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.
Articles
Computing

Want Hollywood results on a budget? Here’s the best free video editing software

Video-editing software doesn't have to cost you a paycheck and a half. Here are some of our favorite pieces of free software for making quick and extensive edits, so you can channel your inner Hollywood director.
Computing

Don’t pay $10 a month for Microsoft Office! Here are the best free alternatives 2:08

Looking for a competent word processor that isn't Microsoft Word? Check out five of our favorite alternatives, whether you're looking for a barebones piece of software or one that touts the latest-and-greatest features.
Outdoors

Best LED Flashlights

LED flashlights and headlamps may excel in terms of longevity and overall brightness, but knowing which is the best isn't always easy. Check out 10 of our favorite models, from the likes of MagLite, Dorcy, Princeton Tec, and more.
Mobile

Text away: 15 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.
Mobile

How to factory reset an iPhone (every generation) 1:26

Resetting an iPhone can alleviate all sort of software woes, and wipe any info you might want to pass on should you sell your device or give it to someone else. Here's how to do so, whether you intend to perform a factory reset…
Photography

Tight on space? Here are 3 ways to offload photos from your iPhone 3:23

Your iPhone might be a treasure trove of photos, but smartphones have a tendency to break. Luckily, there are a few different methods for transferring those selfies and other cherished memories to your computer.
Computing

New to MacOS? Here are 30 of the best apps available

There are literally hundreds of thousands of great software programs compatible with MacOS, but which should you download? Look no further than our tightly-curated list of the best Mac apps, which takes into account the App Store and web.
Photography

Treat yo selfie with one of these 12 apps made to beautify your pics

Selfies might be a global phenomenon second only to karaoke, but they're not the easiest to perfect. Check out our roundup of the best smartphone apps for beautifying your self portrait, so you can whiten those teeth and refine those skin…
Cars

Hit the road, Jack, with one of our favorite smartphone chargers for your car

Everyone knows the market is flooded with phone chargers aimed at the modern automobile, but few of them are great. Check out our picks for the best phone chargers for your car, whether you use an Apple or Android phone.
Home

Sit down and relax in our favorite office chairs

Sitting all day can be tough on more than just your back. Check out our picks for the best office chairs, whether you're in the market for something basic or a bit more luxurious.
Cars

Miles of music: The top 40 songs about cars, driving, and roadtrips

Who better to share the road with than a bevy of sweet tunes? To aid you on this journey filled with miles and music we've compiled a list of the top 40 songs about cars and driving.