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.

A free (and legal) version of Photoshop? Here’s how to get it

Want some of the perks of Adobe Photoshop without having to pay the hefty price tag? Here's our guide on how to get Photoshop CS2 completely free of charge — no strings attached.

Best Websites for Free Stock Photography Right Now

Wouldn't it be wonderful to be able to freely download and use an image from the web without the looming fear of prosecution? Perhaps that's why we've put together a list of the best places to download free images online.
Buying Guides

Amazon Prime Day is overflowing with deals, so we skimmed out the very best

Good deals are easy to come by, but finding great deals is a different story. Until July 12, Amazon is giving each day a theme and a set of screaming deals to match. That said, here are our favorite deals leading up to Amazon Prime Day.

The best PC hardware deals of the week

Looking to buy a new PC, but don't have a lot of cash in your account? We have you covered. This week's deals include a capable 2-in-1, a beefy graphics card, and one of our favorite notebooks to date.

Immerse yourself with our 10 favorite Xbox One headsets

The Xbox One might not tout a headset selection quite as vast as the last-gen Xbox 360, but there are a few hallmarks. Check out our current picks for the best Xbox One headsets, whether you're looking for virtual surround sound or…

15 great websites for free audiobooks

Finding free audiobooks can be tough, especially ones that are worth your time. Thankfully, we've rounded up the best sites for obtaining free audiobooks, whether you want to listen online or off.

Drowning in PDFs? Here’s how to merge them into a single document

Sometimes juggling multiple files at once is more of a hassle than a convenience, especially when a single file would do. This quick guide will help you merge PDF files with Windows, MacOS, or a variety of online tools.

Protect your PC from the cyber-flu with these awesome free antivirus options 2:11

Malware, spyware, and adware is never fun to find on your PC. Check out our picks for the best free antivirus software, so you can rid your system of any dangerous software that might be lurking around.

Build a better website the easy way with these 8 services

We compiled a list of the best website builders, both paid and free. If you don't want to pay for someone to make your website and want to do it yourself, this roundup should point you in the direction you want to go.

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 our picks for the best free video editing software available, so you can channel your inner Hollywood director.

‘Days Gone’ looks to take post-apocalyptic survival to the backwoods

Sony unveiled the post-apocalyptic 'Days Gone' during its press conference at E3 2016, along with a slew of zombie-strewn gameplay footage of the forthcoming PlayStation 4 title.

How to use iCloud like a pro on your iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or PC

Apple's iCloud is far more useful than you might imagine. Check out our comprehensive guide on to use iCloud to make the most of the free software suite so you can store, sync, and see all updates no matter your device.