Office Projects: 24 Cool Things You Didn't Know You Could Do!; PC Magazine's Office 2007 Solutions; and PowerPoint Graphics and Animations Made Easy. Read more Rob LeFebvre Senior News Editor Rob LeFebvre is the Senior News Editor for Lifewire. He manages a team of more than a dozen tech journalists to cover both breaking news and longer, in-depth news content. Previous to Lifewire, Rob was the managing editor of iOS apps review site, 148Apps, and founded the GamesAreEvil & ThePortableGamer video game review sites. He also worked as an education technologist for the University of Missouri. A former teacher and a graduate of UCLA, Rob's tech news background includes more than 10 years experience writing news, daily tech tips, features, and product reviews for Cult of Mac, Engadget, VentureBeat, and many other publications. He's also written for the Storage Networking Industry Association and OpenStack Foundation. Read more Mark Prigg VP, Commerce Mark has run science and technology coverage for newspapers including The Daily Mail, The London Evening Standard, and The Sunday Times.He has also written about technology for a vast range of publications from Wired and Pocket Lint to the Daily Telegraph and Business Traveller magazine as a freelance living in London, San Francisco’s and New York.Mark has interviewed everyone from Bill Gates, Marc Andreesson and Jony Ive to the iconic ‘scarf guy’ from Apple’s 2014 iPhone launch. Read more Bob Schulties Senior Editor Bob is Lifewire's Senior Editor and holds the team honor of launching the site with the GM in 2016. He is responsible for editing all the how-to and fix content on the site and oversees a team of editors to ensure all content is updated properly as technology advancements are announced. He also hires and trains new writers for the site.Prior to editing content on Lifewire, Bob held a variety of editing roles at About.com as it turned from a small start up to a major destination site. He is a self-taught Apple expert who specializes in iOS, iPadOS, and macOS.He graduated with an undergraduate degree in Journalism from The College of New Jersey (formerly Trenton State College). Read more Jerri Ledford Writer, Editor, Fact Checker Jerri L. Ledford is a News Editor for Lifewire with more than 20 years' experience in writing, editing, and fact-checking tech stories. Prior to this position, Jerri was a Content Project Manager for Studio B and Mighty Guides, where she managed a team of over three dozen writers, editors, and designers, edited and fact-checked submitted materials, and helped B2B clients develop both business-facing and customer-facing technology content.Jerri has written thousands of articles that have appeared both online and in print for Computerworld, PCMag, Office.com, Intel, Ziff Davis, and many more (including Lifewire). She also designs training courses and materials for corporations and occasionally speaks at industry conferences. In addition, Jerri is the author of more than a dozen consumer technology books including: The Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Bible; Google Analytics; and Web Geek's Guide to Google Chrome. Read more Kyree Leary News Editor Kyree Leary is a News Editor for Lifewire; he edits breaking news and features. He also manages and edits Tech Today, the newsletter that delivers daily tech news with a twist. Prior to arriving at Lifewire, he was a news and features writer at Futurism where he covered general tech, science, future tech, climate tech, and similar topics.Over the last decade, he has written for a variety of online publications and websites, including consumer tech news for IGN, how-to guides for Digital Trends, and news & features for Game Rant and Kill Screen. His specialties include PlayStation, Xbox, iOS, Windows, and Mac. Read more Molly McLaughlin Senior Content Strategist Molly McLaughlin is Lifewire's Senior Content Strategist; she conceptualizes and assigns out how-to and fix content to the freelance writing team. She has been a technology writer since 2004 and runs an editorial business that contributes reviews and commentaries about mobile apps, software, and tech devices to a variety of high-tech websites and publications. Her experience includes freelancing for sites like DealNews and Wirecutter; an editorial stint at PC Magazine, where she edited hundreds of product reviews and features plus covered key tech milestones including the original iPhone and Android smartphone releases; and a gig spearheading ConsumerSearch's smartphone coverage strategy. She also consults for high profile tech companies about content strategy. Molly graduated magna cum laude with an M.S. in Journalism and Technical Writing from Polytechnic University (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering). Read more Yoona Wagener Writer, Commerce Editor Yoona has been a Lifewire Freelance Product Review writer since April 2019, specializing in smartwatches, peripherals, laptops, and streaming devices. In 2020, she joined the Lifewire Evergreen team as a freelancer and in that capacity has written how-tos and roundups on various subjects, from the best streaming content, macOS customization, to managing Google Home devices. Her prior experience includes end user customer support, knowledge base technical writing, as well as content writing, nonprofit marketing, and academic publishing. She joined Lifewire fulltime as a Commerce Editor in 2022. Read more Stefanie Fogel Writer, Editor, Commerce Producer A lifelong geek, Stefanie Fogel has spent nearly a decade writing about the video game industry for websites like Variety, Rolling Stone, Polygon, PC Gamer, GamesBeat, and more. She's also contributed to the technology site Engadget.Before transitioning into tech writing full-time, she had a long career in television news as a studio technician and web producer, where she operated technical equipment during live broadcasts and wrote/edited content for the station's website.She joined Lifewire as a Commerce Producer in 2022. Read more Diversity and Inclusion Lifewire is the "Tech for Humans" tech site and that means all humans. We cannot be silent about the injustices, hate, discrimination, and fear that many in our communities are facing. We have to do our part to fight systemic racism. As a large publisher of technology content, we can use our position to elevate the voices of those who struggle to be listened to. We can highlight people doing things in the technology space that decrease disparities like the Digital Divide. As an employer, we can work to further diversify our teams. And we can do a lot more than that. Read more about our pledge to make our site more inclusive and to promote diversity. What Our Readers Say "I have tried to find instructions on how to get a photo from my cell to my computer. Most gave the advice to go into the guts of my computer. Found your website, found the place to do the transfer, and within two minutes I transferred a photo from my phone to my computer. Thank you." -Greg P. 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