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

Get smart: The 25 best educational apps for iPhone and Android

"Education" may be a broad term, but there are more than enough quality educational apps on the market for both iOS and Android. Check out our top picks for the best educational apps, whether you're a student, a teacher, or simply an avid…
Computing

Have a .RAR file? Here’s how to get that sucker open

Few things are more bothersome than not being able to open a file when you need it most. Check out our quick guide about opening RAR files in Windows and MacOS, so you'll have little trouble opening the file format on either platform.
Computing

Here are 5 features that will make you upgrade to MacOS Sierra

Apple's latest operating system, MacOS Sierra, promises an array of new tools and features. Here are five of our favorites, from Siri and Auto Unlock to the shared, Universal Clipboard.
Computing

Transform your desktop into a concert hall with these computer speakers

Not sure which PC speakers work best with your computer? Here are a few of our current favorites, whether you're working on a tight budget or looking to rattle your workstation with top-of-the-line audio components.
Gaming

10 epic MMOs that can destroy your free time without costing a cent

Have ample time on your hands and an unquenchable thirst to beat, battle, and blast your way through worlds of fantasy and sci-fi splendor? Check out our picks for the best free MMORPGs.
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.
Mobile

How to print from an iPhone and iPad

You don't need a desktop computer to print documents anymore -- your new-fangled iOS device will do just fine. Here's our how-to guide for wirelessly printing documents directly from your iPhone or iPad.
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…
Computing

Your Mac has a hidden screenshot program – here’s how to find it

Here's a quick explanation of how to take a screenshot on a Mac, whether you prefer to use keyboard shortcuts or applications such as Grab and Preview. Once you know how, you'll be able to capture images within seconds.
Mobile

Best augmented-reality apps

Augmented-reality apps have come a long way in the past few years, and today there are more of them available to consumers than ever before. Check out our top picks for the best AR apps on the market, whether you're using an Android or iOS…
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.