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.

How to watch Microsoft’s E3 press conference and what to expect

The Electronic Entertainment Expo remains the biggest day in gaming. Check out our quick-hit guide for a few pointers regarding how to stream Microsoft's briefing, along with a closer look at what to expect when Head of Xbox Phil Spencer & Co. take the stage.


Strapped for cash? Here are 5 of the best Microsoft Office alternatives

Looking to put Microsoft Office behind you? Here are our picks for the five best, free alternatives that will leave you wondering why you waited so long to make the switch.


Memories abound: How to share your photos with friends on Google Photos

Google's standalone photo service, the aptly-titled Google Photos, is the perfect tool for uploading and retaining all your favorite memories in one place. Check out our guide on how to quickly share photos using the service's Web interface or mobile app.


Best Emulators (NES, SNES, Genesis, N64, and more)

Emulators are great way to tap into both the retro and modern gaming markets without a console. We've chosen the best of the best so you can cut to the chase and get your game on.


Access denied: Our favorite, free parental control software

The Internet can be a dangerous place, especially for your loved ones. Check out our selection of the best free parental control software for Windows and Mac OS X, so you can block unsavory sites, prevent cyber bullying, or simply minimize computer usage.


Android Wear vs. Apple Watch: Which one will “wow” your wrist?

The Apple Watch has finally launched. However, how does Apple's first foray into the realm of wearable tech stack up against Google's smartwatch platform, Android Wear? Check out comparison of the two for a closer look at their features, price, and more.


Pocket your favorite videos with our guide to downloading YouTube videos

The Web can be a scary place when it comes to finding methods for downloading YouTube videos. Check out our how-to guide to help make downloading YouTube videos a snap so you can watch them whenever and wherever, free of an Internet connection.


Make the next-gen jump with one of these 4 Xbox One bundle deals

Microsoft's latest console is just as capable a media hub as it is a gaming system, even if it's not the cheapest around. Check out our current picks for the best Xbox One bundles available, whether you're looking for additional titles or access to Xbox Live.


Protect your Mac for free with these five anti-virus apps

Virus protection for a Mac isn't essential, but if you want the comfort of knowing you've got extra protection, save yourself some money and try one of our picks for the best free antivirus software for Mac OS X.