California State University, Northridge
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Rob LeFebvre is a writer, news editor, and visual assets editor for Lifewire who focuses on consumer and enterprise technologies for a broad range of outlets. He’s been writing online for the past ten years; before that, Rob was a special education and IT consultant, running an educational agency and a school district's computer networks.
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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.
I use a 2019 MacBook Pro 16-inch (running macOS Catalina) 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 Xs Max as my daily smartphone and an Apple Watch Series 5, but also play around with a Pixel 3 XL and Samsung Galaxy S9 to see how the other half lives. I use an iPad 10.5-inch, an iPad mini, and a Galaxy Tab for my daily tablet needs, and game on my Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Oculus Quest 2, and Apple TV (not to mention my iPhone and several retro consoles—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.
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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