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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Computing

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

Apple's forthcoming 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 Keyboard.
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 our picks for the best free video editing software available, so you can channel your inner Hollywood director.
Gaming

‘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.
Computing

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.
Computing

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…
Gaming

The 20 Best Google Chrome games

Not only is Google Chrome a fantastic web browser, it's also a versatile gaming platform that you can access from just about anywhere. Here are a few of our favorite titles for the platform, whether you want to play a classic franchise or…
Computing

Battle of the browsers: Edge vs. Chrome vs. Firefox vs. Safari vs. Opera vs. IE vs. Vivaldi 4:21

We pit the newest versions of Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Firefox, Edge, and Vivaldi against one another to try and name the best browser. Check out our comprehensive breakdown for all the details.
Health & Fitness

Pound pavement to a soundtrack with the best running headphones

Running can be one of the least enjoyable activities of all time, especially when you spend the better part of your run fiddling to keep your headphones in place. Check out our picks for the best headphones for running, so you'll never have…
Mobile

How to factory reset an iPhone (any generation) 1:21

Resetting an iPhone can alleviate all sort of software woes, and wipe any info you might want to pass on. Here's how to do so, whether you intend to reset your device using iTunes or your iPhone.
Social Media

Medium? WordPress? Can’t decide? Here are our favorite blogging sites

It seems like everyone and their mother has a blog these days. Here are our top choices for the best blogging sites on the web, whether you're looking to start an underground news network or something more personal.
Cool Tech

16 gadgets under $100 that we promise aren’t too good to be true

A $100 bill can get you further than you might think, that is, so long as you know where to look. Check out our favorite tech for under $100, whether you're in the market for a walnut-accented pair of headphones or a method for mirroring…