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
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.
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…
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…
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.
Mobile

100 best free books for Kindle (and other ebook stores)

You shouldn't always have to pay for a good read. Here are our picks for the best free books for Kindle so you tap into the thousands upon thousands of free Amazon and Google Play offerings that have fallen into public domain or temporary…
Mobile

5 awesome web browsers for iPhone

Browsing the web on a smartphone is not as difficult as it once seemed, thanks to Apple's flagship mobile device. Check out our top picks for the best web browsers for the iPhone so you can peruse the web using something other than Safari's…
Computing

Keep your login information under lock and key with the best password managers

The internet is a scary place, especially if you don't have a proper passcode manager. Here's a quick guide to password manager apps: what they do, how they protect, and good ones to choose.
Home

Sit down and relax in our favorite office chairs

Sitting all day is tough on more than just your back. Check out our picks for the best office chairs, whether you're in the market for something basic or a bit more luxurious.
Photography

Tight on space? Here are 3 ways to offload photos from your iPhone 3:23

You have so many photos on your iPhone, but phones break and it is time to back up those pictures to your computer. Here is a list of few different methods to transfer those selfies and other cherished memories.