Robert M LeFebvre

Rob LeFebvre

Writer, Editor

Education

UCLA

California State University, Northridge

Expertise

Gaming

Apple Watch

iOS, macOS, tvOS

Education technology

Introduction

  • Writer and editor with 10 years 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

Experience

Rob LeFebvre is a writer, 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.

Rob's relevant experience includes:

  • News, reviews and features for 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 writing two daily iOS and OS X tips and tricks posts 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 2013 MacBook Pro (running macOS Catalina) for my daily work, rocking PhotoShop and InDesign, along with various other Mac 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 Air 2, an iPad mini, and a Galaxy Tab for my daily tablet needs, and game on my Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Apple TV (not to mention my iPhone—I may have too many game consoles).

Education

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 Robert M 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.

Lifewire and Dotdash

Lifewire is a Top 10 technology information website, as rated by comScore, a leading internet measurement company. We reach more than 10 million readers per month with our trusted, clear, and actionable answers to your most pressing technology questions.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population every month. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone and, most recently, Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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