Rob LeFebvre

Associate Editorial Director, News



California State University, Northridge



Apple Watch

iOS, macOS, tvOS

Education technology


  • Writer and editor with more than 12 years of experience writing news, tips, and reviews for 148Apps, Cult of Mac, Engadget, and many other publications
  • Founded the GamesAreEvil & ThePortableGamer video game review sites
  • Bachelor's of Psychology (UCLA), and Master's in Special Education (CSUN)
  • Education technologist for University of Missouri


Rob LeFebvre is an editor and writer who focuses on consumer and enterprise technologies for a broad range of outlets. He’s been writing online for more than 10 years; before that, Rob was a special education and IT consultant, running the computer networks for both an educational agency and a school district.

Rob's relevant experience includes:

  • News, reviews, and features for a highly-regarded tech site, Engadget.
  • Technical articles for Storage Networking Industry Association and OpenStack Foundation.
  • Wrote for VentureBeat and Paste Magazine.
  • Created and edited graphic layouts for a local print digest real estate book.
  • Four years of writing news, two daily iOS and OS X tips and tricks posts, and numerous product reviews for Cult of Mac.
  • Finding technology solutions for a diverse population of kids and adults with special needs.
  • Co-founded video game reviews sites GamesAreEvil and ThePortableGamer.
  • Was managing editor of iOS apps review site, 148Apps.

Rob's been a teacher since the early 1990s, and usually found a way to become the computer lab administrator at each school he worked at. While he generally managed Mac-based labs (from the ’90s to the present), he also played around with Windows labs (in the NT days) and has helped support Windows laptops over the years. Rob worked as a special education consultant at a local agency for 10 years, then ran the Mac-based network for an additional five years supporting the small team of people (15-20) who worked there. He then spent another couple of years using consumer and specialized technology supporting adults and kids with special needs at a different non-profit agency in town.

My Gear

I use a 2020 MacBook Air M1 (running macOS Monterey) and an iPad Pro 12.9-inch for my daily work, rocking PhotoShop and InDesign, along with various other Mac and iOS apps. I use an iPhone 12 Pro Max as my daily smartphone and an Apple Watch Series 7, but also play around with a Pixel 3 XL and Samsung Galaxy S9 to see how the other half lives. I also use an iPad 10.5-inch, various eReaders, and a Galaxy Tab for my daily tablet needs, and game on my Xbox One, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Oculus Quest 2, and abundant retro consoles and handhelds (not to mention my iPhone and iPad—I may have too many game devices).


Rob received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCLA​ and his Master of Special Education at CSUN, with a certificate in dual sensory impairments. He’s taken quite a few online certificate courses in graphic and web design, IT, and writing since then. He's always up to learn new things both formally and informally.

A Message from Rob LeFebvre

Lifewire has the same passion I do for helping others use their technology with clear, direct instruction that never talks down. The depth of content has me coming to Lifewire for my own tech questions, as well, making me proud to be part of such a comprehensive site.

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