Brandon Widder

Brandon Widder

Brandon Widder is a multimedia journalist and a staff writer for Digital Trends where he covers technology news, how-to guides, best-of pieces and more. In his free time, he moonlights as a freelance music writer for the Portland alt-weekly, Willamette Week, and other publications in the Pacific Northwest. He is currently based out of Portland, OR.
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Mobile

Text away: 14 free messaging games you can play with your friends

If you believe we live in an interconnected world where each and every soul posses a smartphone, you may need to think again. Here are our picks for the best texting games so you can make the most fun out of that limited data plan of yours.
Home Theater

Make your TV sound as big as it looks with these excellent sound bar systems

You no longer have to sacrifice sound for size when selecting an audio component for your home theater system. Check out our current picks for the best sound bars, whether you're looking for a multi-piece system or an elegant, standalone…
Computing

How to share Dropbox files through the desktop app

Tired of logging into the Dropbox website every time you want to upload and share a file? Check out our brief guide for a quick look on how to automatically — and discretely — upload and share files using the Dropbox desktop app for…
Home Theater

Breathe new life into dusty vinyl by digitizing your LPs (the right way)

There are all sorts of reasons for ripping records and storing them digitally, but what's the best way to do it? We cover the different types of equipment and software available for ripping records at any price point in this comprehensive…
Mobile

How to make ringtones for iPhone (any generation) 2:38

No one likes to pay for ringtones (or seemingly anything for that matter). So why not keep the money and check out our quick guide for creating free, custom ringtones using iTunes.
Computing

Think you know how to Google? Here are 36 search tips you probably don’t know about

There's more to a Google search than just inputting a few search terms. Check out some of our favorite Google tips, so you can make the most of the engine.
Photography

HTC Re Camera vs. GoPro Hero3

GoPro has long been considered the king of mini cams, but how does HTC's newly-announced Re stack up against the competition? Check out our side-by-side comparison of the two, $200 cameras for a closer look at their internal specs and…
Computing

How to password protect a PDF 1:09

Do you need to secure a PDF from prying eyes? This guide provides you with step-by-step instructions on how to password protect it so that no one can mess with your precious docs.