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

Play any video on any device with the best free video converters

Devices capable of playing video have always been a picky bunch. Here are our picks of the five best free video converters so you can leave that innate video format at the door.
Photography

22 photo apps to supercharge your iPhone camera

Apple's latest iPhone boasts one of the best smartphone cameras around. Give it a boost with the our favorite photography apps for iPhone, whether you want to apply a filter or manually adjust the exposure.
Wearables

Take control of your Apple Watch with these 24 essential tips and tricks

The Apple Watch can do more than just tell you the time, but mastering the various features is essential if you want to use the watch to the best of its ability. Here are 24 tips and tricks to help you out.
Movies & TV

Close that torrent! Here’s how to legally watch Game of Thrones online

The sixth season of Game of Thrones begins on April 24, but finding an appropriate avenue to watch HBO's flagship title isn't always easy. Check out our quick guide on how to watch Game of Thrones online, whether you prefer using HBO Go…
Mobile

Music junkie? Here are 22 of our favorite apps for consuming and creating tunes

We've rummaged through all the major app stores to find the finest mobile music apps in existence, so no matter if you're on Android or iOS, consult this list to find the best music apps.
Computing

Need to manage your iTunes authorizations? It's easier than you think

Want to access to your apps, movies, music, audiobooks, and other digital content on more than one computer? If so, here's our guide to authorizing your Mac or PC using iTunes.
Computing

Your Mac needs an anti-virus, and we’ve found five free options

Virus protection for a Mac is becoming more important as malware more frequently targets Apple's OS. Thankfully, protecting OS X is as easy and inexpensive as protecting a PC.
Mobile

Date with Uncle Sam? Here are 6 of the best sites for e-filing your taxes

E-filing your taxes online can save you time, money, and a good deal of aggravation. Check out our quick breakdown of some of the best tax-preparation software available, whether you're filing on behalf of your business or want your federal…
Computing

Want to clear your browser’s history from the beginning of time? Here’s how

Looking to flush your browser's cache, but having trouble figuring out how? Check out our guide on how to do just that, whether you use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, or Microsoft Edge
Mobile

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

No one likes to pay for ringtones, or anything else for that matter. So keep your precious money and check out our quick guide for creating free, custom ringtones using iTunes.