Robert M LeFebvre


  • Writer and editor with 10 years experience writing for 148Apps, Cult of Mac, Engadget, and many other publications
  • Founded the GamesAreEvil video game review site and then took charge of ThePortableGamer
  • Bachelor's of Psychology (UCLA), and Master's in Special Education (CSUN)


Rob LeFebvre is a freelance writer and editor 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.
  • Creates and edits 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.
  • Managing editor of iOS apps review site, 148Apps.

Rob has been fascinated with all things tech from a young age. While he missed out on having a computer in the house as a child, he quickly made up for it when he purchased his first Macintosh Performa 638CD in the ‘90s. Since then, Rob likes to stay on the bleeding edge of consumer tech in order to better write about it, though we all know he just enjoys having the latest gadgets.


Rob received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UCLA​ and his Master’s in 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

"I love teaching people how to best use their technology. As more and more people come to rely on computing and other tech devices, it’s important they can use them without having to become literal experts on each and every gadget they have in their homes or pockets.

My ultimate goal is to help people by producing direct, easy-to-understand information that will solve their issues quickly."


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